Okay, so you can't afford to have your wedding on the QE2 on one of her transatlantic voyages. Then have your wedding aboard the original - The Queen Mary, which now operates as a hotel and tourist attraction in Long Beach, California, as well as being a fabulous California wedding venue.
The Queen Mary is an Art Deco wonder, with 365 stateroom/hotel rooms for to choose from for your honeymoon. You can choose to have your wedding in the Queen Mary's Chapel, or on the Sun Deck Stage, which looks over the Pacific Ocean. If you choose to elope with the just two of you, or if you have a small number of guests (under 15 people), you can opt for the Intimate Wedding Ceremony package for $600, which includes a one-hour rental of the Chapel and recorded ceremony music.
For on-deck ceremonies, you have your choice of the Deck Gazebo Ceremony for up to 100 guests, or the Queen Mary Verandah Deck Wedding Ceremony for up to 350 guests. Prices start at $1,200 for the Gazebo Deck Ceremony and $1,500 for the Queen Mary's Verandah Deck Ceremony. (There are also Commitment Ceremonies available, as well as voy renewal ceremonies).
To jazz things up a bit, you might want to choose to have your ceremony on one of the special holiday or special-event dates, such as:
Oct. 5 - Oct. 31
During this time the Queen Mary celebrates "Halloween Terrorfest," when the Queen Mary is transformed into twisted mazes and endless corridors which deliver "monsters, mutants and maniacs." Also featured are live bands and dance parties aboard the ship.
New Year's Eve
The Queen Mary throws a mean New Year's Eve party. Actually, it throws several New Year's Eve parties. So, what better place to begin your own personal fireworks than by getting married or honeymooning on the Queen Mary on New Year's Eve. Their Deluxe New Year's Eve package is $739 for double occupancy and includes a one-night stay, 2 New Year's Eve party tickets, a bottle of Queen Mary champagne in your hotel room, party faavors, and a dinner voucher the a reception and dinner served in the Britannia Salon.
Do know that all wedding ceremony packages are higher on holidays.
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