Luxe Cruises & Events Boarding at Alameda, Pier 40 SF, and 19 other ports in the Bay Area • San Francisco • California


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

If you're a lover of ocean liners, cruise ships, yachts, and all the grandeur and pampering they imply, why not charter one of Luxe Cruises & Events' six luxury yachts for your milestone event? Boarding from their home port in Alameda, Pier 40 and 19 other ports in the San Francisco Bay area, their fleet has maintained the fine tradition of white glove entertaining at sea for over 30 years.

The Cabernet Sauvignon is the Grande Dame of San Francisco Bay. It possesses four enormous decks: a spacious lounge deck, a dining deck for sit-down dinners or buffets, a large dance-floor deck equipped with an excellent sound system and magnificent bar, and an open-air sky deck that's perfect for viewing the city skyline. A private stateroom provides a changing space for brides and bridesmaids.

Luxe Cruises' trio of Mega Yachts is extremely versatile. The Pinot Noir, with its long white bar and mirrored ceilings resembles a chic set straight out of a James Bond movie. Its equally stunning sister yacht, the Chardonnay, boasts a large dance floor on the second deck. Couples who desire an intimate outdoor ceremony might want to consider the Merlot. Popular because it serves groups large and small, it has a dance floor on the second deck that spills out onto the open-air deck, creating a wonderful indoor/outdoor flow. Lastly, the Fumé Blanc, a three-deck replica of a New York State steamship, features a 30-foot dance floor, roomy viewing platforms on the bow, and a 340-guest capacity.

All vessels offer well-appointed settings for dining, gorgeous wraparound views of the bay, and multiple menu options for a wide variety of social and corporate functions. Plus Luxe Cruises & Events works with a selection of highly rated vendors to help you create the wedding or special event of your dreams. Before booking any other venue, make reservations for one of Luxe Cruises' open houses where you can "Meet the Fleet." Bon Voyage!


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $65–200/person
  • Packages include meals, a full bar, and 3–4 hours aboard.

    The yachts are also available à la carte.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 350 350
Cocktails, etc. Standing 350 350
Reception Seated 350 350
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 350.

CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: Maximum capacity is 340 guests aboard the Fumé Blanc and 350 aboard the Cabernet Sauvignon. Many events are hosted with 20–130 guests aboard smaller yachts.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


$ • $$




BYO with corkage fee

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, anytime.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

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

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 or BYO
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided, upgrades available
Restrooms: some wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: large free lot
Accommodations: hotels near all ports
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
Cleanup: provided
View: entire San Francisco Bay
Other: wedding cakes, florals, referrals


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house, or BYO with corkage fee
Smoking: on open-air decks only
Music: sound system and in-house DJs available
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required


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