No place sets the mood for love and romance quite like Northern California. Between the serene settings of Napa Valley, the majestic vibes of the Redwood Forest, and the picturesque sights of the Bay Area, Northern California has it all. This brings us to the eclectic and charming city of Berkeley. Located right in the Bay Area, Berkeley is the perfect location for all things weddings. A city that intertwines history, culture, and a vibrant atmosphere, Berkeley, California is ready to play host to your wedding plans. Let the gentle waters of San Francisco Bay be the backdrop to your love story as you host a Berkeley wedding that is sure to be the event of your lives.


What Makes Berkeley the Perfect Place for Your Happily Ever After

Berkeley, with its historic charm, panoramic views of the Bay Area, culinary hotspots, and cultural allure, sets the stage for a wedding celebration and love story of the ages, and tells a tale of “Once upon a time”. Whether you’re envisioning an intimate affair with the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance, or a grand celebration with the California coastline as your backdrop, City Cruises offers a range of yacht venues that promise to turn your dream wedding into a reality.


City Cruises Wedding Packages in Berkeley, California

Planning a wedding doesn’t have to follow the conventional path. City Cruises Berkeley offers a unique alternative with wedding packages that promise to stand out. Instead of a typical local banquet hall, country club, or hotel ballroom, why not host your wedding celebration on the water, where the backdrop is a symphony of city lights, Bay Area landmarks, and the magical embrace of the bay? City Cruises Berkeley offers packages that ensure your celebration reflects your vision and preferences.


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Berkeley Wedding Venue Options

City Cruises Berkeley presents a fleet of luxury yachts, each offering its own unique charm, characteristics, and capacity, which ensures a perfect fit for your wedding celebration.

Sunset Hornblower: With a capacity of 150 people, the Sunset Hornblower is the perfect venue for medium-sized groups. Highlights include polished hardwood columns and exposed overhead beams, rich mahogany woodwork, and a spacious upper deck boasting gorgeous French doors that open to spectacular views.

Pacific Hornblower: An elegant vessel with a capacity of 130 people, the Pacific Hornblower captivates guests with comfortable amenities and expansive views. Her second-deck dining salon capitalizes on natural light as the wraparound windows provide spectacular views from every seat.

Empress Hornblower: The largest vessel in the Berkeley fleet, the Empress Hornblower offers a capacity of 250. Resembling a turn-of-the-century riverboat, the 2 interior decks feature art deco-inspired brass chandeliers, wall sconces, and rich mahogany bars that provide a simple and elegant ambiance. The wraparound outer and top decks allow guests to step out and take in the sights and her spacious sundeck offers picture-perfect views of the San Francisco Bay and its landmarks including the Berkeley Marina, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and the San Francisco skyline.


Personalizing Your Wedding on the Water

City Cruises goes beyond providing a venue; they handle all of the details and offer an opportunity to personalize your wedding, making it a true reflection of your love story, taste, and style. Here’s how you can customize your wedding with personal touches:

Cruises of either 2 or 3 hours: Explore the beauty of the Bay Area with a leisurely cruise that sets the perfect tone for your rehearsal dinner, whether you want an afternoon wedding or a sunset cruise to say “I do”.

Entertainment: Create an ambiance that suits your style with curated background music that enhances the overall experience, with DJ options or a live band.

berkeley weddingDecorations and Themes: Transform your wedding into a visual masterpiece with custom decor and themes that resonate with your unique style and love story. From floral arrangements, table centerpieces, colors, and traditions, the options are endless.

Menu Selections: You can tailor the culinary experience to your liking, choosing from a diverse range of menu options, and dining options such as plated meals or a buffet. It’s also important to mention that City Cruises’ chefs can accommodate various dietary preferences, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

Beverage Packages: When it comes to beverage options, the choices can range from sodas and water to cocktails and a cash-bar. Consider selecting a beverage package that complements your guest list and budget and ensures a memorable toast to your union.

Wedding Planners: Rely on the expertise of City Cruises’ event planning team, who will handle every detail allowing you to focus on your special day, ensuring a stress-free and personalized wedding planning experience.

Desserts: Sweeten your love with delectable desserts that add the perfect finishing touch to your rehearsal dinner, including your wedding cake.

Service Staff: City Cruises prides itself on its service, and that doesn’t end when you step on board. The hospitality you and your guests will experience is what will truly set your experience apart. From the wait staff to the bartenders, experience seamless service with a professional staff dedicated to ensuring that you and your guests are well taken care of.


Wedding-Related Events with City Cruises

As you start your wedding planning, consider elevating your other wedding-related events with City Cruises as well. With celebrations such as a rehearsal dinner, a bachelor/bachelorette party, or post-wedding brunch, pick a venue that transcends tradition. Break away from the ordinary and make a statement with a wedding-related event on the water, courtesy of City Cruises.


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Contact City Cruises Berkeley Today!

A wedding with City Cruises in Berkeley isn’t just an event; it’s a one-of-a-kind experience into forever. As you sail through the Bay, surrounded by the breathtaking glow of city lights and the majesty of iconic landmarks, you’ll see how special this setting is, and a perfect pairing for a special union and the promise of a lifetime together.

So, as you plan your wedding in Berkeley, consider City Cruises for an experience that goes beyond the conventional. Fill out this form to begin your journey, and one of our event planners will guide you through every step of the way. All aboard for an evening of love, laughter, and a celebration to sail into forever.