Memorable, Intimate Weddings
Beautifully Simple, yet Simply Beautiful!
Our wedding cruises are perfect for small, intimate gatherings. They are designed to suit and we recommend guest numbers be limited to about 45-50. A range of catering options is available and we create the cruise to suit the sunset and tide on the day.
Why not get married on a sandbank with the sun setting over the Glass House Mountains?
Alternatively, another popular option is to have a private charter on Ferryman Cruises as a PRE-WEDDING ‘ice breaker’ for guests and family to meet each other before the big day. A 2 or 3 hour morning Devonshire Tea, or Sunset Cruise a day or two before is perfect to put everyone in the mood to celebrate your special day.
Our weddings and receptions are known for their relaxed atmosphere where all your guests as well as yourselves can truly relax and celebrate together. We keep these wonderful celebrations as simple and cost effective as possible.
Weddings are priced the same as our private charters, however, if you do want the vessel dressed with our wedding decorations, there is an additional charge which covers the cost of staff to set up for the day, and the maintenance & cleaning of these decorations. So depending on your budget these decorations may not be required – this is totally up to you.
Catering and cruise length is included in our quotes, as well as staff on board for safety and serving, and the use of our red carpet. Items not included are drinks (we are fully licensed and can arrange for any special drinks requested and drinks are generally pub prices rather than restaurant prices) and guests can either purchase their own, or you can arrange a bar tab.
You are able to supply your own cake, however we ask that it come boxed and not require refrigeration. Alternatively we can arrange one for you.
HOW THEY WORK:
Weddings On board:
Once guests are all onboard we head out to the middle of the passage, turn the motors off and float gently while the ceremony is conducted and the signing of the Registry. We then head back to shore to drop the celebrant off and then head up the Passage for the celebrations. Food is served during the cruise and bar is open throughout once we head off. Cake, if supplied, is brought out for cutting and speeches at a pre-arranged time however this is flexible depending on how the cruise is running.
Wedding on Sandbanks:
These need to be timed to suit the tide on the day so require flexibility on the part of the bride and groom with a 4 hour booking being the recommended time required. Once all are on board we head up the passage to a pre-arranged sandbank. All disembark onto this sandbank where we put our small wedding table and chairs out. Ceremony and signing is conducted with guests around the wedding party during this time. Photos can be taken here also however we do need to factor in getting the celebrant back to shore and then once all guests are back on board we head back up the Passage to continue the celebrations and the cruise runs as per the above ceremony on board.
Other local businesses we recommend:
www.momentswithmeaning.com.au – for your celebrant. Fantastic, personal ceremonies created specifically for you both – Talk to Anna – she is very highly recommended!!
www.pc4ubris.com.au – personalised chocolates for your guests. A range of colours/designs for you to choose from. Talk to Kate – she offers a great product!
www.bongareevillage.com/village-deli/ - a wonderful range of finger foods, antipasto or cheese platters, plus sweets for you to choose from. We have worked with them on a number of functions.
The 2 Sisters Delicafe – a new small boutique cafe offering a classy range of upmarket finger food for mains or for sweets. Ph (07) 3408 8485 and talk to Maree or Louise.
Banksia Beach Bakery provides a wonderful range for your wedding cake or why not try beautiful individual cupcakes. Very reasonably priced and again we have worked with them for numerous functions and can pick up your cake for you. Ph (07) 3408 9811 – talk to Tarsh or Jo.
Contact us with some ideas such as the length of cruise, type of catering, number of passengers and some proposed dates – we would love to put something together for you for your special day.
(We try not to schedule weddings in December through to mid-January due to the vessel being outfitted with Christmas Decorations however if you are OK with having Christmas & wedding decorations, we are happy to book your wedding through this time.)