Albany, New York 12202
Our ceremony and reception will be aboard the “DUTCH APPLE II”. This is a modern vessel with a capacity of 150 people. The middle deck area is enclosed, offering a full bar, tables, and a dance floor. The upper deck is open and has tables and chairs. The lower deck is fully enclosed with two restrooms, buffet area, and seating for seventy people. The two fully enclosed decks are equipped with air-conditioning and heat. Smoking is allowed on the outside sections of the vessel. With your safety in mind, Dutch Apple suggests low heeled or soft soled shoes on the boat.
Guests can begin boarding the Dutch Apple at 5:40pm, for a 6:00pm ceremony on the top deck (weather permitting). Following the ceremony, cocktail hour will be from 6:30-7:30pm on the middle deck where hors d'oeuvres will be available and open bar will begin (and remain open until 11:00pm). At 7:00pm the vessel will leave dockside and begin our 3 hour cruise on the Hudson River. A light fare will be available around 8:00pm on the lower deck, which will include a pasta and meat station. At 10:00pm we will return to shore, where the vessel will remain available for another hour to allow for continued celebration, and gradual departures.
Following the reception, the bride and groom will be returning to the Albany Hilton Hotel (formerly the Crowne Plaza). Feel free to join us at the hotel bar after the cruise.
We look forward to celebrating with everyone!!