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Philadelphia Wedding Cruises

Say I Do on the Water

Imagine the Philadelphia waterfront as the backdrop to your special day. With spectacular views and unique venues, we’re here to bring your wedding dreams to life. Plan your ceremony or reception on any Spirit boat and enjoy flexible options and elevated enhancements your guests will remember long after the last dance. 
 

749 guests
Custom menus
Iconic skyline views
Enhancements
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Our Philadelphia Wedding Venues

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Breathtaking Waterfront Views

Space for you and 530 of your closest friends and family. Our recently refreshed vessel is perfect for everything from intimate bridal showers to large wedding receptions.

530 guests
Live DJ
Multi-course buffet

Breathtaking Waterfront Views

Space for you and 530 of your closest friends and family. Our recently refreshed vessel is perfect for everything from intimate bridal showers to large wedding receptions.

530 guests
Live DJ
Multi-course buffet
Spirit of Philadelphia against bridge at sunset

Discover Spirit of Philadelphia

Discover Spirit of Philadelphia

Find directions and parking information, as well as more photos, deck plans and virtual tours.

Ship Details

Wedding Packages Aboard Spirit of Philadelphia

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Premier Lunch Receptions

  • 3-hour event
  • Spirit signature buffet menu
  • Platinum open bar package
  • Custom DJ entertainment
  • House table settings (linens, glassware and silverware
  • Customized wedding cake
  • Champagne toast
  • Onboard wedding coordinator

Price: $135 per person

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Premier Dinner Receptions

  • Chef's choice passed hors d'oeuvres
  • Spirit signature buffet menu
  • Platinum open bar package
  • Custom DJ entertainment
  • House table settings (linens, glassware and silverware)
  • Customized wedding cake
  • Champagne toast
  • Onboard wedding coordinator

Price: $180 per person

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Ceremony Packages

100 guests minimum required, includes:

  • Day-of-coordinator
  • Chair setup (up to 150 guests)
  • Ceremony music
  • Additional private hour

Price: $2,000, Must include purchase of reception package

Enhancements:

  • Captain as officiant | $500
  • Additional dockside hour | $1,000 per deck
Sample Wedding Menu for Spirit of Philadelphia

Core Spirit 2020 Lunch Buffet (POST COVID)

Freshly prepared and seasonally inspired, our onboard buffet-style menu is the perfect sampling of flavors to satisfy all tastes. Our signature menu is included in the base ticket price for all standard dining cruises.

Caesar Salad
Romain Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Croutons

Bow Tie Pasta Salad 
Scallions | English Cucumbers | Roma Tomatoes | Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette

Roasted Broccoli Florets
Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes

Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
Green Chilies | Scallions | Fresh Cilantro

Mashed Potatoes
Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic

Oven Baked Flounder Filet
Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce

Baked Ziti Pasta
Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella | Cheese Spinach Sauce

Honey & Sesame Chicken
Scallions | Fresno Chilies

Italian Beef Meatballs
Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Italian Parsley

Spirit Seasonal Dessert Display 

Included in Your Ticket
Coffee | Hot Tea | Iced Tea

Craft Cocktails, Beer & Wine
Available to purchase onboard

Philadelphia Dining Cruise Route

Penn's Landing

Address

401 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Private, Sophisticated Celebrations

A refreshing, modern wedding venue, Freedom Elite will impress your guests at every turn with sleek and stylish décor, custom menus, and standout service.

110 guests
Onboard sound system
Custom menus

Private, Sophisticated Celebrations

A refreshing, modern wedding venue, Freedom Elite will impress your guests at every turn with sleek and stylish décor, custom menus, and standout service.

110 guests
Onboard sound system
Custom menus
Freedom Elite

Discover Freedom Elite

Discover Freedom Elite

Find directions and parking information, as well as more photos, deck plans and virtual tours.

Ship Details

Wedding Packages Aboard Freedom Elite

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Simple Reception Packages

  • Private yacht
  • Custom plated or buffet menu
  • Cash bar
  • Champagne toast
  • China, glass, linens and house centerpieces
  • Attentive staff and crew
  • Onboard coordinator

3-Hour Lunch
Buffet Menu: $75 per person | Plated Menu: $90 per person

4-Hour Dinner
Buffet Menu: $105 per person | Plated Menu: $120 per person

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Deluxe Reception Packages

  • Champagne toast
  • DJ toast custom playlist
  • Wedding coordinator
  • Choice of ivory or white linens
  • Round head table
  • Table centerpiece
  • Cake cutting service
  • Specialty linens (table runners, color coordinated napkins)

3-Hour Lunch
Buffet Menu: $75 per person | Plated Menu: $120 per person

4-Hour Dinner
Buffet Menu: $105 per person | Plated Menu: $120 per person

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Ceremony Packages

This must also include the purchase of a reception package. The ceremony package includes:

  • One-hour event
  • Ceremony music
  • Elite wedding consultant

Price: $1,000.00

Enhancements Available:
Captain as officiant | Price: $500.00
DJ Entertainment • Custom Linen • Additional Hour • Custom Wedding Cake

Sample Wedding Menu for Freedom Elite

Freedom Elite Dinner Menu Plated (Post COVID)

Pre-Select 1

Wedge Salad
Iceberg Lettuce | Smoked Bacon | Crumbled Blue Cheese | Grape Tomatoes | Buttermilk Ranch

Mesclun Salad
Assorted Baby Greens | Grape Tomatoes | English Cucumber | Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

Caesar Salad
Romaine Hearts | Sundried Tomato | Shaved Parmesan | Garlic Caesar Dressing

Pre-Select 1

Braised Beef Short Rib
Cabernet Reduction

Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast
Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce

Amish Roast Chicken
Thyme Demi-Glace

Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon
Tomato Caper Sauce

Citrus Glazed Cod
Roasted Pineapple & Mango Chutney

Herb Roasted Loin of Pork
Citrus Pan Jus

Cheese Tortellini
Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce

Petit Filet Mignon
Additional $20 Per Person
Merlot Demi Glace

Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb
Additional $20 Per Person
Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce

Crab Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp
Additional $20 Per Person
Dijon Cream Sauce

Pre-Select 2. Accompanied By Fresh Assorted Breads And Butter.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Oven Roasted Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes

Roasted Broccoli Florets With Toasted Garlic & Chili Flakes

Haricot Verts & Baby Carrots

Jasmine Rice

Display of Assorted Mini Pastries

Vanilla Cheesecake

Chocolate Torte

Philadelphia Dining Cruise Route

Penn's Landing

Address

401 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Available Enhancements

Photo Packages

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Photo favors, photo booth with props, roaming photographer

Custom Décor

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Custom florals, ice sculptures, and more

Bar Packages

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Juice & soda, beer & wine, premium and platinum packages, signature cocktails, outdoor bar

Menu Enhancements

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Passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty menus.

And Much More

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Party favors, flexible boarding and cruising times, transportation and more—just ask!

Wedding Related Events

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All Kinds of Events

We also host rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal luncheons, and bachelor & bachelorette parties

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Enhancements

Casino games, captain's hats, party favors, signature drinks and more

How it Works

Many guests hosting a wedding-related event (like a bachelor or bachelorette party) join us on one of our regularly scheduled dinner, lunch, or brunch cruises. If your party is cruising with fewer than 20 guests, you can always book directly online! If you're more than 20, please contact an event planner.

Contact a Wedding Planner

Real Weddings

Cheron & Gregory

September 9, 2017 | Spirit of Philadelphia

"Wow! Loved, loved, loved our wedding! It went by so fast! Our family and friends can't stop talking about it! The view was amazing, the deck was amazing, the food was amazing, the DJ totally rocked! Staff was extremely helpful and accommodating!"

- Cheron & Gregory

Photography by Jon Bennett Photography

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Meet Our Fleet

Find the perfect fit for your Philadelphia wedding experience with the nation’s largest dining and sightseeing cruise company.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

For changes to your order, you must contact our customer service center at (866) 455-3866.

How do you accommodate for food allergies? +

Our vessels do not permit any outside food, however, for specific dietary requests, please call us to ensure we are able to accommodate your concerns.

While we do our best by trying to offer gluten and allergy free products as well as gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.

How does the charter process work? +

Great question! Check out our "New to Event Planning" page for full details. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Is my boat wheelchair accessible? +

The majority of our fleet decks and restrooms are able to accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. We ask that for specific accessibility concerns you please call the local Hornblower number and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

What do I need to bring in order to pick up my tickets? +

We ask that guests have photo identification and their cruise order number handy to pick up the tickets. Our ticket booths open one hour prior to cruise boarding time and are conveniently located near our ship's docking location.

Will I have cell service onboard? +

Most cellular services are available on the water as we do not cruise beyond one mile off shore.

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Review

We had our late-May wedding on the Freedom Elite, and it was the best decision we made! We wanted a wedding that was intimate and unique, and having our ceremony and reception on the water was perfect!

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