Potential Benefits Of Using A Private Cruise As An Event Venue

Rather than holding your next event in a hotel or event space, consider something a little bit different. Chartering a boat for a private cruise could make the event even more memorable. There are a number of potential benefits to using a private cruise as an event venue.

Great Views

Holding an event on board a boat means that your guests don't have to settle for the same view outside the window during the entire event. Instead, the view changes as the boat moves and the cruise could include a tour of the local area for even more entertainment value.

Captive Audience

If you're on a private cruise, participants at the event can't really leave early, so you have more of a captive audience for any presentations included as part of the function. This type of venue can be a particularly good choice for employee appreciation events, teamwork building events, and fundraising events. There are no outside distractions, so a private cruise can get people to spend more time together so they get to know each other better.

Customizable Experience

It's typically possible to customize the experience, including choosing food and beverages to be served, deciding on the decorations, arranging for any music or entertainment, setting up the schedule of events, and arranging for any necessary audiovisual equipment for the event. There are different types of boats to suit different sizes of events. It's even possible to charter the boat and then just have it stay in place for a change of venue while still allowing people to come and go as they please.

Help With Planning

In many cases, private cruise companies have event coordinators who can help plan the party, making sure no important details slip through the cracks and suggesting appropriate vendors. These professionals will often attend the event to help with any last minute issues that come up so the event will go off without a hitch and everyone will have an enjoyable time, including the people who have the responsibility of setting up the event.

Things to Consider

Make sure that there will be plenty of parking for the guests or arrange for a shuttle to transport them to the pier. Determine what happens in the case of bad weather. Nobody will enjoy an event held on rough seas that cause them to be seasick. It may be a good idea to have an alternative date in mind for this type of situation.