Start spreading the news… New York, New York. A city famous for its towering skyscrapers, busy streets, and plethora of history and landmarks, happens to be a city that has long been synonymous with romance. So, if you are looking to say, “I do”, anytime soon, consider New York City as a dream destination for not only your big day but for all your wedding-related events!

In the vibrant heart of the city that never sleeps, there lies a unique opportunity to elevate your pre-wedding celebration — the rehearsal dinner. When making memories that last a lifetime, why not choose a setting as remarkable as your love story? Picture this: a waterfront rehearsal dinner aboard a luxury yacht, cruising the waters surrounding the majestic island of Manhattan. Doesn’t that sound like a dream straight from a movie? Luckily, it’s all possible with City Cruises!


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Elevate Your Rehearsal Dinner with City Cruises New York’s Venues

City Cruises provides flexibility in choosing a venue for your rehearsal dinner. Whether you prefer cozy interior lounge spaces or refreshing open-air decks, each venue offers its own unique charm. If you envision an intimate gathering or a grand celebration with a large group of loved ones, City Cruises can provide the perfect vessel to set the stage for your love story. Imagine toasting to your future beneath the stars, or dancing against the bright lights of New York City’s skyline — it’s all possible with City Cruises New York’s fleet of luxury yachts. Some fan favorites include:

Bateaux New YorkBateaux NYC: The Bateaux New York is the area’s only all-glass, European-inspired vessel. Offering unparalleled views of New York City’s iconic skyline, this vessel is perfect for an elegant and intimate rehearsal dinner of all sizes and is sure to make any occasion unforgettable.

Spirit of New York: The Spirit of New York offers a fun and festive experience, and includes multiple decks, open-air outdoor decks, and panoramic windows showcasing incredible skyline views. This yacht is the perfect venue to host a memorable rehearsal dinner on the water, filled with food, fun, friends, and family.


Customize Your Rehearsal Dinner on the Water

Every couple is unique, and so are their rehearsal dinner ideas. To tailor your celebration to perfection, City Cruises New York offers a range of customizable packages.

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All-Inclusive Packages: With an all-inclusive package, you can further simplify the planning process without compromising on the quality of your celebration or event. From chef-prepared menus featuring plated meals or buffet options to full bar service, decor, and entertainment, all-inclusive packages allow you to focus on celebrating your love, and truly soak up the moment.

Customization Options: Personalization is key to creating a memorable rehearsal dinner, or any event for that matter. City Cruises New York offers a variety of customization options, from themes, cultural elements, unique entertainment, and specialized menus, their dedicated team collaborates closely with you and your partner to bring your vision to life.


Enjoy A Stress-Free Event Before Saying “I Do”

Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful and overwhelming, but City Cruises’ experienced team of event planners is dedicated to ensuring a stress-free journey to “I Do.” From the moment you contact us, you’ll be guided by professionals who understand everything that goes into planning a wedding-related event on the water in New York City and will be with you every step of the way, reviewing every detail.


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Book Your Rehearsal Dinner with City Cruises New York!

A rehearsal dinner with City Cruises is not just an event, it’s a one-of-a-kind experience that is sure to set the mood for a beautiful wedding and a journey of love and adventure. Add in the backdrop of one of the most famous cities in the world and your rehearsal dinner will be one of the ultimate pre-wedding celebrations and an event that your loved ones will cherish forever. So, let your dreams set sail with City Cruises New York, simply fill out this form, and one of our event planners will reach out to you to begin the planning process!




To ensure couples have all the information and details they need when planning for a rehearsal dinner, City Cruises addresses some frequently asked questions:

Is hosting a rehearsal dinner on a yacht expensive?

City Cruises New York offers affordable all-inclusive rehearsal dinner packages, and custom options designed to accommodate any budget. No matter what your budget allows, a unique event on a luxury yacht is sure to deliver an unforgettable experience for couples and their guests.

How far in advance should I reserve a yacht for a rehearsal dinner?

The earlier the better. Ideally, booking 6-12 months before your desired date is recommended. Depending on the time of year, popular seasons may have limited availability, so early planning secures your preferred date and venue (yacht).

What makes rehearsal dinners on a yacht unique?

Rehearsal dinners on a yacht offer a luxurious experience that seamlessly combines the beauty of the water with the intimacy of a private celebration. Adding the stunning backdrop of New York City allows guests to soak in picturesque views, making these pre-wedding celebrations truly memorable.