You know the phrase “practice makes perfect”? Well, it’s definitely applicable to weddings. Because if you want to make sure your big day to get hitched goes off without a hitch, a walk-through of the ceremony is an important part of the process — which leads, of course, to rehearsal dinners. They serve as a celebration for all of the participants, and as the ideal time for everyone in the wedding party to get to know each other better. It’s an event you want to remember, so the location definitely needs to be memorable. When you host a rehearsal dinner in San Diego, that’s not too hard to achieve considering the city’s gorgeous surroundings and exceptional views. Not to mention hosting a rehearsal dinner on the water is easily a best bet. For a San Diego wedding or wedding-related event, a yacht venue offers the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable evening, and since we have numerous vessels in our city fleet, booking with City Cruises will ensure that everything goes according to plan.


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San Diego Is Special — And So is City Cruises

San Diego is known as “America’s Finest City”— and there’s a good reason for that. Not only does it have miles of beautiful beaches and amazing weather year-round, but this destination also boasts plenty of world-class sights and attractions that travelers (and locals) are keen to enjoy (we’re looking at you, San Diego Zoo). When you hold a rehearsal dinner here, it’s almost a guarantee the event will be amazing — especially if you book one of our City Cruises rehearsal dinner packages found on our San Diego Wedding Events page. In addition to tailored options for every size, style, and budget, we offer vessels that double as the perfect venue — complete with up-close views of San Diego’s iconic skyline. Our packages include fresh chef-prepared menu options, full bar service, top-notch hospitality, and a plethora of amenities designed to make the evening a night all attendees will treasure forever.


Rehearsal Dinner Venues on the Water

Inspiration yacht at night in San Diego BayAside from the sophisticated décor and the air of romance that you’ll find on the vessels in our fleet, the modern amenities and special features — including a range of entertainment options — make traveling with City Cruises a joyful experience. The climate-controlled interior keeps the temps to your liking, while the open-air decks offer an unforgettable immersion into the city’s landscape. From the San Diego Harbor, guests will be able to take in the Coronado Bay Bridge, the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, the Star of India, the Naval Air Station North Island, and more. As you explore our San Diego City Fleet, you’ll discover vessels offering guest capacity starting at 50 people and going up to 1200 with features that can include multiple bars, state-of-the-art sound systems, panoramic windows, and multiple spacious decks (among other things). Along with the choice of vessels also comes customizable dining options to suit every palate, so you can cater the menu to your guests’ preferences as well as dietary needs or requirements. You can personalize your pre-wedding celebration with custom décor and themes as well, and City Cruises event planners will work with you and assist with any of your planning needs. Whether that includes tips to make your rehearsal dinner a seamless endeavor or insight on what to expect during your special night, our team will make sure everything is exactly how you envisioned it.


Planning Without the Panic in San Diego

san diegoPulling together wedding events can be a stressful process because it’s not just the ceremony and reception couples need to be concerned with. In fact, we’d argue that the rehearsal dinner is even more important since it ushers in the entire experience and sets the tone for what’s to come. The evening may mark the first time families meet, and to make the moment unforgettable, comfortable, and fun, where you host it is very important. City Cruises understands this so that’s why we offer several different rehearsal dinner packages that include all-inclusive options to make everything stress-free, and because you can customize your choices based on your budget, you can design the ideal evening that will appeal to everyone. Plus, since we offer additional services and enhancements, you can pick and choose exactly what’s right for you, and finding the right one (whether it’s your mate or making a rehearsal dinner that’s great) is really what this is all about.


Dining with City Cruises

Because food and beverages are a big part of the rehearsal dinner (it is, after all, about the main meal…) a major focus of the occasion will be what’s on guests’ plates for the journey — and City Cruises San Diego does not disappoint. During the two- to three-hour cruise, our chef-prepared gourmet dishes are freshly made for each course, including a decadent dessert. Couples can opt for a plated experience, food station, or buffet menu. Full-bar beverage packages are available to toast the evening, and a cash cocktail bar is available too. China, linens, and glassware are all part of the package, along with staff service and bartenders to ensure the event is a seamless experience.


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Book Your San Diego Rehearsal Dinner Today!

When it comes to hosting a rehearsal dinner in San Diego, creating lasting memories is top of mind, and in order to achieve that, making sure your pre-wedding celebration is elevated to an exceptional experience isn’t always easy. A rehearsal dinner on the water offers stunning surroundings, and our vessels provide a unique way to take it all in — along with top-notch amenities, several packages to choose from, and the option to customize them. So before you head down the aisle, start everything off right by booking your rehearsal dinner on one of our boats — you’re bound to be glad you did! Just fill out this form and one of our event planners will reach out to you to begin the fun.