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Review: Nightmare to fairytale wedding - My perfect Day
Reviews Posted: 1
Wedding was on a cruise in newport - romantic.
I want to thank all of the people at Electra Cruises who made our wedding a great success. Unfortunately our wedding started out to be a nightmare and they made it into a fairytale. Every time Mark and I see the Icon Yacht in the harbor it reminds us of the great time we had. Their staff was helpful and courteous and everything went according to plan. I was sooo stressed out the few days before the wedding but by the time my wedding day came and I boarded the boat I knew I had nothing to worry about. I was a guest at my own wedding. It was a real pleasure doing business with them and their company I will recommend Electra cruises to the company I work for Verizon Wireless for some of there upcoming events. They are always looking for a class act to hold company parties and events. Linda everything was wonderful and the wedding pictures were GREAT!
Reception and cermony on board.
Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Star Quality : 5.0
Knowledgeable, Friendly : 4.0
Amenities : 4.0
Variety : 5.0
Review: Our Daughter's Special Day!
Reviews Posted: 1
What was your wedding theme? Décor? Setting? Wedding Cruise
Flexibility of venue to meet your needs? My husband and I would like to thank the staff of the ''Electra'' for all your help to make our daughter's wedding a truly wonderful occasion. As you can imagine, planning such a special day from 3000 miles away comes with its own set of problems on top of the normal headaches and joys. Because of your experience and first-hand knowledge of the venders, you made the process much easier and far less stressful than it could have been.
Though I have forgotten the names of the deejay and the photographer, I haven't forgotten what a wonderful job they did under some ''trying'' circumstances. The deejay was basically on her own to choose the music, and she made excellent choices. After processing the film, we were delighted with the poses as well as the candids taken by the photographer. Her full length picture of Joanna with the harbor scenery in the background is breath-taking and has been enlarged to be framed for our dining room wall. Plus she had such a delightful personality and was so much fun that quite a few guests took pictures of her! The cake from Cinderella Bakery looked exactly like the bride and groom wanted and tasted good too. Our florist, Elegant by Design, did a beautiful job. The designers were so easy to work with and were the reason I heard so many compliments on the decorations. Simple, but elegant.
I would like to express even deeper appreciation to the staff on board the ''Electra" The servers and bartenders were efficient and polite. The food was delicious, just as you promised. But Maria was the star of the evening (next to the bride, that is). She handled a very nervous bride, a dirty wedding gown, and a host of other problems with what appeared to be calmness and ease. She saw that everyone was at the right place at the right time, that our guests were kept comfortable, and that in all the excitement, we parents were fed dinner. Sometimes we were in a daze and she just had to take us by the hand. Maria made it possible for us to have a good time, something that I understand is not always possible at the wedding of your children.
Being able to enjoy our daughter's wedding sums up what I really want to thank you for. Everyone working together really helped to make the event one that the bride and groom will remember with joy for the rest of their lives. Seeing Joanna and Frank so happy and seeing their friends and family celebrating with them is what it was all about. And on top of it all, the sun came out just in time to shine down on everyone.Perhaps I should give credit to that sweet Rev. Pieper for that.
Have both your reception and ceremony there? If so, make for a happy couple & guests? Both Reception and Ceremony was upon the boat.
Favorite part of the venue? Being able to truly enjoy our daughter's wedding without one stressful moment
Overall Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Star Quality : 5.0
Knowledgeable, Friendly : 5.0
Amenities : 5.0
Variety : 4.0
Review: unethical company
Wedding Date: 01/17/2010
Reviews Posted: 1
What was your wedding theme? Décor? Setting? I was a bride and many things went wrong on my day. I didn't want to make a big deal out of it but after addressing some of the issues with one of the owners of the charter, their lack of response is very disappointing. They did not offer any apologies or seem to care about anything that happened.
1) One of my florist was decorating and asked where the restroom was on the boat. Their crew member told her to use the restroom off the boat and told her not to come back onto the boat until the ceremony started.
2) It started raining during the ceremony and my guests got wet because all the windows were not properly closed.
3) Many of my guests were missing personal items by the end of the evening.
4) The seating chart provided to me did not match up to the way the crew members set up the tables. So I did not sit near my family memmbers.
5) The crew members were instructed to serve sheet cake to my guests but instead cut my 'to show' cake, which was also to be saved for the groom and I - we were not offered a piece of cake neither.,
6) We were told by one of the owners that there would be a bottle of champagne in the bridal room and that we would be taken care of at the bar but there was no bottle for us in the bridal room and I had to pay for my own drinks - didn't know brides have to carry cash on them on their wedding day - would think that the bartender would give one to the bride on the house on her wedding day
7) My flower girls did not walk down the aisle because the coordinator did not bother to gather them up before the ceremony.
Many others but too long to list. The surroundings of the area were beautiful but their service is not worth it. Spend your money elsewhere and with a company who would be appreciative of your business. Electra Cruises seems to cater more twoards businesses and not towards weddings - if they did, they would make more sure that Brides would be happier on their wedding day.
Overall Rating: 1.0 / 5.0
Star Quality : 1.0
Knowledgeable, Friendly : 1.0
Amenities : 1.0
Variety : 1.0
Review: My Perfect Wedding
Reviews Posted: 1
Favorite part of the venue? It has not yet been 2 days, and I am still tired from the whirlwind of our wedding weekend. So forgive me if this letter is a bit crude and unrefined. I will write from the heart and I want to do this before it gets overdue because we leave for our honeymoon in 2 weeks. I am extremely pleased with the professionalism, execution, care and thoroughness of your staff at Electra Cruises.
Michael and I booked our wedding date 1 ½ years ago, and you had a list of vendors to choose from. Little did I Know what I was expecting. We chose Vincent as our photographer. He let us in his home studio and the care and heart he had for this job was self evident. He booked him right away. We then saw the cakes at Cinderella Cakes. Again, we were extremely satisfied with the selection and samples they showed us. We were in and out of
there in half an hour. Your florist I really didn't see until near our wedding date, but again it was an easy meeting. They showed me pictures and figured out exactly what I had in mind. Now about your DJ’s, all I can say it that they ALL must be extremely good, as they were all booked up except for one, Mark Hicks. It was most likely because fie was out of the country. But I am sure glad we finally got in touch with him! He really made the night
special for us. And I have to thank Heather most of all for keeping everyone on top of everything. My whole bridal party (all 14 of them!) knew who she was right away, as she helped get us organized and helped Michael and I through the whole Might, so we knew what to do next. Oh yeah, I surely can't pass up the food ... I really enjoyed all of it! Your staff even saved appetizers for us. We had the crustacean corner appetizers, mahi-mahi, fried rice, vegetables and pork! It was just the way I asked for it, with the crunchy skin!
You can tell how close the staff and your vendors were. The comic they provided throughout the night really showed that everyone was just like family. It was nice to see how everyone enjoyed working together.
Our guests kept telling us how much of a good time they had and how unique the whole event was! Partnered with my graphic abilities, our wedding was more than what I had expected. I am enclosing a full set of graphic stuff I made for our wedding. Here you will find our invitation bottle, program and souvenir CDs of our favorite songs that we passed out to our guests. And hot off our presses, is a CD of pictures of the wedding. It has a lot
of pictures on it, and has not yet been cleaned up for the ''just select'' shots, so you'll just have to have them all! I hope you enjoy these pieces as it shows how great everything fell together. That night I was very very happy, and I could see it in Michael's eyes too.
Please thank everyone who made our night special for us. It was wonderful!