Destin Weddings, Holiday Parties & More | Reasons to Fall in Love with the SOLARIS

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So Many Reasons to Fall in Love with the SOLARIS

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Destin Florida. We’ve had an amazing start to the fall season that just begs for all of us to be outside to enjoy the humidity-free, crisp fresh air and the great sunshine. Right now is absolutely the best time to get on the water and enjoy fall in Destin.
Did you know that in the fall, the sun sets on the bay, not the gulf? The SOLARIS truly is the best seat in the house to watch the sun set over the bay while you enjoy a decadent seafood and prime beef meal. We’re cruising weekly through the fall with sunset and dinner cruises that include live entertainment and a lifetime of memories.
Here are some additional reasons to ‘fall’ in love with the SOLARIS right now:

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Destin Florida Weddings

Fall has become the new ‘it’ season to get married in Destin, with breathtaking weather, colorful sunsets and lesser crowds (and costs) to accommodate guests. To celebrate the fall, we offering up to $1,000 off Destin weddings if you book by mid-November.

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Holiday Parties in Destin

What’s more memorable than a holiday party in Destin on a 125′ yacht? As luxurious as the memories are, the prices are affordable with all-inclusive packages to accommodate all budgets. Our valuable packages include event planners, linens, the yacht rental and memories your guests will be talking about for years to come.

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Unforgettable Events – Celebrate on the Water

The SOLARIS has an amazingly fun fall line-up of events, giving you many reasons to celebrate on the water. Put the kids to bed after trick-or-treating and jump aboard the SOLARIS for a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween Rock the Yacht cruise on Fri, Oct 31st from 9 pm to 1:30 am including live music and a costume contest – make your online reservation today. We’re also cruising for a cause on Fri, Nov.7 for a Full Moon Cruise benefiting the Junior League of the Emerald Coast. One of our most popular events is now accepting online reservations – our Thanksgiving Lunch and Dinner Cruises.

Weddings in Destin | How to Stretch Your Budget


Destin Florida Weddings Budget 101 by SOLARIS Wedding Planners


Destin Florida Weddings & Budgets | SOLARIS Wedding Planners Column

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Within minutes of daydreaming and planning your wedding, your budget can skyrocket as your imagination soars and your dreams reach the sky. After getting quotes from what seems like hundreds of vendors, reality quickly sinks in at how expensive weddings can be. SOLARIS wedding planners have been planning Destin Florida weddings for over 10 years and share their top advice for stretching your budget.
All-Inclusive Weddings in Destin: All-inclusive means easy. Whether you are trying to secure accommodations or a venue, ask for all-inclusive Destin wedding packages that include the tax, service fees, linen rentals and any other miscellaneous charges so you know what the bottom line price is going to be with no surprises when the bill comes.
Location is Everything: For destination weddings, you want to give your guests a stress-free and authentic experience. The SOLARIS is docked at the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort so your guests can arrive and park the car for the weekend. With resort-wide transportation, dining and shopping, there’s no reason to leave.
You can also avoid the confusion of directing everyone from the church to the reception site by having an amazing sunset wedding in Destin on the SOLARIS and having the entire yacht to yourselves for an stunning and unforgettable reception on the water.
Don’t Plan to Fail: Local wedding planners can be expensive but worth it to take the stress off of the bride, especially if you are out of town. Luckily, all of the SOLARIS wedding packages include our full-time wedding planner who is with you from the beginning to the end to navigate you through the process. Our local wedding planners have been planning Destin Florida weddings for over 10 years and know all the ins and outs, dos and don’ts to save you money. They also have a Rolodex of vendors they trust that serves as a tremendous local resource.
destin fla weddings venuesValuable Venue: If you find an amazing venue, then chances are you won’t need to spend as much on decor and flowers. With 360 degree views of the water and sunset, the SOLARIS sky deck provides all the ambiance you need for your Destin wedding. The lower decks also have panoramic windows and covered decks to ensure your guests get the best view in the house.
The Little Details: Plan for small little expenses the week before your wedding that will add up quickly. A contingency fund will ensure there’s no stress when you forgot to include tips for hairdressers/nails, deliveries, etc.
The SOLARIS has a full time team of wedding planners in Destin who would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Give them a call at 850.650.2519. While you’re at it, ask them how you can get up to $1,000 off a Destin Yacht Wedding on the SOLARIS!

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Cruise Through Your Holiday Party in Destin

The busy holiday season is only a few months away and many are already planning their December festivities. From private holiday parties with family and friends to corporate holiday parties in Destin Florida, the ‘to-do’ lists, budgets and stress levels all begin to rise as the holiday planning begins. The event planners at SunQuest Cruises have over 10 years of experience planning all types of events in Destin, from weddings to holiday parties, on the 125’ SOLARIS yacht and share their tips on how to successfully spread the holiday cheer without breaking the bank.
Destin Holiday Parties“It’s easy to get carried away with all the fun elements of planning a holiday party, including the theme, decorations and invitations,” said Kristi Adkinson, Director of Events for SunQuest Cruises. “That’s why it’s important to have a plan and timeline in place ahead of time to avoid any budget busters or extra stress.”
According to Adkinson, the golden rule is to set your budget first to easily determine limitations and what discretionary funds will be left for the fun stuff. Many Destin Florida venues, such as the SOLARIS yacht, offer all-inclusive pricing which offers a flat price per guest including food, drinks, event planning, live entertainment, venue rental, linens, décor, taxes and service fees. This truly eliminates stress, unexpected costs or sticker shock at the end of an event. The SOLARIS is also docked at the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, offering guests a variety of on-property accommodation and transportation options to ensure a safe and worry-free night.
A holiday party in Destin is great way to show appreciation to employees or give friends and family an unforgettable experience as their holiday gift, says Adkinson. If employees spend most of their time in an office, search beyond the four walls of a banquet room for a venue that offers views of the water and sunset. Experiences continue to be popular gifts for friends or family that seem to have it all. A holiday cruise on the SOLARIS offers an unforgettable evening of dinner and dancing on the water that they will treasure for years to come.
Regardless of the venue, the food will be the focal point of the holiday party in Destin. Guests will be on ham and turkey overload from Thanksgiving so consider refreshingly different options. The Emerald Coast offers a plethora of fresh, local seafood that the SOLARIS chefs use for a variety of coastal cuisines from their famous Gulf Shrimp & Grits to Seared Gulf Fish and Lump Crab Scampi.
Email our event planners at or call us at 850.650.2519 for 2015 holiday packages.