Hornblower Cruises & Events

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About Hornblower Cruises & Events

Hornblower Cruises & Events is a boat wedding venue located in New York, New York. Couples can create the wedding of their dreams on this New York City yacht.

Facilities and Capacity

Hornblower Cruises & Events offers 10 indoor, covered outdoor, and uncovered outdoor event spaces. This unique and beautiful venue offers incredible views of the New York Harbor. The Hornblower offers a variety of yachts, including the Hornblower Infinity, Hornblower Hybrid, Hornblower Sensation, Hornblower Esprit, Hornblower Serenity, and the John James Audubon. The Hornblower Infinity is the largest boat at 210 feet in length. It can accommodate up to 1,200 guests for a cocktail reception, up to 700 guests for a buffet dinner, and up to 500 guests for a sit-down plated dinner. This boat also offers several different event spaces, including the Grand Ballroom, the balcony, the Infinity Lounge, and the Captain’s Lounge - Skydeck.

Services Offered

The passionate and experienced team members of Hornblower Cruises & Events are so excited to help you create unforgettable memories at your wedding. The wedding packages offer different options for couples to choose from depending on their needs and desires, and the Hornblower also offers a Fairytale-For-Less Package, which allows couples to still create their dream wedding, but with a modest budget. Wedding event services offered include the following:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event planner
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Parking
  • Shuttle
  • Wheelchair access

Cuisine

Hornblower Cruises & Events offers couples a Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner Reception Package for their wedding. The Lunch and Brunch Packages include a three-hour cruise, while the dinner package includes a four-hour cruise. Depending on what package the couple selects, they can choose from a sit-down meal or a buffet meal. All packages include dining tables and chairs, linens, napkins, glassware, china, flatware, event managers, and a uniformed marine crew to serve you and your guests.

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21 Reviews for Hornblower Cruises & Events

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Ronnie Feder · Married on 05/11/2019

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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wonderful Venue!

    Our daughter’s wedding was absolutely perfect, thanks in large part to Tyler, Sales Manager. He was a pleasure to deal with, highly professional & very responsive. He took care of explaining and implementing every detail. Captain Aaron & the crew made sure all our guests were happy & safe. I highly recommend this venue!

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    Sent on 06/04/2019
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    Jared · Married on 04/28/2019

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    Amazing Experience That Won't Break the Bank

    My husband and I had our ceremony and reception on the Hornblower Hybrid and it was everything we could have wanted!

    First of all, Tyler in the sales office was a dream to work with. Super friendly and attentive without being pushy, he genuinely cared that we had an event we would love. He was super responsive to email inquiries and was great about giving us advice/guidance without forcing us in a direction we didn't like. He made us feel like we could have anything we wanted but also wasn't afraid to point out potential pitfalls for ideas we hadn't quite thought through. The ship itself was gorgeous, with floor to ceiling windows that let in a ton of natural light and priceless views of the NYC skyline.

    You won't need much in the way of decorations to have a beautiful looking wedding (we just had some small floor centerpieces and photos of us). We had the ceremony outside on a sheltered deck so light rain - which we had on our wedding day - won't derail your plans or soak your guests. The main deck is entirely enclosed so once the reception started it could have started pouring and it wouldn't have mattered.

    A big positive for us is that catering and the cake are included in the price so that took a couple of big decisions off the plate. We did the brunch buffet and it was absolutely delicious, with lots of different options for many palettes (the chicken and waffles are legit). The cake is from Magnolia Bakery with a good selection of options to choose from and the ability to upgrade to fancier decorative options. There was plenty of food and all of our guests commented on how delicious everything was. Also, the open bar that comes standard with all of their packages has a huge selection so no need to upgrade unless Top Shelf liquor is a major priority for you.

    You don't really get a rehearsal on the ship because it is used for nightly cruises, but Hornblower provides you with a day of coordinator to keep everything on schedule. Ours was Gabriel and he was a blast, really adding to the festive atmosphere (multiple guests commented on how fun he was); we agreed on a timeline beforehand and he was great at keeping us on track without being intrusive or pushy so we could focus on enjoying our wedding and socializing with our guests.

    Not only were we thrilled with everything, but our guests all raved about the food and the atmosphere. A lot of them said they never would have thought to get married on a boat and absolutely loved the vibe and the views (you will get a great view of the skyline and landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty). Several of our married friends joked that they wanted to do a vow renewal ceremony just so they could do the same brunch cruise setup we did.

    Overall we cannot recommend Hornblower enough. We weren't sure we'd be able to afford the kind of wedding we wanted in notoriously pricy NYC, but we were able to get a private charter for our 70-ish person wedding with everything we wanted for well under the $33k national average, to say nothing of the much higher NYC average. Going with Hornblower gave us a fun and different reception that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Highly recommended!

    Sent on 05/08/2019

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Hornblower Cruises & Events FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 3500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1150.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1150.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 40.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    10
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Boat/Yacht
  • 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
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    November

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    347-801-8904 (Phone number)

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