We recommend Electra Cruises because it's a simple yet elegant way to have your wedding and reception all in one place. They do all the planning for you from the flowers, cake, entertainment(DJ), the photographer, and alot more. It was very stress free, we let them know what we wanted and the day we wanted it to happen. On the day of we arrived early and there were rooms on board the boat to have the hairdresser and the make up artist come and get everyone ready. There was a beautiful spot on the top deck of the boat for pictures. When guests arrived there were appetizers and drinks on the bottom deck and when it was time for the ceremony everyone was able to go on the top deck sit comfortably at tables and watch the ceremony. After the ceremony dinner was served, there was dancing and cake and alot of fun. For 4 hours we got to have a wedding, reception and enjoy cruising the newport harbor. The staff and wedding planner were very professional and the photographer just captured the whole entire night and then some. We were absolutely happy with how it all came together. Their prices are excellent compared to having a traditional wedding (on land).
Two years ago on October 5, my husband and I got married on a yacht overlooking the entire beach area of Newport (within a close distance of Los Angeles). We invited about 100 guests on a luxurious yacht where we held the entire ceremony. We had a Parisian theme and the staff at Electra Cruises really went above and beyond to help us embody it. They had all of their waiters dress in authentic Parisian uniform and catered all French cuisine. The various balconies of the yacht were adorned with the bright lights of Paris and the view from each of them was fabulous. The staff helped us plan the entire wedding down to the last detail and made sure it fit perfectly within our budget. Their wedding packages really made this luxurious experience affordable and their overall service quality was excellent.
These are the most beautiful yachts, there was no need to do extra decorations since the boats are so beautiful. Electra made the experience easy. When we set our date we were given a list of vendors and also when they have their food tasting. At the tasting the vendors are there to meet. BUT you don't have to go with their vendors, you can bring your own. If you choose to use their vendors the cake, flowers, food, photographer and dj is all included in the price. The price is, of course basic and you can choose larger packages through each vendor, but this was the easiest planning. The coordinators were great and always made themselves available. I recommend Electra to every newly engaged couple I meet.