Post # 1
Fiance and I have been bouncing around ideas on when and were are families could meet. I read the other day about someone who had a Countdown Party exactly one year before their wedding date. I thought that sounded like an awesome idea as we didn’t have any sort of engagment party. So we got then “when” part figured out, now I need the where. My family lives about 2 hours away in a small small small town. So it only makes sense for them to come here as there is soo much more to do. Now, some type of dinner is the obvious thing to do because you want time to socialize and a semi-quiet setting. But i didn’t want my family to travel all this way just for dinner.
So then I came up with the idea of a dinner on the Gateway Clipper. I looked up there website and on the day I was thinking of having the party there are two options. One is the Fall Foliage tour but that boards at like 10:30am. I don’t know if my family is going to want to get up and down here that early. The other option is the Captains Dinner/Dance Cruise. I was told by my sister that mostly old people go to this thing. Anyone know if that is true? She also claims that the motor of the boat is loud. But my boss said it’s not at all. Perhaps it matters which boat you’re on? Anyway, I’m basically looking for opinions from anyone who has been on one of these cruises. Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
I think going and partying on the Gateway Clipper is really fun but the food is not that good and the drinks are expensive. I have not been to the Captain’s Dinner & Dance cruise so I can’t say anything specifically about that one but I have been one it for other dance event and had a blast!
Post # 4
@pinkbride2012: thanks for your input! I just emailed them for more info regarding the type of music and stuff they play. I would love to do the dinner/dance, but will probably end up doing the fall foliage because of FI’s work schedule, he works nights and his work is very jerky about switching days off.
any other opinions?
Post # 5
@Lee_Ann:what about just booking a room/table at a a resteraunt like buca in st. square and then riding the trolley up to Mt. Washington? I’m not sure how many ppl you will be having but i think that’s a fun atmosphere and Mt. Washington is a good way to showcase Pittsburgh.
Post # 6
I’ve been on the Capt. Dinner/Dance cruise, although it’s been a long time, and it’s a really wonderful and memorable thing, especially if you’ve never been on the Clipper and have a good weather night. If it’s for your families to meet, who cares if it’s a little mellow and catering to an older crowd? The tour is really the main event anyway.
If you want better food, you can always do a Clipper tour and then take an incline up to Mt. Washington for dinner as others have suggested.
A friend of mine rented a whole boat from the Clipper fleet for her reception. Everyone loved it.
Post # 7
@Cheesy Potatoes: OMG it’s so funny that you mention buca, because we go there for EVERYTHING. thats where my Fiance took me to dinner the night be proposed..on MT Washington, haha. And buca is where we announced our engagment. i get buca’d out! Although…i have a secret desire of getting to sit at the pope head table…
@Melini: that’s how i feel about the “mellow older crowd” too, who cares? plus my parents are the older mellow crowd lol…
Post # 8
Not sure about those events in particular, but my Fiance proposed to me on the Gateway Clipper’s boat deck when we went to the Valentine’s Day dinner cruise. It was awesome and we really enjoyed the food/coffee and dancing. Best night of our lives. Also, it wasn’t just an old crowd. It was very mixed actually. There were definitely more young couples than we were expecting.