Can we hold our wedding Ceremony on board?+
Most certainly! Exchanging your vows on board one of our our luxury charter vessels whilst anchored amidst beautiful Sydney Harbour is an Elite Cruise specialty. Our complimentary wedding coordinator will be happy to help you to plan all the details for your perfect waterfront wedding ceremony.
Please contact us for further details.
Can we have candles on board?+
We do allow tea light candles and floating candles on our wedding boat charters. However, we cannot allow any other types of candles on board the boats.
Can the bride & groom embark and disembark from a separate wharf to the guests?+
Yes, but please note that adding additional wharves to your pick up & drop off points results in less cruising time around Sydney Harbour. A popular alternative is for us to pre–arrange a water taxi for the happy couple.
Can we arrange our own DJ / Entertainment?+
Yes – there are no additional costs for you to arrange your own DJ or band for your wedding. Please be advised that they must have proof of their own public liability insurance to be able to play on board during your wedding cruise. If, however, you do require assistance in sourcing a DJ, band or other entertainment, our wedding coordinator will be happy to help you find an option to suit your tastes and requirements, but please note that additional costs do apply.
Can we bring our own CDs on board?+
Yes, you are more than welcome to provide your own CDs to play whilst on board your wedding cruise. In order to ensure that the music you wish to hear is played when you want to hear it during your wedding cruise, we strongly advise you to provide us with written instructions detailing your requests. Please note that our CD player does play the CDs in random order.
Can The Elite Cruise Company tailor menus to suit our specific requirements?+
Our Executive chef is more than happy to tailor a menu to suit your requirements. Please note that the price per head may vary depending on the changes that occur to the menu.
Can we bring our own food and/or beverages on board?+
Unfortunately, due to our liquor license we cannot allow BYO beverages on board, though we can special order beverages for your cruise should you wish to serve a particular brand of drink during your wedding cruise. It is also our company policy that we do not allow BYO food. However, our chef will gladly tailor menus to suit your specific requirements.
Does The Elite Cruise Company cater for children?+
These rates are offered off your selected menu. Depending on the beverage package you choose, we can either charge for soft drinks per glass on a consumption basis or offer a soft drinks package to children under 18 years old. Please note that we do require children to be supervised whilst on board the vessels.
Does The Elite Cruise Company provide any complimentary decorations?+
Yes we provide the following complimentary decorations for your Sydney Harbour wedding cruise: White table linens, White linen napkins, Fresh seasonal flowers with greenery in glass vases for the guest tables and restrooms, Gold or silver table overlays and a White ribbon on the bow of the boat.
We also provide the complimentary services of our experienced wedding coordinator who can assist you with all your wedding day needs.
When do I need to drop off all the table decorations, cake, etc?+
Delivery arrangements for the cake, bombonierre, place cards, etc. need to be finalised with the wedding coordinator 7 working days prior to the wedding cruise.
Does the vessel anchor throughout the cruise?+
Yes, we are happy to anchor the boat during meal service. There are a number of scenic locations around Sydney Harbour where we can anchor during your wedding cruise. The captain will choose a spot that is most suitable to the weather conditions on the day.
Does The Elite Cruise Company charge wharf fees?+
The Elite Cruise Company includes 2 wharf booking fees (one pick-up and one drop-off). Any additional wharves will incur an additional fee. The cost of additional wharves is available from your function co-ordinator. Please note that some wharves have additional fees as they are not operated by the Waterways Authority; these will be advised at the time your wharf is discussed.
What do we do if a guest is running late?+
In the event that a guest is running late, a water taxi can be arranged to deliver the guest to your wedding. The guest must cover this cost. We like to recommend that couples inform their guests of Yellow Water Taxi’s phone number: 02 9299 0199 (It’s a great idea to print it on the invitations.) Then, if needed, guests can call Yellow Water Taxis, who will radio our vessel to find our location.
When do I need to advise the wedding coordinator of our menu choice and final head count?+
We require final confirmation of guest numbers as well as meal choices NO LATER THAN 7 working days prior to your cruise. The number advised will be the amount you will be invoiced for. Please note that no refunds are available if fewer guests attend on the day.
When is final payment required?+
Final confirmation of guest numbers is due NO LATER THAN 7 working days prior to your wedding cruise. The number advised will be the amount you will be invoiced for. Final payment must be paid in full NO LESS THAN 5 working days prior to your function date.
Can we extend our cruise on the day?+
We are happy for your wedding cruise to go overtime – providing there isn’t another cruise scheduled later that evening. Should your wedding cruise go overtime, an additional cost will be incurred.
Are your vessels wheelchair accessible?+
If you need access for a wheelchair, please discuss this with your wedding coordinator in advance of your booking.