Top 5 Best Things About Toronto Wedding Cruises

A big city like Toronto has no shortage of choices for wedding venues. Couples on the hunt for a city wedding with a beautiful outdoor setting find that wide-open spaces start to become scarce in the downtown core and come at a premium. Consider a Toronto Wedding Cruise. Mariposa Cruises has hosted thousands of nautical nuptials and if the idea of having your day on the water appeals to you, we’ve got five great reasons why you should:

City or Country Wedding: The Best of Both Worlds

Wedding Cruise through Toronto Islands and Lake Ontario

Wedding Cruise through Toronto Islands and Lake Ontario

Toronto Wedding Cruises are the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding. Vessels are conveniently located at the heart of downtown Toronto. Once your guests arrive and board, they’ll feel like they’ve been transported to another place. The great thing about being a waterfront city is that cottage country is literally a boat ride away— straight from the downtown core.  Four of our six vessels (The Rosemary, Showboat, Oriole and Klancy) are the perfect size to cruise in and around the Toronto Islands, waterways and lagoons, accommodating groups as small as 40 and as large as 150 guests, depending on your seating style. The scenery is peaceful, picturesque and a great way for out-of-town guests to experience Canada’s largest city.

A One-Stop Source for Planning your Wedding

Wedding Cruise on Northern Spirit

Photo courtesy of Samantha Ong Photography

Once you’ve decided on a Toronto Wedding Cruise, your event-planning is pretty much cut out for you when you choose a Mariposa Cruise. Our amazing crew makes it easy, with assistance from start to finish! Our wedding packages offer a variety of menus and catering options, and we can also customize your wedding depending on your needs.

Services include:

  • A Sales Manager who assists with choosing the right vessel for the size and style of your wedding
  • A dedicated Event Coordinator to guide your through the food & beverage options, floor plans and decor details
  • A Cruise Manager to oversee the event on the day of your wedding
  • Navigational Crew to provide you with a smooth voyage
Table Setting on the Oriole

Table Setting on the Oriole

Wedding Packages Include:

  • Five hours of exclusive use of the vessel including four hours for cruising and one hour for boarding/disembarking.
  • Standard white linen table cloths, napkins, china plates, glassware and stainless-steel cutlery, All existing tables, chairs, & table numbers.
  • Complimentary cake cutting service
  • DJ and professional sound system (excluding The Rosemary)
  • Access to our preferred supplier for decor, florals, cakes, photographers and more

Download our Wedding Package for full details.

Not Just for Wedding Ceremonies

Toronto wedding ceremony and reception

Combining the wedding ceremony at Toronto Music Garden with a wedding cruise reception . Photos by Samantha Ong Photography

Charter cruises are great for other celebrations surrounding your nuptials, like engagement parties, pre-wedding celebrations, or a post-wedding brunch cruise the morning after with close family and friends.  Many couples opt to have their wedding ceremony on land and host their reception on a boat. What’s great about Toronto’s waterfront is that it offers some beautiful areas for wedding ceremonies, like the nearby Toronto Music Garden  or the Toronto Islands. Combine different venues for your ceremony and reception, or host both onboard. The choice is yours.

Six Unique Love Boats and Endless Possibilities

Wedding decor on the yacht Rosemary

Wedding decor on the yacht Rosemary

Each couple is unique and so is their preferred style of wedding. Formal or informal, traditional or unconventional, intimate or grand—we can personalize your wedding according to your preferences. Each of our boats is unique in its own right, from small yacht cruising aboard the Rosemary and Klancy, to grand-style events aboard the Captain Matthew Flinders and Northern Spirit –two of the largest ships on Toronto’s harbour.

Toronto Wedding Cruise

East Indian wedding on the Captain Matthew Flinders

Our fleet can accommodate a range of groups, from 40 to 560 guests, and our team can assist with décor set-up to create your dream event.

Wedding Decor on Showboat outer deck

Wedding Decor on the outer deck of the Showboat

Stunning Backdrops

Toronto boasts one of the most iconic skylines in the world, and the best way to experience it is from the water.  A wedding cruise offers ever-changing views of Toronto’s skyline and harbour. As the day turns to night, you and your guests will delight in the sunset views and bright city lights at sundown. Weddings photos are afforded truly romantic backdrops. Your photos are your memories, and when the wedding day is over, they are all you get to keep from your day. Make them spectacular!

Toronto Wedding Cruise

Photo courtesy of Samantha Ong Photography

For more information about Toronto Wedding Cruises, visit our Wedding Cruise Section which includes videos, customer testimonials and more!