City Cruises San Francisco • San Francisco and Berkeley • CA


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Combining the service of a fine restaurant with the excitement of a bay cruise, this San Francisco-based fleet offers a one-of-a-kind experience you can't find anywhere else. You'll depart from Pier 3 on the Embarcadero, in the heart of the city's vibrant waterfront, surrounded by iconic views of the Ferry Building, Treasure Island, and the Bay Bridge.
  • Exchange vows on the sundeck, surrounded by the sparkling, sunkissed waters of the Bay (you can even have the captain officiate!). The luxurious interiors are lined with windows, affording spectacular vistas as the sun dips below the horizon. Once night falls, return to the outdoor deck for a memorable first dance under the stars.
  • All-inclusive packages keep planning simple, and the fabulous staff can handle as many of your wedding details as you desire. Enjoy chef-prepared menus, a full bar, dance floor, and customizable entertainment options—and with three unique vessels to choose from, you're sure to find a stylistic fit for your dream day.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $118/person and up
  • Packages include a yacht cruise, meal service, nonalcoholic beverages, champagne toast, tax, service charge, and landing fee. Prices are subject to change.

    Elopement packages start at $750 for a Brunch Cruise or $850 for a Dinner Cruise. They include:

    • Up to 30 minutes of private yacht time
    • Ceremony performed dockside by a uniformed captain
    • A bottle of champagne
    • 2 keepsake champagne flutes and chocolates for the wedding couple
    • Reserved window seating for the wedding couple


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 400 400
Cocktails, etc. Standing 1500 560
Reception Seated 1050 400
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 400.

CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: Depending on the vessel selected, City Cruises' fleet can accommodate 20–1,050 seated or 50–1,500 standing guests. The largest seated dining capacity on one deck is 350 people.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$




BYO with corkage fee

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year-round, daily, anytime.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ship / Yacht / Boat
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessibility varies per vessel
Dance Floor: available
Dressing Area: no
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee
Parking: various paid/public locations
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: varies
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: the entire San Francisco Bay and skyline,
Alcatraz, and all bridges


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house with packages, or corkage $20/bottle
Smoking: allowed on outside decks
Music: provided or BYO; amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: varies per vessel
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice or open flames on boats


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