Yacht StarShip

Tampa and Clearwater, FL – Create a sea of memories dancing under the stars aboard Yacht StarShip! Yacht StarShip offers a variety of all-inclusive wedding packages for most budgets so you can set sail on your big day completely stress-free. With four breathtaking yachts in our fleet, your dream Tampa Bay wedding, reception and rehearsal dinner can come true on the water. With the luxury of reserving your private dining room OR your private yacht, your guests are sure to be wowed by this venue with an ever-changing backdrop! Yacht StarShip can relocate to St Pete and surrounding areas!


The Ceremony:

Dockside or Underway: The Ceremony is included in the package, or the option of an extended reception time if no ceremony. You can provide your own officiant or the Captain can perform the ceremony for $200 dockside or $400 underway.

  • Includes White Chairs, Music (DJ), Microphone

The Cocktail Hour:

Included in the packages: Tables, Chairs, White Tablecloths, and Napkins. Some packages include hand-passed hors d’oeuvres.

The Reception:

Private Yacht or Room on a Public Yacht

Private yacht charters are for 25 or more guests and include:
Venue Aboard Private Yacht, Ceremony – White Chairs, Microphone, and Music or Extended Reception Time if No Ceremony, Dinner, DJ, Coordinator, White Table Cloths and Napkins, Coffee and Iced Tea, Champagne Toast, Cake Cutting & Service, Servers, Bartenders and All Required Staffing. Tax and 22% service charge are additional.

You will only need to provide any further décor, photographer, and cake.

  • Most events are 4-5 hours. 30 minutes boarding and the rest cruising.
  • Capacity: 25-600 (300 seated)

The Food & Drink:

Different packages include different levels of alcohol that the client will pay for. Champagne toast, coffee, and iced tea are included in all of our packages.

Additional Packages:

Host your intimate wedding on a private yacht in Tampa Bay or near Clearwater Beach with the Yacht StarShip.

The private open-air top-deck yacht rental intimate wedding package for 25 guests or fewer starts at $1,000 and includes a ceremony set up with white chairs, a day of wedding coordinator, a DJ for the ceremony, and complimentary champagne.

Add on a 2-hour Yacht dinner reception cruise at per-person dinner cost. Prices range from $79.95- $125.00 per person

Chris Dorroh Headshot Yacht Starship

Meet Chris Dorroh

Chris and Wendy are two of the best wedding sales managers in Tampa Bay! Both have years of wedding and event experience and they truly love what they do. It is a pleasure to work with couples and help them select an amazing venue, offering a unique experience on the water. Yacht StarShip is a fabulous venue, that strives to make your special day perfect!


Yacht StarShip Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:

Marry Me Tampa Bay curates the below reviews from real couples whom we've personally interviewed. As Tampa Bay's most trusted wedding planning resource, these reviews are 100% accurate and aren't created by fake accounts.

Black Tie Wedding Ceremony Decor | Folding Garden Chairs, White Roses and Greenery Garland Inspiration | Clearwater Event Venue Yacht StarShip

Elegant Black and White Clearwater Wedding | The Yacht Starship

We knew that our friends and family would have to travel to our wedding. Being spread out all over Canada meant that either Jon and I would be traveling or all our guests would. Jon was firm on making sure that our wedding would give everyone the opportunity to go on a fantastic vacation.

We had contacted many venues for our wedding, looking for something that catered to an intimate 50-guest, destination wedding. We wanted a venue that could host our ceremony, dinner, and reception. We needed something at one place because with all of our guests traveling to us, we had limited access to transportation. There were a lot of Uber rides and car rentals during our wedding weekend, so having a venue that provided our whole wedding in one place was really important. Yacht Starship provided a unique experience. The scenic venue and hospitality of the employees were amazing.

The most important elements of our wedding were the venue and the atmosphere. We wanted a venue that was unique and accessible, something that would create a lifelong memory for our friends and family who traveled from another country. We also wanted a light-hearted and fun atmosphere, and so we thought an open bar accompanied that well. We chose Yacht Starship because we thought it would be a unique and extravagant experience for our guests. Also, we needed something all in one place because with all of our guests traveling to us, we had limited access to transportation, so having a venue that provided our whole wedding in one place was really important. Yacht StarShip provided a unique experience, and the scenic venue and hospitality of the employees were amazing. The employees made it clear to us that they would ensure a personalized event and that we would have the day of our dreams. Being from Canada, we had a lot of questions, and there was no shortage of emails from me during the planning, but the Yacht StarShip always had a timely and helpful response. We loved working with them and would highly recommend them to any couple attempting to host a destination wedding!

-Sara and Jon
Tampa COVID Wedding at Yacht Starship Venue | Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Ship Boat Deck with White Folding Garden Chairs and Greenery Garland

Blush Pink and White Waterfront Downtown Tampa Wedding | Yacht StarShip

We looked for something that was all-inclusive since we were re-planning the wedding so quickly. The Yacht StarShip offered a venue, amazing picture spots, catering, a coordinator, and a DJ which was everything we were looking for!

We hired Yacht StarShip because they were all-inclusive and checked all of our boxes when planning. They were absolutely amazing and so accommodating throughout the whole process. Chris was our coordinator, and she was so patient with my last-minute changes. She worked with our timeline and made sure we had a beautiful event!

-Sandy and Keith
Ceremony on Ship Deck of Florida Nautical Wedding Venue | Yacht StarShip Clearwater

Nautical Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | Yacht StarShip

We looked for a location that was “all-inclusive,” affordable, and that would offer an enjoyable evening for everyone on our guest list. We also looked for a venue that fit our story and our unique personalities.

After speaking to many venues all over the state, we were amazed at everything Yacht StarShip offered for their very affordable packages. We were thrilled that we could get married on a boat, and the staff impressed us not only on our exploratory visit but also during our complimentary dinner cruise to experience the yacht before booking.

Everyone we encountered was extremely easy to work with, helpful in every way, and had the best personalities. Chris, our wedding coordinator, walked us through every step and reminded us of everything that we may have forgotten along the way. The Captain ensured that we stayed in smooth waters and our DJ spent the entire night feeling the crowd out and keeping everyone dancing. The entire staff also accommodated our last-minute changes due to guest cancellations, timeline changes, and some last-minute dinner revisions. Overall, their service from start to finish was phenomenal; we couldn't have asked for better.

The most memorable moment for us was walking down the aisle after the famous ‘I do.' Being surrounded by our family and friends, experiencing the salty air and perfect breeze was the best moment of the whole day as it felt like we could take on the world!

-Amy and Keyan
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Tropical Pineapple Inspired Waterfront Tampa Wedding | Yacht StarShip

I wanted something that was a complete 180 from our original venue.  I knew if we were going to move our wedding to Florida, I wanted it to be on the Yacht Starship (actually my dad’s suggestion). We both thought a wedding on a boat was really special and unique. We also liked that we were able to space ourselves out and that it was open air.

The Yacht Starship was amazing from beginning to end. They handled everything and really made planning a wedding from across the country, in the middle of a pandemic, possible. We cannot say enough good things about Chris Dorroh (our planner), the officiant, the food, the DJ, and the whole experience.

-Maddie and Alex
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Navy Blue and Dusty Rose Nautical Downtown Tampa Wedding | Yacht Starship

We looked for convenience, all-inclusive prices, and easy setup and tear-down service.

We chose the Yacht StarShip because most services were all included including food and drinks, ceremony chairs and sound system, cake cutting, DJ, setup, and tear-down. We were able to provide all the decorations, and they set them all up prior to the wedding. Our family and friends did not have to lift a finger!

-Morgan and Seth
Downtown Tampa Wedding Venue Yacht Starship | Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Romantic Blue Coastal Chic Tampa Waterfront Wedding | Yacht StarShip

We envisioned a venue in the heart of Tampa with a water aspect.

The Yacht StarShip is like family to us! I worked there throughout college and Taylor is a captain on the yachts. We thought it would be a great way to give our guests the best experience.

The Yacht StarShip includes an event planner, catering, bar services, and even DJ entertainment which was amazing!

-Katelynn and Taylor

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