|Whatever floats your boat!
Captain Jake and his Crew set sail from Exmouth at around 15:00, in order to arrive into Torquay Marina for 17:00. Having decorated the boat according to the Bride and Groom’s wishes on the way down, we were greeted by the caterer, saxophonist and DJ, with whom we had arranged to meet on the pontoon. Having helped them all onto Pride of Exmouth with their gear, we were able to get ready for the imminent arrival of our wedding guests. Despite drizzly weather conditions, the excited party arrived in fine spirits, further elated once aboard, by the prompt provision of a delightful glass of summer Pimm’s and uplifting live Jazz from the Saxophonist.
Departing from Torquay Marina at 18:00, we sailed around Torbay among an abundance of coastal wildlife including Gannets, Seals and Porpoises at Berry Head. The BBQ was served on the upper deck as the guests merrily chatted – some remaining up and others heading downstairs.
At the end of the feast, the tables and chairs were moved to the sides of the saloon, making way for a spacious dance floor. The prosecco for the toast was handed to the guests at 20:00 and after the speeches and the cutting of the beautiful wedding cake, the DJ hit the decks with ‘Despacito’, accompanied once again by the lilting dulcet tones of the improvising Saxophonist, for the first dance. It was exactly how the Bride and Groom wanted it to be and when they could no longer resist, the guests eagerly joined them on the dance floor, ready to party the night away!
The local cheese selection, paired with fine ruby port was served at 21:30, by which time some appetites had been sufficiently rebuilt and we returned to harbour for 22:30!
The excitable guests disembarked and once the Bride and Groom had said their farewells, they thanked Jake and his team sincerely, for making their wedding reception “everything we had hoped for and more”.
Stuart Line Cruises are highly experienced in offering a wide range of private charter packages for anniversaries, birthday parties, corporate events and so on but it has been a real joy and a great privilege for us to have hosted four wonderful wedding receptions aboard Pride of Exmouth throughout July alone.
Our flagship vessel, Pride of Exmouth, continues to exhibit excellent versatility since her major refit in 2017, comfortably accommodating large groups, a wide range of catering options and live music. We are extremely fortunate to be able to land at a number of local marinas, harbours and ports, meaning that we are by no means restricted in terms of location. Her open top deck boasts uninterrupted views over our glorious East and South Devon Coastal surroundings whilst the covered lower saloon ensures complete shelter from the Great British Summer!
Whatever your requirements are afloat – from catering and music to overall event management, Stuart Line Cruises are highly experienced in ensuring the most perfectly unique party.