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Amanda Bush · Married on 08/17/2019
So much fun
As San Franciscan's we weren't sure if we wanted one of those "fake cable cars" for our wedding. To be honest, we had associated them with touristy, boozy parties and weren't sure if it fit the classic vibe we were looking for. However, after looking around, we quickly realized that a cable car rental was the easiest and most economical way to shuttle our bridal party and guests from our nearby hotel to our venue.
Renting a classic cable car turned out to be one of the coolest parts of our wedding! Hornblower was so easy to work with and the cable car that picked us up was beautiful! It was such a fun way to get from point A to point B and because our guests were visiting from all over the world, it provided them with that little special memory of riding a cable car.
It was also a really great way to "get the party started". For myself and the bridesmaids, the morning was filled with timelines and to-dos, but once the car picked us up we felt an immediate sense of nostalgia and celebration. People were honking and waving at us and the day immediately went from being stressful to being fun.
Hornblower was a fantastic choice and I highly recommend utilizing them!Sent on 08/30/2019
Pricilla · Married on 02/23/2018
This is one of the best choice we ever made for our wedding transportation! Everyone still talks about how amazing it was to be able to ride one of cable cars, and how it was their favorite part of the day. Our wedding was on the 23rd of February 2018, and from start to finish everything went so smooth. I talked with Jessica who helped us with providing more information and after a few emails back and forth, finally we booked the cable car. I am one of those people that literally research and yelp everything before i do anything. This company is the best, and Jessica has the best customer service and was so patient and informative. Also, our driver Chelsey was awesome!! She was also so patient, and did not rush us at our stops. Chelsey also kept me calm and collected, I think she could tell i was super stressing because i was just overwhelmed with the whole wedding. Also, i wanted to add this cable car is APPLE compatible !! How awesome is that?! We were able to connect our iPhones and listen to our playlist we put together, and we were just cruising through the streets, with our music blasting. It was soooo amazing. I also, want to add please make sure you are reasonable with your stops ( some areas are commercialize and it is not possible for cable cars to go through), and you plan it out within your time frame. Our route was so beautiful as we got to experience what I wanted the most: It was picking up at City Hall, than to the Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, back to City Hall (to drop off guests who had cars), then to the restaurant). This was all within a 2 hour time frame that we had booked for. Overall I recommend this company so much. I usually would not write reviews unless i feel super strongly that this deserves a review.Sent on 03/02/2018
Minerva · Married on 07/03/2017
We had a blast! We surprised our wedding guests with a cable car tour of SF. Hornblower picked us up at Fisherman's Wharf where we had our brunch and whisked us away to the most iconic landmarks of SF. Our energetic driver, Nicole, pumped music, tooted the cable car horn and got us all in the mood to celebrate. We were partying so hard down the street, folks passed by waved and danced and took pictures of us! When we hit the Golden Gate Bridge and the wind whipped through us, Nicole gave us blankets! And the party kept rolling. Treat yourself and your guests to this fun filled ride.Sent on 07/07/2017
Erica · Married on 11/05/2016
Hornblower was a PLEASURE to work with! The cost of renting a cable car is definitely offset by the fact that 1. You can fill it up with people and make the transportation worth it, 2. The drivers and their flexibility with your needs for your day are WONDERFUL and so personable, and 3. You're in a CABLE CAR in San Francisco for goodness sake and you have it all to yourself! We used it as transportation from our hotel to ceremony, and ceremony to reception venue (amazing views on the way, by the way), and kept it for an extra hour after arriving at our reception to guests could get an eyeful and pictures if they'd like - and most of them took advantage of that. They were quick to respond and wonderful to work with and while my SO was initially hesitant to book something so seemingly cheesy, he quickly agreed that it was a GREAT choice, especially for all of our out of town guests for the weekend!Sent on 11/18/2016
Sarah · Married on 10/13/2016
We had so much fun driving around in style! Everything was perfect! I highly reccommend Hornblower classic cable cars! Our driver was awesome! He knew the route, and was very accommodating! My wedding wouldn't have been complete without them!Sent on 10/16/2016
Terri · Married on 06/25/2016
Jonathan and the team at Hornblower Classic Cable Cards were great! They were quick to respond, and super helpful in getting our itinerary organized. We had some changes to make throughout the booking process, and Jonathan was friendly and flexible in getting everything updated. The ride was great as well - our guests had a great time, and the driver made sure to help us avoid traffic and get to each stop on time. Such a great experience working with these guys!Sent on 07/27/2016
Evelyn · Married on 05/28/2016
We got three cars for our wedding. Two were to take the guests on a tour to kill time between the ceremony and reception. The other was for the wedding party to go around the city and take pictures. Our guests absolutely LOVED this! I have received many compliments and how fun and awesome the tour was. It made the day that more special for us and our guests. I would definitely recommend Hornblower to anyone who would like an extra special touch for their special day.Sent on 08/25/2016
User4778819 · 2+ years ago
Great stuff! On time and professional. Thanks so much!Sent on 02/09/2015
Michaela · Married on 11/29/2014
Jonathan was fantastic. He was very responsive and had great ideas to coordinate my small wedding events. We had 18 people, so tons of room on the cable car. It was a splurge for us, but so well worth it to see the faces of our family when it pulled up. Skye was our driver. He was amazing giving a personal tour to those who sat near him. He became quick buds with my nephews who got to ring the bell at every stop just about.Sent on 12/11/2014
It really made our event special and very memorable. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Marissa · Married on 11/15/2014
Classic Cable Car Charters is a must for a SF wedding. My bridal party had so much fun riding around the city in the amazing cable car. It was clean, fun, and the perfect mode of transportation. Jonathan was great to work with, prompt with returning emails and flexible. Our driver was also amazing! I would definitely love to use Classic Cable Cars for a future events!Sent on 12/04/2014
Marjorie · Married on 11/08/2014
Working with Jonathan Adams was a pleasure and a treat! Very responsive, highly professional, sensible, flexible and overall great customer service. The one thing I would advise, however-- anyone who has a strict time schedule for stops along the way (such as I did with my wedding party from photo location to photo location) -- I would do my own research just in case for preferred routes, especially with special events in the city that may cause blockages and delays. The driver is attentive to the passengers, but unless you speak up to go around traffic, he will probably stay on route. Otherwise, the Classic Cable Car Charter was very unique and such a fun way to get around with a group of friends for a special occasion without being overly cheesy. The champagne was flowing and we were even allowed to put up a banner / signage / decorations that made our ride look ultra festive. Loved every minute of it!Sent on 12/15/2014
User4614814 · 2+ years ago
Excellent service and very responsive and accommodating in the booking process.Sent on 12/16/2014
Ashley · Married on 10/24/2014
It was very fun. We chose the 4-7 three hour tour and it was perfect. It was a great time to choose because we had mostly daylight and hit sunset right at the end when we went to Fort Point.Sent on 12/04/2014
User4591571 · 2+ years ago
Jonathan answered all my many questions and made the whole process seamless for renting a Cable Car for our San Francisco wedding!Sent on 12/06/2014
laura · Married on 10/18/2014
The trolley buses were great and added a bit of urban fun for the guests who came from all over the country. Being Mother of the Bride, 30 of us were on the last bus with the bride and groom and wedding party. We created quite a stir as we drove past people who noticed the beautiful bride. Lots of whistles and bravos!!!! The wedding photographer also took some pictures of the bride and groom with the trolley in the background but I haven't seen them yet. The weekend of San Fran festivities was great and the trolleys added a lot of cool SF personality to our events for the guests.Sent on 10/24/2014
Thanks Jonathan for taking care of us and communicating so well with me prior to the event, it went without a hitch, perfect! Couldn't be happier!
Lillian · Married on 10/18/2014
Jonathan and the staff at Classic Cablecars are amazing. They are very responsive and always punctual. I have used them multiple times for weddings and will continue to recommend them.Sent on 10/24/2014
Vanessa · Married on 10/14/2014
Chris Leschinger was our driver on 10/14/14 for our wedding. Not only was he on time, friendly, and professional, but he saved our wedding day!Sent on 10/26/2014
Unbeknownst to us, there was a convention right in front of our venue. This caused certain roads to be closed, and major traffic jams. He managed to weave through traffic and drop us off as close as humanly possible in front.
He obliged maneuvering the cable car around for photos with a can-do attitude.
My wedding photographer ,Amanda from Blueberry Photography, was so impressed with him, she said she will now recommend him to all of her future brides.
They allow alcohol, food, and your own music on board, which really enhanced the experience. Everyone was able to celebrate and dance in comfort.
It was a cold windy day, but it was warm inside the cable car, and no one complained about the cold.
All paperwork and information was done through Jonathan Adams who was always responsive and funny.
If you want unique vehicle transportation and an unforgettable experience, book them!
Kinley · Married on 10/10/2014
We are so happy that we included a cable car tour of San Francisco on our wedding day. They picked us up from City Hall after we wed and the driver was very funny and knowledgeable about the city. Our family had a wonderful time.Sent on 10/31/2014
User4526688 · 2+ years ago
Thirty characters is a lot to ask. Just a lot of fun for all! ...................................................................Sent on 11/05/2014
User4534829 · 2+ years ago
Jon Adams did a great job at accommodating our wedding needs while we were in the planning stage. I would try and speak to the driver that is going to be at the event, so their personality matches with the type of event.Sent on 11/09/2014
Reggie · Married on 09/20/2014
Classic Cable Car Charters showed nothing but professionalism and understanding throughout my entire interactions with them. It was a pleasure to feel reassured prior to our event and satisfaction after. Cheers!Sent on 11/04/2014
User4411958 · event on: 09/14/2014
FANTASTIC !! Jonathan was a pleasure to work with and all 4 -- YES, 4 -- drivers were FANTASTIC ! Especially Car 4 --Sent on 09/19/2014
The JUST MARRIED Car driver !!!
User4440731 · 2+ years ago
Working with Jonathan was a pleasure. He and his team of drivers were responsive and professional.Sent on 10/01/2014
Jenny · Married on 09/13/2014
LOVED this for our wedding day transportation! Spacious and beautiful! Clean! Our driver was punctual and navigated the route well; avoiding traffic and took into consideration the wind-blowing into our hairs so avoided the highway as well! The cable car fit our entire wedding party (B+G along with 6 bridesmaids and 6 groomsman) and 2 photographers and 4 videographers! Made for great pictures while being super comfortable in transporting our entourage!Sent on 11/25/2014
User4415580 · 2+ years ago
I used Classic Cable Car Charters to entertain out of town family for my son's wedding in San Francisco. We took everyone on a tour of San Francisco as part of our rehearsal party. Everyone who came with us that day had a wonderful time and truly enjoyed riding on the cable car. Our driver (sorry I can't remember her name) was terrific. She asked us where we were interested in touring throughout the city and made sure we saw all the highlights. We stopped at different vistas along the way to take pictures and have our snack. It was a most successful day and really helped our family get an overview of this beautiful city.Sent on 09/21/2014
Jonathan Adams was very helpful in setting up our tour and was prompt in returning my emails and phone calls when I had questions. I would highly recommend Classic Cable Charters to anyone who is holding a group or wedding event. Thanks!