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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Best Wedding Venue in Destin by the Knot – 8 Years in a Row!

SOLARIS Yacht Earns Best Wedding and Reception Venue in Destin for 8th Consecutive Year by The Knot

 

Our wedding planners are celebrating by giving you up to $1,000 off a yacht wedding – details below

 
SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS is pleased to announce its selection as a 2017 “Best of Wedding and Reception Venue” winner, a special section featured on The Knot’s Web site. Winners represent the top one percent of reviews from recently married couples. This is the eighth consecutive year SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS has been voted the winner of The Knot “Best of Weddings” for its yacht venue. In addition, the SOLARIS was inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame a few years ago.
 
“This award is significant to us because it’s a direct result of reviews from our recent brides and grooms,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SOLARIS. “We take great pride in providing our couples with the most valuable, stress-free and memorable wedding experience.”
 
The 2017 “Best of Weddings” award recipients represent the best- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot. This year, a select group of 5,500 local wedding professionals – representing two percent of Knot wedding professionals – received the distinguished accolade.
 
As the area’s only dining and entertainment yacht, SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS was built specifically with Destin weddings in mind. All Destin wedding packages include a full-time wedding planner who has worked with couples from across the country from planning to the execution. The open-air, sky deck features a bridal platform where couples can say their vows in a private, majestic setting while cruising into the sunset and enjoying unlimited views. Brides enjoy the private bridal suite as a secluded, serene space to enjoy with friends and family before the big moment. The 125 foot yacht also includes three decks of indoor and outdoor spaces, offering a weather-proof venue.
 
One SOLARIS bride wrote: “I chose the Solaris yacht for my Ceremony and Reception venue in Destin and it was absolutely beautiful. The whole process was so easy and stress free thanks to their wedding planner Kristi, she communicated with me through email and phone the entire year before the big day and met with me the week of to go over last minute details. The Solaris staff made everything look so effortless and everything came out perfect!”
 
The SOLARIS’ ideal location at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort provides couples with a convenient, all-inclusive experience for them and their guests that includes a variety of accommodation, transportation and entertainment options in one venue.
 
“Planning a destination wedding can be stressful if you don’t live near the location,” stated Kristi Adkinson, SOLARIS wedding planner. “We go above and beyond to make sure every wish and need is met by staying in constant contact and serving as a trusted, local resource our couples can count on.”
 
2017-knot-wedding-venue-destin-collage-4Other recent accolades the SOLARIS yacht venue has received for weddings include WeddingWire’s Couples Choice Award for 2016-2017, Emerald Coast Magazine’s Best of the Emerald Coast and Destin Magazine’s Best in Destin.
 
To celebrate, our wedding planners are offering up to $1,000 off on a private chartered wedding package that is booked by February 28, 2017. Details, as well as additional information and a wedding e-brochure, can be found here or by calling the SOLARIS wedding planners at 850.650.2519.
 
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Reasons to Say “I Do” to a SOLARIS Yacht Wedding

Reasons to Say “I Do” to a SOLARIS Yacht Wedding, including up to $1k off
 
For over 14 years, SunQuest Cruises has helped hundreds of couples cruise into wedded bliss with unforgettable and amazing weddings and receptions on the waters of Destin Florida. Our wedding planners work closely with each couple to make their big day as special and unique as they are. If you are searching for a wedding venue in Destin Florida, here are the top reasons to say “I Do” to the SOLARIS Yacht.
 
1. Location, Location, Location – Location is everything when searching for a wedding and reception venue. Whether it’s a large destination wedding or an intimate wedding, couples are searching for unique experiences for them and their guests. The Destin and Sandestin areas are popular locations for destination weddings because of the emerald green waters, sugar white beaches and plenty of activities for guests.
 
Combine the beauty of the Destin area with a 125 foot yacht for a wedding venue location that’s majestic beyond belief. There’s nothing more unforgettable than hosting a Destin wedding on the SOLARIS yacht as it cruises the open waters at sunset. The natural beauty of Destin and Sandestin are showcased in a unique setting as the SOLARIS yacht offers absolute privacy and unobstructed views of the sunset. Plus your guests can stay on property at the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
 
2. Convenience – In addition to the convenience of our location, our wedding and reception packages include the services of our full-time wedding planners who have planned weddings for hundreds of couples. Beyond Destin beach weddings, flower arrangements, entertainment, chefs and decor, our wedding planners can suggest and coordinate with trusted local vendors for the rest of your wedding needs. Our planners are with you from start to finish.
 
The SOLARIS venue itself is convenient for weddings and receptions for many reasons. The SOLARIS yacht was built with weddings in mind, with a private bridal suite on board as well as a full-service bar, bridal platform on the sky deck for sunset ceremonies and photo platform for stunning pictures. Your reception starts immediately after your wedding at the same venue, with three decks of indoor and outdoor spaces for up to 150 people.
 
3. Value – Our wedding and reception packages offer a variety of flexible options to accommodate your budget, from semi-private to private charters. In addition to planning services, our wedding and reception packages also include award-winning cuisines made freshly aboard the yacht’s galley by our executive chefs.
 
4. Unforgettable Memories – What’s more unforgettable or amazing than a wedding on the open waters of a majestic 125′ yacht? We constantly receive comments and reviews from our couples who say that their guests are still talking about what a memorable occasion their wedding was.
 
Our couples embark on the wedding experience of a lifetime as they get married by our captain on the bridal platform of the SOLARIS sky deck at sunset and dance under the stars.
 
5. Peace of Mind – For 8 consecutive years, SunQuest Cruises has been the recipient of testimonial-based awards from the wedding industry’s most trusted sources. Reviews from our couples have earned us the Knot’s Best of Weddings Award and inducted us into the Knot’s Weddings Hall of Fame. In addition, we continue to earn WeddingWire’s Couples Choice award.
 
Our wedding planners have planned hundreds of weddings with couples who live across the country – making sure every detail is executed and every desire is met to make their wedding dreams come true.
 
To celebrate this engagement season, our wedding planners are offering a once in a lifetime promotion. When you book a 3 hour evening private charter wedding package, we will give you the 4th hour for free – up to a $1,000 value.
 
Our wedding planners are available to answer any questions you have about our venue, packages or simply needing advice. Contact us today.
 
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