No matter how good you are at hosting parties, putting together an event on a yacht requires just a little more planning and insight. Have a look at these pointers to make sure that everything goes smoothly. The last thing you want is an unsatisfied guest.
There is a fleet of yachts to choose from, each with a different capacity. Before you finalize your boat, make sure to select one that will accommodate your guest list. Remember to account for the crew onboard. Think about the layout of your event, the flow of people, and adequate gathering space during the occasion. Make sure that there is enough wiggle room.
2. Know your guests
Consider the special needs of your attendees before deciding on a vessel. Keep in mind that young children or guests with mobility challenges might need extra care. Ask any invitees, like doctors, if they will be on call and have to leave unexpectedly.
As a planner, know exactly what space is available for you to use. Give your guests the optimal privacy and feeling of exclusivity. After all, you want them to have a wonderful experience onboard.
The surrounding is as important as the venue. You want to expose everyone to the wow-factor of the cruise. Consider choosing a scenic route to enhance the experience and make the event truly memorable.
It’s better to be prepared for the worst. Be sure that the event venue has an emergency plan to ensure the safety of your guests. Remember to ask the last time the vessel underwent routine mechanical maintenance and assess the potential risks onboard.
Needless to say, choose a vendor with experience. Research and read the reviews of previous clients who have used the yacht cruise. It will give you a heads up if there are any hitches with the services the cruise is offering.
7. Consider the amenities
Because a yacht has an indoor and outdoor space, your event won't be disrupted if there's inclement weather. You can continue with the party. The crew will be at your disposal. With specific directions, you can have loads of help in managing the occasion. They are professionals at treating guests as celebrities. You will be able to arrange whatever you want with ease, tailoring the event according to your agenda to bring out the desired outcome. Even if the occasion doesn’t require cabin accommodations, it’s best to have available arrangements. Remember to check whether there are extra pillows and blankets in case they’re needed.
A chef is onboard to help prep and serve food. Make sure that there’s enough to eat and drink. If you’ve planned the music and entertainment, the last thing you want is to run out of food mid-party. So stock up- it’s better to have leftovers than to run out.
Some events call for entertainment combining a program on the water with dockside experience. The beauty of a yacht event is that, with the right preparations, you can extend pre- and post-reception entertainment for guests who stay the full time.