Wedding Cruise

Specialists

Bride and her bridesmaids holding their flowers on a wedding cruise.

Weddings

Each wedding cruise is customized to suit you; our wedding planners will help with every detail along the way. Choose one of our wedding packages, or individually plan your event. The Georgian Spirit offers spectacular views, mouth-watering menus, and a one-stop planning experience. Your Wedding cruise will exceed your expectations.

Wedding Services
  • Transport Canada Marine Safety Certified and fully insured.
  • 4 or more hours of time.
  • The services of our wedding cruise specialist who has planned 100’s of weddings.
  • Professional DJ and sound system with lighting effects.
  • Great food. Pick one of our standard menus or customized for you.
  • Fully licensed bar with many options to suit any budget.
  • Wedding cakes and cutting service.
  • White linens with accented colours to suit your colour scheme; extra décor such as chair covers, tulle draping, and more.
  • On-board ceremonies; officiants if required.
  • Formal seating for up to 110 on two decks.

Wedding Cruise Q & A

Do you do weddings?
Yes! We love weddings. Whether it is just your ceremony or reception or both, we’d be happy to host your special day!

How many people can you accommodate?
While we are certified to carry a maximum of 200 people including all passengers, crew and service staff, this is not a comfortable number for a wedding cruise.

We can provide:

  • Sitting for 76 on our main deck
  • Sitting for 120 over two decks
  • Cocktail style set up for up to 150

Can we get married on board?
Yes you can; however, contrary to popular opinion, our Captain cannot marry you.  You need a proper wedding officiant.

Where do we get married on board?
Usually, we set up the ceremony on the upper deck of our ship.

How long is the cruise?
How long do you want it to be? In general, couples want at least four hours cruising. If you are planning on getting married on board, with a reception, we suggest five hours. Of course, you can have less, or more depending on your itinerary and your needs. You may also decide on the day of your event to purchase more time, subject to availability.

What kind of food is available?
We have a variety of sit-down and cocktail-style menus; however, our executive chef can do a specialized menu for you.

What about people with special dietary needs?
Just let us know what they are ahead of time, and we’ll do our best to accommodate or prepare something special.

Can we bring our own catering?
We allow outside catering, however, there are rules and extra costs associated. Your caterer must meet with us and discuss what is required. Your caterer must be insured, and we must be added as an additional insured on their insurance policy. They must provide everything required for food service. Ask us for more details. 

If we have our own caterer, can they bring the alcohol?
No. We are a liquor licensed establishment and all alcohol, by law, must come through our liquor license. In addition, we do not allow outside caterers to bring non alcoholic beverages. All beverages must come through us.

Can we bring our own alcohol?
No. We are a liquor licensed establishment and all alcohol, by law, must come through our liquor license.

Can I decorate?
We can certainly provide décor for you, but if you’d like to make your own centrepieces or hire an outside decorator, we will work with you. Note, we can provide time directly prior to your event for outside decorators. If they need more time, and the ship is available, there will be an additional fee.  No more than 5 people will be permitted to come on board to decorate.

What decorations are there?
The ship comes with white or navy tablecloths and napkins. We can certainly add chair covers, coloured linens, centrepieces, wedding arch, florals, railing décor, etc. Let us know what you would like. Some of our wedding packages include these extras, while others do not. But we can customize to suit.

What if it rains?
We cruise rain or shine. There is plenty of indoor space on our ship where your guests will not get wet, and the view are just as spectacular from our large dining room windows.

Are you wheelchair accessible?
We can certainly get a wheelchair on board, with our specially made gangways, and a person in a wheelchair can access all food and beverage service as well as our aft deck. They will not have access to the upper deck.  If you have any guests with other disabilities, please let us know. We’d like to ensure they have a great, safe experience!

How safe is it on the ship?
We are certified annually by Transport Canada Ship Safety. We carry over 200 adult life jackets, 20 children’s life jackets, two 75-man life rafts, four (4) life rings, nine (9) fire extinguishers, a fire suppression system, flares, the proper horns, two VHF radios, etc.  All our crew are safety trained.  At any time, if you or your passengers have any questions, please feel free to ask a crew member.

Can we have a tasting of the food?
Yes, you may. We allow a tasting for two people free of charge. If you require more people to taste, there will be a fee per person. Tastings are generally done on board or at an offsite kitchen, and at a mutually agreeable time. We only do tastings with clients who have already booked and paid their deposit.

How does payment work?
To book a cruise and hold a date aboard the Georgian Spirit, we require a $1000.00 deposit, and a signed contract. All monies are due before your event. We take Visa, Mastercard, American Express, EFT and cash for payment. Deposits are non-refundable.

What type of payments do you accept?
We take Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Debit and cash.

After the ship has left the dock, what if someone needs to get on or off?
We can always get you a water taxi if someone missed the boat, you need to get a wedding official off, or a guest needs to leave early. If you have a large number of people who would like to leave the ship at a certain time and you still want to cruise afterwards, we can always make a “pitstop” at our regular dock. We would need to know this ahead of time.

How does the music work?
If you bring an ipod/ipad etc with a playlist, we can auto play your music over the sound system. We have a microphone that may be used for your ceremony and/or for your speeches during your reception.  Want to bring your own DJ?  We do allow this… however, any outside sound equipment required must be approved by Georgian Spirit Cruises.

Are children allowed on board?
The age restriction for private charters is at the discretion of the charterer. Our liquor license does not restrict minors from being on board. Please note that there is no specific lifesaving apparatus, i.e. life jackets, available for infants.

Where does the boat go?
We cruise in and out of Midland Harbour and through the adjacent Georgian Bay Islands. The final route depends on the captain as it is his role to provide a safe and comfortable trip.

Do people get seasick?
The ship is very stable. Unless a person is sensitive to motion (e.g. gets car sick) they should not have any problems. We cannot give out Gravol type medications, so if you think someone is sensitive, it is up to them whether they wish to take a Gravol before boarding or not.

Is there a dress code?
We would hope that people will dress in accordance with your desires or theme, however, a few guidelines: bring a light jacket or sweater …It can get cool at night. While high heels are allowed, the ship is moving, and high heels, stairs and movement don’t always work together … comfortable and practical is better.

Have other wedding questions?
Just ask! We are always available to answer your questions. Call 705-400-7318 or email us anytime at info@georgianspiritcruises.com.

What Our Guests Say

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My daughter and I had a great time on this cruise. The staff was just awesome. The cruise itself was lovely. I would recommend this to anybody. Cheers!

– Lorraine Howarth

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We did the dinner cruise tonight and it was a great experience. The crew, ship, food and views were fantastic. We look forward to another soon…maybe the fall tour.

– Shauneen Tomlinson

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The crew was amazing, the captain is exceptionally funny, we laughed a lot. The crew and food were wonderful and you certainly can’t beat the beauty.

 – Debbie A Natale

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Had our first cruise on Stoney Lake and it was fantastic! The Captain and his crew won’t leave you stranded for a good time!! We will definitely be back!!

– Cameron Smith

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I had a wonderful lunch cruise on Stoney Lake from Viamede on Aug.22/19. The staff were very friendly, lunch was delicious, and the scenery was amazing! Thank you so much!

 – Cheryl Stapley-Brady

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Friendly staff. Amazing Views

– Tammy Phillips

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