Destin Florida Weddings | Taking a Unique Step

The SOLARIS yacht is a unique venue for weddings in Destin Florida – allowing for lots of creativity and unique touches to make it even more memorable. Couples work with our wedding planners to choose from a variety of nautical or coastal themes and colors that they can carry throughout their wedding, including their shoes.
From walking down the aisle on the open air sky deck to dancing the night away on the first deck, the versatile spaces for weddings on the SOLARIS yacht lend the need for some fun and comfortable shoes. Our wedding planners love to see our couples take a unique step in making their shoes a memorable part of their wedding day. Here are some of our wedding planners fave examples of making your wedding shoes a sentimental and fun part of your SOLARIS yacht wedding.

Trends for Weddings in Destin | SOLARIS Drone Videos

Getting married on a 125 yacht out in the middle of the open waters is a majestic and romantically unique setting for weddings in Destin. More and more SOLARIS couples are using drone videos to capture the unobstructed, 360 degree views of their yacht weddings on the beautiful emerald green waters of Destin Florida.
Drone photography and videos are taking Destin weddings to new heights and continue to be all the rage for SOLARIS yacht weddings. It’s the optimal way to capture a SOLARIS yacht sunset wedding on the sky deck in all its glory. Nothing compares to the aerial footage you get with a drone video. Watch these drone videos below:


Some things our wedding planners caution about drone videos:
1. Noise – the drones can be loud so discuss things with your videography/photographer before. Filming might have to be postponed at certain times to avoid it being a distraction.
2. Have a back up plan – Drones can’t fly in increment / windy weather (luckily, you can also get married in the two indoor spaces of the SOLARIS) and you will want some traditional photos so be sure to have a regular photographer/videographer on hand for the big day as well.
3. Experience – make sure you book an experienced drone videographer. Our wedding planners have a list of preferred vendors who are familiar with the SOLARIS Yacht and can connect you with the right person.
4. Prepare – just like with everything else with the wedding, you want this to be perfect and to your expectations. Make sure to take discuss your vision and expectations with your videographer and do a dry run on the SOLARIS yacht and the wedding planners to ensure a smooth sailing process.
5. Ideal for SOLARIS yacht weddings – Since most SOLARIS yacht weddings in Destin Fla are destination weddings, drone videos are perfect to showcase the entire destination from a 360 degree view. Also, the wide open spaces of the local waters in Destin and Sandestin are the ideal location for drone videos

Valentine’s Day Destin Fla Dinner and Dancing Cruises

Experience Romance Between the Sea and Sky This Valentine’s Day in Destin Florida
SunQuest Cruises hosts annual Valentine’s Dinner and Dancing Cruises

Destin Florida is a romantic destination where love is in the air above the emerald green, sparkling waters. As the area’s only dining and entertainment yacht, SunQuest Cruises’ SOLARIS is a romantic and unique way to experience Destin Florida year-round from the water. SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS yacht offers a majestic and romantic alternative to Destin restaurants for Valentine’s Day.
For the most unforgettable Valentine’s Day celebration in Destin Fla, guests can dine, dance and cruise under the stars on the SOLARIS yacht on Saturday, February 13th or Sunday, February 14th from 5 – 8 p.m.  The romantic and memorable evening includes a three-hour cruise, three-course seated dinner and live entertainment.
“If you’re spending Valentine’s Day in Northwest Florida, you want to enjoy a romantic dinner overlooking the area’s natural beauty,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SunQuest Cruises. “We take waterfront dining and romance to the next level as you cruise on a luxurious yacht to enjoy unlimited, open water views, fresh seafood and steaks and dancing under the stars to live music.”
Guests will enjoy the elegant fusion of the luxurious yacht, ambiance, romance, staff and entertainment at this one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day experience. Upon being greeted on-board by Captain Rick, guests are welcomed to start the evening with a cocktail from the full-service bar and take in the fresh air from the sky deck while cruising into the sunset. As everyone explores all three indoor and outdoor decks, the SOLARIS chefs are freshly preparing coastal cuisines on-board the yacht’s galley.
The three-course, chef-prepared culinary adventure begins with a Smoked Tomato and Basil Soup. Entrée choices include a fresh herb-encrusted Filet Mignon with a Shallot and Port Cream Sauce, Fresh Seared Gulf Fish and Red Pepper Buerre Blanc, Chicken Farci (andouille sausage-stuffed breast of chicken with red wine cream), and Spaghetti Squash and Vegetable Ragout. The meal concludes with a Chef’s Dessert Plate, specially prepared for couples to share.
The romantic celebration continues with live music that can be heard from all three indoor and outdoor decks. Couples can dance under the stars on the yacht’s sky deck or enjoy the live music from inside the elegant dining spaces with panoramic windows.
The SOLARIS yacht is conveniently docked within the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort which offers a variety of accommodations on-property for anyone seeking a romantic, worry-free night.
The SOLARIS Valentine’s Dinner and Dancing Cruise includes a three hour cruise, three-course meal and live entertainment for $165 per couple. Reservations required online or by calling 850.650.2519.
About SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS
Docked at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina, SunQuest Cruises’ SOLARIS yacht is a magnificent 125 foot, 5,200 square foot yacht with three decks of indoor and outdoor spaces.  The SOLARIS is the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, offering public dinner cruises year-round for up to 150 people. Since 2004, the award-winningSOLARIS has also served as a unique venue for weddings/receptions, corporate functions, group activities and other events. The SOLARIS has been the recipient of the “Best Wedding and Reception Venue” award by readersof The Knot for seven consecutiveyears and was inducted into the Knot Best of Weddings 2015 Hall of Fame. For more information, visit or call 850.650.2519.

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