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Pacific Avalon Yacht Charters

Newport Beach , CA
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LOCATION

2901 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US (map)

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.

Our Fleet:

Royal Princess

Majestic

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1979
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Boat / Yacht
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Nautical, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
6000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
26
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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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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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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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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Bella
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Anytime I had questions they were right there to answer everything! Everything went so well! I had looked at all yachts in Long Beach and Newport Beach and I couldn't find one that was so nice as the Ambassador and the price was amazing. I got a package deal and didn't have to worry about anything...they took care of me from day 1 until the BIG day. I know you will love working with everyone at Pacific Avalon.
Anytime I had questions they were right there to answer everything! Everything went so well! I had looked at all yachts in Read more...
Anytime I had questions they were right there to answer everything! Everything went so well! I had looked at all yachts in Long Beach and Newport Beach and I couldn't find one that was so nice as the Ambassador and the price was amazing. I got a package deal and didn't have to worry about anything...they took care of me from day 1 until the BIG day. I know you will love working with everyone at Pacific Avalon. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Officiant, Wedding Venue
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MrsEM3
Wedding:
6/2/2007
5.0/5.0
My husband and I booked Pacific Avalon for our wedding reception in 2005 for our June 2nd 2007 wedding. We're both very very happy with the services Pacific Avalon offered. Our wedding was perfect. The yacht was gorgeous, the food was yummy and the team taking care of us the day of was fabulous. I can't say enough about the company.

We interviewed all of the yacht companies from San Diego to Marina Del Ray and felt Pacific Avalon out did them all. I would definetely recommend Pacific Avalon.
My husband and I booked Pacific Avalon for our wedding reception in 2005 for our June 2nd 2007 wedding. We're both very Read more...
My husband and I booked Pacific Avalon for our wedding reception in 2005 for our June 2nd 2007 wedding. We're both very very happy with the services Pacific Avalon offered. Our wedding was perfect. The yacht was gorgeous, the food was yummy and the team taking care of us the day of was fabulous. I can't say enough about the company.

We interviewed all of the yacht companies from San Diego to Marina Del Ray and felt Pacific Avalon out did them all. I would definetely recommend Pacific Avalon. Read less
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Jinky
Wedding:
1/1/2005
5.0/5.0
I would like to thank pacific Avalon yacht for my beautiful and romantic wedding last Aug. 28, 2011. To Mr. John Gueola, you are amazing. Thank you sir for supporting and helping me with every detail. Your staff were very accommodating, the food is great and the place is breathtaking. My wedding is a perfect day that will be treasured forever.
I would like to thank pacific Avalon yacht for my beautiful and romantic wedding last Aug. 28, 2011. To Mr. John Gueola, Read more...
I would like to thank pacific Avalon yacht for my beautiful and romantic wedding last Aug. 28, 2011. To Mr. John Gueola, you are amazing. Thank you sir for supporting and helping me with every detail. Your staff were very accommodating, the food is great and the place is breathtaking. My wedding is a perfect day that will be treasured forever. Read less
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sailorbride
Wedding:
5/2/2009
4.8/5.0
I recommend Carrie as a coordinator. She was extremely prompt and always had answers for my questions. Everything went as I had planned. I can't say that I had any wedding day disasters. The Ambassador was very comfortable and beautiful. The food was great and there was plenty of it. I highly recommend Pacific Avalon and the Ambassador for weddings and parties. My guests had very high praises for the whole event.
I recommend Carrie as a coordinator. She was extremely prompt and always had answers for my questions. Everything went as Read more...
I recommend Carrie as a coordinator. She was extremely prompt and always had answers for my questions. Everything went as I had planned. I can't say that I had any wedding day disasters. The Ambassador was very comfortable and beautiful. The food was great and there was plenty of it. I highly recommend Pacific Avalon and the Ambassador for weddings and parties. My guests had very high praises for the whole event. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/25/2010
4.6/5.0
First off, there are a lot of very negative reviews on PAYC luckily I had a very positive experience with them. I felt that I had to stay on top of things just because that is how I am. I asked a lot of questions that didn't have to be asked because they already know what they are doing but I had to put my mind at ease so there wouldn't be any surprises.
Their staff does seem to change a bit, we met with Carrie when we booked then it changed hands a couple of other times. As long as you send your email to the general address and then add anyone else you have you'll get a helpful response. Emailing different people with questions didn't negatively affect my wedding at all. I personally didn't like Terry; he was too brash and business like but he was just there for the tasting and he isn't a part of the rehearsal so it wasn't a big deal.
We had our wedding on the Royal Princess with PAYC. It included food, cake, dj, tables, chairs, linens, officiant, and staff. We also upgraded to an open bar and we added an hour. Everything that is included and not included is clearly stated in the paper and contract. They were very helpful during the planning process, I email them multiple times and they responded within 24 hours. We had a tasting and the food wasn't that great but but on the day of it was very good! (I suggest the chicken; the beef was dry).
The day before the wedding we had the rehearsal. I had quite a few questions and I got them answered. They are pretty open to what you want to do. They know it's your day so you choose what you want. They said that I could come onto the boat 1 hour before the wedding (so guests wouldn't see me) or wait until the ceremony starts. Since we were doing 1st look pictures Collin and I could see each other beforehand so I chose to arrive 1 hour before. This was a great idea because this was the only chance that we got to get pictures of us 2 and the wedding party on the lower deck.
For the day of the wedding I was supposed to have a coordinator and I'm not sure who that was supposed to be. The DJ, JJ, with EV sound (comes with the package) was awesome; he fit the role perfectly! He was the only one that would come up to us and ask if we were ready for the next thing and if we weren't it was totally fine. He was very professional but also relaxed; the perfect mix for your wedding day. I don't know if he was supposed to be the coordinator but he was for us and it turned out great. He also played every song that we had requested and gave the whole reception a very fun and upbeat feeling. We had met with him before the wedding and went over everything. It made us feel very good knowing that he was going to be our DJ. We had to make a couple of decisions after the meeting so we just emailed him them and everything worked out great.
The captain could not read for the life of him; he messed up the ceremony/vows multiple times. You could tell he didn't practice what I sent him or maybe he was just really nervous. I think he even skipped a couple parts so the ceremony was 5-10 minutes. That was devastating to me at first but I got over it. So a word of advice: ask the captain to go over the ceremony lines when you see him before the wedding starts!
The intimate atmosphere of the yacht was exactly what my husband and I were looking for. I wanted everyone together and enjoying each other and that's what happened. I am told by guests that the views were amazing. This was another reason why we chose this venue but I didn't even stop to look at them, at least there's pictures and video! That is some more advice I'd give: talk to the guests while they're eating, dance as much as you can, but also take a couple breaks with your new husband and look at the view in a quiet spot at the back/front of the boat. We didn't do this and I really regret it. But we did get to dance and have a lot of fun!
So many guests have said that it was the funnest wedding they had ever been to, which was the goal of it all!
Everything went pretty smoothly, I knew going into it there would be a couple of bumps and there were but nothing horrible. We were able to express our love in front of our family and friends, there was great food and drink, the music was fun, and the dance floor was packed so I am happy with the outcome! If I had to go back and do it over I would definitely hire PAYC again!
First off, there are a lot of very negative reviews on PAYC luckily I had a very positive experience with them. I felt Read more...
First off, there are a lot of very negative reviews on PAYC luckily I had a very positive experience with them. I felt that I had to stay on top of things just because that is how I am. I asked a lot of questions that didn't have to be asked because they already know what they are doing but I had to put my mind at ease so there wouldn't be any surprises.
Their staff does seem to change a bit, we met with Carrie when we booked then it changed hands a couple of other times. As long as you send your email to the general address and then add anyone else you have you'll get a helpful response. Emailing different people with questions didn't negatively affect my wedding at all. I personally didn't like Terry; he was too brash and business like but he was just there for the tasting and he isn't a part of the rehearsal so it wasn't a big deal.
We had our wedding on the Royal Princess with PAYC. It included food, cake, dj, tables, chairs, linens, officiant, and staff. We also upgraded to an open bar and we added an hour. Everything that is included and not included is clearly stated in the paper and contract. They were very helpful during the planning process, I email them multiple times and they responded within 24 hours. We had a tasting and the food wasn't that great but but on the day of it was very good! (I suggest the chicken; the beef was dry).
The day before the wedding we had the rehearsal. I had quite a few questions and I got them answered. They are pretty open to what you want to do. They know it's your day so you choose what you want. They said that I could come onto the boat 1 hour before the wedding (so guests wouldn't see me) or wait until the ceremony starts. Since we were doing 1st look pictures Collin and I could see each other beforehand so I chose to arrive 1 hour before. This was a great idea because this was the only chance that we got to get pictures of us 2 and the wedding party on the lower deck.
For the day of the wedding I was supposed to have a coordinator and I'm not sure who that was supposed to be. The DJ, JJ, with EV sound (comes with the package) was awesome; he fit the role perfectly! He was the only one that would come up to us and ask if we were ready for the next thing and if we weren't it was totally fine. He was very professional but also relaxed; the perfect mix for your wedding day. I don't know if he was supposed to be the coordinator but he was for us and it turned out great. He also played every song that we had requested and gave the whole reception a very fun and upbeat feeling. We had met with him before the wedding and went over everything. It made us feel very good knowing that he was going to be our DJ. We had to make a couple of decisions after the meeting so we just emailed him them and everything worked out great.
The captain could not read for the life of him; he messed up the ceremony/vows multiple times. You could tell he didn't practice what I sent him or maybe he was just really nervous. I think he even skipped a couple parts so the ceremony was 5-10 minutes. That was devastating to me at first but I got over it. So a word of advice: ask the captain to go over the ceremony lines when you see him before the wedding starts!
The intimate atmosphere of the yacht was exactly what my husband and I were looking for. I wanted everyone together and enjoying each other and that's what happened. I am told by guests that the views were amazing. This was another reason why we chose this venue but I didn't even stop to look at them, at least there's pictures and video! That is some more advice I'd give: talk to the guests while they're eating, dance as much as you can, but also take a couple breaks with your new husband and look at the view in a quiet spot at the back/front of the boat. We didn't do this and I really regret it. But we did get to dance and have a lot of fun!
So many guests have said that it was the funnest wedding they had ever been to, which was the goal of it all!
Everything went pretty smoothly, I knew going into it there would be a couple of bumps and there were but nothing horrible. We were able to express our love in front of our family and friends, there was great food and drink, the music was fun, and the dance floor was packed so I am happy with the outcome! If I had to go back and do it over I would definitely hire PAYC again! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Officiant, Wedding Venue
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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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Emily
Wedding:
9/8/2007
4.6/5.0
We absolutely loved our wedding aboard the Majestic. We had a few troubles dealing with some of the staff over the phone prior to our event, trying to get details in order. But the day of the wedding was so amazing. The entire staff on the yacht was so helpful and attentive. Our Captain was hilarious and kept our guests entertained before the ceremony started. The food was great, and plenty of it. The bar was great, our cake was delicious and it turned out beautiful. I paid a little more to have the cake square and stacked instead of tiered, well worth the money. I went with a different vendor for my flowers due to pricing and flexibility not being very good. All of our guests had a blast. I am still hearing from people how it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
My husband and I want to do it again, we had such an amazing time! Thank you Pacific Avalon.
We absolutely loved our wedding aboard the Majestic. We had a few troubles dealing with some of the staff over the phone Read more...
We absolutely loved our wedding aboard the Majestic. We had a few troubles dealing with some of the staff over the phone prior to our event, trying to get details in order. But the day of the wedding was so amazing. The entire staff on the yacht was so helpful and attentive. Our Captain was hilarious and kept our guests entertained before the ceremony started. The food was great, and plenty of it. The bar was great, our cake was delicious and it turned out beautiful. I paid a little more to have the cake square and stacked instead of tiered, well worth the money. I went with a different vendor for my flowers due to pricing and flexibility not being very good. All of our guests had a blast. I am still hearing from people how it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
My husband and I want to do it again, we had such an amazing time! Thank you Pacific Avalon. Read less
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