Gold Coast Cruises

Frequently Asked Questions

Some questions about our Private Function Cruises or Wedding Packages may be answered here. We are happy to discuss all your queries.

The Queensland State Government increased the number of people who can attend a wedding to 100 people on the 3rd July 2020. With the current social distancing restrictions, we can comfortably cater for 50 people onboard our vessel. Dancing is not permitted. Stage 3 is not a return to business as usual and authorities will continue to monitor activities and adjust restrictions as appropriate. We plan to re-open to the Public in September 2020. 

We will be COVID-19 friendly with the now normal requirements implemented in all restaurants and clubs. Our plan will be inclusive of collecting contact details from all Patrons and the provision of hand sanitiser stations. We will be operating in accordance with the Retail Food Services Industry COVID-19 Safe Plan. You can view details here Covid Safe Plan for Retail Food Services.

Our Team is still working and available to answer all enquiries about our new wedding packages or for all other private cruise charter requests and quotes. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you onboard to celebrate happier times. We wish for you and your families to stay safe and healthy.

Yes. Calm water cruising on the Broadwater can be built onto your Pop-Up Wedding Package. We offer this service for a minimum of 2 hours at $800 per hour inclusive of GST.

The Lady can accommodate up to 120 people for the cocktail style Pop-Up Wedding Package. 

Plus 40 guests is priced at $38 per Adult | $22.50 per Child 2 to 12 years. 

The Pop-Up Wedding Package pricing is based on a minimum of 40 people inclusive of Children 2 to 12 years. This minimum in non-negotiable.

We offer a selection of both classical and modern music for your ceremony and cocktail wedding reception through Spotify. You can also provide your own music selection playlist on an i-Phone, i-Pad or CD.

The Deluxe Stress Free Wedding Cruise Package pricing is based on 70 people inclusive of Children 2 to 12 years. 

We can comfortably accommodate 80 people for a sit-down function, or you may wish to invite less than 70 people to your wedding. We are happy to discuss pricing variations according to your preferences for your wedding day.

With both our Pop-Up Wedding Package and Deluxe Wedding Cruise, we are happy for you to nominate to secure the services of your own suppliers. Our Preferred Third Party Vendors do come highly recommended, however we are happy to look at package price adjustments should you have other preferences. 

You will need to complete your Notice of Intention to Marry (NOIM) with your chosen Commonwealth Authorised Marriage Celebrant. Section 42 of the Marriage Act 1961 requires that a marriage shall not be solemnised until AFTER one month from the date the Authorised Celebrant received the notice. All legal details are to be discussed and finalised directly with your chosen Authorised Marriage Celebrant.

Click here to visit the Qld Government website for more information regarding marriage in Queensland, Australia. 

You will receive a commemorative Form 15 Marriage Certificate on your Wedding Day. Although this is a legal document, the Registered Marriage Certificate is the official document issued by QLD Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, after your marriage has been solemnised. This document is a necessity to effect name changes to legal documents e.g. passport, bank accounts etc. Following your ceremony, the legal paperwork is lodged with QLD Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages by your Authorised Marriage Celebrant. You can then apply for your Registered Marriage Certificate

To secure your booking date, we require a non-refundable $500 deposit. A refund is applied when cancellation is made outside of 3 months of your booking date. We accept payment by a Direct Deposit Bank Transfer or Credit Card. 

Balance payment for your confirmed event is required no later than 10 days before the event.

Public Holidays will incur a 10% surcharge. 

Every Corporate Cruise event is unique with its own expectations and requests. We welcome your enquiries and will work with you to create a bespoke quote, specific to your company’s requirements. 

Yes. Please contact us to discuss your requests for transfers or functions from both of these Gold Coast Marinas.

We recommend a minimum 3 hour charter when booking a Birthday or Christmas Party, Corporate Function, Charity Fund Raising Event, School Formal, Sports Club Awards Presentation, Wake or any other private function cruise.

You have exclusive use of the vessel for your event and the fee is $800 per hour inclusive of GST. We allow one hour for boarding, followed by the cruise on the Broadwater for your nominated hours, and 30 minutes to disembark. Extras such wharf fees are N/A.

We are licensed for up to 190 people. Departure and return is from Berth D13 at Marina Mirage at Main Beach. There is ample public parking available.

We offer an variety of menu options. You can view these on the Private Function Cruises page on our website. We are also happy to discuss catering requests that are specific to cultural preferences and practices. 

With all of our Standard Menu choices, we appreciate some guests may have allergies, are vegetarian or vegan. We are happy to accommodate any special dietary requests. Please advise before the day of your function and our Chef will cater accordingly.

We source fresh seasonal produce of the highest quality. This is delivered on the day of your function and prepared on-board by our talented Executive Chefs from our professional kitchen galley.

Our professional kitchen galley comfortably caters for up to 80 guests for any seated function and 150 guests for any cocktail style event. The Lady houses two decks. The lower level saloon offers an air-conditioned reception area, a fully licensed bar, a professional kitchen galley and dance floor for your sit-down function. The upper undercover deck boasts stunning uninterrupted views and provides ample seating for your guests. We look forward to creating your dream event. 

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