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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

WEBSITE

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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
www.potomacriverboatco.com Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1984
Describe your venue:
Boat / Yacht, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Coastal, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2800
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1984
Describe your venue:
Boat / Yacht, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Coastal, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2800
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used Potomac Riverboat Company for a reception hour before dinner on the Miss Christin. We were looking for a casual event - it was wonderful treat for our guests to see the city and enjoy heavy appetizers and drinks.

Lily was our event coordinator - she was WONDERFUL to work with. She was extremely responsive to e-mail - quickly sent me photos of the boat decorated, was quick to respond to questions/email, and helped us set up a walk through with the photographer and wedding planner. She was also there on our wedding day to help our wedding planner decorate.

Thank you for making our day so special!
We used Potomac Riverboat Company for a reception hour before dinner on the Miss Christin. We were looking for a casual Read more...
We used Potomac Riverboat Company for a reception hour before dinner on the Miss Christin. We were looking for a casual event - it was wonderful treat for our guests to see the city and enjoy heavy appetizers and drinks.

Lily was our event coordinator - she was WONDERFUL to work with. She was extremely responsive to e-mail - quickly sent me photos of the boat decorated, was quick to respond to questions/email, and helped us set up a walk through with the photographer and wedding planner. She was also there on our wedding day to help our wedding planner decorate.

Thank you for making our day so special! Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
4/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the most wonderful experience with the Potomac Riverboat Company on Sunday, April 13, 2014. We rented the Cherrry Blossom Riverboat for a Wedding Brunch Cruise following my daughter's wedding at the Lyceum in Old Town on Saturday. The venue....the classic gorgeous riverboat could not have been more beautiful and romantic. The staff of the Potomac Riverboat company, including Charlotte and Chelsea, could not have been more thoughtful, kind and accomodating! The set up was stunning....the cruise relaxing and intimate. Kudos to the Potomac Riverboat Company. We would use them again in a heartbeat!
We had the most wonderful experience with the Potomac Riverboat Company on Sunday, April 13, 2014. We rented the Cherrry Read more...
We had the most wonderful experience with the Potomac Riverboat Company on Sunday, April 13, 2014. We rented the Cherrry Blossom Riverboat for a Wedding Brunch Cruise following my daughter's wedding at the Lyceum in Old Town on Saturday. The venue....the classic gorgeous riverboat could not have been more beautiful and romantic. The staff of the Potomac Riverboat company, including Charlotte and Chelsea, could not have been more thoughtful, kind and accomodating! The set up was stunning....the cruise relaxing and intimate. Kudos to the Potomac Riverboat Company. We would use them again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Excellent venue, unique experience, high quality service. The staff ensured our day felt special and everything went off without a hitch. My only reservation for future patrons is to carefully research reviews of their catering options you must use. We used Carriage House (Bugsy's), and while the tasting was great, the food quality the night of was not the same positive experience.
Excellent venue, unique experience, high quality service. The staff ensured our day felt special and everything went off Read more...
Excellent venue, unique experience, high quality service. The staff ensured our day felt special and everything went off without a hitch. My only reservation for future patrons is to carefully research reviews of their catering options you must use. We used Carriage House (Bugsy's), and while the tasting was great, the food quality the night of was not the same positive experience. Read less
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Former Chicky
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose this venue for our wedding because we wanted something different than the norm. It was a pleasure to have our wedding aboard the Cherry Blossom Riverboat. Our guest complimented us on choosing such a great place. Even though our wedding was 4.5 hours long, it did not feel long and none of my guests felt like hostages on the boat (that I'm aware of).
Charlotte helped us out a lot with the last minute details, by providing an aisle runner that someone from a previous wedding had left, gathering my bridesmaids to hand out bubbles at the end of the wedding, and other details like that. She did an excellent job as a coordinator. Our guests had also said that the wedding seemed to be well-planned.
Our photographer told us that he really appreciated the venue reaching out to him to make sure that he was familiar with the boat.
We chose this venue for our wedding because we wanted something different than the norm. It was a pleasure to have our Read more...
We chose this venue for our wedding because we wanted something different than the norm. It was a pleasure to have our wedding aboard the Cherry Blossom Riverboat. Our guest complimented us on choosing such a great place. Even though our wedding was 4.5 hours long, it did not feel long and none of my guests felt like hostages on the boat (that I'm aware of).
Charlotte helped us out a lot with the last minute details, by providing an aisle runner that someone from a previous wedding had left, gathering my bridesmaids to hand out bubbles at the end of the wedding, and other details like that. She did an excellent job as a coordinator. Our guests had also said that the wedding seemed to be well-planned.
Our photographer told us that he really appreciated the venue reaching out to him to make sure that he was familiar with the boat. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Great venue we loved it. The Cherry Blossom is a simply beautiful and very unique venue. We did our wedding ceremony and reception on the boat everything went off without a hitch.
Great venue we loved it. The Cherry Blossom is a simply beautiful and very unique venue. We did our wedding ceremony and Read more...
Great venue we loved it. The Cherry Blossom is a simply beautiful and very unique venue. We did our wedding ceremony and reception on the boat everything went off without a hitch. Read less
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patti
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have been happier with our choice to have our wedding on the Cherry Blossom (Potomac Riverboat Company). Gorgeous boat and outstanding staff. They took so much of the work and worry out of my hands, and we feel that we got an outstanding value for our money even though there are cheaper venues out there. Between the stunning scenery, the gorgeous setting of being on the river, the fantastic staff, and all the attention to detail, we definitely got our money's worth. My only regret is that the day went by so fast and that we're only having one wedding--- I would absolutely love to host or attend another event on this beautiful riverboat!
We couldn't have been happier with our choice to have our wedding on the Cherry Blossom (Potomac Riverboat Company). Read more...
We couldn't have been happier with our choice to have our wedding on the Cherry Blossom (Potomac Riverboat Company). Gorgeous boat and outstanding staff. They took so much of the work and worry out of my hands, and we feel that we got an outstanding value for our money even though there are cheaper venues out there. Between the stunning scenery, the gorgeous setting of being on the river, the fantastic staff, and all the attention to detail, we definitely got our money's worth. My only regret is that the day went by so fast and that we're only having one wedding--- I would absolutely love to host or attend another event on this beautiful riverboat! Read less
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ming15
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
This was by far the most unique venue we looked at and with my husband being from New Orleans, brought our New Orleans theme full circle on the Cherry Blossom. Charlotte was amazing and was able to meet our needs. She always returned calls and did a fantastic job. Our guests were amazed and had a fantastic time.
This was by far the most unique venue we looked at and with my husband being from New Orleans, brought our New Orleans Read more...
This was by far the most unique venue we looked at and with my husband being from New Orleans, brought our New Orleans theme full circle on the Cherry Blossom. Charlotte was amazing and was able to meet our needs. She always returned calls and did a fantastic job. Our guests were amazed and had a fantastic time. Read less
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kateham
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
This was truly a fantastic venue for our reception!!! We got nothing but compliments from our guests about how fun and unique the riverboat was. The staff was amazingly easy to work with, from planning all the way through the event. I expected to have at least a few things to worry about on my wedding day (having not hired a planner), but everything just appeared in the right places at the right time, all the way down to the deviled eggs and champagne that showed up for me as I was getting "bustled" up after arriving from the ceremony. I didn't ask for it, but it was a welcome surprise before we headed in for our first dance and the formalities. It may cost a little more than doing a hotel reception or something more traditional, but we had a fabulous night and so did our guests.
This was truly a fantastic venue for our reception!!! We got nothing but compliments from our guests about how fun and Read more...
This was truly a fantastic venue for our reception!!! We got nothing but compliments from our guests about how fun and unique the riverboat was. The staff was amazingly easy to work with, from planning all the way through the event. I expected to have at least a few things to worry about on my wedding day (having not hired a planner), but everything just appeared in the right places at the right time, all the way down to the deviled eggs and champagne that showed up for me as I was getting "bustled" up after arriving from the ceremony. I didn't ask for it, but it was a welcome surprise before we headed in for our first dance and the formalities. It may cost a little more than doing a hotel reception or something more traditional, but we had a fabulous night and so did our guests. Read less
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Tracey
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Laura at Potomac Riverboat Co was amazing to work with. Everything turned out wonderfully despite the 8 inches of rain and tornado warnings. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Laura at Potomac Riverboat Co was amazing to work with. Everything turned out wonderfully despite the 8 inches of rain and Read more...
Laura at Potomac Riverboat Co was amazing to work with. Everything turned out wonderfully despite the 8 inches of rain and tornado warnings. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Read less
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