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Marina del Rey’s 50th Birthday Bash

Event Recap: Marina del Rey had it’s annual boat show and community festival, L.A.’s MarinaFest 2015, which also served as this years flagship event to honor Marina del Rey’s 50th year. Families and friends came together for a three day event (Friday, April 10th – Sunday, April 12th) to discover all the L.A. Marina has to offer. The event provided an abundance of entertainment including L.A.’s MarinaFest boat show, live…

Wedding Decoration Inspiration: Views with Hues

Take Cues from Your Location for Wedding Decorations Wherever your wedding location might be, there’s sure to be plenty of inspiration to draw from. Whether it be the sparkling ocean, expansive countryside, desert or urban setting, enhance your wedding by complimenting the surroundings. Ocean Oceanside weddings are a mix of the laid-back ambiance of the beach peppered in with the dramatic scenery of the crashing waves. There’s a lot of…

Why Team Building Is More Important After the Holidays.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM IN THE NEW YEAR. There are few work days worse than those that come after the holidays. Between time off, overindulgence, and plenty of travel, January hits you as cold as the weather. Employee appreciation is at a peak in December between holiday parties, company gifts, and potential bonuses, which is why it’s even more important at the beginning of the year.…

A Sparkling Wedding on a Historic Sternwheeler.

MARSHA AND NATHAN’S SAN FRANCISCO BELLE WEDDING Built in Louisiana, the San Francisco Belle was once used as a floating casino on the Missouri River. With ornate detailing that recalls the elegant riverboats of the 1800s, she is now one of our favorite wedding locations. Marsha and Nathan tied the knot on September 30th aboard the San Francisco Belle. The ceremony was held on the sundeck with 230 guests with…

A Sweet San Francisco Vow Renewal

FLORA AND ROBERT’S CALIFORNIA HORNBLOWER WEDDING A vow renewal is a beautiful way to celebrate your marriage and your love. No matter how long you’ve been together, it’s a way to tell the world you’d do it all over again. Some couples do it to mark big anniversaries, while others have a vow renewal every year, because who doesn’t like a celebration? Flora and Robert renewed their vows on September…

Offsite Meetings: What Are the Benefits?

Start Planning Today NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL YOUR BUSINESS, OFFSITE MEETINGS LEAD TO INCREDIBLE RESULTS Could this meeting have been an email? Today, more often than not, the answer is yes. Any meeting, no matter the length, should do one of four things: solve a problem, make a decision, develop a plan, or answer a question. How many meetings have you been in where one team member is…

Hornblower Wedding Spotlight: Meet our Marina Del Rey Wedding Planners

AN INTERVIEW WITH JANE WATERS AND ELIZABETH NAVE Whether the wedding was big or small, there’s one thing every couple agrees on after their wedding — there was so much planning they never expected. Behind the scenes of every wedding is someone hustling to make the wedding day unforgettable — the wedding planner. Some couples choose to step into this role themselves, while others hire a professional to ease their…

Humans of Hornblower: Hillary Wolford

At Hornblower, there are two qualities we admire — passion and determination. These traits are exemplified in our Marina del Rey Event Sales Manager, Hillary Wolford. It was seeing the word ‘cruises’ in the job ad that piqued Hillary Wolford’s interest in working for Hornblower Cruises & Events. In fact, she was so determined to work for the company that she applied to every open position in the San Francisco…

Why Snooze When You Can Cruise?

HORNBLOWER CRUISES & EVENTS ADDING EARLY START TIME TO SAN DIEGO HARBOR CRUISE Hornblower Cruises & Events is adding a new early start time on their traditional San Diego daytime harbor cruise starting May 26th. Visitors who are “up and at ‘em” early can start their San Diego adventure with an 8:45 am departure. “We’re answering a huge demand for an early cruise from both our European and east coast…