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Potomac Riverboat Company

Alexandria , VA
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LOCATION

205 The Strand
Alexandria, VA 22314 US (map)

PHONE

703-684-0580

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ABOUT US

The Cherry Blossom is the perfect setting for your dream wedding! Enjoy the beautiful authentic paddle wheeler designed and created for gracious private entertaining on the Potomac... Read more
The Cherry Blossom is the perfect setting for your dream wedding! Enjoy the beautiful authentic paddle wheeler designed and created for gracious private entertaining on the Potomac River. The re-creation of the 19th century Victorian riverboat helps create the perfect setting for any special occasion. The boat was built in 1984 has the most elegant setting from the ornate railings to the plush interior of brass and mahogany. The Cherry Blossom has two interior salons which are heated and air-conditioned for year round comfort. The third deck is open air, offering the most spectacular views of Old Town Alexandria, the Washington D.C. Skyline, or the new National Harbor. The Cherry Blossom sails from her home port of Alexandria, Virginia, just a short 15 minute drive from Washington, D.C. or chose to sail from the National Harbor, MD.

Call us today for prices or to set up an appointment to view the Cherry Blossom

Potomac Riverboat Company
Phone (703) 684-0580
chall@potomacriverboatco.com
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Boat / Yacht, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Event Planning

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Private Events

REVIEWS

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Cindy
Wedding:
11/5/2016
5.0/5.0
I would tell them that the Cherry Blossom is the perfect place to have a wedding and reception inn one place. The staff is attentive and did a great job taking care of our needs.
I would tell them that the Cherry Blossom is the perfect place to have a wedding and reception inn one place. The staff is Read more...
I would tell them that the Cherry Blossom is the perfect place to have a wedding and reception inn one place. The staff is attentive and did a great job taking care of our needs. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
If you are thinking of booking them, do it. The Cherry Blossom is your venue. I had to do all the planning for my wedding myself and I don't know if I would have been able to do it without their help. Not only was it one of the best values I could find in the area, but it felt really special and fun to have all our friends and family on the boat with us. Plus everybody is all in one place and can relax and enjoy the day rather than trying to drive to a different location for the reception. All our guests loved it, and Old Town is great to walk around afterwards.
My advice is to book for slightly longer than you think you need because time will fly. Also, the style of the interior is Victorian with neutral pinks and greens. I worked touches of the colors and style into my table settings and I think it really tied the room together and looked classy. The inside is so pretty, you don't really have to do much.
You do have to use one of their approved vendors, but that is really for the best since you can be confident they know the boat well. I went with King Street Blues for my caterer, and the food was great and the owner really fantastic to work with, but sadly he couldn't be there the day of and his crew did actually flub up on some small things. I think this was probably just miscommunication, but if Rick can't be there, you might want to make sure to speak with whoever will be heading up the catering crew and just make sure you are on the same page. But all that had nothing to do with PRC, who could not have been better.
When pricing things out, consider you probably don't need to rent any chairs since they are on the boat, so the Cherry Blossom might actually be cheaper than other places once you take that into account. And if you need to save some money, we skipped the open bar and just had champagne and a soda bar, which was perfect, and we left at noon, which worked out well for people driving in from out of town. Excellent, excellent venue.
If you are thinking of booking them, do it. The Cherry Blossom is your venue. I had to do all the planning for my wedding Read more...
If you are thinking of booking them, do it. The Cherry Blossom is your venue. I had to do all the planning for my wedding myself and I don't know if I would have been able to do it without their help. Not only was it one of the best values I could find in the area, but it felt really special and fun to have all our friends and family on the boat with us. Plus everybody is all in one place and can relax and enjoy the day rather than trying to drive to a different location for the reception. All our guests loved it, and Old Town is great to walk around afterwards.
My advice is to book for slightly longer than you think you need because time will fly. Also, the style of the interior is Victorian with neutral pinks and greens. I worked touches of the colors and style into my table settings and I think it really tied the room together and looked classy. The inside is so pretty, you don't really have to do much.
You do have to use one of their approved vendors, but that is really for the best since you can be confident they know the boat well. I went with King Street Blues for my caterer, and the food was great and the owner really fantastic to work with, but sadly he couldn't be there the day of and his crew did actually flub up on some small things. I think this was probably just miscommunication, but if Rick can't be there, you might want to make sure to speak with whoever will be heading up the catering crew and just make sure you are on the same page. But all that had nothing to do with PRC, who could not have been better.
When pricing things out, consider you probably don't need to rent any chairs since they are on the boat, so the Cherry Blossom might actually be cheaper than other places once you take that into account. And if you need to save some money, we skipped the open bar and just had champagne and a soda bar, which was perfect, and we left at noon, which worked out well for people driving in from out of town. Excellent, excellent venue. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Nina
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
I chartered the Cherry Blossom with Potomac River Boat for a wedding preparty. Everyone was great to deal with leading up to the party and amazing the day of! Thanks so much! Highly recommend!
I chartered the Cherry Blossom with Potomac River Boat for a wedding preparty. Everyone was great to deal with leading up Read more...
I chartered the Cherry Blossom with Potomac River Boat for a wedding preparty. Everyone was great to deal with leading up to the party and amazing the day of! Thanks so much! Highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Rami
Wedding:
9/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Potomac Riverboat Company really went out of their way to make our special day perfect! A special thank you to Logan who was extremely flexible with our difficult schedule and always making time to accommodate our requests. The boat itself was beautiful and the staff was very professional on our wedding day.

If you are teetering on whether or not to book Potomac Riverboat, rest assured you can not go wrong! Keep in mind, you will need to select one of their catering companies, however they will answer any questions you have and even help you select one. We personally went with Rick at King Street Blues (went above-and-beyond for us, definitely check them out!).

Simply put: beautiful picture opportunities, outstanding service and a great value for such a lovely venue. Thank you Potomac River Company for everything, and I wish you guys the best!
Potomac Riverboat Company really went out of their way to make our special day perfect! A special thank you to Logan who Read more...
Potomac Riverboat Company really went out of their way to make our special day perfect! A special thank you to Logan who was extremely flexible with our difficult schedule and always making time to accommodate our requests. The boat itself was beautiful and the staff was very professional on our wedding day.

If you are teetering on whether or not to book Potomac Riverboat, rest assured you can not go wrong! Keep in mind, you will need to select one of their catering companies, however they will answer any questions you have and even help you select one. We personally went with Rick at King Street Blues (went above-and-beyond for us, definitely check them out!).

Simply put: beautiful picture opportunities, outstanding service and a great value for such a lovely venue. Thank you Potomac River Company for everything, and I wish you guys the best! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This was the perfect, unique wedding venue that delighted our guests and made a memorable experience for all. The team at the Cherry Blossom exceeded all expectations- patient, helpful, proactive, and always graciously professional. Loved the boat- and had so much fun on the river!
This was the perfect, unique wedding venue that delighted our guests and made a memorable experience for all. The team at Read more...
This was the perfect, unique wedding venue that delighted our guests and made a memorable experience for all. The team at the Cherry Blossom exceeded all expectations- patient, helpful, proactive, and always graciously professional. Loved the boat- and had so much fun on the river! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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alexia
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
We decided on the Potomac Riverboat as our wedding venue because we enjoy the outdoors, the water, and we live 15 minutes from Old Town, Alexandria where the Potomac Riverboat is docked. My mom was thrilled that we could both do an outdoor ceremony (on the top deck of the boat!!) and have dinner and the reception indoors (with air conditioning in Mid-August). The planners met with us as many times as we needed to make us feel comfortable that the day would run smoothly. They recommended an amazing caterer which they had worked with before and everyone enjoyed the delicious dinner, drinks, and ice cream bar. The venue and staff organizing and running our wedding made sure that the night ran smoothly and that all our wishes were met. We also had a 4 person band on the boat and the middle deck was able to accommodate space for the band, dancing (and speeches), bar, and an ice cream bar! We had about 105 guests and this was the perfect size venue for the amount of guests. I highly recommend the Potomac Riverboat as a venue for any event. All of our guests and family that came from near and far enjoyed the unique venue and seeing the monuments as we cruised the Potomac River throughout the venue.
We decided on the Potomac Riverboat as our wedding venue because we enjoy the outdoors, the water, and we live 15 minutes Read more...
We decided on the Potomac Riverboat as our wedding venue because we enjoy the outdoors, the water, and we live 15 minutes from Old Town, Alexandria where the Potomac Riverboat is docked. My mom was thrilled that we could both do an outdoor ceremony (on the top deck of the boat!!) and have dinner and the reception indoors (with air conditioning in Mid-August). The planners met with us as many times as we needed to make us feel comfortable that the day would run smoothly. They recommended an amazing caterer which they had worked with before and everyone enjoyed the delicious dinner, drinks, and ice cream bar. The venue and staff organizing and running our wedding made sure that the night ran smoothly and that all our wishes were met. We also had a 4 person band on the boat and the middle deck was able to accommodate space for the band, dancing (and speeches), bar, and an ice cream bar! We had about 105 guests and this was the perfect size venue for the amount of guests. I highly recommend the Potomac Riverboat as a venue for any event. All of our guests and family that came from near and far enjoyed the unique venue and seeing the monuments as we cruised the Potomac River throughout the venue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Best place to have a wedding! Beautiful, weatherproof, romantic, and unique. Staff is amazing - helpful and wildly efficient. Relieved most of my stress because I knew they had everything covered. Was actually able to enjoy the reception! I'd give 6 stars if I could.
Best place to have a wedding! Beautiful, weatherproof, romantic, and unique. Staff is amazing - helpful and wildly Read more...
Best place to have a wedding! Beautiful, weatherproof, romantic, and unique. Staff is amazing - helpful and wildly efficient. Relieved most of my stress because I knew they had everything covered. Was actually able to enjoy the reception! I'd give 6 stars if I could. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
We chartered the Admiral Tilp from Potomac Riverboat Company for our rehearsal dinner, and it was AWESOME! It held 49 guests, and was such a unique and fun experience for our rehearsal. We extended invitations outside the wedding party to some of our family who traveled from out of town for the weekend and they LOVED the different experience. We had it catered by King Street Blues which was perfect, and brought on bottles of wine and coolers full of beer. It was a perfect, more casual evening while still being unique and very special!!
We chartered the Admiral Tilp from Potomac Riverboat Company for our rehearsal dinner, and it was AWESOME! It held 49 Read more...
We chartered the Admiral Tilp from Potomac Riverboat Company for our rehearsal dinner, and it was AWESOME! It held 49 guests, and was such a unique and fun experience for our rehearsal. We extended invitations outside the wedding party to some of our family who traveled from out of town for the weekend and they LOVED the different experience. We had it catered by King Street Blues which was perfect, and brought on bottles of wine and coolers full of beer. It was a perfect, more casual evening while still being unique and very special!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Sid
Wedding:
4/12/2015
5.0/5.0
With less time than one should ever have to plan a wedding, we pulled it off with the help of Charlotte and the PRC staff. Doing it on the 'Cherry Blossom' riverboat succeeded in making our day feel very special and also quite memorable for our guests who continue to rave about it 9 months later. The Victorian style riverboat was romantic and surprisingly spacious for our 150 guests. It clearly could have handled many more. We chose to have the ceremony in the open air on the top deck, drinks/dancing on the middle deck and heavy appetizers with some tall and short tables on the lower deck. It flowed beautifully with the help of the PRC staff who were extremely professional. We opted for a 4th hour and can't imagine doing both the ceremony and reception in less time. The PRC staff could not have done a better job. They were simply FABULOUS!!!
With less time than one should ever have to plan a wedding, we pulled it off with the help of Charlotte and the PRC staff. Read more...
With less time than one should ever have to plan a wedding, we pulled it off with the help of Charlotte and the PRC staff. Doing it on the 'Cherry Blossom' riverboat succeeded in making our day feel very special and also quite memorable for our guests who continue to rave about it 9 months later. The Victorian style riverboat was romantic and surprisingly spacious for our 150 guests. It clearly could have handled many more. We chose to have the ceremony in the open air on the top deck, drinks/dancing on the middle deck and heavy appetizers with some tall and short tables on the lower deck. It flowed beautifully with the help of the PRC staff who were extremely professional. We opted for a 4th hour and can't imagine doing both the ceremony and reception in less time. The PRC staff could not have done a better job. They were simply FABULOUS!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
My guests loved this venue. It was very reasonably priced and a fun way to share a second wedding with family.
My guests loved this venue. It was very reasonably priced and a fun way to share a second wedding with family.
My guests loved this venue. It was very reasonably priced and a fun way to share a second wedding with family. Read less
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