Wedding Ceremonies

Photo Credit:  Vicki Jauron

Photo Credit: Vicki Jauron

If your dream wedding involves the complete Venetian experience, why not exchange your vows on an authentic Venetian gondola? 

Our beautifully-crafted Italian wedding gondola is the perfect size to accommodate the bride and groom, maid of honor and best man, your photographer, and your gondolier. On our other two gondolas, we can accommodate up to 12 additional guests. 

At the head of Providence's picturesque Riverwalk we can bring all three boats together as the ceremony commences. Additional guests can enjoy the ceremony from the Crawford Street Bridge.(Alternately, we can perform the ceremony in the amphitheater adjacent to our dock.)

We can work with your caterer, florist, photographer, videographer, and wedding planner to coordinate decor and create the perfect atmosphere for your heartfelt vows.

Our Reverend Matthew "Marcello" Haynes, company President and chief gondolier, is licensed to perform marriages in all 50 states. He can work with you to create a service that resonates with you and incorporates any interdenominational elements that you wish to include. You may also make your own arrangements for a celebrant; all faiths and denominations are welcome.


Gondola wedding ceremony rates start at $399 for one gondola. This includes 40 minutes for your ceremony, and up to 40 minutes of photography time following.

If you wish for Marcello (or another gondolier celebrant) to perform your ceremony, an additional charge of $300 will apply. 

Additional gondolas for guests may be added for $399/boat, holding up to six passengers each.

Prices include all taxes, fees, and gratuities, except a 2% processing fee if paying via credit card.

Call 401.421.8877 for more information and to reserve your date.

We recommend booking at least 30-60 days in advance, particularly if you will require more than one gondola. Please note that there may be limited availability on WaterFire dates, and that reserving the gondolas during WaterFire will necessitate additional charges.