Post # 1
Has anyone else had their reception on a paddleboat? I live in Austin, TX and I found a double-deck paddle boat that has reasonable prices. I’m just trying to compile a pros and cons list.
Cons: if guests are late, there is no way for them to board the boat, also the can’t leave early if needed. The bathroom situation. I don’t want to overrowd the boat.
Pros: Prices, interesting and different, ability to limit guestlist, It would be cooler than a normal reception, great views, air conditioned
Anything else? Thanks!
Post # 3
My uncle and his wife got married on a paddleboat here in Minnesota. It was great. The invites included the time the boat would leave. The boat stayed docked until after the cermony. It was very nice. there was one bathroom and approx 125 guests. It worked out fine.
Of course my cousin got drunk and my brother is stupid and they both jumped off the boat and swam to shore where the cops were waiting for them. Apparently it’s not legal to jump ship!
Post # 4
We looked at one of these, and the biggest con for us was the possibility of missing guests. But the price wasn’t as reasonable compared to land-based options either.
What’s their weather policy?
How flexible is the package and is it exactly what you want?
Have you seen the boat?
Post # 5
As a guest, I think that would be really awesome!
Post # 6
@Mrs.Lonestar: I’ve never been on one for a wedding, I was for a grad party and it was super fun. I think it is very unique and interesting. I have no idea which company did it but it was on Lady Bird Lake and gorgeous. The Austin skyline is really cool, and you get a pretty good view from the lake.