Hornblower Cruises & Events is a Berkeley, California based wedding ceremony and reception venue. This venue provides the perfect space to make your special day unforgettable and an overall amazing experience. Step aboard this boat, and you are bound to see some of California’s most notable sights and breathtaking views.
Join us Saturday, April 13th for our Yacht Wedding Showcase. Explore Hornblower’s Berkeley Wedding Fleet from 11:00 - 12:00 PM and then cruise with us from 12:00 - 2:00 PM on the Empress Hornblower. Enjoy drinks, a full buffet, and special vendor introductions as you cruise the scenic San Francisco Bay.
RSVP required to attend. RSVP here: yachtweddingshowcase.eventbrite.com/
Facilities and Capacity
Whether you and your future spouse both have huge families, or you want to invite a large amount of your closest friends and family, Hornblower Cruises & Events has more than enough space to host however many people you want to share your big day with. The maximum capacity of guests that they can serve is a whopping 1,600 people. With seven different event spaces to choose from, it will be hard to find another venue that can safely and comfortably fit this many people. While you are aboard the boat, you and your guests can enjoy covered and uncovered outdoor spaces, indoor spaces and scenic views.
Hornblower Cruises & Events wants to be the host of your upcoming bridal shower, elopement, ceremony, reception, engagement party and rehearsal dinner. Their event services include providing wireless internet, event rentals, and event planning. Some of their other services include:
As mentioned above, Hornblower Cruises & Events provides in-house catering to their clients. In addition to supplying delicious wedding cakes and desserts, the venue can also set up an in-house bar for you and your guests to enjoy throughout the night. Champagne toasts, premium liquor and specialty beer and just some of the bar services that are offered aboard the Hornblower Cruises & Events. The food and beverage items that are provided include barware, glassware, flatware and linens. The catering services that they offer include buffets, plated, stations, cocktail receptions and family style. Their talented staff can create a menu that fits nearly any dietary needs including gluten-free, vegan, lactose-free, nut-free, and vegetarian. The cuisine styles that they offer include:
Recommended by 80% of couples
Katrina · Married on 04/17/2015
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.
Carrie · Married on 06/23/2012
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.
angela · Married on 08/11/2009
Everything was beautiful but they wouldnt let us dance with our shoes off!