Boston Sailing Weddings
Boston Tall Ship Wedding Harbor Cruises
The Liberty Fleet loves hosting your Boston special events from your Boston engagement party to post wedding brunches! Aboard our Tall ships, your Boston sailing wedding event will be unbelievable. Our Boston Wedding cruises are unique and fun and your wedding pictures will be spectacular. We have a number of catering options available for any need and also have a fully stocked bar on the ship. Use our Bose sound system or have a small band aboard with you. We can accommodate all kinds of requests for your wedding Harbor cruise wedding. We even coordinate all of your food and beverage needs for you. If you want to host your wedding, engagement party or rehearsal dinner on a tall ship in Boston, we invite you to sail with us!
See the bottom of this page for a FAQ about our venue!
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FAQ for Boston Sailing Weddings!
How many people does the space hold- seated for the ceremony and standing?
LIBERTY CLIPPER fits 110 on deck standing and sitting combination; 40 below decks in Grand Salon. LIBERTY STAR fits 39 on deck standing and sitting combination.
Are chairs provided for the guests?
It depends on the size of your party. We have available seating on deck (benches and folding chairs) as well as plenty of standing room.
If the space is bigger than what we need, are areas roped off?
When you book a charter with us you are entitled to use the whole ship. If you would like us to roped off areas for your event to create a more intimate feeling we would be happy to do so.
How large is the ship’s crew? What is their uniform?
8-10 crew members (excludes caterers and entertainers) Our crew wears a white liberty fleet polo and khaki pants/shorts.
How much shade is there on the deck?
When the sails are up, you will always have shade on one side of the ship. Or if you prefer we can put up our awning which covers most of the deck.
Will the officiant and speakers use/need a microphone?
It depends on how many guests you have on board and where you would like to have the ceremony.
Is there a room in which my attendants and I can dress?
The Grand Salon is available although we have windows and hatches which will make it difficult to maintain any privacy. One of our cabins could be used to change clothes as long as you can climb from below decks in your dress!
Are there guest restrooms on board?
There are up to 4 restrooms available.
Can we hire outside musicians to play?
Yes (small band... I wouldn’t suggest any more than 4 musicians)
Are there any restrictions regarding instruments or power?
110 volt and 220 volt power
Is there space for musicians to set up?
Are there ample electrical outlets to suit their needs?
Is photography or videography permitted?
Is there a good spot for taking formal pictures?
Yes, on the ship in the Boston Harbor!
Can we bring in our own flowers?
Yes, please do.
Can the ceremony be catered?
Yes. Please select from our caterers - The Silent Chef, Boston Café and Catering & others. (Catering on a Tall Ship requires training and advanced special planning)
Is there a bar? Do you provide a bartender?
Yes, we have a full liquor license and can offer various levels of cash or included bar in your package.
Can we bring any decorations?
Yes, as long as the decorations do not obstruct our working vessel
Is there someone on your staff to help coordinate a rehearsal?
We do not have staff to help run a rehearsal for you, but we can help give you access to space.
Is there someone on your staff to help coordinate details like seating guests, cuing members of the processional, and setting up a space for programs?
We are happy to work with a wedding planner of your choosing. The majority of our involvement will be as a venue.
Is there a suitable spot for a receiving line on or offshore?
Sure, many differ spaces on board would work for a receiving line.
Is throwing birdseed or blowing bubbles allowed after the ceremony?
Is there a place to do this? Bubbles are allowed
Do you have liability insurance?
What is the fee for use of this ship?
It varies by time of year and hours chosen, The LIBERTY CLIPPER charters at a starting price of $1300/hr. The LIBERTY STAR charters at a starting price of $700/hr.
How much of a deposit is required and when?
A 50% deposit is requested when you sign your charter contract. The additional 50% is required no later than 60 days before your event.
Is gratuity included?
Yes, 15% of total Charter Costs
Is there a cleaning deposit?
When is the balance due?
60 days prior to the event date.
What is the cancellation policy?
We sail rain or shine. If we cancel due to threatening weather, we can reschedule your charter. If the charterer cancels we cannot provide a refund. Consider weather insurance if you don’t want to use our awning. (Though some of our most beautiful weddings have been in the rain!)
Is the captain able to act as officiant?
A ship's captain generally does not have the legal right to perform a wedding at sea. In order for a Captain of a ship to perform a marriage at sea, he must also be a judge, a justice of the peace, a minister, or an officially recognized officiant such as a Notary Public.
How much of the allotted cruising time will be used for setup, safety talk, etc.?
Boarding time will be 15 minutes prior to the sail, It will take 10-15 mins to go over our safety speech and get underway.
Please contact us if you have any further questions about a Boston Sailing Wedding on a Tall Ship sailing on a Boston Harbor Cruise Wedding!