Welcome aboard the luxurious 125-foot private motor yacht charter, Royal Princess. Considered “The Elite of the Fleet,” Royal Princess is the perfect venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Our tri-level dream vessel offers two spacious indoor climate-controlled levels, including a dining room and lounge, an open upper deck with bench seating, and a private bridal suite. Our onboard chefs create exquisite cuisine and our friendly staff is always there to help.
We sail from Northern New Jersey (Weehawken, NJ), or piers in New York City.
How are we different? NY Boat Charter is owned and operated by a husband/wife team (Captain Rob and Lezlee) who have experienced the yacht wedding themselves when they married in 2001, and are passionate about giving each couple their own unique and memorable experience of a lifetime.
Cruising along the Hudson River and East Rivers in New York City with incredible views of the majestic New York City Skyline, The Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Williamsburg Bridge, sets the perfect backdrop for your most special event.
Contact: Lezlee Peterzell-Bellanich
888.755.2628 or 212.496.8625
NY Boat Charter Royal Princess Yacht
Serving Piers in NYC and NJ for the NY Harbor
NY Harbor, NY/NJ
- Guests (Seated Dinner) Up To: 180
Guests (Cocktail-Style Reception) Up To: 180
Tented Events Available: No
Outdoor Ceremonies: Yes
Indoor Ceremonies: Yes
After-Party Room: Yes
On-Site Wedding Planner: Yes
On-Site Overnight Accommodations: No
Nearby Overnight Accommodations: Yes
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
Reception Price Per Person (may vary by day, month, menu, guest count): $125 - $200
Ambiance: Luxury Private Yacht Charter
"Astounding Views"★★★★★“When everyone has the same thing to say about a venue, you know things went well — I’ve never had so much fun at a wedding reception! My guests arrived at 6:00 p.m. at Liberty Landing Marina and were greeted by a professional and courteous staff who had in hand our signature drink, a cocktail made from Chambord and a sparkling wine from Hopewell Valley Vineyards. After boarding, staff politely directed our guests to the second floor for cocktail hour and delicious hors d’oeuvres. Then the real fun began when guests found their way to the third floor, an open deck with a gorgeous view of the New York skyline. When dinner was ready, it was a struggle to separate our guests from their sightseeing, but when everyone ultimately made their way to the first floor dining area, they were treated to a plated salad waiting for them at their seats. The entrees, served buffet style, were excellent and thanks to our Maitre D’, Carol, our guests quickly queued and were ready to eat. After dinner, our guests made their way back upstairs for dancing and drinks. The beauty of a wedding reception on a yacht like the Royal Princess is that guests who don’t want to sit at their table or dance are free to immerse themselves in an astounding view of New York harbor. From the Freedom Tower to the Williamsburg Bridge, we had an astounding view of the New York harbor. Further, the top deck of the Royal Princess is perfectly arranged to ensure as many guests as possible can enjoy this unique view of New York. As the night drew to a close, our only regret was that the evening had to end. Captain Rob’s staff was kind, courteous, and professional, helping us pack our gifts and decorations and carry them to our cars, and also helped hand out our party favors — personalized wine glasses — to all our guests as they de-boarded. Captain Rob and Lezlee run an excellent ship. From the moment our guests boarded to the time our cars were packed, we felt safe in good hands. Our greatest thanks go out to Captain Rob, Lezlee, and the entire crew of the Royal Princess, without whom our wedding night would have been impossible.”- Meredith
"A Lifetime of Great Memories"★★★★★“NY Boat Charter created the perfect day for Miranda and me. The team’s attentiveness and ability to adapt to our needs and wants was remarkable. The night was executed flawlessly. One might think that having the event on a boat would make accessing the venue difficult, but Rob and Lezlee made it available to us whenever we needed, from the time we picked a date until the big day. They talked us through our various floor plan and menu options, but were very receptive when we wanted things a certain way. Lezlee’s ceremony is wonderfully authored and was delivered perfectly. We wrote our own vows and pairing that with Lezlee’s ceremony left very few eyes dry in the audience. Our expectations started off very low for the food quality … thinking … “This is a boat, how good could the food possibly be?” Much to our satisfaction and surprise, the food was the best we’ve ever had at a wedding venue and the buffet is the right option. Our expectations were exceeded with NY Boat Charter. The Royal Princess’s crew took care of us, took care of our guests, and gave us a lifetime of great memories. – Steven and Miranda”- Steven & Miranda
"Unique, Beautiful, & Memorable"★★★★★“My husband and I found the most unique, beautiful, and memorable place to have our wedding: the Royal Princess! We wanted a fun, yet classy site, and this gorgeous yacht was the perfect venue. I looked at 3 other boats before setting on the RP and it was a decision well-made – the RP was very clean, well-maintained, and had a luxurious interior finish (the middle deck was especially impressive). I am a hands-on sort of bride, but Captain Rob and Lezlee, the business manager, were accommodating every step of the way while Carol (the maître d’) and her staff were ever helpful and respectful. They demonstrated significant experience and also remained flexible enough to suit any last minute needs (like escorting guests up and down the three decks multiple times, letting me string all sorts of lighting and decor around the boat the night before). The food was delicious and plentiful. We opted for a buffet so people could move more freely around the deck and enjoy the incredible skyline views, and Rob made sure to stock sufficient quantities of alcohol so my guests were happily dancing all night. I was especially lucky to have the perfect weather, which made for a spectacular sunset, and many of our guests are making shots from our wedding their Facebook profile pictures! If I had another chance to ride on the Royal Princess, sign me up!! – Jeri”- Jeri
"The Party on the Mid-Deck was Insane!"★★★★★“My wife and I were looking for something different. We’re both from New York and like most New Yorkers living a busy lifestyle we don’t have the opportunity enjoy all that New York City has to offer. We decided t would be a great idea to charter a boat which would cruise the NYC Harbor, allowing us and our guest to enjoy the best sights in this world. We viewed several boats, some were too big and some too small. The Royal Princess was perfect for what we needed and we decided to go with the family-run style of Capt. Rob and Lezlee. We had the pleasure of meeting a groom right after his wedding when we met Capt. Rob for the first time. The groom was more than eager to show us pictures of his wedding and tell us how everything went so smoothly. We booked the Royal Princess in April for our late August wedding, so we were pressed for time for all the planning which had to be done. I can’t tell you how often I called Capt. Rob. or Lezlee with questions. They made themselves more than available. We had different vendors making deliveries the day of the wedding. It was nerve wrecking not being there to supervise them. But Capt. Rob was there early to receive them and make sure things were where they had to be. If he had any doubt, he would send a text to confirm with me. This was a bonus because neither one of us had the time to coordinate the vendors and we did not have a wedding planner. Capt. Rob worked with the vendors to make sure everything was in its proper place. The day of the wedding arrived. Our guest were pleasantly greeted by the staff and quickly began to enjoy the beautiful day on the water that we were blessed with. We had a beautiful ceremony on the top deck. We received compliments from our guests about the attention they received from the staff as well as the food. The party on the mid-deck was insane! Our guests danced, drank, and laughed so much. Everyone was very comfortable and had a great time. The end was drawing near and Capt. Rob actually give us an extra half hour. I can’t thank you enough Capt. Rob and Lezlee for allowing us to have the perfect wedding. So many of our guests are still talking about it and due to social media many people who did not attend are also talking about it. It was a dream wedding come true. Thank you Rob and Lezlee with all our hearts.”- Tulio and Maribel
"The Best Day of Our Lives!"★★★★★“We can’t thank you enough for allowing us to have the best day of our lives aboard the Royal Princess.The attention to detail, and the staff taking that extra step, showed that you all really care about what you do. Everything went by so smoothly. It was just so beautiful! Many people said this was the best wedding they’ve ever been to. I have to agree with them. Not only were the views spectacular, but the food and service were equally as impeccable.Todd and I were getting compliments all night. We are so thankful that you referred us to vendors you have worked with. They were not only professional, but truly listened in what we wanted and went above and beyond. It made the wedding planning process that much easier. Betsy, from the Portable Garden, did an amazing job with the flowers and decorations. Everyone complimented the flowers, decorations and table settings. Oscar and Dan, the DJ and Emcee did an amazing job as well. The dance floor was never empty! We are forever in your debt, and will recommend the Royal Princess to anyone who will listen. You truly deserve all the success and happiness your business brings you in the years ahead. Take care, and once again, thank you!”- Eric and Todd★★★★★ based on 5 reviewsOverall rating: