Concerns about your Event on a Boat?

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Will I Get Sea Sick?

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At Electra Cruises all of our events are held within the Harbor where the water is calm, there are no ocean waves in sight, and the yachts sail very slowly. Plus the yachts are simply too large to be affected by a wave!

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Are the Boats Child Friendly?

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If the bride and groom have invited your kids we welcome them too! For the most part the yachts are fully enclosed and there are tall safety rails along the parameters of the outside decks. All 5 yachts are also equipped with child life vests as well.

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Is Their Enough Time?

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Majority of our events are held in 4 hours. Unless you anticipate having a long ceremony it tends to be more than enough time. In that case we can always add more time! Just ask a representative!

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Is the Food Good?

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Each of our yachts has a full galley head chef and kitchen staff who work diligently the day of your event to prepare your customized menu. Everything is prepared from scratch on the yacht itself according to your event so nothing is catered or will sit out for long periods of time.

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Is the Boat Spacious Enough?

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Depending on the size of your party we can host a small intimate wedding for 20 or have all of your friends and relatives for a wedding of 300. The beauty of having a yacht wedding is having a designated deck for all of your festivities so you never feel crammed.

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Is the Boat Handicap Friendly?

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While we have guests in wheelchairs almost weekly our largest yacht the Eternity has an elevator that reaches all 3 decks so no one has to miss a beat!

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What if Someone Needs to Leave the Boat?

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Guests with young children or elderly tend to be concerned about not being able to leave if needed. Not only are there water taxis and gondolas who can take private parties back to the dock, there are medical water ambulances that can arrive at the yacht within seconds if there is an emergency.

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What if there is Wind or Rain?

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Because our yachts are almost entirely enclosed the nature of your party will not be affected rain or shine. In fact photographers prefer overcast weather for your photos!

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What if there is Mechanical Breakdown?

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Our service staff is also made up of knowledgeable experienced deckhands who are constantly doing engine room checks to prevent problems and ensure the yacht is running properly.

Other Event Questions?

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Can you do Reception Only on the Yachts?

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Yes.  All pricing is the same except we do not charge the minister fee.

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Is there a Rehearsal?

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Rehearsals are scheduled Tuesday or Wednesday the week of the Wedding date at 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00 pm.  The coordinator that is assigned to your Wedding will meet you at the yacht to conduct the rehearsal.  This is complimentary.  Or the rehearsal can be during the pre-boarding time the day of the your Wedding (this could be done separately if you are not seeing each other before ceremony, Bride and Bridesmaids first then Groom and Groomsmen.)

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Is the Champagne Toast Included?

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A champagne toast is an additional $4.00 per person to the basic Soda Bar package.

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Are There any Hotels in the Area?

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You will be provided an Area Hotel List.  Some hotels do have shuttle service available.

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Is a Guest List Required?

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Guest list is required for Eternity yacht only.  However it is nice to have so that our crew knows who has arrived and boarded the yacht and who is missing to alert the Bride and Groom before departure time.

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Are Gifts Allowed on the Yachts?

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Gifts are now allowed on all yachts EXCEPT Eternity.

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How Will my Guests know How to Get to the Yacht on my Wedding Day?

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You will be provided a map for your invitations that also has an automated phone number that will get any guests from anywhere in Southern California directly to the yacht.  You will also be provided suggested verbiage for your invitations.

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Do you Offer a Sit Down Option?

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There is no additional charge for sit down.  For staff, it is 1 staff member for every 10 guests up to 100, then 1 staff member for every 15 guests.

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Are you Able to Accommodate a Few Vegetarian Meals?

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Let us know at finalization how many vegetarian meals you will need in addition to your selected gourmet menu.

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What is Allowed Regarding Decorations?

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Rose petals, any color, real or silk are allowed on all yachts.  No confetti or rice is allowed on any yachts.

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What do the Linens Entail?

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Linen colors for tablecloths, overlays and napkins are Black, White, Ivory, Burgundy, Hunter Green and Navy Blue.  You may use one color as a tablecloth and another color as an overlay.

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How Does the Payment Work?

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After initial deposit is paid we will finalize all details at the very latest 2 weeks prior to the Wedding date so invoice can be presented for payment.  Balance due is 2 weeks prior to Wedding date.

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Do I Have to Make an Appointment to Reserve my Wedding Date?

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No, unless you would like to.  We can reserve via email, phone and fax.

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What is the Deposit?

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To reserve the yacht, date and time the initial deposit that goes towards the balance is $2,000.  You may if you would like reserve with $500 hold and $1,500 in 30 days.  We take cash, credit cards or personal check for initial deposit.

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What is the Basic Photography Package?

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The photographer of your choice on our yacht, happily shoot your photos and give you the CD.  All other services are additional (i.e. extra shots, digital, extra time, wedding albums.)

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What is the Basic Floral Package?

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Brides Bouquet, Grooms Boutonniere & Cake Flowers ONLY.  All other floral is additional. You can go through one of our experienced florists on our vendor list or provide your own.

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Can I Have My Own Minister Perform My Wedding Ceremony?

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Yes. You would count him as a guest on your guest list.

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How Long is the Ceremony?

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The ceremony is as long or as short as you want it to be.  This depends on the vows you choose, the type of ceremony (i.e. sand, candle, or rose) and the officiant that is marrying you.