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Hornblower Cruises & Events

Berkeley , CA
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LOCATION

200 Marina Blvd.
Berkeley, CA 94710 US (map)

PHONE

510-843-9020

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ABOUT US

Hornblower Cruises & Events provides the perfect setting to make your special day unforgettable. Imagine being surrounded by some of California’s most notable sights and breathtaking... Read more
Hornblower Cruises & Events provides the perfect setting to make your special day unforgettable. Imagine being surrounded by some of California’s most notable sights and breathtaking views as you sip champagne with your special guests. Owning 7 of California’s most distinctive fleet of luxury yachts, Hornblower gives you imaginative cuisine, unparallel views, and first class service. Our Professional Event coordinators ensure that every element of your event is taken care of. From the invitations to the decorations, we strive to continually be creative and meet your every need. For over 28 years Hornblower Cruises & Events has been creating San Francisco’s most memorable wedding events, specializing in receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and breathtaking nautical ceremonies. Come aboard and discover the “art of entertaining” with Hornblower! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Describe your venue:
Boat / Yacht, Historic, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Nautical, Waterfront
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1600
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Photobooth, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, Linens

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Southwestern
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)

REVIEWS

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Katrina
Wedding:
4/17/2015
5.0/5.0
I called Hornblower to inquire about at wedding reception and was connected with Mr. John Barrall, Hornblowers wedding and event coordinator who informed me that they do full weddings onboard and I was sold. John was amazing start to finish!He kept in constant contact with me, and even checked in every once in while to make sure that everything was to our liking and going as planned. He was also very understanding, had a professional and happy demeanor throughout and played a big part in making me feel like a special bride.I couldn’t wait to marry the man of my dreams. On the day once I arrived I was greeted by a member of the Hornblower staff. At 6pm
she guided my fiance onto the yacht, then once in place she came to bring me on. Everything was setup like a mini chapel with our guests seated and Captain Enrique Gonzalez waiting to marry us. Captain Gonzalez was amazing, and very funny. After the ceremony we were greeted with a champagne toast by our Matrie’D Gabriel who led us downstairs for our first dance. We had the ship to ourselves this whole time, before they let on other guests. Gabriel was on point all night, constantly made sure everyone in our party was cared for with a smile on his face and a pleasant demeanor. He was awesome! The whole Infinity staff were smiling and made us feel special and cheery. DJ Kev was awesome as well, he incorporated songs I requested,&had us everyone out of their seats. This time on the Infinity felt special and different than our other times we've been onboard. Our tables were set-up different, and instead of one waiter taking good care of us we had a team of waiters. Everything was perfect and my husband, our guests and I had an amazing night! The drinks were strong,the food was delicious, the cake was so beautiful, and the DJ literally had everyone dancing all night. We are still getting compliments on our wedding. From planning on day one, to the end of the night on my big day I had a blast.
I called Hornblower to inquire about at wedding reception and was connected with Mr. John Barrall, Hornblowers wedding and Read more...
I called Hornblower to inquire about at wedding reception and was connected with Mr. John Barrall, Hornblowers wedding and event coordinator who informed me that they do full weddings onboard and I was sold. John was amazing start to finish!He kept in constant contact with me, and even checked in every once in while to make sure that everything was to our liking and going as planned. He was also very understanding, had a professional and happy demeanor throughout and played a big part in making me feel like a special bride.I couldn’t wait to marry the man of my dreams. On the day once I arrived I was greeted by a member of the Hornblower staff. At 6pm
she guided my fiance onto the yacht, then once in place she came to bring me on. Everything was setup like a mini chapel with our guests seated and Captain Enrique Gonzalez waiting to marry us. Captain Gonzalez was amazing, and very funny. After the ceremony we were greeted with a champagne toast by our Matrie’D Gabriel who led us downstairs for our first dance. We had the ship to ourselves this whole time, before they let on other guests. Gabriel was on point all night, constantly made sure everyone in our party was cared for with a smile on his face and a pleasant demeanor. He was awesome! The whole Infinity staff were smiling and made us feel special and cheery. DJ Kev was awesome as well, he incorporated songs I requested,&had us everyone out of their seats. This time on the Infinity felt special and different than our other times we've been onboard. Our tables were set-up different, and instead of one waiter taking good care of us we had a team of waiters. Everything was perfect and my husband, our guests and I had an amazing night! The drinks were strong,the food was delicious, the cake was so beautiful, and the DJ literally had everyone dancing all night. We are still getting compliments on our wedding. From planning on day one, to the end of the night on my big day I had a blast. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception on one of their yachts and it was perfect. The best service and value. The coordinator took care of everything and made it perfect.
We had our ceremony and reception on one of their yachts and it was perfect. The best service and value. The coordinator Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception on one of their yachts and it was perfect. The best service and value. The coordinator took care of everything and made it perfect. Read less
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angelarenesharp
Wedding:
8/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Everything was beautiful but they wouldnt let us dance with our shoes off!
Everything was beautiful but they wouldnt let us dance with our shoes off!
Everything was beautiful but they wouldnt let us dance with our shoes off! Read less
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dd_ricario
Wedding:
4/15/2007
5.0/5.0
We availed of Hornblower's Wedding Package because it was complete and hassle free not to mention unique, imagine getting married on a yacht! Hornblower provided an officiant for our ceremony (the captain of the yacht), we were attended to by an excellent crew, their food and open bar were excellent and they also provided a wedding cake made by one of the top bakeshops in San Diego. Kristie, Hornblower's Events Manager was very helpful, professional and pleasant to deal with. The package wasn't as costly as we expected, considering that we also rented the yacht and cruised around the bay. It was definitely worth every penny. We highly recommend Hornblower to friends who want an intimate wedding or for those who simply want to have a unique event or a romantic dinner.
We availed of Hornblower's Wedding Package because it was complete and hassle free not to mention unique, imagine getting Read more...
We availed of Hornblower's Wedding Package because it was complete and hassle free not to mention unique, imagine getting married on a yacht! Hornblower provided an officiant for our ceremony (the captain of the yacht), we were attended to by an excellent crew, their food and open bar were excellent and they also provided a wedding cake made by one of the top bakeshops in San Diego. Kristie, Hornblower's Events Manager was very helpful, professional and pleasant to deal with. The package wasn't as costly as we expected, considering that we also rented the yacht and cruised around the bay. It was definitely worth every penny. We highly recommend Hornblower to friends who want an intimate wedding or for those who simply want to have a unique event or a romantic dinner. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Officiant, Wedding Venue
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Jonny
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.8/5.0
Definitely recommend Hornblower! Many of the other providers in the area actually use the Hornblower Yachts, so you have to pay twice, once for the yacht rental, and once for the food. Going with Hornblower saved us $3-4k.
Definitely recommend Hornblower! Many of the other providers in the area actually use the Hornblower Yachts, so you have Read more...
Definitely recommend Hornblower! Many of the other providers in the area actually use the Hornblower Yachts, so you have to pay twice, once for the yacht rental, and once for the food. Going with Hornblower saved us $3-4k. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/6/2015
4.6/5.0
Amazing!!!! Lisa was wonderful to work with through the process. When we got to the private yacht I was blown-away by the crew. Appy made all of our wish come true. The food was fabulous. We chartered the Commodore that left out of Berkeley. It was perfect!!!!
Amazing!!!! Lisa was wonderful to work with through the process. When we got to the private yacht I was blown-away by the Read more...
Amazing!!!! Lisa was wonderful to work with through the process. When we got to the private yacht I was blown-away by the crew. Appy made all of our wish come true. The food was fabulous. We chartered the Commodore that left out of Berkeley. It was perfect!!!! Read less
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j68845
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.6/5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner on the hornblower cruise and it was awesome. Very expensive but our 100 guests had an unbelievable time and I'm not sure we could have given them a better experience. The food was great and Jewel was such a pleasure to work with during the whole process. She helped suggested flower companies and an entertainer and both were perfect. We had a fabulous time and were so impressed by the experience
We had our rehearsal dinner on the hornblower cruise and it was awesome. Very expensive but our 100 guests had an Read more...
We had our rehearsal dinner on the hornblower cruise and it was awesome. Very expensive but our 100 guests had an unbelievable time and I'm not sure we could have given them a better experience. The food was great and Jewel was such a pleasure to work with during the whole process. She helped suggested flower companies and an entertainer and both were perfect. We had a fabulous time and were so impressed by the experience Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.8/5.0
I had my reception on the boat. The staff was easy to work with in the planning stage. They were prompt (yes, it's a relief that the boat is there when you expect it to be). The staff on the night of the event was ok -- they did everything they were supposed to, but nothing above and beyond.
I had my reception on the boat. The staff was easy to work with in the planning stage. They were prompt (yes, it's a Read more...
I had my reception on the boat. The staff was easy to work with in the planning stage. They were prompt (yes, it's a relief that the boat is there when you expect it to be). The staff on the night of the event was ok -- they did everything they were supposed to, but nothing above and beyond. Read less
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aprillove
Wedding:
4/26/2008
3.7/5.0
This was a really nice wedding, it would have been nice though if Hornblower offered a practice rehersal without charging so much.
This was a really nice wedding, it would have been nice though if Hornblower offered a practice rehersal without charging Read more...
This was a really nice wedding, it would have been nice though if Hornblower offered a practice rehersal without charging so much. Read less
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kpmac
Wedding:
7/7/2007
2.5/5.0
The evening was wonderful as far as the mood, vibe, views and the romance but after my whole wedding reception a few of my guest let me know that instead of getting the food they had chosen, which was an exact counted number, they ended up getting chicken fingers with macaroni & cheese. I was very upset with the fact that I gave the exact number of which food I needed and some guest that traveled from afar had a meal with ketchup at my wedding reception!! As much as we paid for the venue you'd think they would serve the correct food!! Arghhh.
The evening was wonderful as far as the mood, vibe, views and the romance but after my whole wedding reception a few of my Read more...
The evening was wonderful as far as the mood, vibe, views and the romance but after my whole wedding reception a few of my guest let me know that instead of getting the food they had chosen, which was an exact counted number, they ended up getting chicken fingers with macaroni & cheese. I was very upset with the fact that I gave the exact number of which food I needed and some guest that traveled from afar had a meal with ketchup at my wedding reception!! As much as we paid for the venue you'd think they would serve the correct food!! Arghhh. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Venue

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