Photos published with permission of Selina II Sailing Charters
Intimate wedding setting on a historic yacht with personalized custom vows. Want a special wedding that’s romantic, private, and unique? Dream of a destination wedding but want to skip the travel and expense? Weddings aboard the historic sailing yacht "Selina II" in the quaint Chesapeake Bay town of St Michaels, MD offer all the benefits of getting away at a fraction of the price. For people who love the water, weddings aboard “Selina II” offer a unique venue for tying the knot. The only historic sailing vessel on the Eastern Shore specializing in ship board ceremonies, this 1926 yacht provides an intimate setting for a ceremony at sea.
Operated by the granddaughter of the original owners, 3rd generation Capt Iris Clarke officiates aboard the "Selina II” wearing formal whites to complete the nautical theme.. Typically ships’ captains are not permitted to perform weddings, but onboard the “Selina II”, Capt Iris Clarke is also an ordained minister, allowing her to offer you a customized ceremony from traditional to alternative, creating your own personalized Love Boat experience.
“Selina II’s” packages start at $500 , a savings of up to $750 over a typical Cruise Liner’s package starting at $1250. Whether it’s a portside wedding or a wedding under sail, “Selina II” packages include Decorations, Ships Flowers, Champagne Toast, Customized Vows, Officiant Fees and Maryland State Taxes.
Selina II’s staff helps couples skip the stress of working with wedding planners by creating a personalized nautical event to treasure through each anniversary. Brides can choose from an array of ceremony enhancements including Photography, Videography, live bag piper, premium wedding cake, custom music program, etc.
With full sails up, “Selina II’s” brightly polished bronze and freshly varnished wood sets the stage for wedding photographs that are unforgettable. The soft sound of water lapping on her hull creates a relaxed atmosphere for every ship board ceremony. Especially suited to second marriages and elopements, “Selina II’s” 1926 Gatsby era elegance simply says ‘upscale and romantic‘.
“Selina II” operates from the beginning of May until the end of October
Supported Layouts and Capacities
Capacity: 6 People
- Atmosphere/Decor: 1926 Historic Yacht, all varnished mahogany & polished bronze
- Space Size (Length x Width) in feet: 44' x 16'
- Space Size (Length x Width) in meters: 13.4112' x 4.8768'