Tampa and Clearwater – 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, Sarasota, and surrounding areas!
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.
Private Yacht or Room on a Public Yacht
Reception Rental Fee: Packages Start at $96/pp
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.
Meet Chris Dorroh
Chris and Wendy are two of the best wedding sales managers you’ll find! Both have years of wedding and event experience in Tampa Bay, 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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
We knew we didn't want a typical banquet room or hall for the reception so choosing the Yacht Starship was a perfect vendor to entertain our guests and ourselves as well. Watching the sunset during dinner was incredible and such a great spot for us to sneak away for some pictures on the top of the yacht.