Since the 1880s, bridal showers have been an event for the women in a bride’s life to gather and help her prepare for the milestone of marriage. Guests would provide or, “shower”, the bride with gifts to help her nest and set up her new home with her spouse. Several pre-wedding events happen before the big day, but none are more exciting for the bride than a bridal shower. Host an unforgettable bridal shower on a luxury yacht with City Cruises New Jersey, and experience breathtaking on-the-water views to celebrate the bride-to-be and create lifelong memories. 


Last Sail Before the Veil with City Cruises New Jersey 

Dating back to the 16th century in Holland, a young woman’s father refused to provide a dowry for a marriage he disapproved of. The people of the town offered small gifts to help her start her home without the money from her father’s dowry. The tradition stands today where guests typically “shower” couples with gifts for the home, and it is a celebration meant to be fun, light-hearted, and an opportunity for family members and friends to celebrate the bride ahead of her nuptials. Bridal showers can be intimate gatherings where you spend quality time with loved ones, or large, luxurious soirees complete with delicious food and entertainment. No matter what style you choose, it is important to plan ahead to guarantee smooth sailing. That is where City Cruises comes in. Let us elevate your bridal shower in New Jersey with a dream shower on the water as you marvel at Manhattan and the spectacular views of the Empire State Building, One World Trade, the historic Brooklyn Bridge, and more from the East and Hudson Rivers. Our vessels offer an all-inclusive experience for a bridal shower that will be the talk of the town. Delight in exceptional hospitality as our dedicated team expertly handles the planning, leaving you free to come aboard and raise a toast to your love surrounded by those you love most. 

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A Bridal Shower with Your “I Do” Crew in New Jersey 

Imagine spending a day or evening on the water surrounded by your favorite people and panoramic views from every direction. The magic is in the details, and each of our vessels offers an abundance of choices to celebrate your big day. Take a visual tour of our New Jersey & New York City fleet, offering both indoor and outdoor spaces, with climate-controlled interiors and open-air exterior decks which rank among the largest and most luxurious in their class. Consider our spaces a blank canvas to bring your wedding dreams to life. Whether you are celebrating a small event or a grand affair, there is something tailored for every bride. Envision your biggest dreams and let us turn them into reality-that is our promise.  

While our venue provides a comprehensive package, our complimentary event planners are here to collaborate with the finest wedding partners in the New York Metropolitan area for personalized upgrades and/or enhancements to make it your own. We offer delicious and freshly prepared menu options that can be served plated, cocktail, or buffet style. Dine and dance to background music, and live entertainment. Enjoy our attentive hospitality with our service staff, and fully stocked bars to get the party started. We can provide customized florals and décor, specialty linens, photo booths, photography, and video to curate a truly unique day. There is something about being on the water that makes it a momentous occasion for everyone in attendance, and at City Cruises New Jersey, our experience and stellar reputation provide brides and couples with an exceptional and enchanting setting against the backdrop of one of the world’s most famous skylines to celebrate this exciting journey. 


The Countdown Begins with a Bridal Shower in New Jersey with City Cruises 

The buildup to the wedding day is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. There is a certain magic in the air, and having those closest to you to enjoy this time in life is extra special. Bridal showers are the perfect time to share that magic with others and it all begins with the venue. Hosting a shower for the soon-to-be-wed aboard a Croisières en ville luxurious yacht creates the perfect blend of atmosphere and adventure for an unexpected fun-filled experience for everyone. Ready to book an amazing bridal shower? All that is missing is you! Simply fill out this formulaire and our event team will contact you to get the party started. L'horizon de New York depuis l'eau