Looking at weddings on a boat? Get married in St Michaels MD on a sail boat and have an unforgettable nautical elopement or sailboat wedding ceremony aboard Sail Selina’s yacht! You have two wedding packages to choose from: boat weddings are either a Ceremony Under Sail, or a Wharf-Side Wedding.
Sail Selina II's Featured Nautical Wedding, St Michaels Maryland
Romantic Boat Weddings & Unique Seaside Weddings, St Michaels MD
Do you dream of a small seaside destination wedding or beach themed wedding but want to skip the travel and expense? Budget conscience intimate wedding cruises aboard the historic Sail Selina II in the quaint Eastern Shore Chesapeake Bay town of St. Michaels, MD, offer all the benefits of a coastal themed wedding at a fraction of the price. For people who love the water, our inexpensive sail boat town weddings offer nautical elopement packages MD aboard Selina II. Our Nautical Weddings offer a unique venue for tying the knot. The only historic sailing vessel on the Eastern Shore specializing in shipboard ceremonies, this 1926 yacht provides an intimate setting for a boat wedding with your nautical ceremony at sea.
Selina II’s staff helps couples skip the stress of working with wedding planners by creating a personalized Chesapeake Bay wedding package & nautical event to treasure through each anniversary. If you want to save time by finding all of your needs under one roof a small one-stop-shop for a sailboat wedding venue like Sail Selina II that’s inexpensive yet delivers world class service might just be your best choice. Couples can choose from an array of beach themed ceremony enhancements, including photography, videography, a live bagpiper, premium wedding cake, custom music program, and more. There’s nothing wrong with finding an inexpensive wedding venue that offers low priced rates and still honors the cost conscience bride. A wedding on a boat is just the thing.
And though offering yacht weddings in Maryland is a big part of our business, where we are in the heart of the historic and conveniently located Chesapeake Bay town of St Michaels MD – is another reason couples choose Sail Selina II to tie the knot. Our East Coast wedding cruises and boat wedding packages are just 90 minutes from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C. & just 60 minutes from Annapolis. We are the premier small wedding venue on the Eastern Shore accommodating just 2 to 50 guests. Selina II is docked at the Harbour Inn & Marina in St. Michaels, MD, a charming Eastern Shore town known for its wonderful seafood restaurants and quaint small town feel.
Our Chesapeake Bay Elopement Package is an alternative to schooner weddings. Sail Selina II offers all the charm and ambiance of an authentic historic yacht with freshly varnished wood and brightly polished bronze to set the stage for gorgeous maritime wedding photography that are unforgettable. Our cruise elopement packages include an officiant who specializes in boat wedding vows, from contemporary non-denominational to traditional, we create a custom nautical service specially for you. With Full sails up, the soft sound of water lapping on St Michaels Sail Selina II’s hull creates a casual relaxed atmosphere for every ship board ceremony. Especially suited to second marriages and elopements, boat weddings with Selina II’s 1926 Gatsby-era elegance simply says “upscale and romantic.” If you’ve dreamed of Wedding Couple Portraits on a boat this is the seaside wedding spot you’ve been looking for.
Cost includes 2 hour use of the boat, Maryland State taxes, customized personalized wedding ceremony, officiant fees, boat decorations, crew gratuity, and a champagne toast for up to six people.
Custom Wedding Cakes 6″, 8″ & 10″ and additional bottles of champagne available on request.
More Nautical Wedding and Elopement Options
St Michaels Nautical Wedding Plus Package
With this St Michaels Maryland wedding package, you can 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. The additional time can also be used either for wedding photos or multiple mini sails during the reception. Maximum of six guests per trip.
Gay & Lesbian Weddings
Are you and your partner looking to celebrate your most important day aboard the Selina II? Our gay and lesbian services are sure to give you an unforgettable experience!
Our same-sex wedding packages are the perfect opportunity to experience an unforgettable wedding ceremony where you are celebrated among your friends and family!
Sail Selina II Any Port Package
Includes the Plus Package plus the opportunity to have the 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 to your honeymoon. There’s also no time limit, so the Selina II is yours all day. $3000.
Sail Selina II’s wedding ceremony packages are available to servicemen and women in the following locations: 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.
Your romantic St Michaels Maryland elopement is just a short distance from most of these bases.
Cakes, Photos, & Deposit Information
Wedding photos on board (between the chapel and reception), two hours, $365.
Captain 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. The captain is also available for shore-side ceremonies anywhere within 50 miles of St. Michaels, MD.
From Nov 1 to April 30, during the off-season, Captain 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 our specialty. Let Captain Iris help you speak your heart, or simply say “I do.”
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 Captain Iris’ proprietary wedding service as a starting point to develop a customized ceremony just for you.
In the event of bad weather or it it is too windy, we can put up an awning and go ahead as planned. If it is too rainy and too windy, we can go below decks and have the service in her main salon, which is 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.
At Sail Selina II, we’re honored to offer our wedding guests wedding cakes from award-winning baker, Julie Bakes.
On the Selina II we offer a 6-inch vanilla cake with buttercream frosting. Please call for pricing and please note that there is a $30 a plate charge in the event that you bring your own cake.
Licensing & Officiates
You will need to have a Marriage License from the Talbot County courthouse located in Easton. You can get this in person or by mail, but it must be in your possession at least two days before the ceremony. The license is valid for six months after it is issued, and you must be married in Talbot County. You can look at the county’s web site here.