Evening сeremony at sea - Elopement package
Thanks for your interest in getting married aboard the historic 1926 sailing yacht "Selina II". Known locally as the Love Boat, she's a lovely setting for a wedding as her original layout of highly polished bronze and freshly varnished mahogany set the tone for elegance and romance. We add a few extra touches for your special day including flowers and ivy decorations, and Capt Iris wears formal whites when officiating, So romantic!
For parties of 6 or fewer guests we offer a ‘Ceremony Under Sail’ and for larger groups we can accommodate your needs with a ‘Wharf Side Wedding’. "Selina II" packages include Decorations, Ships Flowers, Champagne Toast, Customized Vows, Officiant Fees and Maryland State Taxes.
Our evening version of this package is offered from 5:30-7:30 May through Sept. During the day the same package is $650.
Selina II's staff helps couples skip the stress of wedding planning by creating a personalized nautical event to treasure through each anniversary. Couples can choose from an array of ceremony enhancements including Photography, Videography, live bag piper/harp/violin, premium wedding cake, custom music program, floral upgrade, etc.
Ceremony Under Sail : Starting in St. Michaels harbor, the tour is a romance packed 2 hours. We navigate past the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's floating collection and motor by the Inn at Perry Cabin, and then we sail out into the Miles River to the Chesapeake Bay and put up sails. Weather permitting you take your nuptials under sail.
Wharf Side Wedding : 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 to soak up the romance and enjoy the moment before joining your other guests at a shore side reception.
Price for evenings 5:30-7:30. The package includes a two hour sail, MD taxes, a custom ceremony with personalized vows, Capt Iris' officiant fees and a champagne toast (but not the Crew's Tip. Gratuities for my 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 and he earns his tips!)
The price does not included the license fee. 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 48 hours after you apply, and you must be married in Talbot County. You can look at the county's web site for more info.
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 if you have questions.
There is tons of information on our web site and photos on our facebook page, and more photos from one of our weddings
Also, many people as about weather. In the event of bad weather we can either put up an awning and go ahead as planned, or we can below decks still tied to the dock, or if it is really nasty we can make arrangements to use a closed in porch overlooking the water at a near by Inn. Otherwise we can reschedule for the next day assuming you will still be in town in the morning.
Minutes Away…Worlds Apart…and while who we are is a big part of our business, where we are, that is - in the heart of the historic and conveniently located Chesapeake Bay town of St Michaels Maryland - is another reason couples choose Selina II. We are just 90 minutes from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C. & just 60 minutes from Annapolis. And once you are here, you’re just steps to pubs, world class restaurants, shopping, a winery, a brewery, a distillery, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, our historic waterfront AND boating, kayaking, golfing and biking and a host of other fun activities. Selina II is docked at the Harbour Inn & Marina in St. Michaels, Maryland, a charming Eastern Shore town known for its wonderful seafood restaurants and quaint small town feel.
If you decide to book with us I you will need to confirm the reservation with a 50% non-refundable deposit which secures your date/time and a starting point for your ceremony with the confirmation. To reserve your wedding you can call me anytime, but after 5pm is the best time to call. I'll look forward to hearing from you and we can talk more about details then. I can take a Visa/MC/Amex over the phone
Now the most important part: Capt Iris is happy to offer a range of ceremonies from traditional to alternative, but whatever it is, it should resonate with you both and speak your hearts. We'll work together to create a customized service and make it perfect for you two.
Hopefully this info has been helpful. Call or email Capt Iris with questions. We look forward to hearing from you. We love weddings and Capt Iris hopes to get to be your officiant!