Turn the world-renowned city that never sleeps into your own cosmopolitan playground and enjoy the Manhattan skyline aboard your private wedding yacht. Manhattan Steamboat is proud to be offering NY couples and wedding event planners top-notch sophistication, impeccable service, and breathtaking backdrops aboard NY Harbor's premier yacht, the AQUA AZUL. Imagine exchanging your vows aboard a private luxury yacht surrounded by New York’s gorgeous panorama. If you are looking for a unique, chic and memorable wedding celebration, look no further...
Manhattan Steamboat offers a five-hour private evening or day cruise (or longer, if you desire) through romantic NY harbor. Ceremonies & receptions held on board can suit your style and budget. You may want to host a formal affair or an informal, leisurely-style celebration; you may want a day or an evening wedding cruise…the options are endless! Our yacht is ideal settings for onboard wedding ceremonies and receptions. It offers couples numerous advantages among them the ability to give guests a wonderful gift in the form of a mini-vacation on the water, in a unique and elegant setting. It also allows couples to contain the number of guests while offering a more upscale affair than the typical land-based celebration.

Yacht Weddings in NYC

Cruising on board a private yacht in NY Harbor is always exciting but doing it with family and friends is truly amazing. Surprisingly, and as importantly, the cost of hosting a wedding on board a private yacht is comparable to quality land-based NYC wedding venues – with the added benefit of cruising instead of being confined to a traditional 4-wall space…The AQUA AZUL has been NY Harbor’s best kept secret for many years but no longer. Hosting a wedding celebration on board a private yacht is now hip and trendy! If celebrities can do it, why not ordinary New Yorkers?


  • 4 hours actual cruising time, plus
  • 30 minutes boarding time and 30 minutes disembarkation time
30 minutes complimentary dockside ceremony
  • Bridal suite for your personal use
  • Ceremony on board
  • Superb cuisine catered to your taste by the yacht’s chef
  • Cocktail hour immediately after the ceremony
  • Dessert Hour after celebratory meal
  • Complimentary Wedding cake
  • Complimentary Champagne Toast
  • Complimentary greeting of guests with wine and sparkling water upon boarding
  • Open premium bar for the duration of the cruise until dockage
  • On board audio system
  • On board flat screen TVs to play a slideshow
  • Dancing Hour
  • Professional servers in formal attire
  • Maitre D’ to facilitate the celebration
  • House silk orchid arrangements at no additional charge
  • House silk linen at no additional charge
  • House china, stemware and flatware at no additional charge
  • Optional Menu Items
  • Massive dance floor in the lounge deck
  • Elegant florals from top NY Florists- optional
  • Excellent MCs, DJ and Musicians- optional
  • Award-Winning NY Wedding Photographers- optional
  • Best of NY Wedding Videographers- optional
  • Renown NYC Make Up Artists and Hair Stylists- optional
  • ’Officiant to Marry You’- optional




As you can imagine, some of our couples want to minimize the effort involved in planning a whole wedding, especially if they are doing it from afar. They like the idea of one-stop-shopping and regularly take our recommendations on wedding vendors and wedding services. For these couples, we have created complete wedding packages that include everything a couple would want for their nautical wedding – from the venue to music services to photographers to hair stylists and make up artist, floral designers and on and on…

Our wedding vendors are top-notch professionals. They are trust-worthy, reliable and value-oriented. Many of them worked with celebrities and VIPs. Their work is recognized in magazines, TV shows and other media. Their output is superior and we feel proud to be introducing them to you.

On the other hand, certain couples are more selective. They want to do the legwork and find their own wedding vendors. They like to find their own florists, hair stylists, make up artists. We accommodate these couples by allowing them to bring their vendors on board the AQUA AZUL.

Both options are acceptable to us and we will suit your desires and do all we can to accommodate you!

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Please contact us for detailed pricing and wedding offerings.