On March 16th 2015 we were married aboard "The Phoenix" and we could not have asked for a better day. The boat provided us with a unique and intimate setting that left our guest relaxed and enamored. The weather was perfect and the scenery during sunset is breath taking. Katelyn Finney and her staff are by far the most kind and friendly people you will ever meet. Katelyn helped with all aspects of the wedding to make sure that it was a stress free process for my husband and me, and it was. She took care or all the details that I otherwise would have overlooked. The entire staff was gracious in helping with the details of accessibility for some of our guest that had mobility issues. Even one of the deckhands offered up his muscles to carry my maid of honor up and down the stairs because she is in a wheelchair. The most important aspect was that the entire staff genuinely cared about making our wedding day perfect. They treated us like family and not just another paying customer. We truly are blessed to have had them there.
There is only one regret my husband and I have, WE DID NOT BOOK A LONGER TIME.
CARLEEN M. | BRIDE | 03.16.15
My husband and I got married on The Phoenix on March 14th, 2015 and held our reception on the boat as well. Throughout the process, Kate Finney was very helpful answering my questions and called me right away if there was an important update (for example, when the marina changed their policy and no longer charged cruise boat guests for parking). I knew that getting the food (we provided all our own food and didn't really look into catering because of cost) and decorations down to the boat would be a challenge, but we were able to work with the marina's shuttles and only needed a few trips to get everything down to the boat. That was the aspect of the venue I was most concerned about, but it actually went very smoothly and only took about 20 minutes to take two car loads of supplies down to the boat.
I had friends and family who helped set up for the wedding and clean up afterwards. Kate's crew took care of setting up the chairs on deck and wrapping the railings with white lights. I believe there was also a crew member helping with boarding, etc during the cruise but honestly was too distracted to remember for sure.
The wedding itself couldn't have gone better. We did a sunset wedding because the lake is simply transformed at that time of day; it was so beautiful and 75 degrees the whole evening. Simply perfect. With the lights and decorations, the boat was transformed. I was so happy with how everything looked and turned out; it was even better than I anticipated. The wedding was absolutely everything I could have hoped for.
CARRIE A. | BRIDE | 03.14.15
The whole evening was amazing! We could not have had a more beautiful venue to celebrate in. Katelyn was wonderful to work with throughout he planning process, and the staff that night was outstanding! Captain Mark was professional, Jodi and Deanne were so accommodating and Kyle was emptying trash and picking up stuff every time I turned around. I would recommend Lake Pleasant Cruises to anyone planning a party!
ELLEN M. | MOTHER OF THE BRIDE | 10.17.15