Tampa Bay Weddings

Create A Sea of Memories at Florida's Premier Wedding and Reception Venue

Congratulations on the beginning of your new life together! Yacht StarShip will help you create a Sea of Memories for your special day. As America’s first Three Diamond rated dining yacht and The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2016, we really sparkle for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners and parties for any size event from 2 to 600 guests.

We have three luxury yachts to choose from for the perfect wedding venue in Tampa Bay. Our experienced wedding coordinators can help with any wedding theme or décor, including menu selection, flowers, photography, specialty linens, entertainment and more! You can choose from plated, buffet or cocktail style receptions or even customize your menu with our Executive Chef.

We offer alternate docking locations in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Sarasota and Tarpon Springs. Set sail on your next chapter with a memorable venue for your Florida wedding or reception. Additional charges may apply.

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TESTIMONIALS


Weddings Testimonials

 

My husband and I recently got married aboard the Yacht Starship – Sensation and we could not have imagined a better experience! Our day was simply amazing – we are not able to say enough nice things about the Yacht Starship and their staff. Wendy and Christine were wonderful to work with from the very beginning to the very end! My husband, Nathan and I would not actually see the yacht until rehearsal – our wedding coordinator, Chris did an outstanding job and made wedding planning from multiple states away a breeze! Chris promptly returned all emails and left no questions unanswered.

On the day of our wedding the Yacht was decorated just as we had discussed and far exceeded our expectations – simply beautiful! The staff aboard the ship could not have been more kind or attentive. The food was absolutely delicious! All our guests raved about the experience and had a fantastic night! Nathan and I could go on and on about what a great experience we had but to put it simply, our night was perfection! Thank You Wendy, Chris and all the staff at Yacht Starship for such an incredible night – you all ROCK!

Lyons/Baker 4/20/17

I had the most magical wedding. Truly a dream come true.

Everything was even better than I could have imagined. The staff was amazing the food was delicious, Amanda (coordinator) was the sweetest and nicest person to work with throughout the year of planning and most importantly on my special day. She made sure I didn’t worry about a single thing! I cannot thank Yacht Starship enough for everything they did for me and my husband.

I wish I could plan another wedding. All inclusive, stress and worry free was the way to go. I will be reminiscing about my day for years to come.
Thank you again Yacht Starship for helping me make my dream come true. I found my soul mate and you helped me celebrate our unity in the most magical spectacular way.

I am forever grateful.

Stuart/Sanders Wedding 4/15/17

From the very beginning to saying good-bye ALL the staff was extremely attentive, always available to answer my (sometimes silly) questions, offer support and overall very professional. On wedding day, everything (without exception) was executed exactly as we envisioned plus more. What I did not see while dressing, but my guest told me about is how all the guests instantly felt they were boarding a grand event. The staff set the mood by greeting the guests with trays of wine or beer, ushered them around the boat and made each feel like a VIP. The food was OUTSTANDING! I can attest that our wedding on the Starship exceeded my expectations on every level!

KELLY/GUIDICE, March, 4, 2017

Absolutely Beautiful!!! I had a lot fun working with Wendy & Chris. From the Very beginning to the actual ceremony they were right beside me, answering my many, many questions. The Yacht Starship went above & Beyond our expectations. Wendy & Chris made our special day, that much more special. I would highly recommend Yacht StarShip!!

Williams/Morgan, January 2017

I especially recommend the StarShip team if you are planning a wedding remotely and on budget. My wedding package include all the food catering (except the wedding cake), dinnerware and linens, beverages, premium open bar, the wedding coordinator, the DJ and the service staff. Amanda was my wedding coordinator, so I’m extremely grateful for her dedication and responsiveness when I had questions. I owe her my wedding as I was planning everything remotely from Phoenix, AZ and wasn’t able to make a trip to Florida to taste the food or see the venue in person before the actual wedding day! The DJ was phenomenal, not only playing the music but also making the announcements on our wedding timeline and entertaining our guests throughout the night. My now husband and I were very impressed by the entire service on our wedding day; we highly recommend this great experience.

Cecilia, November 2016

We had the best time, and all of our people raved about what a great time they had.

You have far exceeded my expectations.

Lauren S., November 2016

I loved everything about having our wedding on Yacht StarShip. They provided a wedding planner, included so much in the price, and made the wedding planning process a breeze. We had beautiful views on a beautiful yacht! I wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Stacie, August 8, 2016

I just wanted to say Thank you, thank you, thank you for a wonderful event. I could not have been more pleased with the outstanding service, food and decor of the Yacht Sensation.

Karen C., July 18, 2016

My wedding was this past Saturday June 25th and it was absolutely amazing. The food was a hit with all my family and friends. The staff was very accommodating and hospitable. I just want to thank everyone for making our day as special as possible. We will definitely be back for future dinner cruises.

Wayne E., June 25, 2016

What a PERFECT venue for a wedding!! If you’re looking for a unique and memorable wedding, the Yacht Sensation had my vote! Everything one was so kind and helpful in the months leading up to and the actual day of our wedding! Ethan and I couldn’t have been happier with how it all went! Amanda did a fantastic job of communicating and making sure everything was exactly like we wanted. So, so happy with it all!

Rebecca G., June 29, 2016

Many of our guests have written to say this was the most unique (and FUN) wedding they had ever attended, that it will live on in their hearts forever. Our top priority was that our guests have a good time because we rarely get to see them (they visited from all over the country and abroad) and we knew we wouldn’t have much time to spend with them, so a fantastic experience of their own was key. The Yacht Sensation went above and beyond the call of duty.

Rowan, June 2, 2016

They accommodated our every need, so much so that we felt nervous that we weren’t as stressed as we thought we should be while planning our wedding. Eric and the staff took care of it all from setting up the boat decorations, executing the flow events perfectly, timing our boarding music and playing our slideshow. We couldn’t be happier with the way our special day turned out, thank you Yacht StarShip. Shout out to Captain Bo for fulfilling our last minute request and taking us to the Skyway Bridge!

Andrew, January 2016

As we planned our wedding on a budget the experience with the Sensation and their staff felt like we spent much more! Everything was beautiful and perfect, even the weather, thank goodness. Amanda our wedding coordinator was such a delight to work with she felt like she was an old friend, she had everything well organized and handled everyone and their needs as well as mine and Jeremy’s. Thanks Amanda!! There was plenty of room for dancing and the garter/bouquet toss. And the yacht worked beautifully for our country themed wedding as I am sure it would for any wedding. The yacht was beautiful and it was our way as the couple to give everyone else a day to enjoy over the waters as well as celebrate and help us build memories of our wedding day! We couldn’t have picked a more wonderful venue. From the bottom of our hearts thank you for helping us plan the most perfect day!

Kathleen & Jeremy, Wedding Ceremony, 2016

We had an amazing experience. The crew, Wendy, Amanda and everyone involved were great and very professional. We were taken care of from day one. My wife and I first thought about doing a beach wedding but with the weather here you never know. But once we found star ship we were sold. Food was incredible and overall just an amazing experience and wedding. Looking forward to more dinner cruises with StarShip. If you’re thinking of doing something elegant and well planned with help, go with StarShip.

Cintron & Digeronimo, Wedding Ceremony, June 2016

Overall rating is an absolute 5 star!!!

Our wedding experience on board the YACHT SENSATION was wonderful. We were treated like royalty, from the initial preview dinner to the very end and would recommend this as a wedding package to everyone. All our guests were very pleased; we received very good comments about the food!! It was handled very professionally. Amanda and Ms Odom were so helpful. We appreciated Amanda letting us board a little early; as it was so very hot that day and we were “melting”. The only problem was with a few guests who did not RSVP. I would suggest to potential clients, that they emphasize what RSVP means. THANKS go out to all the servers as well. They were so attentive and made our day “special”.

Mr and Mrs Mendez, Wedding Ceremony, May 28, 2016

We can’t begin to tell you how amazing the experience was.

Brooklynn & Amanda were amazing through the whole process. Everyone knows how stressful planning a wedding can be and they really helped to keep my head on straight, they answered all my crazy questions in a very timely manner and were always super professional.

Everything worked out perfectly and we couldn’t have imagined our wedding being any other way.

Gunther & Anne Lopez, Wedding Ceremony, June 10th, 2016

The Yacht StarShip was simply amazing with a special thanks to my Aunt Debbie Arthurs. The Yacht Starship staff, including the DJ went above and beyond to make our day extra special. The moment from when we booked the Yacht StarShip, Eric and his team were there for me and my aunt in all of our wedding planning. The Wedding Reception was perfect with the wonderful sunset and the decor my aunt designed from the ground up. We had a small group of 55 and the Yacht StarShip truly made this day magical!!

Angela Miranda (Bride), Wedding Ceremony & Reception, April 27th, 2014

On July 11, 2014 I was very lucky to marry my better half. He and I knew from the minute we met with Wendy Odom, that this was the perfect match for our great day. YACHT STARSHIP remained friendly, even after we signed the contract. Most places treat engaged couples like the world revolves around them until we sign, then they can not be bothered. But, not this crew. from when we first toured the vessels till the moment the cruise was over, the staff was amazing. The food was spectacular and the DJ was AWESOME.

Mr. & Mrs. Montalvo (Bride & Groom), Wedding Ceremony & Reception, July 11th, 2014

Yacht Starship wowed us every step of the way! Our day was fabulous and we didn’t have to be concerned about the specifics Eric took care of it all. The food was impeccable and the onboard service was on point. If you want different and classy Yacht Starship is the way to go. We would do it all over again if we could.

Miranda Lumpkin (Bride), Wedding Ceremony & Reception, October 4th, 2014

Excellent, fantastic, top notch, two thumbs up, there are not words to express a high enough positive rating of the pleasure and enjoyment each and every one of our guests communicated to us. The value in what we received so outweighs anything else we could have done on land. I recommend this to all parents of the groom / bride. It is a wow factor!  Thank you Yacht Starship, for such a classy up scale, wonderful day

Mother of the Groom, Wedding Rehearsal Luncheon, November 7th, 2014

I’m from Brazil, but I decided to get married in Tampa, FL. I found Yacht Starship on the internet and I had to take care of everything via e-mail. But that wasn’t a problem at all! Wendy and Eric were so nice!

Everything was just perfect! The yacht was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the yacht’s crew was amazing! I would do it all over again!

Bride, Wedding Ceremony & Reception, March 2015

DO NOT LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE! THIS IS IT! This was the most fabulous, amazing, wonderful venue for a wedding reception EVER!!!! Eric Abril, & the staff of Yacht Sensation, were unbelievable! There was not one thing that could have been improved! There are no words to describe how happy I was, that I chose this company, to work with. They made everything easy, helped with every detail, & were so pleasant, during the entire ordeal. The DJ ROCKED! Every guest commented on how beautiful the boat was, how tasty the food was, the amazing crew, & on & on! Could not be happier, with my choice!

Bride, Wedding Ceremony & Reception, April 2015

We just wanted to send you both a message to thank you for the amazing wedding that you guys put together. The decorations were set up exactly as we imagined, everyone was on time and ready to go (even though we weren’t…lol), all of our detailed requests were met and the staff was EXCEPTIONAL and accommodated us in every way possible.

Bride & Groom, May 2015

Everything about working with the Yacht Starship was easy and fun! Eric was more than a pleasure to work with! He was prompt with his responses and always had great ideas. The boat is/was absolutely beautiful! The food was to die for! My guests could not stop raving out the food even days after the event. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Everything about the planning experience and the wedding was fun, different and easy (for the groom and myself)! I would definitely recommend the Yacht Starship to anyone looking for a fun/different wedding. I more than appreciate everything they did to make our day special and perfect!

Bride, June 2015

Thank you Wendy and Brooklyn for your excellent customer service and rapport towards my husband and I throughout the planning of our 10-year wedding anniversary celebration aboard Yacht Starship! A special thanks to Brooklyn and DJ Dave on the day of our celebration; your patience with our up to the minute request(s) before our vow renewal ceremony is greatly appreciated! You all helped in making cherished family memories for us!

Mr. and Mrs. Harris, July 2015

This was truly a fabulous experience. Wendy and Brooklyn did an outstanding job. We put the wedding together in about 7 days and everything went very smoothly. We had a small wedding party (22) and the venue was terrific. I used 2 of the preferred vendors for the cake (Corey’s Bakery) and flowers (Brides N Blooms) and they too were fantastic. The total cost included the yacht, sit down dinner, open bar, flowers and cake. The staff on the yacht were extremely attentive and I would highly recommend for a beautiful wedding experience.

Bride, July 2015

Everything was absolutely amazing! The setting was perfect for what we envisioned. The staff was super nice especially Brooklyn. She was a delight to work with. The food was fantastic! I really can only say good things. I will definite submit a review on the knot 🙂 Thank you for everything you and everyone on the Yacht Starship did for our special day.

Sarah and Chris, November 2015

On behalf of John and I we want to say THANK YOU so very much, everything went perfect and couldn’t have gone any better. The staff were all so pleasant and everything was in place and order without confusion or stress. Thank you so much for making our special day grand. We will highly recommend you all to our friends. Thank you again!

Kristine and John Bittinger, December 2015