The Schooner Argia sails from historic downtown Mystic, Connecticut from May through mid-October.
Whether you elope or have dozens of guests, you’ll enjoy smooth sailing as the Argia carries us to Long Island Sound for your romantic wedding.
This offer is your opportunity to have an inexpensive wedding on the water.
It is easy to find the Argia and easy parking. The Argia sails from 12 Steamboat Wharf, Mystic, Connecticut 06355, near the Mystic River Bridge. (The Bascule bridge design is an easy landmark.) Just visit WWW.ArgiaMystic.Com and when you click on the “Contact Us / Find Us” link you’ll see a map and directions. Reservations are essential for your wedding cruise.
Would you like to have friends and family at your sailing wedding? You can have more than 40 guests sail with you. Or, of course, you could elope!
Because you’ll be getting your marriage license in Groton, Connecticut, you can get your marriage license a month or two before your wedding day. Or you could get your license the same day as your wedding cruise, if you time it well. Connecticut has no waiting period after you get your license, and your license is good for 65 days (longer during the COVID-19 Pandemic!). There are no blood tests, either, so you could make an appointment, walk into Groton Town Hall, and walk out with your marriage license in as little as half an hour. The Groton Town Clerk’s Office is at 45 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340 and WWW.Groton-CT.Gov is the official Groton, CT website. (From Groton Town Hall to the Argia in Mystic is less than 4 miles, probably 15 minutes or so in the summer, depending on traffic and whether the Mystic Bridge is raised.)
More details of getting your marriage license for your Argia sailboat wedding:
Both of you must apply for your license in person. You’ll fill out your application with data that you’ll each probably know off the tops of your heads, such as your names, dates and places of birth, years of education, residence(s), fathers’ and mothers’ names and places of birth, and how many times you’ve been married. You won’t need divorce papers or death certificates if you’ve been married before; you’ll just swear to the truthfulness of the information you’ve provided.
Your marriage license will cost $50.00. After your wedding ceremony, I will return your completed license to Town Hall (I am not allowed to give it back to you). A certified copy of your marriage license will cost $20.00, and it will be your proof that you’re legally married. There will be no waiting period to get your certified copy!
The fine print:
There may be restrictions on how many guests you may have due to COVID-19. Please see WWW.ArgiaMystic.Com for details
Your wedding may take place on a weekday or on a weekend. Holidays are included in this offer.
Your wedding may take place on any scheduled Argia cruise, including a sunset cruise or a private cruise.
Your wedding must be booked with me between now and May 1, 2021. Please contact me soon so that you get your desired date!
Your non-refundable payment must be made when we sign our contract.
You are responsible for making arrangements for your cruise directly with WWW.ArgiaMystic.Com or calling 860-536-0416.
You must purchase a ticket for me as well as yourself and your fiancé or fiancée.
You are strongly encouraged to hire a professional photographer so that your guests may focus on your wedding.
You agree to let me use one or more photographs of your wedding and cruise for my publicity purposes without any cost to me.
In the event of a natural disaster, life-threatening illness or injury, or cancellation by Argia Mystic Cruises of your scheduled cruise, I will do my best to accommodate rescheduling.
If your wedding is rescheduled due to one the above reasons and I can accommodate your new schedule, I will officiate within a reasonable distance of Mystic, CT.
I have no affiliation with the management or operation of the Argia. I cannot be held responsible for any action or inaction by Argia Mystic Cruises or their employees or contractors.
Your questions and thoughts are welcome!
All of the above links are correct as of February, 2021.