Philadelphia wedding private yacht charters aboard Freedom Elite

Elite Wedding Events

Philadelphia's Freedom Elite boasts the most refreshing, modern and classy setting for your very private, perfect celebration. Choose Freedom Elite and indulge in cruising on your own private yacht along Philadelphia's historic waterfront. With a dream team of wedding specialists to plan your day to perfection, enjoy a completely customized ceremony or reception that's exactly as you envisioned.

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Wedding Yacht Rental Pricing

Charter Fees

In addition to your wedding package, a charter fee is required. Revenue minimums may also apply.

Lunch: $2,000 | Dinner: $3,000

Onboard Ceremony Package

Ceremony Package

This must also include the purchase of a reception package. The ceremony package includes: 

One-hour event
Ceremony music
Elite wedding consultant

Price: $1,000.00

Enhancements Available: 


Captain as officiant | Price: $500.00

Simply Elegant Package

Simply Elegant

Committed to a simple affair? This package covers all the basics while still aiming to impress

Private yacht • Custom plated or buffet menu • Cash bar • Champagne toast • Onboard sound system China, glass, linens and house centerpieces • Attentive staff & crew • Onboard coordinator


3-Hour Lunch
Buffet Menu: $75 per person | Plated Menu: $90 per person

4-Hour Dinner
Buffet Menu: $105 per person | Plated Menu: $120 per person

Deluxe Package

Deluxe

Deciding between your wants and needs? This package is deluxe but not over the top. The Deluxe Wedding Package includes the Simply Elegant Wedding Package plus:

Hosted beer and wine bar • Custom cake 


3-Hour Lunch
Buffet Menu: $105 per person | Plated Menu: $120 per person

4-Hour Dinner
Buffet Menu: $135 per person | Plated Menu: $150 per person

Platinum Package

Platinum

It's your big day and you want it all! This package has all you could ever need. The Platinum Wedding Package includes the Deluxe Wedding Package plus:

Hosted platinum open bar • Tier One Hors d'oeuvres

 

3-Hour Lunch
Buffet Menu: $125 per person | Plated Menu: $140 per person

4-Hour Dinner
Buffet Menu: $165 per person | Plated Menu: $180 per person

FAQs

Contract/Deposit Policies

Your signed contract and 25% non-refundable deposits are required to confirm your reservation. An additional 25% is due at the halfway point between booking and cruising. Additional passengers may be added up to 30 days prior. Final payment is due 30 days prior to cruise. There are no refunds or exchanges on unused tickets. As a result of our limited capacity, all payments are non-refundable.


What Happens if the Weather is Bad?

The ship has a flat bottom and is built for this type of cruising. Rain does not affect our cruising schedule. If you have a ceremony on the ship, the captain and wedding coordinator will consult with youv approximately one hour prior to the scheduled ceremony. The rain location for the ceremony is on the dining deck or under the covered outdoor space, depending on the size of your wedding.


Do We Have A Rehearsal Before the Wedding Day?

A Wedding Coordinator will be there the day of the wedding to tell everyone where they should go and when to walk. A rehearsal typically is not necessary.


What About Sea Sickness?

The ship has a flat bottom and does not create the same pitch as an open ocean vessel. We are built for cruising in calm waters.


Are we Allowed to get Married Away from the Dock?

Yes! The Freedom Elite is a unique vessel in our fleet with specific capabilities to pinpoint our exact location by recording the longitude and latitude (this is a necessary legality in order to be married in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania). Since the Freedom Elite is your own private charter, you may choose to do this when you provide your own officiant.


Can we Bring our own Decorations?

Yes, but there are a few restrictions. No glitter, confetti or open flames. Votives and candles are allowed as long as the glass or container exceeds the height of the flame. You are more than welcome to bring your own flowers or centerpieces. Anything you wish to keep must be removed at the end of your reception. Items left behind will be discarded.


Does the Boat Have a Bridal Suite? Where can the Bride get Changed?

Due to the size and layout of the vessel we do not have a bridal suite. We suggest that the bride and bridesmaids arrive dressed in their wedding attire. However, there is a restroom for touch-ups.


Our sister ship, Spirit of Philadelphia is also great for weddings. Compare All Ships>>