When it comes to weddings, bigger isn’t always better. The larger the event — the more stressful the planning; that’s why intimate weddings are on the rise. These popular events offer more flexibility, are budget-friendly, provide more time with guests, and offer a better opportunity to customize the experience. Plus, for couples that opt to host a boutique wedding, there are plenty of amazing places to hold one — especially in a beautiful destination like Newport Beach.

With the wide variety of wedding venues for small gatherings, brides and grooms will have several spots to consider — whether on land or off. Another challenge could be finding one that meets your wants and needs. And if you want to include spectacular water views of Newport Bay, Orange County, Southern California’s pristine harbor, towering yachts, and celebrity homes, booking a boat cruise with City Cruises should be at the top of the list!


Newport Beach Couple


Why Intimate Weddings Are on the Rise

Organizing any large event can cause a lot of stress, and when it’s your wedding day, that takes it to a whole new level. Aside from how much the occasion will cost overall, other considerations come into view: party size, venue, catering, and entertaining. The result can often be a less personalized and customized experience, which defeats the purpose of the big day being all about the couple and their nuptials. But when you host a small wedding, everything can be streamlined into a cost-effective, flexible, and customizable gathering, and it all starts with selecting the perfect venue that aligns with your vision.


Explore Small Wedding Venues in Newport Beach

weddingWhen it comes to breathtaking Newport Beach, California, the range of diverse wedding venues runs the gamut from waterside resorts and restaurants to parks, gardens, and historic landmarks. Depending on what each couple desires, they can book a unique space based on their personal style — that’s why so many brides and grooms find intimate venues so appealing. Flower lovers can get their fill, as well as foodies and beachcombers. Of course, when people want to bring several amenities together including enticing food, exquisite views, stylish surroundings, personalized packages, and exceptional hospitality, they need to turn their gaze toward City Cruises.

When you Explore Our Newport Beach Fleet, you’ll discover that our vessels are some of the largest and most luxurious in class; the magic is in the details. Each of our venues offers an abundance of choices, and as you embark on a visual tour of our fleet, you’ll encounter both indoor and outdoor spaces that boast unparalleled panoramic views of the city from every direction. In addition, our yachts feature climate-controlled dining rooms with large picture windows and open-air outer decks.


Newport Beach Fleet and Venues


What Makes City Cruises a Unique Venue for Intimate Weddings

Because City Cruises prioritizes creating unforgettable memories, intimate weddings are something we excel at. In fact, a review of our Newport Beach Wedding Events page will detail all of the amenities, features, and services that we can provide. Our all-inclusive packages encompass an extensive selection of seasonal chef-prepared menus, cocktails, and mocktails, plus full bar options — can be customized along with the décor, furnishings, and entertainment. Combined, they will ensure that your specific event vision is realized seamlessly and stress-free based on your style, party size, and budget. On top of all of these benefits, there’s the fact that choosing a waterfront venue in the Los Angeles area provides the ideal backdrop for an event no one who attends will ever forget. Cruising automatically delivers good vibes and good times.


How to Plan Your Intimate Los Angeles Area Wedding with City Cruises

Since City Cruises wants to make your wedding experience as perfect as possible, we’ll guide you through every step in the process. Once you provide us with the necessary information — date, time, party size, event type, and any other details you want to share — you will be connected to one of our experienced event coordinators to get the ball rolling. Then from booking to boarding (and beyond!), our team of event coordinators, stewards, captains, and bartenders — all of whom offer a wealth of expertise — will handle the details, allowing you to focus on having the best event ever.


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Book Your Boutique Wedding in Newport Beach with City Cruises!

With all of the benefits of hosting an intimate wedding in Newport Beach, there’s no reason to host a larger event. The freedom of getting more for your budget, having flexibility, being able to customize the occasion, and the opportunity to spend more time with their guests makes couples consider a smaller wedding a best bet. City Cruises makes the planning process simple, seamless, and stress-free, so reserving one of our vessels for your venue is the ideal option. For a unique and memorable wedding experience, it’s an obvious choice; it’s also a breeze to begin. Just fill out this form, and one of our event coordinators will get in touch with you to get the planning process started!