Weddings in the Whitsundays
Solway Lass, the Whitsundays Magnificent 127 ft Traditional Tall ship is the perfect vessel to use for a memorable wedding. The boat is 112 years old and has all the old world charm that goes with a sailing vessel from yesteryear. Solway Lass remains in excellent condition after major restoration in 1983, and regular work in 1999, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and May 2016.
During the 1980s and 90s on Sydney Harbour, approximately 1000 weddings were conducted aboard Solway Lass. That tradition of a Tall Ship wedding has carried onto the Whitsundays, which provides beautiful natural scenery. The rigging, lines and gleaming brass provides the perfect props to take many unique wedding photos.
Solway Lass is available for day charters on Saturdays between 8am and 4.30pm. We recommend 60 - 75 passengers aboard the boat, to alloow plenty of space for guests and catering.
We can fine tune the schedule to suit your Whitsunday Wedding requirements, however below is a popular schedual;
7.45am - Provision Vessel, decorate etc. A cabin is available for the Bride
8.45am - Guests board - Departure is from Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach
9.00am - Bride comes up stair way onto deck, or makes way along Marina to Boat
9.15am - Depart Marina and motor to a suitable anchorage
12.00p - Ceremony on board Solway Lass, sign registry and toasts
1.00pm - Lunch (with large numbers we suggest finger food and platters)
2.00pm - Depart anchorage and set sails for a 2 hour sail
4.15pm - Arrive at Abel Point Marina
4.30pm - Depart guests. A shuttle bus can be organised to transfer to accommodation, restaurant or function venue
For Whitsunday wedding enquiries please contact below,
Ph: +61 (0) 7 4946 4999
Fax: +61 (0) 7 4946 4722