2017 Weddings

Weddings are a special time for everyone involved. Moments are made and never forgotten. If you are considering wedding venues in Orillia, experience the excitement of a cruise aboard the Island Princess. From start to finish, a cruise wedding is a memorable, romantic experience. It is the perfect alternative of a land-based wedding. It's intimate, romantic and affordable. You and your partner are unique and deserve to celebrate this day in a very special way. Why spend one more evening in a banquet hall with four walls when you could enjoy your event on the water with a constant changing beautiful view.

Create a memory that will last a lifetime. We offer numerous options that suit even the most discriminating clients. If your wedding party exceeds our capacity, allow us to service your rehearsal dinner, while giving your guests a grand and memorable tour that only The Island Princess can provide.

Your wedding, reception or rehearsal on The Island Princess is yours to create. Our fully trained staff and crew will work with you at producing a presentation that will be talked about for years to come -- arrange a morning (even sunrise), afternoon or evening wedding - it's your cruise to create. We strive to go beyond your expectations to ensure your Wedding is completely spectacular!!!.

Several options are available to suit what ever you have planned

Contact us today to arrange for a personal consultation to plan your very special day!

Option 1 - Marriage Ceremony Service

We provide a beautiful setting for your wedding ceremony.

We leave the port and travel about 10 minutes to beautiful "Old Brewery Bay" and stop for a quiet service in the shelter of "Millionaires Point" overlooking the famous "Leacock Home" for a top deck open air service, weather permitting, otherwise a main deck level service will be arranged. After the service, we travel slowly for a short cruise back to the pier while your friends and relatives socialize and enjoy a drink.

This duration of this cruise is approximately one hour long. Times are varied and flexible.

Option 2 - Dance Cruise

Following your ceremony and dinner, delight your guests with a dance cruise. This is a party dance social; often the highlight of the entire day, where you and your guests can have a great time. Make sure your guests are ready to fill the dance floor.

The main dance party is set up on the main deck and the second deck is set up for guests who prefer a quieter atmosphere where they can enjoy each other's company.

The duration of this cruise does not exceed four hours and we typically set sail at 9:00pm.

Option 3 - Traditional Dinner Reception Cruise

This complete wedding package includes Ceremony Service as required, Reception Dinner and Reception Dance.

We set sail for the seclusion of "Old Brewery Bay" and the shelter of "Millionaires Point" for the ceremony service. After the service, we head out for a cruise during which a full dinner buffet is provided for your guests. Following dinner, the deckhouse is cleared and the dance floor is available.

The duration of this cruise is five hours long and typically sets sail at 6:00pm.

Option 4 - Casual Steak BBQ Dinner Cruise

This complete casual wedding package includes Ceremony Service as required, Steak BBQ Dinner and Reception Dance.

We set sail for the seclusion of "Old Brewery Bay" and the shelter of "Millionaires Point" for a top deck open air ceremony service. Following the service, we head out for a cruise during which a sumptuous Steak BBQ dinner buffet is provided for your guests. This is a very casual and relaxed wedding cruise. Following dinner, the deckhouse is cleared and dance floor is set up.

The duration of this cruise is five hours long and typically sets sail at 6:00pm.

Additional Information

Catering

All meals are prepared on board by our personal chef. Please notify us of any special dietary needs.

We do not provide the wedding cake, please make arrangements for delivery.

Licensed Bar Service

The Island Princess is fully licensed with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. Beer, liquor, red and white wine and coolers are available. We will accommodate special bar orders (an extra charge may apply over and above our regular bar costs). Drinks may be "Cash Bar" (each person pays individually per drink) or you may wish to offer your guests a full "Host Bar" (the host pays for the guests' drinks). A 15% gratuity will be added to the "Host Bar" total at the end of the cruise. You may also choose "Partial Host Bar" (a combination of cash and host bar). Alcohol not purchased through our permit is NOT allowed on board.

Gratuity
15% Gratuity is an extra on host bars.
15% Gratuity is added to food portion of the event

Payments

A deposit of $500.00 is due upon booking. The full balance is due 14 days in advance of the event.

A credit card number is required on file for any additional expenses that might be charged on the night of the event.

What taxes are added?

HST is currently 13%. On food, there is a 15% gratuity and 13% HST. On prepaid beverages (tickets, host bars, etc) there is a 15% gratuity and 13% HST. Please note there is HST on gratuity.

Officiant

Contrary to popular belief, Captains in local waters cannot legally marry. To marry you on our boat, you will need a wedding official. If the officiant can't stay for the duration of your cruise, we may have to return to the dock to drop him off after the ceremony.

Capacity

The maximum capacity for a wedding ceremony service is 150 passengers but we recommend 100 passengers to ensure everyone can watch the service from a single deck.

For dancing and dinner services, the capacity is 200 guests.

Disembarking

Arrangements for pick up or drop off passengers can be made with notice. 1 or 2 stops back at the pier can be arranged by prior notice.

Decorating

Decorations are allowed providing there are no open flames such as candles. No confetti on the tables or to be thrown. Flowers, balloons, streamers, bows, etc. are permissible, however, only on the inside levels. There should be nothing attached to the railings. We will schedule an extra half hour prior to the scheduled departure time at no cost for decorating. Should you require additional time, there may be a charge associated.

Music

Groups may utilize our sound system for speeches and dance music. Please supply your own laptop or MP3 player. We can also accommodate a disc jockey or a 4 piece band...and room for dancing.

Photography

Wedding pictures are taken on shore requiring a dockage at a set prearrange time. Consult your photography regarding ideal picture settings.

Parking

There is ample parking available dockside for your all your guests.

Restrooms

There are 3 large washrooms available on board; one which is a large handicapped accessible washroom.

Option Summary
Whole Boat, Private Charter
Marriage Service Only
When the boat is available
1 hour approx
$850.00
150 pass max
Reception Dance Cruise
Usually after shore service
2 hours
$25.00 per person
60 pass min
150 pass max
Reception Dance Cruise
Usually after shore service
3 hours
$27.50 per person
60 pass min
150 pass max
Reception Dance Cruise
Usually after shore service
4 hours
$30.00 per person
60 pass min
150 pass max
Service as required, Reception Dinner, and Traditional Dance 5 hours recommended
$80.00 per person
60 pass min
90 pass max recommended
Service as required, Casual Steak BBQ Dinner, and Traditional Dance 5 hours recommended
$80.00 per person
60 pass min
140 pass max recommended

If you choose to do the service on shore the 5 hour dinner cruise price doesn't change
15% Gratuity is extra on host bars
15%Gratuity is added to food portion of the event
13% HST will be added to the cruise portion of the invoice

Bar Prices includes HST
1 1/4 oz mixed drink, pop mix $6.50
1 1/4 oz. with juice or premium drink $7.50
12 oz. Domestic beer $6.50
5 oz. wine $6.50
1 Liter wine on the table for weddings $45.95

15% Gratuity is extra on host bars, HST Included
15%Gratuity is added to food portion of the event

Hot Hors D'Oeuvres
Each platter serves up to 20 people Approximately 40 pieces per platter , Minimum $12.50 Per Person
Stuffed Mushroom Caps
(Spinach & Three Cheeses)
$55.00
Chicken Satay
Marinated in a Coconut Sesame Sauce
$65.00
Teriyaki Steak Kabobs
Bite sized and Yummy!
$75.00
Assorted Mini Quiche
Homemade and Delicious
$65.00
Filo Purses
Two fillings, Rich and Addictive
$65.00
Mini Torpedo Meat Balls
Baked in a Chipotle BBQ Sauce
$65.00
Sausage Rolls
A Classic Favourite
$65.00

Cold Hors D'Oeuvres
Fresh Veggies & Dip $65.00
Fresh Fruit Platter $65.00
Spinach & Pumpernickel Dip
Spinach & Creamy Cheeses & Herbs
$55.00
Baja Coast Bean Dip
Spicy & Yummy
$55.00
Hummus & Pita
With roasted garlic
$55.00
Assorted Cheeses Platter
With a variety of crisp crackers
$85.00
Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
A favourite! Herbed Cream Cheese, Fresh Dill
$75.00
Island Princess Bruschetta
We are almost famous for this!
$55.00