Tie the Knot Under Sail!

Congratulations on your engagement.  If you are looking for a memorable location for your upcoming event your ship has come in – The American Rover can accommodate up to 100 for your ceremony and reception. If you choose to have only a reception on board we can accommodate up to 120 guests.

In addition to providing a unique and elegant venue for your event, we offer a full line of bar options and professional DJ services. Catering service are provided by two of Hampton Road’s Premiere Caterers: Gourmet Gang or Cuisine and Company.

When having a wedding aboard the American Rover there is an additional wedding fee of $250, which includes our wedding planning assistance up to and during the day of your event. This fee also covers time for a rehearsal the day prior to your ceremony and early boarding for the bride on the wedding day.

While many aspects of your wedding day are taken care of by the American Rover staff, there are a few additions to your wedding that you must provide on your own. These include your wedding cake, an officiant for your wedding ceremony, a photographer, and any additional decorations and flowers you would like to use. We would be happy to assist you in your vendor selection.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to contact the DJ?
No, for your convenience our office handles all arrangements with the entertainment..

When is a final guest count due?
72 hours before your event

Are children allowed on board?
Children are welcome aboard the American Rover. As with any event, and especially one on board a boat, parents are responsible for their children at all times.

Are high heels okay on board?
While there are no restrictions against high-heeled shoes, comfortable footwear is always recommended on the water.

Will my guests become sea-sick?
The American Rover is a large vessel and the waters we travel on are very smooth. For this reason motion sickness on board is rare.

Is there certain attire required for weddings?
Our weddings range from very casual to a more formal event. The attire of your event is your decision.

What time are guests allowed to board?
Guests may begin boarding 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.