Destin Weddings on SOLARIS Yacht – Seth + Rachel

Destin Weddings on the SOLARIS Yacht Sandestin – Celebrating Seth & Rachel
Congratulations to Seth and Rachel on their Florida destination wedding on the SOLARIS yacht venue with a fun group of friends and family. The day began at sunrise with Destin beach wedding pictures, where some of Rachel’s bridesmaids experienced the Gulf of Mexico for the first time.
As Rachel got ready with her bridesmaids on-board the yacht’s private bridal suite, the SOLARIS cruised out into the open waters on an absolutely beautiful day for a Destin wedding.


Rachel stunned in a strapless, full length, mermaid-style beaded wedding gown while her bridesmaids wore full length, strapless navy blue dresses. Rachel’s bouquet featured an eclectic mix of vibrant yellow sunflowers, roses and navy blue accents.


Seth and Rachel met on the open air sky deck of the SOLARIS, with the bridal arch dawned in the same mix of flowers. Instead of a unity candle, they took part in a Blending of the Sands ceremony, a perfect complement to the nautical / beach theme for their wedding. Seth and Rachel exchanged vows and sealed it with a kiss on the sky deck as the SOLARIS sailed out into the sunset.


After wedding pictures, they went right into celebrating with a fun reception of food and music on the water. Guests indulged in chef-prepared meals and guests danced to live music. To end the night, Seth and Rachel exited under a tunnel of sparklers from guests.


Our Destin wedding planners were thrilled to partner with Destin wedding photographer,
Mari Darr-Welch who captured each moment perfectly.


Congrats again to Seth and Rachel on their amazing wedding!

Destin Florida Engagements | Sayge & Heather

This Sunday was a beautiful day in Destin Florida and just the way to start out our week with a very special moment. Sayge and Heather met our wedding coordinator Julie for a tour of the SOLARIS yacht venue for weddings at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. However, Sayge had a different agenda that day.
That day, they said “I Do” to an official engagement AND a wedding on the SOLARIS yacht. Sayge got down on one knee at on the SOLARIS sky deck and gave Heather the most beautiful ring! Getting engaged and married at the same location – beyond romantic.
And it just so happened that 30A caught it with a live video on Facebook. Watch this!
Our wedding planners can’t wait to plan this amazing wedding with this amazing couple! Congrats again!

Best Destin Wedding Venues | 2016 Knot and WeddingWire Awards

Best Destin Wedding Venues | SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS Wins 2016 Knot and WeddingWire Awards

Seventh consecutive year winner of the Knot’s Best of Weddings  


SunQuest Cruises is pleased to announced that its client reviews have earned the SOLARIS yacht two awards for best wedding venues in Destin Florida, including the Knot Best of Weddings Award for the seventh consecutive year and the 2016 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award. Both prestigious awards represent the highest-rated wedding professionals throughout the nation as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests.


 “We are honored and thankful that our clients recognize our yacht as one of the top-rated wedding venues in Destin Florida,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SunQuest Cruises. “Our wedding planners, chefs and entire staff take great pride in creating unforgettable memories on Destin’s waters for each of our couples’ wedding and reception.”


In 2016, only two percent of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on have received the distinguished Best of Weddings accolade. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost one million reviews from real couples across the various vendor categories. These winners represent the best of the best for wedding planning professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider order to inspire, plan and pull off their own unique wedding. Last year, the SOLARIS was also inducted into the Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame for its Destin yacht wedding venue, awarded to exceptional wedding professionals who have earned four or more The Knot Best of Weddings awards.


The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.  The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.


 “We are thrilled to celebrate such a high-caliber, committed group of professionals for the Couples’ Choice Awards’® eighth year,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We are proud to continue to serve as the industry leader, with over 2.5 million consumer and peer reviews, and feature award-winning wedding venues and planners such as SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS who understands the impact reviews have on their successful businesses.”


 As the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, the SOLARIS yacht cruises year-round from the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and other bridal events for up to 150 people. The 125-foot yacht was specifically built with Destin Florida weddings in mind, boasting three indoor and outdoor decks including an open air, sky deck for sunset ceremonies on the open waters, a private bridal suite and a full-service bar.  All packages include the services of a full-time, experienced, award-winning wedding planner as well as special event menus prepared on board the yacht’s galley by executive chefs.


To celebrate, the SOLARIS is offering up to $1,000 off Destin Florida yacht weddings booked by January 31st. All packages including wedding planning services.


Additional information, videos and photos can be found at Wedding planners can be reached at 850.650.2519.


About SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS

Docked at the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, 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-winning SOLARIS 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 the Knot for seven consecutive years 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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