Testimonials from Destin Florida Weddings from SOLARIS Brides
October 2017 Wedding review from the Knot
I don’t even know where to begin. Julie was such a blessing, from the planning stage of our wedding to the very end of the SPARKLER SEND-OFF. What a memory she and the entire team created for us, along with all of our guests. She worked so tirelessly to make everything perfect. The presentation was amazing, the food spectacular, but most importantly, the service we cannot say enough about. Everyone was so genuine and willing to help out. I’m a former hotelier and event planner, so of course, I’m very TYPE A about details. I would highly recommend the Solaris venue to anyone getting married. Keep this in mind, my husband and I NEVER saw the beach we got married on nor the yacht. Everything was done sight-unseen. That made what Julie did that much more special. We love her!!! I also recommend The Cake Destination for your cake, as well as Angela Frances Photography.
October 2017 Wedding review from the Knot
Best day ever! My wedding day on the Solaris was just perfect! The idea of planning a wedding and figuring out all the vendors and prices and staying in a budget with all the details was overwhelming! I knew I wanted a wedding on the water, minus the problems of the sand from the beach. Then I found the Solaris. It is the perfect venue in so many ways! It is easy to adjust to any size and budget. It is a one stop shop so you can have food, entertainment, decorations, etc all handled for you by their staff .
The bonus is you get to have your very own wedding coordinator to help you with every detail!! Julie had great ideas and helped make everything come together just as I imagined! Julie was also there to coordinate all the details during the wedding and reception!I did not have to worry about the time and when it was time for the next event. She informed the guests when it was time for the first dance, cake cutting, etc. At the end of the night, all I had to do is say goodbye to my guests! No clean up, no worries! I cannot say enough positive things about Julie, the captain who married us and all of the staff! The only down side is the day went way too fast and I want to do it all over again!! It was a stress free experience and a beautiful venue!!
August 2017 Wedding review from the Knot
My wife and I got married back in August this year (2017). Julie from Solaris Cruises was our planner. She went above and way beyond all of our expectations. She did more than she had too and was more than accommodating with everything. Their company had never performed a bonfire rehearsal dinner on the beach, and when we inquired about it with them they didn’t even hesitate to make it happen for us no matter what legal hoops they had to jump through for us. Julie’s number one concern was our happiness and satisfaction with the event. We couldn’t have been more pleased with everything. if we could give her 100 stars we would. Solaris Cruises is definitely the #1 choice for weddings in Florida. We would recommend them to anyone. Thank you so much Julie!!
June 2017 Wedding review
To say that everything was picture perfect, is an understatement. My wife and I were married on the Solaris Yacht on 06-09-17. Every part of the wedding planning process was flawless and very well thought out. It was a breath of fresh air to truly let go of the planning and enjoy the entire experience stress free from the day that we first toured the yacht to the big “I Do” and dancing the night away with our family and friends. Julie’s planning and the entire crew’s hospitality was top notch, and everyone made sure it was the most amazing day of our lives and for that we are so grateful! Thank you very much, SunQuest crew for giving us everything we had ever dreamed of! We are looking forward to returning for a dinner cruise to relive the magical experience on our 1st anniversary!! *Kat & Marla Chua*
April 2017 Wedding review
My husband and I recently got married aboard the Solaris yacht with SunQuest Cruises. There was not one single thing that went wrong with my wedding and reception (or at least I didn’t know about it!). If anyone is on the fence about using SunQuest in Sandestin for their wedding and reception, please do yourself a favor and go ahead and book it! Their wedding planner literally handles everything for you. Mostly everything is included with your wedding package, but if you want to add additional items, the coordinator can work any budget! Their wedding planner was Julie Fabozzi. Julie was AMAZING throughout the entire process.
I kept making change after change to the timeline, and she accommodated my changes with no problem. We got married in April in Destin, so I know she was super busy with other weddings, but it never took her more than a couple hours to respond to my phone calls or emails.
The biggest thing I want to commend Julie for is the wedding day itself. The morning of the wedding, Julie was setting up a table for our wedding and it fell and hit her in the mouth. It chipped her front two teeth, but guess who still greeted me with a smile for the wedding…you guessed it – JULIE! Julie knew that I would have panicked without her there that day. Even though she was in pain, she still showed up and coordinated everything beautifully.
I also want to commend the catering staff for a job well done. The food was amazing and was plated beautifully. I was proud of the food and service at the wedding. The bartender was incredible. Right after the ceremony, my bridal party decided to take shots. The bartender prepared 16 shots (one non-alcoholic for my pregnant matron of honor), in about 2 minutes flat. I was impressed! Also, no one was left standing at the bar unattended for more than a few seconds. Last thing! The DJ was incredible! He sings and also plays instruments. He had asked us a few songs that we wanted to hear ahead of time, and kind of worked off that theme. It was a blast, and everyone enjoyed all the music he played!
November 2016 Wedding, Knot Review by Rosalynn G
My sunset wedding was PERFECT! Never in a million years would I have thought planning a wedding would have been so easy. Their wedding planner Julie made planning a wedding the most easiest major event I have ever planned.
I sent Julie my Pinterest ideas and she made them 20x better than I would have ever imagined. When I tell you everything was perfect it really was.
Let me not forget the food, it was freaking amazing. All 60 + guest complemented on how great the food was. The team of waiters taking great care of my guest. The bartender kept the drinks flowing. The Dj kept the party going.
If you’re looking for a once in a lifetime wedding venue, the Solaris dinner cruise is the place. Julie kept the night flowing smooth. Never did I ever feel like I was being rushed through my night my husband and I got a chance to truly enjoy ourselves. The transition from wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing was done nicely.
Oh yeah I can’t forget the plated dinner. There was no wait all my guest had their food placed in front of them in less than 15-20 minutes. Sorry for jumping around but some many great things about my special day keeps jumping out at me.
This will be a day I will never forget. Thank You Solaris staff and Julie for making our wedding day a time that we will remember for always.
September 2016 Destin Weddings Review:
“My husband and I got married on the Solaris yacht in Sandestin this September, and we couldn’t have chosen a better Destin wedding venue. Their wedding planner Julie was amazing and always available when we needed her. I made several changes, and she was always on top of everything.
The D.J. was the best I’ve ever heard. He had a wonderful personality and an amazing voice. We hadn’t met him until that day, and he made our reception so personalized by putting our names into one of the songs. My guests didn’t even realize he was singing until they heard that because his voice was so good.
The food was OMG amazing, and all our guests couldn’t stop raving about it. The service was excellent, and it meant so much to us that they made sure all of our family was taken care of throughout the night. They arranged for golf carts across the pier so that some of my family members didn’t have to walk, which meant the world to us. If you’re debating about choosing the Solaris as your wedding venue, don’t hesitate. Thanks to them, we had the reception of our dreams, and we wouldn’t change a single thing.”
September 2016 Destin Florida Weddings Review:
The staff aboard the Solaris was fabulous! Their wedding planner Julie is amazing. She took my vision and made it a reality. Our Destin Florida wedding was everything we could have imagined. The day itself was stress free for everyone.
September 2016 Destin Florida Weddings Review:
My husband and I had our Destin wedding aboard the Solaris yacht venue and it was an absolute fairytale! We felt like royalty and they catered to our every need. Their wedding planner Julie was always quick at responding to my constant emails! I even forgot our wedding cake topper and Julie was like no problem I’ll fix that! If there was one day I could repeat over and over it would be our wedding day aboard the Solaris in Sandestin!!!
August 2016 Destin Florida Wedding and Reception:
Everything for our Destin wedding was wonderful! Their wedding planners Kristi and Julie were awesome! Two weeks before our wedding my husband and I changed our reception to the SOLARIS yacht venue and we are so glad we did! Even though we planned our reception in two weeks everything was amazing! My family and friends can’t stop talking about it! The food was awesome and the venue / yacht was beautiful! We primarily worked with Julie (one of their provided wedding coordinators) she responded quickly to all my e-mails and made changes that I wanted quickly when needed. At the wedding Julie was sweet, attentive and very professional. I can’t say enough about how much we loved everything!
August 2016 Destin Florida Wedding and Reception:
Had a great Destin wedding on the SOLARIS yacht venue. 2 thumbs up! Great service and their wedding planner is also great.
June 2016 Destin Wedding and Reception:
Wonderful Wedding Experience: My daughter held her wedding on the Solaris in Sandestin. Everything went smoothly from the planning to the end of the night when they took all of our stuff to the car. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was fabulous. The ride, view and fireworks were awesome. The night was completely stress-free. Very easy to work with and a fabulous experience.
April 2016 Reception in Destin Florida:
I attended my brother’s wedding reception on the Solaris last weekend and it was a wonderful experience! The food was delicious and the staff was very attentive and nice! The weather was beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! Highly recommend!
December 2015 Destin Wedding: WOW!! As this was my second wedding I was looking for something that meant I didn’t have to plan and remember every detail. I wanted a great experience for all of our family and to show up and have the help I needed.
I can’t say enough about the Solaris in Sandestin and their staff. The little details I was worried about were all taken care of and they really did make the experience magical for us. All our friends and family said they couldn’t believe how great it was and how attentive they were. Kristi and all the others really worked hard to make it great. Best Day Ever!”
October 2015 Wedding:My wedding was amazing and beautiful. Everything went as planned and I have Kristi to thank for that! The venues, the DJ, the setting in Destin Fla, just everything was perfect! I am so happy and proud to say that I was married on the Solaris Yacht!
October 2015 Wedding:Our private wedding for 70 people was beyond our expectations! Our wedding planner, Kristi, implemented our vision flawlessly. The chef prepared a fantastic menu and everyone has been talking about how great the food was. The DJ was absolutely great too! I wish all of my friends would marry on the Solaris in Sandestin…I would love to come back as a guest because all of ours said it was the greatest wedding they have ever attended. 5 stars!!!!
October 2015 Wedding: Everything was perfect for my special day. Kristi and her team made everything go smoothly. The entire process from going to look at the boat to making every little decision to the big day went perfect. Kristi made the decision making process so easy. The wedding day was so unique and special.
April 2015 Wedding: The Solaris was the best experience of my life! I am in the military and my fiancé was still at home in another state until 2 days before the wedding. Kristi, our wedding planner, was The Most Helpful lady ever. She made the entire thing easy and stress free.
I have never met a nicer group of people, from Kristi, to people aboard the boat, to the Captain who did our wedding. It was the most amazing time of my life.
If I could have another wedding with unlimited money and could go anywhere, i would still have it there with them. Hands down the best place to possibly have a wedding in Destin, or even a romantic date.
If you are at all considering this a a possibility, you will not be disappointed at all. Thank you Kristi and everyone who helped make my wedding the most amazing in the world!!
March 2015 Wedding: My husband and I got married on the yacht. Kristi and Brooke are very passionate about what they do. I was treated like a princess the entire day!
The food was absolutely amazing and all of my guest had a great time!! I would select this venue because you get the best quality for the right price! I swear you will NOT be disappointed when you select this venue!
They go out of their way to make sure your day is absolutely perfect and also really great communicating back and forth over every detail to make sure everything is correct! It’s at Baytowne Marina inside of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the view is absolutely stunning!
Engaged and Married on this vessel.. Truly spectacular and superb moments in my life! Very professional and memorable experience for everyone who has attended an event on the Solaris in Destin Fla!
Kristi, Jessica and the rest of the Solaris group,
I have finally recovered from my Daughters INCREDIBLE wedding!!!!!!! It was everything she dreamed of and so much more. It was absolutely PERFECT. A GREAT time was had by all and we can’t stop talking about it and the FOOD was out of this world. Friends and Family have actually said that it was by far, the best wedding they had ever been to. It went by so fast that I can’t wait to see the pictures so we can relive it all again. Hope we left your boat in 1 piece!! You and Jessica were so wonderful to work with and you really have a great group of people working on the boat and I would highly recommend the SOLARIS for a wedding in Destin to anyone. I’m going to miss our emails…I’m actually crying as I’m typing this.
Excellent value wedding venue
We really enjoyed our Destin Florida wedding. The food tasted amazing! The drinks were made right unlike your typical open bar sugary not strong drinks. The service was great and we did not have any complains at all. The fact that you have Destin wedding planners to help plan and coordinate the wedding is awesome. If I knew what I know today I would absolutely have my wedding ceremony there again.
I would like to thank everyone at SunQuest Cruises for the wonderful job that was done at my Destin wedding. Planning from a distance can be really stressful, plus a bit scary. You guys made the process so easy and stress-free. When I first walked up and saw our reception, I was blow away. I couldn’t believe it. It was just so beautiful and more than I could have ever expected. The staff was fantastic and the food was to die for. People are still raving about the boat and the wonderful job your staff provided.
Now, I would like to thank-you. You made the reception so easy on me. From my constant changes to requests, you were wonderful!!! I was not stressed at any moment. You definitely made it a night to remember for everyone.
I told you we would party!!!!
Thanks again for making my wedding day so special. It means so much to both of us!!!
– Tiffany & Patrick
Beautiful and stress-free!
The staff at Sunquest Cruises did an awesome job, from my first visit to the Solaris to our departure on the day of the wedding. They know their job and do it well, with incredible attention to every detail. Kristi, the coordinator, was so wonderful and helpful with any aspect of the planning process that I had any questions on. She kept the wedding day organized and moving right a long. All my guests had great things to say about the event. I would absolutely recommend this venue to an interested couple for Destin weddings!
I know I just told you but I have to say it again: everything for our wedding in Destin was just flawless and far surpassed anything I could have imagined. I can’t really
say I ever grew up thinking about my dream wedding but if I had that would
have been it. It was the most beautiful day of my life, and I can’t thank
you and your staff enough for that gift. Speaking of, please let the staff
know how impressed everyone was with the service and how nice everyone was!
I just loved working with you, this is an experience we’ll remember forever!
A Reception in Destin to Remember
My daughter chose the Solaris for her reception venue following her wedding, October 27, 2012. What a wise decision this turned out to be! Kristi and her crew provided the ultimate experience for our guests attending the destination wedding. Every detail from the decor to the sequence of events was exactly as we requested. Golf carts were provided to transport the wedding party and older guests who needed an assist. The food was outstanding and the service impecable. Our guests are still talking about what a great time they had—from the cocktail, hors doeurve’s hour to the sparkler send-off on the dock. When you have guests going to the expense of traveling to a destination wedding, you want to provide the best experience and the Solaris delivered. As parents, we also appreciated that we could leave with our guests and pick up all the “remnants of the reception” from the Solaris’ office at a later date. If you are seeking a venue that will work with your time schedule, ideas and special requests–plus provide a stress-free experience—then choose the Solaris!
Perfect Venue for Destination Wedding
We loved having our reception aboard the Solaris. Kristi was our wedding planner and was always available to talk to and answer questions. We were from out of town, and we were able to drop off all of our decorations and favors to Kristi a few days before the wedding and everything was set up perfectly! We definitely would recommend the Solaris, all of our guests loved it!
Absolutely Amazing! Perfect Venue option
I absolutely loved having my reception on the Solaris. I live in a different state and it was my first time in the Destin area so I was so nervous to make sure I was picking the right option. I’m so glad I chose the Solaris! The entire evening was just great! All the guest loved the idea of being on a yacht for a few hours to enjoy the views and atmosphere. The food was INCREDIBLE!! Best I’ve ever had. Kristi with Solaris made everything so easy and had all my ideas and planning come together amazing!!! Made it so easy for me to literally just show up and have everything done for us. The entertainment was great as we’ll and the servers were so kind. I definitely recommend going with the Solaris for a reception. Prices are incredible for everything that you get. I’ll definitely be traveling back and have a dinner there to enjoy it all over again.
Thank you sooo much for all your help. Honestly, anytime I’ve called you guys are so friendly and act like it’s no big deal that I basically have NO CLUE what I’m doing or what I want!! The song Brian and I will want to dedicate to Taylor (I’m going to cry) is FIND YOUR WINGS by MARK HARRIS.
Thanks again- I’m so excited and appreciate all your help.
Mary (soon to be Peacock)
Dear Gwen, Kristi and Jessica,
I would like to Thank you for the FANTASTIC Rehearsal Dinner Cruise you all put on us Friday night. From the time we stepped on the ship your staff were very courteous, helpful and attentive. They delivered drinks to our guests so promptly, locating the guests and matching them with their drink orders as our guests mingled the deck. The salad and meals were also outstanding. I heard nothing but compliments on every entrée selection. David’s music and play list was just perfect for our occasion (bringing the guests forward to dance) as was his assistance with our power point presentation. Needless to say, my husband Bill and I are very pleased with the entire experience as was our son and his new wife.
You all are to be commended for presenting such a fabulous cruise experience. We wish you continued success.
We had such a great time. The staff was wonderful. And food was great. We loved the music, he is unbelievable. I hope that everything went well on your end. I could have not been more pleased. This is the easiest party I have done all year. Thanks for making my cruise so much fun.
Let me know if there is anything that I should be aware of.
Thank you Jessica for the photos of the boat!
We all had such a lovely time onboard the Solaris.
We had great service all the way from you and Terry
and Kevin to Dave? Hall (the DJ) to the chef and captain
and bar waitress. It was so nice!!! And we appreciate all
your friendly services you all provided for us. I look forward
to cruising with you all again.
My guest were so pleased with the food. Everyone wanted
to try the other entrees. Everyone had something good to
say about their individual entrees. So kudos to the chef!!!
THE best long distance experience!
What do I mean by that? We live in San Francisco, CA and the Solaris is in Destin, FL. I am also an event planner. It is harder to book and plan when you don’t live or are not familiar with the city or venue. I was impressed that the online photos were exactly what I expected! The only issue I had was that the verbal communication from the salesman was not in sync with what was actually sent to me in the contract. BUT! The coordinator (Kristi) was helpful with straightening that situation out. We had a phenomenal wedding! The food was good and the staff was awesome. The ride was not like some people expected from a yacht. It was a nice smooth and breezy sail! I HIGHLY recommend this venue and all of my vendors. We could not have had the “brag about” wedding if it wasn’t for everyone.
I would like to let you people know what a nice time I had on your cruise yesterday. The food and the service that was given to us was the greatest.
Please excuse my rudest for not making a comment to your Captain when I left the ship because he was the greatest. I believe he could have turn the ship around on a dime. He was just excellent. He pulled away and dock that ship so graceful and out on the waters we just glided across the waters so graceful. I could tell he really new what he was doing and he was just great. I bet he enjoys his job and also your crew
It just amazed me how safe and secure I felt in your ship.
Jessica a heartfelt thank you for your help in making Karen’s wedding so wonderful. We loved Sandestin.
Jessica- Thanks you so much for an awesome reception. Everyone had a blast and you took care of everything perfectly as planned! The food was terrific and the cruise itself was beautiful. I am so glad that I was referred to you when I was searching for a venue because it was fabulous! I can’t thank you enough for everything you did and all the while being as kind and understanding as anyone can be when your job is to deal with brides all day! Thanks again.