my FH and I live in NYC and are big into water sports, boating etc so we wanted to incorporate that into our wedding. We found a great venue on the water in Jersey City, NJ which is right across from Manhattan. Not only does it have gorgeous views of the city and the statue of liberty but it has a ferry dock that you can use.
We are thinking of ending our wedding at midnight and then inviting guests to come on a NYC Harbor cruise for about 45 minutes where we will go around the statue of liberty and see more of the NYC skyline. Wedding in July so it will be warm. We will also be dropping guests off at a pier that is a 5 minute walk to their hotel.
I have two concerns:
1. some people will not want to stay out any later and will want to go back to the hotel but I don't know how many. I should provide transportation by shuttle back to the hotel right?
2. Should I serve food on the shuttle? Or pass out snacks before people board the ferry? Adding food jacks up the budget a lot but I don't want a boat full of wasted people who are hungry!