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City Cruises - San Francisco

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Rating 4.1 out of 5
16 reviews
$19k - $25k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$19k - $25k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Host your picturesque dream wedding on the San Francisco Bay with City Cruises, a San Francisco, California based wedding ceremony and reception venue.

Facilities and Capacity

Whether you and your future spouse plan to invite all of your family and friends or just a select few, City Cruises’ fleet of seven yachts can accommodate up to 1,600 guests. The City Cruises team will work with you to coordinate yacht décor, cable car transportation, photography packages, live entertainment and more. Every wedding cruise includes the upscale City Cruise service of an onboard manager, wait staff, table linens, glassware, silverware and culinary crew dedicated to making your wedding unforgettable.

Services Offered

City Cruises’ yachts are ideal for your bridal shower, elopement, ceremony, reception, engagement party, and rehearsal dinner. City Cruises' event services include providing wireless internet, event rentals, and event planning. Other services include:

  • Lighting/sound
  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • In-house catering
  • Outside vendors

Cuisine and Beverage

City Cruises' dedicated in-house culinary staff will prepare all dishes fresh onboard. In addition to supplying delicious wedding cakes, desserts, and cuisine Hornblower can also host an in-house bar for you and your guests to enjoy throughout the night. Champagne toasts, premium liquor, wine, and specialty beer are just some of the bar services offered by City Cruises. Food and beverage items provided include barware, glassware, flatware, and linens. Catering services offered include buffets, plated, stations, cocktail receptions, and family-style. Our talented culinary staff can create a custom menu that fits nearly any dietary needs including gluten-free, vegan, lactose-free, nut-free, and vegetarian. Example cuisine styles offered are:

  • American
  • Chinese
  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Thai
  • Indian
  • Local specialties
  • Southwestern
  • Mediterranean

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$6,650

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$6,650

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$34

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Wine
Limited Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Boat/Yacht
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

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 Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April

16 Reviews

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Rated
4.1
out of 5.0
Recommended by 83% of couples
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    Rating 4.2 out of 5
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  • Flexibility
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  • Christina
    Christina Married on 09/18/2021
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    The best day Ever!!

    We have long awaited for our wedding reception with City Cruises by Hornblower since 2020. Let me tell you…..they did not disappoint! We ended up on the Spirit and it was a night to remember! Between the delicious food, drinks, fabulous staff, and the cruise route was amazing! I got nothing but compliments from ALL my guests regarding how great of a time they had and they’ve never experienced something like this before. Thank you City Cruises aka Hornblower for making this possible!!
  • Shareil
    Shareil N. Married on 10/19/2018
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    Wow, what a day!

    We went from having a small lunch with our family in San Francisco to finding Polly and Hornblower Cruises, and we could not have been happier with our experience and our wedding day.

    Polly is amazing. She takes the time to listen, ask the right questions and make sure you feel comfortable during every step of the planning process. Her team was so great to work with and even though most of the planning was done virtually since don't live in California anymore, we felt so cared for.
    Polly took the time during our phone calls and video conferences to explain the details and get us the best deal for our budget. When we did visit in-person, the team was able to show us the boat, let us taste the amazing cake and helped us pick external vendors for our flowers and food. And our day was truly amazing. Every guest loved it and we honestly had such a fun and relaxing day because of all the behind the scenes work Polly and her team did.

    We have stayed in touch with Polly 2 years after our wedding and are excited for the friendship that has formed. Strongly recommend checking them out!!
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    Katrina Married on 04/17/2015
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    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.

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Pier 3 San Francisco, 94111
4154388300
415-788-8866
Location of (City Cruises - San Francisco)
Pier 3, Hornblower Landing San Francisco, CA, 94111
5108439020

City Cruises - San Francisco frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at City Cruises - San Francisco?

City Cruises - San Francisco includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At City Cruises - San Francisco, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

City Cruises - San Francisco includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At City Cruises - San Francisco, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at City Cruises - San Francisco includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar

What are the most important characteristics of City Cruises - San Francisco in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by City Cruises - San Francisco for wedding events is known for:
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at City Cruises - San Francisco for wedding events?

City Cruises - San Francisco offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does City Cruises - San Francisco offer?

City Cruises - San Francisco offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does City Cruises - San Francisco offer for wedding events?

City Cruises - San Francisco offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does City Cruises - San Francisco have available for wedding events?

City Cruises - San Francisco offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Runners
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend City Cruises - San Francisco and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

City Cruises - San Francisco is recommended by 75% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.1 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.2 in quality of service, 4.2 in average response time, 4.2 in professionalism, 4 in flexibility and 4 in value.

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