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Pacific Avalon Yacht Charters

Newport Beach , CA

LOCATION

2901 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US

PHONE

949-673-8545

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ABOUT US

Congratulations as you start a voyage together!

Pacific Avalon Yacht Charters has a team of professionals that know how to make magnificent things happen. Our team... Read more
Congratulations as you start a voyage together!

Pacific Avalon Yacht Charters has a team of professionals that know how to make magnificent things happen. Our team specifically tailors your ideal experience aboard our fleet of luxurious yachts, because we don’t just plan a wedding.we design, choreograph and coordinate your special day.

Our professional staff works directly with you envisioning every step and providing you with the highest level of comfort. We strive to make sure the most memorable day of your life is a fantastic celebration by taking care of you and every detail, removing all the worries and stress.

We offer “one-stop shopping,” so you don’t need to look any further than our office. You can depend on us, not only for first class food and beverage, but also to provide fine china, flatware, tables, linens, glassware, flowers, décor, music, photography, wedding cake and, of course, personal attention.



Whether you have specific ideas about what you want, or are looking for guidance and suggestions, we can be as ‘hands-on’ as you need us to be. We’re here seven days a week to answer questions, ease worries, make changes, or just share the excitement with you! We look forward to making your special affair a memorable one. Please call one of our Event Specialists at (949) 673-8545 for your complimentary consultation.

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Sarah-Jane
Wedding:
7/19/2015
4.4/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception aboard the Ambassador in Newport Beach with Pacific Avalon Yacht Charters (PAYC). I was so impressed with how everything turned out! It was an absolutely fairy tale!

THE PLANNING PROCESS: I coordinated primary with Jared Turner. While he was sometimes slow to respond (especially in the beginning when my wedding was still a year away!) he was able to get everything done that I asked for him and exceeded many of my expectations in the end. He was able to meet many of our personal requests including a special menu, vegetarian and vegan meals etc. The weeks leading up to the wedding he was not feeling well and I spoke primarily with John, and everything ran very smoothly. NOTE: You are not guaranteed a rehearsal on the yacht before your wedding. PAYC is pretty upfront about this. In the end, we were able to do a rehearsal at our beach house and get onto the yacht early on the day of the wedding for a quick run through, which was totally fine.

THE DAY OF COORDINATION: We got a day of coordinator who oversaw that everything kept on time and helped out where needed. Would have loved it if the food was ready by the time everyone was seated for dinner. There was also a delay in getting the special meals out (vegan, veg, etc.) causing some guests to just pick from the buffet and not get their special meals.

THE FOOD: We selected two appetizers (along with the complimentary bread and cheese display, which my friends tell me were impressive). We selected the beef wellingtons, which were a huge hit! and the samosas, which were also very yummy! We requested a special menu of chicken parm for the main course which with much persuading, we were able to taste before the big day. IT WAS SO GOOD!

Other Vendors: I used all their recommended vendors (except the captain did not marry us) and we were very satisfied with everything!

TIP: 4 hours goes by fast. Consider getting extra time.
My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception aboard the Ambassador in Newport Beach with Pacific Avalon Yacht Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception aboard the Ambassador in Newport Beach with Pacific Avalon Yacht Charters (PAYC). I was so impressed with how everything turned out! It was an absolutely fairy tale!

THE PLANNING PROCESS: I coordinated primary with Jared Turner. While he was sometimes slow to respond (especially in the beginning when my wedding was still a year away!) he was able to get everything done that I asked for him and exceeded many of my expectations in the end. He was able to meet many of our personal requests including a special menu, vegetarian and vegan meals etc. The weeks leading up to the wedding he was not feeling well and I spoke primarily with John, and everything ran very smoothly. NOTE: You are not guaranteed a rehearsal on the yacht before your wedding. PAYC is pretty upfront about this. In the end, we were able to do a rehearsal at our beach house and get onto the yacht early on the day of the wedding for a quick run through, which was totally fine.

THE DAY OF COORDINATION: We got a day of coordinator who oversaw that everything kept on time and helped out where needed. Would have loved it if the food was ready by the time everyone was seated for dinner. There was also a delay in getting the special meals out (vegan, veg, etc.) causing some guests to just pick from the buffet and not get their special meals.

THE FOOD: We selected two appetizers (along with the complimentary bread and cheese display, which my friends tell me were impressive). We selected the beef wellingtons, which were a huge hit! and the samosas, which were also very yummy! We requested a special menu of chicken parm for the main course which with much persuading, we were able to taste before the big day. IT WAS SO GOOD!

Other Vendors: I used all their recommended vendors (except the captain did not marry us) and we were very satisfied with everything!

TIP: 4 hours goes by fast. Consider getting extra time. Read less
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Kirk
Wedding:
6/6/2015
0.2/5.0
It's been almost a month since my wedding aboard the Majestic and Pacific Avalon is still ignoring all of our communication about the huge number of problems we had that day.

The boat docked hours behind schedule resulting in several missed deliveries (including the wedding cake). We never got the extra desserts delivered because the boat wasn't docked when they attempted delivery so we paid for desserts we never used.
The staff was rude and uncooperative while we were trying to set up quickly because of their delayed docking - we put together the place settings at the dinner tables ourselves.
We had to go back to the dock in the middle of dinner to get our wedding cake which caused a lot of annoyance and engine noise.
Once we finally got the cake, the wouldn't even cut it. they cut enough for about 25 people and then told us it was too late. How could they have cut the cake any sooner when we didn't have it??

Between the rudeness of the staff, the lateness of the boat, and all the missed deliveries I would be VERY careful before ever doing business with Pacific Avalon--we've reported them to the BBB and tried to email to get a refund for all the time and product we never used and they just keep ignoring us. The next contact they get from me will be a summons from the California State Office.
It's been almost a month since my wedding aboard the Majestic and Pacific Avalon is still ignoring all of our Read more...
It's been almost a month since my wedding aboard the Majestic and Pacific Avalon is still ignoring all of our communication about the huge number of problems we had that day.

The boat docked hours behind schedule resulting in several missed deliveries (including the wedding cake). We never got the extra desserts delivered because the boat wasn't docked when they attempted delivery so we paid for desserts we never used.
The staff was rude and uncooperative while we were trying to set up quickly because of their delayed docking - we put together the place settings at the dinner tables ourselves.
We had to go back to the dock in the middle of dinner to get our wedding cake which caused a lot of annoyance and engine noise.
Once we finally got the cake, the wouldn't even cut it. they cut enough for about 25 people and then told us it was too late. How could they have cut the cake any sooner when we didn't have it??

Between the rudeness of the staff, the lateness of the boat, and all the missed deliveries I would be VERY careful before ever doing business with Pacific Avalon--we've reported them to the BBB and tried to email to get a refund for all the time and product we never used and they just keep ignoring us. The next contact they get from me will be a summons from the California State Office. Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I attended the most amazing wedding aboard the yacht Majestic! From the ceremony to the dinner the crew were amazingly attentive and accommodating to all of the guests!

Our dinner was so delicious I begged the captain for the recipe of everything I ate!

My friend who got marred was so happy and was actually in my opinion treated like a princess on her special day! Who could ask for more!
I attended the most amazing wedding aboard the yacht Majestic! From the ceremony to the dinner the crew were amazingly Read more...
I attended the most amazing wedding aboard the yacht Majestic! From the ceremony to the dinner the crew were amazingly attentive and accommodating to all of the guests!

Our dinner was so delicious I begged the captain for the recipe of everything I ate!

My friend who got marred was so happy and was actually in my opinion treated like a princess on her special day! Who could ask for more! Read less
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Felene
Wedding:
12/22/2013
4.4/5.0
The venue was beautiful. The staff very courteous. The food was less than desired. The salad come out a boat. The meat was tough. The salmon overcooked. The vegetables also were undercooked. The cake and flower arrangements were lovely. Overall I would refer friends to this venue but the quality of the food, especially for a wedding, needs to be upgraded.
The venue was beautiful. The staff very courteous. The food was less than desired. The salad come out a boat. The meat was Read more...
The venue was beautiful. The staff very courteous. The food was less than desired. The salad come out a boat. The meat was tough. The salmon overcooked. The vegetables also were undercooked. The cake and flower arrangements were lovely. Overall I would refer friends to this venue but the quality of the food, especially for a wedding, needs to be upgraded. Read less
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Yvette
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot express enough how happy I am. Jared and his staff were awesome! The food was absolutely delicous, service was great and just simply beautiful. I wish I could do it all over again! Jared, Brandon and I thank you form the bottom of our hearts! It was awesome!

Yvette & Brandon Chase
I cannot express enough how happy I am. Jared and his staff were awesome! The food was absolutely delicous, service was Read more...
I cannot express enough how happy I am. Jared and his staff were awesome! The food was absolutely delicous, service was great and just simply beautiful. I wish I could do it all over again! Jared, Brandon and I thank you form the bottom of our hearts! It was awesome!

Yvette & Brandon Chase Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
7/8/2011
4.6/5.0
My husband and I chose this location for the all-inclusive-ness. When you rent the yacht, you get the following provided in the cost: wedding coordinator, wedding officiant, DJ, photographer, florist, cake, and 1 course dinner with salad, bread and coffee/tea. For any of the vendors you dont want to us, the owner is cool about letting you hire outside vendors.

Breakdown:

Food: It was amazing. We sprung to get two course meal (chicken and roast beef) and it was delicious. Prepped that day and very fresh. The beef was so tender and juicy. The vegetables we got with it (green beans and mashed potatoes) were just as good. Our guests raved about the food and went back for seconds.

The Boat: there is newer furniture, and the entire boat is very clean and has not funky smells. We looked at some other companies in the local area and they had funky smelling boats.

Costs: It was very reasonable for us with a 75 person guest list. For the whole wedding on the boat cost us less than 12,000 for everything, and that's including upgrading to an open bar option.

Fun: Everyone that came had a blast because it's on a boat! So the idea of having a boat wedding seems really fancy and fun, but the greatest thing about it is how affordable it is.

The Picking the Wedding Package:

Everything included in the package you chose can be included or excluded. If you exclude one of the vendors (i.e. DJ, Photographer, Florist, etc.) and want to bring in someone you know or have booked outside of the boat, you can and it wont cost you. But, if you have an outside vendor who is staying on the boat for services, you have to include them as a "guest" and the boat will serve them whatever the guests are eating, no vendor meals are provided to outside vendors.

Things I liked the most about this venue:
(1) I didnt have to worry about catering, renting tables or linens, or getting staff
(2) I was able to pick one package and call it a day and never think about following up till the closing meeting
(3) Willing to allow outside vendors to work (I used my own DJ, Florist, and photographer).
(4) Lots of places to personalize the package and get what you want.
(5) An owner who speak british! Hahahha okay not a good reason, but still awesome.
(6) Very professional staff working with you at the wedding. Our coordinator was very polite and helped us stay on time.
(7) Affordability!!!! People think you spend tons when really it's more affordable than renting a room from a hotel.
(8) The view.
(9) Great food and a cake from TLC's Cinderella Cakes for a fraction of the price.
(10) People left the boat wanting to party more.
My husband and I chose this location for the all-inclusive-ness. When you rent the yacht, you get the following provided Read more...
My husband and I chose this location for the all-inclusive-ness. When you rent the yacht, you get the following provided in the cost: wedding coordinator, wedding officiant, DJ, photographer, florist, cake, and 1 course dinner with salad, bread and coffee/tea. For any of the vendors you dont want to us, the owner is cool about letting you hire outside vendors.

Breakdown:

Food: It was amazing. We sprung to get two course meal (chicken and roast beef) and it was delicious. Prepped that day and very fresh. The beef was so tender and juicy. The vegetables we got with it (green beans and mashed potatoes) were just as good. Our guests raved about the food and went back for seconds.

The Boat: there is newer furniture, and the entire boat is very clean and has not funky smells. We looked at some other companies in the local area and they had funky smelling boats.

Costs: It was very reasonable for us with a 75 person guest list. For the whole wedding on the boat cost us less than 12,000 for everything, and that's including upgrading to an open bar option.

Fun: Everyone that came had a blast because it's on a boat! So the idea of having a boat wedding seems really fancy and fun, but the greatest thing about it is how affordable it is.

The Picking the Wedding Package:

Everything included in the package you chose can be included or excluded. If you exclude one of the vendors (i.e. DJ, Photographer, Florist, etc.) and want to bring in someone you know or have booked outside of the boat, you can and it wont cost you. But, if you have an outside vendor who is staying on the boat for services, you have to include them as a "guest" and the boat will serve them whatever the guests are eating, no vendor meals are provided to outside vendors.

Things I liked the most about this venue:
(1) I didnt have to worry about catering, renting tables or linens, or getting staff
(2) I was able to pick one package and call it a day and never think about following up till the closing meeting
(3) Willing to allow outside vendors to work (I used my own DJ, Florist, and photographer).
(4) Lots of places to personalize the package and get what you want.
(5) An owner who speak british! Hahahha okay not a good reason, but still awesome.
(6) Very professional staff working with you at the wedding. Our coordinator was very polite and helped us stay on time.
(7) Affordability!!!! People think you spend tons when really it's more affordable than renting a room from a hotel.
(8) The view.
(9) Great food and a cake from TLC's Cinderella Cakes for a fraction of the price.
(10) People left the boat wanting to party more. Read less
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sam
Wedding:
1/1/2011
0.0/5.0
HORRIBLE customer service. They did NOT live up to the reputation that they try to portray. The staff on the boat was great but the rest of the staff was RUDE to me, they did not return phone calls or emails. Jared basically told me that I was a liar when in fact they were the ones that dropped the ball. My wedding was fantastic but I will always have a bad taste in my mouth for PAYC.
HORRIBLE customer service. They did NOT live up to the reputation that they try to portray. The staff on the boat was Read more...
HORRIBLE customer service. They did NOT live up to the reputation that they try to portray. The staff on the boat was great but the rest of the staff was RUDE to me, they did not return phone calls or emails. Jared basically told me that I was a liar when in fact they were the ones that dropped the ball. My wedding was fantastic but I will always have a bad taste in my mouth for PAYC. Read less
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Jayma111
Wedding:
10/3/2010
5.0/5.0
I came to write a nice review and the bad ones make me so sad! Everyone we worked with was absolutely wonderful and they gave us a very good price for such a comprehensive package.
I came to write a nice review and the bad ones make me so sad! Everyone we worked with was absolutely wonderful and they Read more...
I came to write a nice review and the bad ones make me so sad! Everyone we worked with was absolutely wonderful and they gave us a very good price for such a comprehensive package. Read less
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Mad bride
Wedding:
7/17/2010
0.0/5.0
DO NOT USE PACIFIC AVALON. THEY REALLY SUCKS! THEY WILL PROMISE YOU MANY THINGS BEFORE YOU PAY...AFTER YOU PAY THE FULL AMOUNT..EVERYTHING CHANGED. THEY PROMISE US TO HAVE THE SOFT DRINK ALL NIGHT...BUT AFTER 1 HR..THEY WANTED TO CHARGE US.. THEY EVEN THROW AWAY OUR WEDDING CAKE WITHOUT LETTING OUR GUEST FINISH IT. VERY RUDE AND UNFRIENDLY. PLEASE, DO NOT USE THEM. I JUST HAD MY WEDDING THERE..AND I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND ANYONE TO USE THEM EVER AGAIN. MY REP IS "CHRISTINA", THE BOSS'S NAME IS JOHN. THEY REALLY SUCK!!!
DO NOT USE PACIFIC AVALON. THEY REALLY SUCKS! THEY WILL PROMISE YOU MANY THINGS BEFORE YOU PAY...AFTER YOU PAY THE FULL Read more...
DO NOT USE PACIFIC AVALON. THEY REALLY SUCKS! THEY WILL PROMISE YOU MANY THINGS BEFORE YOU PAY...AFTER YOU PAY THE FULL AMOUNT..EVERYTHING CHANGED. THEY PROMISE US TO HAVE THE SOFT DRINK ALL NIGHT...BUT AFTER 1 HR..THEY WANTED TO CHARGE US.. THEY EVEN THROW AWAY OUR WEDDING CAKE WITHOUT LETTING OUR GUEST FINISH IT. VERY RUDE AND UNFRIENDLY. PLEASE, DO NOT USE THEM. I JUST HAD MY WEDDING THERE..AND I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND ANYONE TO USE THEM EVER AGAIN. MY REP IS "CHRISTINA", THE BOSS'S NAME IS JOHN. THEY REALLY SUCK!!! Read less
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Pacific Avalon Yacht Charters responded with the following comments:

The bride & groom requested to have one hour open bar and then turned the bar to a nonhosted bar. This was their request and was stated in their contract. At no point did any body disposed of any part of their cake, the bride brought her own cake whish was sliced by our service staff and consumed by her guests. It is sad that the bride forgot to mention that the coupled got a complimentary appetizzer and entree as part of their requested. We wishes them the best.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.5/5.0
These people need some lessons in customer service and professionalism. My day of coordinator did not show up to the wedding rehearsal. Their event planner was very inflexible and disorganized during the whole entire process, When the day of coordinator didn't show, the event planner came unprepared and humiliated me in front of my wedding party.
These people need some lessons in customer service and professionalism. My day of coordinator did not show up to the Read more...
These people need some lessons in customer service and professionalism. My day of coordinator did not show up to the wedding rehearsal. Their event planner was very inflexible and disorganized during the whole entire process, When the day of coordinator didn't show, the event planner came unprepared and humiliated me in front of my wedding party. Read less
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