Yacht StarShip | Private Wedding Yacht Channelside

Yacht StarShip

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!

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

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.

Chris Dorroh Headshot Yacht Starship

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.

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

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
Groom Spinning Bride Sunset Wedding Photo | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Yacht StarShip

Modern Tropical Tampa Waterfront Wedding | The Godfrey

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. 

-Cherie and Anthony
Yacht Starship Tampa Sunset Holiday and Wedding Cruise Venue

Tropical Purple Destination Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Our wedding was unique to us. We had our ‘bachelorette/bachelor' party earlier that week and rented a house all together in Clearwater. Since we are all friends together, it felt amazing (especially in a pandemic) to be able to have a trip like that. We all got tested, got down there, and stayed in our own little bubble, just building up the excitement to the weekend ahead of us. I think us carrying that energy into the wedding weekend made our vibe especially energetic.

The Yacht Starship was so accommodating and put our entire party on their upper floor, so it really felt like we had the ship to ourselves. The food was delicious, the views were amazing, and the dancing after dinner was the perfect way to kick off the wedding weekend!

-Tiffany and Mike

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