If you’re a couple who years for the glamour and mystery of the Golden Age of shipboard travel, you can partake of that history by getting married aboard the R.M.S. Queen Mary, one of the most storied passenger liners in the history of sea travel.
You won’t have to travel outside of the United States to do so, either.
Since 1967, the Queen Mary has been moored in the harbor of Long Beach, California, where it’s a tourist attraction, nightspot, floating hotel, and prized wedding destination for more than 65 years.
In order to get started planning your wedding aboard the Queen Mary, you simply have to surf on over to the QE website at: www.queenmary.com and click on the weddings link.
Many young couples have been married on the teak decks of this floating Art Deco palace over the years and the ship has caterers and wedding specialists on staff who can help you plan a special wedding in one of the most classic and beautiful settings on the entire planet.
You can choose to stage your ceremony in the QE’s enchanting wedding chapel, or outdoors on the magnificent Sun Deck Stage overlooking the Pacific.
Imagine getting married there with a spectacular Pacific sunset as your backdrop and then retiring indoors for the reception held in the ultra-chic Art Deco Observation Bar (formerly the liner’s First Class Lounge) for cake, a champagne toast, and a dinner catered by one of the best kitchens on the West Coast.
The bride and groom and their guests can also visit one of the other gorgeous nightspots on the QE, including Tibbies Cabaret and Dinner Theater, or Vamp the Lounge, featuring a saucy burlesque show.
Getting married on the Queen Mary would be an especial treat for couples who are history buffs because of the ship’s long and distinguished career not only as one of the most glamorous cruise ships that ever sailed the Seven Seas, but also as a troop transport during World War II that braved the perilous Atlantic transporting our brave fighting men overseas and played hostess to the great wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill not once, but three times during the War and also King Edward VIII, her Majesty Queen Mary, Princess Elizabeth, the Duke and Duchess of York, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and the Duchess of Gloucester, who are only some of the many dignitaries and celebrities who have trod the teak decks of this grand and historic ship.
Then after your wedding and reception, you can retire to an Art Deco bridal suite and join the thousands of couples who have been married aboard the Queen Mary since she was christened back in the mid-1930s.