There’s a common phrase “find magic in the little things.” While it’s meant to signify trying to enjoy each and every day no matter what occurs, the saying is also apropos when it comes to intimate weddings. Because when you host a boutique wedding, there are plenty of benefits couples enjoy compared to an event that’s larger in scale. In fact, wedding venues for small gatherings are often more affordable, as well as easier to personalize and customize to fit their needs.

In the City by the Bay, this holds especially true. Not only are intimate wedding venues in San Francisco commonplace, but they are also more popular than ever. Of course, there are numerous small wedding venues in San Francisco to choose from depending on the bride and groom’s budget, style, and preference. And taking advantage of the stunning views on the San Francisco Bay is often a desirable addition — especially for photo opportunities. From the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz, and Bay Bridge to cruising underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, there’s plenty to see and savor if you opt to hit the water for your intimate and small wedding with City Cruises.


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What Makes Intimate Weddings in San Francisco Special

Designing your wedding day can be a stressful experience. Not only can it be a significant expense, but there are also a lot of moving parts to organize when bringing everything together for a seamless experience. From choosing a venue to the food to the entertainment, with so many factors it’s no surprise many couples are opting to forgo large-scale events for smaller celebrations. The popularity of intimate weddings has also increased because they offer brides and grooms the ability to enjoy the day with a close-knit group of family and friends instead of trying to navigate a vast ballroom of people they can barely get around to say hi to. In a large city like San Francisco, the concept of small wedding venues is especially attractive because they offer a great escape from all of its hustle, bustle, and crowds. Yet remember with so many options that also means it can be a significant undertaking when selecting the ideal venue.


Why Intimate Weddings Are On Trend

san francisco weddingThere’s something so unique about an intimate wedding. When just a select group of family and friends are gathered to celebrate the big day, it somehow makes the event even more special. Add to that the benefits of hosting a small wedding — cost-effectiveness, flexibility, personalization, and customization — and it makes the option of this type of event really enticing to engaged couples. While all of these features sound inviting, it’s also important to remember that selecting a venue should be based on how it aligns with the bride and groom’s vision, specific needs, and wants.


Small Wedding Venues in San Francisco

Since San Francisco is celebrated for its wealth of arts, culture, history, and hospitality, diverse wedding venues are abundant. Whether you select a traditional setting such as a cozy bistro, high-end restaurant, or upscale bar, or choose something more unique like a museum, historical landmark, or park, there are spaces that are designed with every couple in mind. The variety of choices caters to nature lovers, art enthusiasts, foodies, and even cultural seekers. However, there is one venue option that surpasses them all, City Cruises!


City Cruises: A Unique Venue for Intimate Weddings

weddingWhen it comes to organizing everything you need for an intimate wedding, City Cruises can’t be beat. Not only do we have a dedicated staff during the entire planning process, but we also have an on-board crew that’s committed to making the event go off without a hitch. A look at our San Francisco Wedding Events page will provide information and details on all of the packages we offer, as well as the range of amenities and enhancements. What you’ll discover — along with taking in spectacular panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline and local iconic landmarks from our climate-controlled interiors and open-air decks — are all of the advantages to choosing a waterfront and water-bound intimate wedding venue. In addition to that, when you Explore Our San Francisco City Fleet, you’ll see several gorgeous vessels that are some of the largest and most luxurious in class. When you opt to celebrate on a City Cruises yacht, you’re guaranteed to experience something unique and unforgettable.


Planning Your Intimate Wedding with City Cruises

berkeley weddingSince careful planning is the only way to ensure a successful event, couples can take comfort in the fact that City Cruises has them covered. Once you begin booking with us, our dedicated event planners will guide you step-by-step through the process of ensuring that everything you want and need for your big day will be handled with ease and stress-free. Offering amenities such as chef-prepared meals, full-bar packages, and customized entertainment, couples will also enjoy the option to add on enhancements including upgrades to catering. Plus, our team’s extensive network of top-notch industry professionals give us access to the best photographers, videographers, custom florists, and more. They can help you customized décor, themes, and entertainment too as they support you throughout the process answering all questions to ensure your intimate wedding is exactly what you want.

The benefits of a small wedding in San Francisco are big. Not only are couples making their event more cost-effective, but they’re also able to customize, personalize, and socialize. We find that those who opt for City Cruises as their venue of choice are guaranteed a unique and unforgettable wedding experience that both they and their guests will treasure for years to come. Plus, it’s simple to start the process: Just fill out this form, and a representative from our expert event team will connect with you to get everything underway.