Romantic Wedding & Honeymoon Sailboat Charters
St. Michaels, MD
Wedding Packages | Gay & Lesbian Ceremonies | Elopements
Photos, On Shore Officiant, Deposit |Preferred Vendors
Wedding Cake | Licensing | Wedding Reviews
Book before April 1 and
receive a free mini wedding cake value $50
Selina II operates from the
beginning of May until the end of October
Phone: 410-726-9400 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Selina II's" wedding packages start at $650. Whether it's a Wharf Side Wedding or a Ceremony Under Sail, "Selina II" packages include Decorations, Ships Flowers, Champagne Toast, Customized Vows, Officiant Fees and Maryland State Taxes.
Ceremony Under Sail : From St. Michaels harbor, the trip last 2 hours, and we can accommodate up to six passengers. Weather permitting the wedding is performed under sail. The fee includes the sail, Maryland State amusement tax, Capt Iris' officiant fee, a customized ceremony and champagne toast. Capt Iris offers a rangeof ceremonies from traditional to alternative, or your family pastor is welcome to come aboard and perform the wedding. The fee is $650 during the day 10am-12noon, 12:30-2:30pm and 3-5pm. $750 from 5:30-7:30pm, and $875 from 7:30-9:30pm.
Gratuities for the mate should be like a restaurant, 15-20% depending on service, and should be in cash the day of the wedding. Our crew is very good at taking photos and they earn their tips! Book Now
Wharf Side Wedding - St Michaels - Chesapeake: For couples who want to share their day with a larger group of family & friends, Selina II can accommodate up to 12 guests aboard during the service with an unlimited number of guests watching from the dock. After the service share an optional champagne toast, and then take a post service sail with up to six guests for an hour before joining your other guests at the reception. Includes Maryland State amusement tax, Capt Iris' officiant fee, and a customized ceremony. The fee is $650 during the day 10am-12noon, 12:30-2:30pm and 3-5pm. $750 from 5:30-7:30pm, and $875 from 7:30-9:30pm.
Gratuities for the mate should be like a restaurant, 15-20% depending on service, and should be in cash the day of the wedding. Our crew is very good at taking photos and they earn their tips!
The Plus Package: Add two hours of time to any package. You may want more post-ceremony time sailing, or if you are having a Wharf Side Wedding the bride can arrive with her bridesmaids on board the boat to the wedding site. Or the additional time can be used either for wedding photos or multiple mini sails during the reception, max 6 guests per trip.
Any Port Package: Includes the Plus Package plus the opportunity to have Selina II come to almost any waterfront location on Chesapeake Bay. Optionally the bride can arrive with her bridesmaids on board the boat to the wedding site. Also available is a romantic departure from the reception with sails up headed to your honeymoon. No time limit, Selina II is yours all day, $3000.
Dream of a destination wedding but want to skip the travel and expense? Intimate weddings aboard the historic sailing yacht "Selina II" in the quaint Eastern Shore Chesapeake Bay town of St. Michaels, MD offer all the benefits of getting away at a fraction of the price. For people who love the water, inexpensive elopement packages aboard "Selina II" offer a unique venue for tying the knot. The only historic sailing vessel on the Eastern Shore specializing in ship board ceremonies, this 1926 yacht provides an intimate setting for a ceremony at sea.
Operated by the granddaughter of the original owners, 3rd generation Capt Iris Clarke officiates aboard the "Selina II" wearing formal whites to complete the nautical theme.. Typically ships' captains are not permitted to perform weddings, but onboard the "Selina II", Capt Iris Clarke is also an ordained minister, allowing her to offer you a customized ceremony from traditional to alternative, creating your own personalized Love Boat experience.
Selina II's staff helps couples skip the stress of working with wedding planners by creating a personalized nautical event to treasure through each anniversary. Brides can choose from an array of ceremony enhancements including Photography, Videography, live bag piper, premium wedding cake, custom music program, etc.
With full sails up, "Selina II's" brightly polished bronze and freshly varnished wood sets the stage for wedding photographs that are unforgettable. The soft sound of water lapping on her hull creates a relaxed atmosphere for every ship board ceremony. Especially suited to second marriages and elopements, "Selina II's" 1926 Gatsby era elegance simply says 'upscale and romantic'.
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Read the Article - "Charter a Yacht for an Intimate Ceremony"
Military Elopements Welcome!
Serving the Marine Corps Base Quantico, Naval Station Norfolk, Patuxent Air Force Base, Andrews Air Force Base, United States Naval Acadamy, Dover Air Force Base, Naval Air Station Atlantic City, Coast Guard, Kings Point, Military Brides from VA NJ NY PA NC SC FL GA TX Annapolis, and Washington DC.
Photos, On Shore Officiant & Deposit
Photos Only Package: Wedding photos on board (between chapel & reception?) 2 hours, $345
Capt. Iris is available to officiate a range of ceremonies from traditional to alternative, or your family pastor is welcome to come aboard and perform the wedding. She is also available for shore side ceremonies anywhere within 50 miles of St Michaels, MD
On Shore Officiant
Out of season, from Nov 1 - April 30, Capt Iris steps ashore and offers her officiant services for engaged couples looking for a non-church wedding. A completely customized service that says 'you' is a specialty. Let Capt Iris help you speak your heart, or simply say 'I do'.
Deposit Policy: Selina II requests a 50% non-refundable deposit at the time a reservation is made. At that time an email confirmation notice will be accompanied by Capt Iris' proprietary wedding service as a starting point to develop a customized ceremony just for you.
Inclement Weather: In the event of bad weather if it too rainy but not too windy we can put up an awning and go ahead as planned. If it is too rainy & too windy, we can go below decks and have the service in her main salon, very pretty. Or if it is really nasty we can reschedule for the next day assuming you have booked a room and are spending the night.
You will need to have a Marriage License from the Talbot County court house located in Easton. You can get this in person or by mail, but it must be in your possession at least 2 days before the ceremony. The license is valid for 6 months after it is issued, and you must be married in Talbot County. You can look at the county's web site here: www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/talbot/marriage.html
You can either apply for the license in person or get it through the mail, (so convenient!). MaryAnne Shorthall is the clerk of the court and her number is 410-770-8010 if you have questions.
Our Wedding Cake is by Julie Bakes
Vanilla w/buttercream frosting 6" $50, 8" $65, 10" $85
($30 plate charge if you bring your own cake)
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Selina II Wedding Reviews
View Selina II's featured article in the
2009 Fall Bridal supplement in the Star Democrat.