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Commodore Cruises & Events is a unique wedding venue located in Alameda, California. This luxury cruise company offers both ceremonies and receptions on one of their six yachts. They're an all-inclusive venue that even offers a “Captain to Marry.” Commodore Cruises & Events will provide everything you need for a celebration on the San Francisco Bay.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 350 guests on one of their unique yachts. You can choose between the following:
Cabernet Sauvignon - the largest yacht at 124 feet long. It features four decks, plus a stateroom. It also boasts a large dance floor, Sky deck and bar and outdoor space.

  • Chardonnay - features two decks, a dance floor, a bar and outdoor space. It can accommodate up to 130 guests.
  • Merlot - 91 feet long, it also features a dance floor, two decks, outdoor space and a bar.
  • Pinot Noir - very similar to the Merlot and Chardonnay in its’ amenities.
  • Fume Blanc - 76 feet long, features three decks, a large dance floor and a spacious open-air Sky deck.
  • Zinfandel - the most intimate of the yachts at 65 feet long. It provides 360-degree views.

Services Offered
Commodore Cruises & Events serves 19 different ports in the San Francisco area. Each couple will have the yacht for a minimum of four hours with a dockside ceremony, and five hours with a ceremony “underway.” They offer a personal wedding planner, event rentals and all-inclusive packages to make sure your vision comes to life. Additional services include, but are not limited to:

  • Bridal suite
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • In-house caterer
  • In-house bar
  • Lighting and sound

Couples can choose between hors d'oeuvres, stations, a buffet, cocktail reception, or a plated meal. They also offer the option of wedding cake or cupcakes for dessert. Sample entrees include:

  • Champagne Chicken
  • Lemon Grass Crusted Mahi Mahi
  • Hand-Carved Colorado Rack of Lamb


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  • I used Commodore as a destination wedding because i live in Florida, but my family lives in the SF Bay Area. With my aunt playing point woman, I was able to get it done with minimal stress. I think if I had to do it by myself with no one to look at the boats or food, I would have been fine to move forward just because of how thorough they are. I got a checklist of all the things that came with my package (DJ, Cake, etc) and a price for extras (Black Jack Table). Our wedding coordinator and day of person was Brenda, and she was on the ball. The wedding itself was FANTASTIC. I hired an outside photographer and the cruise director and DJ Dan, who are regulars, were able to give him timing and direction for when the bridges and islands would go by for folks to take pictures. The waitstaff and bartender were attentive. Walter, our cruise director, was wonderful, answered all my questions and kept the buffet open until an 30minutes before we docked back. Now my wedding was semi-... Read more

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    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 3,600.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink

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    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

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