Extraordinary is our standard
Yacht Connections International offers a truly unforgettable special yacht wedding or civil union package. Nothing can rival the magic of exchanging vows on a private yacht on the incomparable San Francisco Bay. The California Spirit is the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony or reception, with breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Hills providing the backdrop.
The elegant yacht features a custom-designed private bridal suite, where the bridal party may board an hour beforehand to get ready. The wedding can be performed on the exterior deck or indoors. A gourmet seasonal dinner is freshly prepared on board and served on a setting of fine linen tablecloths, china and crystal. After the complementary champagne toast, guests adjourn to the Upper Salon to celebrate.
YCI Charters can help with every detail from providing the linens and place settings, to food and drink, photography, entertainment, audio/visual, flowers, and even cakes. YCI Charters has close relationships with the best wedding vendors, and can use their connections ensure you have a flawless wedding and reception. A cruise director will be on board to make certain everything goes smoothly. And, of course, the captain of the ship is available to perform the ceremony.
Longtime planning is associated with weddings, but if that cannot be the case, Yacht Connections International can plan that special day within a week. That is actually what the owner did this year as she wed on board the boat she designed and commissioned to be built — the California Spirit.
Yacht Connections International owner Marti McMahon has been hosting unforgettable weddings aboard her various yachts for over 30 years, so when she became engaged to Dr. Stephen Diamond, she knew right away where she wanted to hold the wedding. The 100’ California Spirit is a yacht she built years ago and refurbished in 2011. Married on Valentine’s Day, they cruised San Francisco Bay into their future together with family and friends. Click here for story.
The California Spirit and the Yacht Lady are also beautiful settings for other occasions celebrating marriage including the proposal, bridal shower, bridal luncheon, bachelor(ette) party (offering manicures and pedicures to the bridesmaids), rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch.
A luxury yacht is the perfect San Francisco wedding venue!
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What sets us apart:
- Beautifully appointed and immaculate luxury yachts
- Coast Guard certified for 2 to 130 guests
- Customized catering available
Captain, Yacht Chef and Crew on Standby and At your Service .
Cruise effortlessly with a 24 hour notice aboard our Premier Fleet.
YCI owner, Marti McMahon says, “We have accomplished this many times with the quickest lead time of 2 hours for one of the top 100 Fortune company executives. Our uniformed crew is professional and discreet yet personable. They are familiar with the Bay its history and lively stories. Our guests leave saying it was one of the best experiences they had while visiting San Francisco! Locals are amazed at the wonders of the San Francisco Bay. Concierges of prime properties look to us for those seeking the best the Bay has to offer in motor yachts.”
What our Clients are saying –
“I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work that went into hosting our party on your 100 ft yacht California Spirit. For over 6 months, I worked with you and your staff to plan an extra-ordinary event for our friends and that we did! Our guests were amazed! The yacht was stunning and the crew made us feel like royalty. When YCI says it is your pleasure to have our business, you mean it – from the top on down. Unbelievable! Your company left such an impression on me. It is so rare to find the impeccable customer service you and your staff offered to both me as the host, as well as, to our guests. Everything about your company is top-notch profession. It was a pleasure to meet you and your wonderful crew.
I hope to see you all again in the near future, on or off the water!”
“We have nothing but wonderful things to say about your company. Thank you to everyone at YCI, Especially Lindsey for making our wedding so memorable. The service and attention to detail were impeccable. We are so very pleased with how everything turned out, and our guests had a great time. Your staff is truly first-class-a big round of applause to you all! We are so happy we chose YCI. Thank you so much for making sure that our wedding was a success.”
11/5/11 Wedding Reception on board the California Spirit