Three months of planning a wedding reception was not easy especially if the Bride lives in WA, DC and Mother lives in Seattle, WA.
From the first telephone inquiry to many more in between, we were treated as a Queen and Princess.
Scherrie and all the Dandy staff went above and beyond to make my daughter's wedding very special every guest will remember.
Although the boat does not look fancy from the outside, it is in the hearts of every staff member that make this cruise dinner exceptional! Scherrie helped us coordinate the planning.
Andrea answered all email inquiries.
The Captain was very courteous to remind us that we are responsible for the safety of one handicap guest.
Victor even gave us a break in the final bill at the end of the event, so ended up giving 100% tip.
Even now, after a week, guests still keep raving about how perfect a wedding it was, not to mention the best prime rib and salmon ever East Coast could offer!
If you are looking for that perfect wedding reception, look no further.
I highly recommend to invest in a Dandy Dinner Cruise reception your guests will always remember! Thanks Dandy for making my daughter's wedding a perfect one!
Jennifer B. from Seattle WA
i just wanted to say thanks for a great wedding party on the Nina dandy....we loved and enjoyed every second of our time on the boat....your staff are the best and I think they are your best asset...the food was tasty and everything worked well...our guests loved it and we took great pictures all around a wonderful expierenxce that i will recommend to others.
The interior of the boat is elegant and helped a lot in the photo taking.
Thanks for great time as the Nina Dandy....
Dear Ms Wilson,
I am writing to compliment your staff on the occasion of my daughter's wedding on August 6th.
I am sure you hear when things do not go completely to a client's satisfaction, so I wanted to make sure you heard when things go very well.
Firstly, I had heard from my daughter that she and her fiancÚ had felt very comfortable making the initial arrangements, and then as the date approached, I had occasion to speak with David Adcock who was very helpful in making any final adjustments.
Then on August 6th, my daughter was married on the upper deck of the Dandy in the simple ceremony she had wanted.
We were a party of 35 people, with another wedding of about 90 people also going on.
We were seated in an area where we felt comfortably secluded within our own wedding occasion, while we felt free to dance or walk about.
The staff was very accommodating and competent, never rushing anyone.
Their service was wonderful, and yet they were never intrusive.
They allowed time for everyone to enjoy the upper deck sights, while smoothly handling the various dinner courses (which were delicious).
The boat trip itself was lovely, and we were lucky to have avoided the threat of rain.
At the end of the evening, I settled the bill with the manager Jose Flores.
He was so polite and concerned that everything went to our liking.
He made sure that we had time to take care of anything left undone.
He made me feel that he knew how special this day was for us and that his desire was to do anything he could to ensure our satisfaction.
Thanks again for giving us a wonderful time to remember.
Just a note to say what a GREAT time we had at the reception.
Everyone had a terrific time.
Your cruise director, wait staff, COOKS etc, are all to be congradulated on a great job.
I could not think of a better setting to launch our daughter and son-in-law on their marriage.
I highly recommend your boat to all parents of the bride.
Barb and Jim Palmer
Dear Mr. DePorter,
I just want to thank you for making [our] wedding reception on November 2nd such a special event.
All the [Nina's] Dandy staff we dealt with, since we started making plans, were helpful and patient as we asked many questions and made changes.
The food service was excellent.
Dear Scherrie, Ken and all of Nina's staff on August 31, 2002,
Just a quick note to say thank you for all you did for us on August 31st, 2002 and before.
Thanks to you our wedding day was very low stress! I was actually able to enjoy being a bride! Your cruise got rave reviews from all our guests.
Everyone had a great time! I can't say thank you enough!!!
Mr. and Mrs. Utan
Dear Mr. DePorter,
We had the pleasure of using the Nina's Dandy as our wedding reception site.
We were guests on the lunch cruise.
We were extremely pleased with the customer service and services provided.
We especially were pleased with the extra special care you gave to our guests and us.
Our guests are still talking about the experience.
Thank you for making our wedding day more than we've ever imagined.
We will continue to refer the Nina's Dandy to our friends and family and those who are planning weddings.
Many thanks to you and your staff on board the Nina's Dandy.
You exceeded our expectations.
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Ernst
Dear Ms. Wilson:
I am writing to express my appreciation for the service we received from your organization on the occasion of our son's June 30, 2002 afternoon wedding reception on the Nina's Dandy.
We received excellent service from Mr. Kenneth DePorter, and his assistant Scherrie.
Under Ken's guidance the event planning went very well when we met with him, and the event itself was enjoyed by all.
Altogether, this was a pleasant experience for my wife and me throughout the planning process and the day of the event itself.
We are grateful to have been able to get on the boat early on the 30th to complete our extra decorating, and Ken's competent oversight direction of the events on the boat during the reception were truly appreciated.
We received praise from several of the attendees and we are quite prepared to recommend Ken DePorter and your organization to others in the future.
Dr. M. Sharif Aggour
Dear Ms. Wilson,
I'm writing to commend your staff and particularly Ken DePorter, for the care and attention paid during our cruise last year.
On August 25, 2001, my husband and I were married on your cruise ship, Nina's Dandy.
...your staff went very far out of their way to ensure that we were well cared for during the wedding, reception on the upper deck, and cruise that followed.
While we were aware that many other guests were also on the cruise, we were treated as though we were the only guests that mattered.
Still, we were cognizant of the other guests on the ship, and were amazed by the way that the staff also met the needs of the other guests.
At no time did our guests want for anything; your staff was always there at the right time whether it was to bring a drink, clear a dish, or answer a question.
In short, they were perfect.
Although the wedding was several months ago, we are still receiving comments about how perfect the wedding was, how great staff was, and what a great time everybody had.
It was truly a success, and I thank you and your staff for making it so.
We look forward to cruising with you again and hope to hold other events with you in the future.
January 26, 2000
Rob and I wanted to take the time to say Thanks! You and your staff put on an excellent wedding reception for us and our families.
We cannot tell you enough how smoothly everything went for us.
It is so nice to deal with "true professionals", people who take pride in their work and go above and beyond for the customer.
Our family still comments how excellent the food tasted and great portions.
I have passed on your card and highly recommended you to others.
We look forward to a dinner cruise with you in the future!
Susanna & Rob Mc Annally