Ceremony Under Sail: From Drummond Island Yacht Haven, the trip lasts 2 hours and we can accommodate up to six passengers. The ceremony is performed at anchor in a picturesque location or weather permitting under sail. We then blow the conch shell, fire the cannon and hoist the sails and turn the helm over to the newly joined couple to take their first journey together.
Dock Side: When you want to share your special day with a larger group of family and friends - we can accommodate up to 12 guests aboard for the ceremony and unlimited guests watching from dockside. Afterwards we take six of you on a brief sail and return you to dock.
Fee: $650 includes 2 hour use of the schooner, Captain Hugh’s officiant fee, a customized ceremony, and personalized wedding certificate.
Extra time: Want time aboard to prepare? Will everyone want a tour of the ship? Book more time for before and after the ceremony at dockside for preparations, photography and enjoying the ship. Available in two hour increments.
Sail-away: Do you love the water? Love to sail? Want more time aboard and under sail? We can do that! Half-day and full day excursions are available for sailing.
Special destinations: Are you a lighthouse lover or wide-open-water fan? With additional time added on to your package we can sail you to extra special spots for your ceremony, such as the DeTour Reef Lighthouse or into the open waters of Lake Huron. Or we can come to a location other than Drummond Island Yacht Haven. Inquire for details.
Reception delivery: Want to make a stunning entry to your reception? Many reception venues are located close to the water. Inquire about sailing to your reception.
Photography: You want your special day captured in all its splendor and glory and you want as many of your family and friends aboard. Don’t put your dear friend ashore because you had to have the photographer as one of the “guests.” We can do it for you - our First Mate, Julie Covert, is a professional photographer and can create a photo package for you to commemorate your spectacular event. Inquire for details.
Photos Only Package: Wedding photos on board (between chapel & reception) with your own photographer - 2 hours.
Pre/post-wedding activities: Looking for something for your guests to do, why not take them out sailing? Schooner Huron Jewel is a terrific place to take your wedding party out before the big day. Entertain those early arrivers/late stayers and book a few hours or a full day of mini-trips of sailing.
Catering, music, and lodging: More than likely you’ll be coming from a distance; we can give you suggestions on local providers to take care of all your needs.
“Thou art the star that guides me
Along life’s changing sea;
And whatever fate betides me,
This heart still turns to thee.”
~ George P. Morris