Wedding Ceremony: Yacht Weddings
New Jersey Shore,
New York

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Yacht weddings are for couples who desire a ceremony and reception to take place at sea and be original, elegant, casual, glamorous, daring or traditional.

Today's motorcraft sail year-round from the New Jersey shore, New York, Florida, Weehawken, Hoboken, Jersey City - anywhere there are docks.

As a nautical non-denominational minister custom-writing and officiating all legal wedding ceremonies including same gender marriages, I help the couples I work with navigate the waters for an on-board legal marriage, and I file all required paperwork.

Wedding ceremony yacht weddings offer unmatched views and ritual opportunities.

The cost for a motorcraft ceremony and reception is comparable to a land venue.

Your ceremony and reception, however, will be the only event onboard. You and your guests have exclusive use of the vessel.

Plus, the view you and your guests see is extraordinary year-round.


Wedding ceremony aboard luxury cruiser with couple posing in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.


"Every detail was taken care of right from the start. Our experience could not have been better or more wonderful on this amazingly charming gem of a yacht. Its size suited us and our guests perfectly. We never felt like we were on a floating hotel. Plus the staff and services were faultless." Siobhan and Eamon, West New York, NJ


Amenities on yacht weddings charters include:

  • Incomparable skyline views and sightseeing.
  • Fleet vessels accommodate from 12 to 1,200 guests.
  • Dance floor.
  • An executive chef, staff, and kitchen on-board each vessel for fresh food prepared for your nuptials. Or use your own caterer.
Wedding ceremony aboard classic motoring water cruisers offer every amenity and all cuisines.
  • All cuisines available to suit your taste.
  • Select vessels have a retractable roof for marrying and dancing under the stars.
  • Trusted vendors for DJ, entertainment, band, sound system, flowers, transportation, photographer are available. Or, use your own.
  • Indoor and outdoor space.
  • There is a bridal suite for your use.
  • Trusted, experienced nautical nuptials make your ceremony and reception pressure-free so you and your partner can enjoy the big-day.
  • Kosher is available. Or, you may bring your own kosher caterer.
  • Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages available.
  • Handicap access available, varies by vessel: ramp, elevator.
  • Hotel accommodations nearby and transportation is available.
  • Departures from New York, New Jersey, Florida.
  • You and your guests enjoy smooth sailing, dining, dancing, celebrating, fun and festivities.


Wedding ceremony water cruisers are as unique as the couples who hire them out.

Just like you, today's couples look for self-expression and individuality while being budget-conscious.

Yacht weddings provide a ceremony and reception as unique as you are.

Inquire about the fleet and check availability.

I invite you to call me anytime 1-973-263-4781. To leave a message, be sure to speak clearly and leave your telephone number with area code. Or, you may contact me by email to check my availability to write and officiate your custom, legal wedding ceremony.

Expect a prompt reply. I usually get back to you within a few hours or by the next business day.


With heartfelt regards,

Reverend Mattie

1-973-263-4681

Non-denominational, custom, legal, secular
or spiritual wedding ceremonies uniquely
suited for traditional, indie, and same gender couples



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