SOLARIS Wins 2017 Wedding Venue Awards by Knot and WeddingWire

SunQuest Cruises Wins 2017 Knot & WeddingWire Awards for Yacht Wedding Venue in Destin
 
Eighth consecutive year winner of testimonial-based Destin wedding venue accolades

 
THANK YOU! SunQuest Cruises is pleased to announced that its wedding client reviews have earned the SOLARIS yacht two distinguished Destin wedding venue accolades – the Knot’s Best of Wedding Venues Award for the eighth consecutive year and the 2017 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 grateful that our wedding planners and yacht venue have been top-rated by our clients for eight consecutive years,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SunQuest Cruises. “Our goal with every wedding from start to finish is to give the couple and their guests an unforgettable wedding experience with excellence in service, quality, professionalism and timeliness.”
 
In 2017, only two percent of the 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received the distinguished Best of Weddings accolade. In its eleventh year, 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 for their own unique wedding. Two years ago, the SOLARIS was also inducted into the Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, awarded to exceptional wedding professionals who have earned four or more The Knot Best of Weddings awards.

 
The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2017 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. 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.
 
“The Couples’ Choice Awards’ ninth year features one of the most impressive groups of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals yet,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is our honor to work with high-caliber merchants, such as SunQuest Cruises, who not only make a couple’s big day possible, but also contribute to the more than 2.5 million U.S. reviews represented on WeddingWire. We congratulate all of this year’s winners on their achievements.”
 
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 venue was specifically built with 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 Destin wedding packages include the services of a full-time, award-winning wedding planner as well as special event menus prepared on board the yacht’s galley by executive chefs.
 
The SOLARIS team is celebrating by offering up to $1,000 off weddings and receptions booked by the end of February. Get details here.
 
Additional Destin weddings information, videos and photos can be found here. 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 eight consecutive years and was inducted into the Knot Best of Weddings 2015 Hall of Fame. For more information from our wedding planners, make a request online or call 850.650.2519.
 
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The SOLARIS wedding venue in Sandestin, the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, earned the Knot’s Best of Weddings award for the eighth consecutive year and WeddingWire’s 2017 Couples’ Choice Award, both based solely on wedding reviews.
 
 
 
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SOLARIS Yacht Venue – Dinner Cruises, Weddings and More

SOLARIS Yacht Venue for Dinner Cruises, Weddings and More

 
Top 5 Ways to Experience a SOLARIS Cruise
 
The SOLARIS yacht cruises year-round from the Baytowne Marina at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. As the only dining and entertainment yacht in Destin and Northwest Florida, the 125-foot yacht features three decks of indoor and outdoor fun, including an open-air sky deck, covered outdoor seating and spacious indoor spaces with panoramic windows. Guests enjoy sweeping views of the local Destin waters, surrounding beaches and the Sandestin Resort.
 
Unforgettable memories for many occasions are created weekly on the water. Here are the top ways to experience a SOLARIS cruise:
 
Sunset Dinner Cruise – Rated as one of the top things to do in Sandestin by Tripadvisor, SOLARIS dinner cruises offer a three hour dining and dancing voyage perfectly suited for all ages. The SOLARIS is an unforgettable alternative to fine dining restaurants in Destin Florida. Guests embark on a memorable evening that begins with toasting to the sunset on the sky deck. As the SOLARIS cruises the waters, guests indulge in a three-course, chef-prepared fine dining meal from the outdoor or indoor spaces with panoramic windows. Menu favorites include organic chicken, prime steaks, fresh, local seafood and a special children’s menu. Dance under the stars or on the dancefloor to live music. Fireworks dinner cruises happen twice a week in the summer. The SOLARIS is the recent recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award. We also offer dinner cruise gift cards that never expire so you can give the gift of an unforgettable experience.
 
Destin Weddings – What says romantic or unforgettable better than a sunset yacht wedding on the open waters? The SOLARIS yacht was specifically built as a wedding venue in Sandestin and Destin, featuring a private bridal suite, an altar and photo platform on the sky deck, mahogany bar and spacious indoor and outdoor spaces for any size group. SOLARIS weddings are stress-free for many reasons: hosting the ceremony and reception in the same weather-proof venue; affordable, flexible packages that include full-time event planners; and having accommodations steps away at the Sandestin Resort. For seven consecutive years, the SOLARIS team has been honored with review-based wedding accolades including the Knot’s Best of Weddings, the Knot’s Hall of Fame and WeddingWire’s Couples Choice Award.
 
Holidays – SOLARIS specialty cruises have evolved into a time-honored tradition for families to celebrate the holidays. Annual lunch cruises are planned for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Thanksgiving. Sandestin Fireworks can be viewed weekly in the summer from the dinner cruises as well as 4th of July and New Year’s Eve.
 
Meetings & Corporate Functions – The SOLARIS event planners are known for “thinking outside the ballroom” by planning meetings and corporate functions dockside. The flexible and inspirational spaces on the yacht have been tailored for semi-private or private functions including presentations, conferences, retreats, banquets, meetings, ceremonies, military events and more.
 
Events – A seven–year recipient of the Best of the Emerald Coast Award for Weddings and Venues, the SOLARIS yacht venue features 5,300 square feet of luxurious space for up to 150 people. Group rates are available for many events from large bridal events and holiday parties to small anniversaries and birthdays.
 
Request information from our event planners online or call us at 850.650.2519.
 
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Destin New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Destin Florida w Fireworks Dinner Cruise on SOLARIS Yacht Sandestin Florida

 
Celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Destin or Sandestin area? Cruise into the New Year in true Florida style and on the water. SunQuest Cruises is hosting its annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Dinner and Dancing Cruise on the SOLARIS yacht in Sandestin on Saturday, December 31st from 8 pm – 12:30 am. Patrons will embark on a memorable New Year’s Eve party that includes a five-course seated dinner, live entertainment, fireworks, party favors and champagne.
 
“New Year’s Eve is our ultimate Destin celebration on the water,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SunQuest Cruises. “We combine the best of all worlds from cruising the Sandestin waters to indulging in a gourmet meal to enjoying the best seat in the house for the Sandestin fireworks. It’s all about creating fond memories and happiness for our guests.”
 
Guests will enjoy the elegant fusion of the luxurious yacht, ambiance, romance, staff and entertainment at this one-of-a-kind Destin New Year’s Eve party. Upon being greeted on-board by Captain Matt, guests are welcomed to start the evening with a cocktail from the full-service bar while taking in the sweeping views of the Sandestin resort and marina. As everyone explores all three indoor and outdoor decks, the SOLARIS chefs are freshly preparing gourmet cuisines on-board the yacht’s galley.
 
While the SOLARIS cruises the local waters of Destin and Sandestin, the five-course culinary adventure begins with Bacon-Wrapped Scallops served on a bed of Sautéed Spinach, followed by a fresh Maine Lobster Bisque soup with Tuscan-style Crostini. The following course is a Poached Pear Salad drizzled with Citrus Vinaigrette dressing. Entrée choices include Bistro Filet Oscar steak, Chilean Sea Bass, Merlot-Braised Short Ribs or Pepper-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Medallions. The meal concludes with a Hazelnut and White Chocolate “Marina Mousse” dessert.
 
The New Year’s Eve party on the water continues with live music that can be heard from all three decks. At final countdown, guests will grab party favors and raise a glass to 2017 with a midnight Champagne toast. The sky will illuminate above as patrons enjoy the best seat in the house for the Sandestin fireworks show. Sandestin also offers a variety of hotel accommodations on-property for anyone seeking a worry-free night.
 
The Destin New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Dinner Cruise on the SOLARIS yacht Sandestin is an all-inclusive event for $125 per person, including a 4 ½ hour cruise, five-course meal, live entertainment, fireworks, party favors and champagne. All guests over 21 are welcomed to attend. Reservations required online or calling 850.650.2519.
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