The Delaware River is a magnificent work of nature not to be missed in Philadelphia. Imagine a scenic cruise and a great meal as you share sunset views with loved ones or dance under the moonlit sky surrounded by iconic Philadelphia landmarks and cityscapes. Embark upon an evening with your family and friends in a relaxed setting that will create lifelong memories as you come together before the big day. 

No matter how large or small your wedding party is, planning a rehearsal dinner where everyone can mingle and get acquainted is a key part of the festivities. One of the most important decisions you can make for your event in Philadelphia is where to host your celebration, and at City Cruises, we have you covered with our unique floating venue, delicious dining, customizable options, and entertainment that will elevate your event in the perfect atmosphere. 

The Perfect Venue in Philadelphia Before You Say, “I Do.” 

Rehearsal dinners can be casual or formal, depending on your style. At City Cruises Philadelphia, we will customize your celebration to your liking to make it completely your own. Turn your rehearsal dinner into an unforgettable celebration with breathtaking on-the-water views of Philadelphia’s Historic Waterfront, Ben Franklin Bridge, and more, all from the Delaware River. Traditionally, rehearsal dinners are about treating guests to the hospitality of a meal, and being together and surrounded by those who are most important to you.  Let us bring your vision to life with chef-prepared menu options, full bar packages, and customized entertainment all with an amazing backdrop of the famed Philadelphia skyline. The big day can be a whirlwind filled with a rush of emotions, and creating a rehearsal dinner in an intimate setting is a lovely opportunity for your inner circle to have a moment together and enjoy each other’s company. Our vessels offer an all-inclusive experience, perfect for your celebratory dinner. Delight in exceptional hospitality from our dedicated team as they expertly handle the planning, leaving you free to come aboard, raise a toast to your love, and revel in the joy of your union. 

The red Love sign in LOVE Park Philadelphia

Your Rehearsal Dinner Crew with City Cruises Philadelphia 

The magic is in the details, and each of our venues offers many choices. Take a visual tour of our Philadelphia fleet, offering both indoor and outdoor spaces, which boast unparalleled views from every direction. Our climate-controlled interiors and open-air exterior decks rank among the largest and most luxurious in their class. Consider our spaces as a blank canvas to bring your ideas to life. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner or a grand affair, there is something for every budget and style. Our impressive fleet provides all the bells and whistles to ensure your night is unforgettable.  

Rendezvous is a two-level elegant private yacht with an upper-level cocktail lounge, lower-level dining room, and two outside decks including a third-level Skydeck to get a little fresh air, or get acquainted with your new family while you soak in panoramic views. The dining room located on the main dining deck is climate-controlled, fully enclosed, and can seat up to 100 people for a sit-down meal, either table-served or buffet style. If you opt for a cocktail style, the room can hold 140 people. You can include a dance floor with live entertainment as well to keep things lively and fun-filled. The second deck is fully enclosed and adorned with high-top bistro tables, lounge furniture, a dance floor, and a full bar and is connected to an open-air lounge with outdoor couches to take advantage of the weather.  

With a capacity of over 500, The Spirit of Philadelphia is the perfect venue choice for a large-scale affair. Her three levels include an exterior observation deck that will be sure to impress you and your guests with spacious climate-controlled dining spaces, beautiful and neutral hues, fully stocked bars, and plenty of room for dancing to kick off your wedding celebration in an elegant and luxurious setting. You will not be disappointed. 

Love, Laughter, and Fun with City Cruises Philadelphia and an Unforgettable Rehearsal Dinner 

Hosting your rehearsal dinner in an unexpected way aboard a luxurious yacht is the perfect opportunity to get those that you love most together as you prepare for the big day with the perfect blend of adventure and ease. Rehearsal dinners are the ideal chance to relax, get acquainted, catch up with one another, and have a good time. It’s the last opportunity before the rush of the big day to gather in an intimate setting, allowing you to spend more time with and enjoy your guests. Booking your rehearsal dinner with City Cruises in Philadelphia ensures the evening will be a success as our professional and dedicated event planners curate the perfect evening for you. Simply fill out this form to get the planning started, and we will welcome you aboard as you sail into a new chapter. 

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Does City Cruises offer all-inclusive rehearsal dinners and wedding-related events in Philadelphia? 

Yes, all packages are here to make your wedding planning easier. With our attentive and friendly staff, catering, fully stocked bars, décor, and entertainment, you do not have to worry about anything but enjoying yourself. 

How much do rehearsal dinners on a yacht cost in Philadelphia? 

The cost depends largely on the size of your party, the services you want to include, and the vessel that you choose. Fill out this form and our event planning team can provide you with more details. 

What sights can be seen on a rehearsal dinner cruise in Philadelphia? 

The Delaware River holds hidden gems for those who cruise along its waters. The city skyline and the beauty of its surroundings are the perfect sights to enjoy your celebration.