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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Best Venues in Destin Fla Award by Emerald Coast Magazine

Best Venues in Destin Fla for Weddings, Events

 
SunQuest Cruises has been voted the Best Venue in Destin Florida for events including weddings, holiday parties, receptions, meetings and other events. This “Best of” Award is determined on votes by the Destin area community in Emerald Coast Magazine. This is the 7th year in a row that SunQuest Cruises has been awarded the “Best Of” award by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine.
 
“This award is extremely significant for us because for the 7th year in a row, our community has voted us in the “Best of Emerald Coast Magazine” for Destin weddings, events and venues,” stated James Murray, GM and owner of SunQuest Cruises.
 
This award tops the accolades SunQuest Cruises has earned from testimonials, votes and reviews for Destin weddings, events and venues in 2016. Earlier this year, SunQuest Cruises won the 2016 Knot Best of Weddings award for the 7th consecutive year and the 2016 WeddingWire Couples Choice award, both based on testimonials. Last year, SunQuest Cruises was also inducted into the Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.
 
As the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, the SOLARIS yacht offers a truly unique venue for Destin weddings and events while providing an unparalleled, coastal experience on the water. All wedding and event packages include the planning services of the award-winning event and wedding planners on staff. The SOLARIS is conveniently docked at the from the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, offering a multitude of accommodations, resort-wide transportation and entertainment just steps away.
 
The SOLARIS yacht cruises year-round for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and other bridal events for up to 150 people. The spacious 5,200 square foot, 125-foot yacht was specifically built with Destin Florida weddings and events 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.
 
The SOLARIS can host any type of event, wedding or meeting for 2 to 150 people. The chefs and culinary staff freshly prepare all special event menus on the yacht’s galley, including brunch, lunch, dinner buffets, seated dinners, hors d’oeurves and more. Guests can enjoy 3 decks of indoor and outdoor spaces including the full-service bar and live entertainment on the main deck. Flexible venue packages include semi-private or private charters. Off-site catering is also available for events in the Destin area at other venues.
 
The event and wedding planners can help plan any type of wedding event from sunset weddings on the sky deck with our captain as the officiant to bridal lunches, receptions, showers and more on all 3 decks. Events include anything from magazine launch parties on the sky deck to anniversaries, birthdays, meetings, conferences and reunions. Holiday and Christmas parties and weddings are a specialty on the yacht as well.
 

5 Reasons to Fall in Love on the SOLARIS Yacht

The amazing fall season is upon us in the Sandestin and Destin area. It truly is one of the most wonderful times of the year. The fall season brings cooler temps, less humidity and less crowds. It’s a tranquil time of colorful sunsets, butterflies migrating throughout the air and crystal blue ocean waters. Do you need another reason to schedule a beach vacation?
 
It’s also one of the most wonderful times of the year on the SOLARIS yacht. If you’re looking for things to do in Destin in the fall, our year-round dinner cruises begin with a vibrant fall sunset and ends with dancing under the stars to live music. There are many reasons to ‘fall’ in love on the SOLARIS this fall season.
 
1. destin beach weddings to yacht weddingsDestin Weddings – From the majestic SOLARIS yacht to the sugar white beaches, SunQuest offers a variety of wedding venues in Destin Florida for any size group. Some of our couples enjoy the best of both worlds with a beach wedding followed by a sunset reception cruise on the SOLARIS yacht. Our couples also enjoy the best value with the services of our full-service wedding planners included in all Destin wedding packages. The fall season offers some of the best sunsets, weather and views from the SOLARIS sky deck as well as from the panoramic windows on the 2 other decks.
 
 
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2. Anniversaries – What’s a more romantic way to celebrate anniversaries in Destin Florida than on a luxurious 125 foot yacht? Our year-round sunset dinner cruises offer a memorable way to celebrate – including a 3 course, chef-prepared meal and dancing under the stars to live music. We even offer anniversary packages complete with premium champagne, flowers and more.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Engagements – We are honored to be part of numerous memorable engagements in destinengagements in Destin Florida on the SOLARIS yacht. One evening we had 8 couples get engaged on 1 of our dinner cruises. The SOLARIS sky deck is also a popular engagement spot as many have gotten down on one knee at sunset and sealed the deal with a kiss. We’ve had many couples who have gotten married at the exact same spot on the SOLARIS sky deck where they got engaged.
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Wedding Celebrations – Our Destin wedding planners have been planning Destin reception-out-at-sea-whats-more-romantic-destin-weddings-on-the-solaris-yachtwedddings and related events for over 10 years. From small intimate gatherings to elaborate Florida destination weddings of 150, they can assist with any bridal events, including rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, bridal brunches, bachelor/bachelorette parties, engagement parties and more. Our event planners can assist with everything from start to finish, including decor, flowers, entertainment, accommodations and more.
 
5. Our promise – There’s a reason the SOALRIS and the entire SunQuest team (from the chefs to the wedding planners) have won review-based awards 7 years in a row from the Knot and WeddingWire. Based on Destin wedding testimonials only, SunQuest continues to excel as one of the top Destin wedding venues and top wedding planning services in Destin Florida. For over 12 years, we’ve worked closely with couples from all across the country from start to finish to make their wedding day as unique as the couple themselves.
 
Ready to fall in love on the SOLARIS? Request information from our wedding planners today.