212 Yachts are experts in luxury crewed yacht charters and have helped to plan many events over the years. Here is our best itinerary to ensure your wedding on the water is a day you’ll never forget!
Recent clients of ours opted for Cannes to be the centre of their big day. The home of glitz and glamour, Cannes has many sophisticated hotels to impress your guests. Our guests chose the famous Intercontental Carlton. Constructed in 1911, the impressive building oozes luxury and has been a core part of the Cannes skyline for many years. If you want something a little more modern, the Martinez has a number of stylish and contemporary rooms to cater for your tastes. If you’re looking for the next level of luxury, Hotel de Paris in Monte-Carlo offers rooms steeped in grandeur and elegance. The hotel has been standing since 1863 and still preserves many original design features. Just opposite Hotel de Paris lies the Hermitage Hotel Monte-Carlo. Have your wedding here to experience the terrace with breathtaking views of Port Hercules, the home of some of the world’s biggest superyachts. Tie the knot at one of these grand hotels along the coast and then make your way to the water for celebrations!
Your Luxury Yacht
Your choice of yacht will depend on your tastes and budget. A licence is needed to cruise with over 12 guests and unfortunately, most modern yachts are not built in a manner that complies with the regulations. This can leave many brides in a panic that they will not fulfill their dreams of a luxury yacht wedding. However, there are a few potential solutions. To charter a superyacht with this rare licence prices start in the 100,000 Euros plus range. Alternatively, you could consider a yacht which is little more ‘classic’ than some of the ultra-modern superyachts we envisage when we think of the yachting world. Nevertheless, these yachts are stunning vessels that allow you to spend time on the water without having to drastically cut the size of your party. Some of the yachts we have available are:
Price per day: €12,000 + VAT + APA
Can cruise with up to 40 guests
Lying in Cannes
Price per day: €6,500 + 20% VAT + APA
Can cruise with 36 people
Lying in Cannes
Maximum 56 people cruising
Day price: 5500 euros + + VAT + APA
Delivery fee may apply depending on location
If these options do not suit you, you could have more guests on board in holding your celebrations with a party at quay or in the port on a yacht. Here are some expenses to consider (outside of the standard VAT and APA):
- Berth fee – whichever port you wish to have the event in will need to be booked and secured in advance
- Permssion may need to be granted from the port authorities ….
- Security deposit against damages (lots of people onboard a luxury yacht means higher risk of damages, the amount varies depending on the yacht.
- Carpet protection, the amount varies depending on the yacht
- Extra/specialist crew may be required, paritcularly dependent on the number of guests invited to events, and catering. Additional hostesses may also be required dependent on the number of guests invited to events.
- Port fees such as electricity, waste disposal etc.
Luxury Day Boats: Arrive in Style
When planning a luxury wedding charter, those with a smaller guest list often opt for a superyacht as their vessel of choice. Excellence V for example offers 5 floors of entertainment and 15 crew, perfect for a celebration with those most dear to you! Hiring out a group of smaller yachts can also widen your options in terms of destinations. In chartering 5 of our VanDutch fleet, our guests were able to take 50 of their nearest and dearest to the Lérins Islands to celebrate! This is an excellent choice for a big wedding party as a means of stylish transport to a restaurant or party venue. The boats can be lined up next to one another so all of the guests can mingle, and allow you to invite as many friends and family members as you like!
Your Luxury Wedding Food
Food is always an integral part of a wedding, you only want the very best for your big day. Some choose to charter a yacht and take a tender to their restaurant of choice. Our clients booked the famous La Guerite for their beachside meal. The restaurant features a terrace next to the sea, where you and your guests could eat a gourmet meal while enjoying the beautiful views of Cannes and Mandelieu-La Napoule. A yacht charter can be tailored to your every preference, so another option may be a personal chef. Be it fresh italian pasta you desire. beef bourgignon or sophisticated canopés. a private chef can do it all! You could even arrange for an endless supply of charcuterie to be ready for your guests, nibbling in between dips in the sea. Arranging a personal chef for your wedding yacht charter is another way to ensure all of your needs are met, and that your day is a reflection of your personality.
Destinations To See During Your Côte d’Azur Wedding Charter
When cruising the Mediterannean during your wedding yacht charter, there are plenty of beautiful places to be explored, If you have seen the views of Cannes, Monaco and the Lérins islands, maybe add these destinations to your list of potential stops!
The Corniche d’Or
Stretching from Théoule-sur-Mer to Marseille, the Corniche d’Or offers some of the most spectacular views on the Mediterannean. This coastline is famous for its jagged red cliffs and breathtaking natural beauty. Cruise westwards from Cannes to Rade d’Agay, where you can anchor under the Massif d’Estérel and take in the wonderful surroundings. This area is a local favourite for swimming, as the calm and crystal clear waters sweep across the bay.
The playground of the rich and famous, Saint-Tropez is the ideal stop on your luxury wedding charter. Anchor in the bay and watch the biggest boats and superyachts drift in and out of the harbour. Saint-Tropez is renowned for its beaches, you could take a tender to one of these and have a relaxed celebration with your guests. This would be an ideal location to watch the sunset with the people you love most,
Nicknamed ‘perie de la France’ (pearl of France), Menton is situated on the edge of the Franco-Italian border. The town boasts colourful buildings, a large harbour and a historic town centre. Anchor in the aptly named Baie de Soleil and admire this beautiful culture combination. Menton is famous for its lemon exports and the town echos colour and vibrance, the perfect settling for some amazing wedding photos!
Planning a wedding yacht charter may seem like a daunting task. But don’t worry; 212 Yachts are here to make your planning carefree and enjoyable. Reach out to one of our expert charter brokers via email or telephone, and let us know your possible plans. We would love to know;
Your ideal dates
Your preferred port of departure and disembarkation
The number of guests with you
The number of cabins you require
The kind of wedding you desire (active, relaxed, sophisticated etc)
Based on this information, we will be in a great position to advise the best yachts available to you, the best itinerary for your wedding yacht charter, and to answer any other questions you may have.
To begin planning your wedding yacht charter, contact our team today.