Cherry Blossom Potomac River Boat

DC Boat Rentals

Meet our Fleet

Our event staff is ready to help with thoughtful suggestions and ideas for planning your special event. All our vessels, when used for private events, serve only one client. To view venues in person before you book, please make an appointment with our sales office.

Privacy for your party
Flexible cruise times
Choice of route
Choice of departure and docking locations
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Cherry Blossom Elite Alexandria Venue Exterior 1

Cherry Blossom

A re-creation of a 19th century Victorian riverboat designed and created for gracious private entertaining.

350 guests
3 decks, 2 fully enclosed
Approved caterer required
3-hour cruise minimum
Miss Mallory Alexandria Venue Exterior 6

Miss Mallory

A double-decker vessel great for corporate and staff events, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties and more.

70 guests
2 decks, 1 fully enclosed
Approved caterer required
Bar package required
Miss Christen Alexandria Venue Exterior 8

Miss Christin

Ideal for corporate events and office parties, this double-decker vessel features built-in bar space and bench seating.

125 guests
2 decks, 1 fully enclosed
BYO & package options
Food storage space
Matthew Hayes Alexandria Venue Exterior 1

Matthew Hayes

Make the DC waterfront the backdrop for your casual event on this single-decked covered vessel with built-in bar space.

80 guests
1 deck, covered
BYO & package options
Food storage space
Admiral Tilp Alexandria Venue Exterior 3

Admiral Tilp

Perfect for birthday parties, club meetings, and office get-togethers, this intimate ship provides built-in bar space and bench seating.

48 guests
2 decks, covered
BYO & package options
Food storage space

Bar Packages

Soda/Water Bar

Chicago Craft Brew Cruise 18

$10 per person

Beer, Wine & Soda Bar

Wine selection aboard HBCE Private Yachts

$17 per person for 2 hours

$24 per person for 3 hours

Full Open Bar

Something Sweet aboard Boston Elite

$20 per person for 2 hours

$27 per person for 3 hours

Special Orders

Chicago Craft Brew Cruise 22

Unit price of the order, plus $15

$50 delivery fee

Preferred Vendors

The contact information of all hired entertainment for private charter events must be provided in advance to our staff.

Bialek's Music

(301) 340-6206

Metro Medley Deejays

Jeremy Scarborough

(703) 503-3615

Olivera Entertainment

(703) 724-0505

MSE Productions

(703) 787-0077

Bring Your Own Music

CD System - ALL of our PRC boats are equipped with their own CD system.

iPod - Be your own DJ and plug your iPod into the house system.

DC Metro Food Tours Scavenger Hunts & Team Building Activities

(202) 683-8847

Ultimate Amusements

(301) 424-7114

Metro Casino Events

(877) 750-6387

The Majestic Photo Booth Co.


Vegas Time Entertainment INC - Todd Coleman Casino Services

(703) 281-3100

Carbone Entertainment Air Brush Artists & Caricature Artist

(301) 572-7717

Karaoke Services - Associated Consultants Inc.

(703) 323-7972

Festive Effects

(703) 338-5661

Harikaraoke Band

(571) 858-5088

Alexandria Cupcake

(703) 299-9099

Alexandria Pastry Shop

(703) 578-4144

Chocolate Chick

(703) 627-2294

Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe

(703) 527-8394

Lavender Moon

(703) 683-0588

My Cookie Gems

(703) 980-4245

Pastries by Randolph

(703) 243-0070

Creation Waits

(703) 243-0536

Freed Photography

(301) 652-5452

Jane and Marty Mattox

(703) 578-0900

Philip Kent Studio

(703) 790-1020

Ron Dressel Photo

(434) 322-0737

Ron Sartini Photography

(917) 363-3814

Sandi Foraci

(301) 642-6512

Sweet Dream Studio

(703) 585-4704

Zoya DiCaprio

(703) 313-8787

Chuck Fazio Media

(703) 801-0700

Franklin Rue

(703) 273-7641

Bloom Fresh Flower

(703) 299-9929

Enchanted Florist

(703) 836-7775

Helen Olivia Florist

(703) 548-2848

JLB Floral

(703) 751-4031

Studio DBI

(202) 489-1781

Audio Visual Equipment

Rod Monteith
(703) 549-4949

Jim Kelley
(410) 275-4462

Creative Visual Backdrops

Jan Davis
(703) 461-7253

Tent and Dance Floors

Capital Party Rentals
Don Berger
(703) 661-8290 x 282

Select Event Rentals
Shari Clark
(301) 604-2334 x 4169

Sugar Plum Tents
(301) 869-2054

Capital Party Rentals


(703) 661-8290

Event Rental Companies (DC Rentals)

Jennifer Krysa

(703) 671-7300

Party Rentals

(301) 931-4580

Perfect Settings


(202) 722-2900

Select Event Rentals

(240) 616-4120

Rev. Jim Burch

(703) 818-8080

Christine Krithades

(703) 317-1707

Rev. J. David Pratt

(703) 569-4206

Ring in Love

Bonnie Berg

(301) 270-4089

Rabbi Katz

(303) 641-2711

Legacy Weddings

Suzanne Fox

(703) 727-7181

Washing, DC wedding licenses MUST include the following information: GPS location for the middle of the Washington Channel

Latitude 38° 52’ 16.8996” N

Longitude 77° 1’ 14.9016” W

Nearby Landmark - DC Harbor Police Pier 550 Water Street, SW Washington, DC 20024

Docking Locations

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

For changes to your order, you must contact our customer service center at (866) 302-2469.

How do you accommodate for food allergies? +

Our vessels do not permit any outside food, however, for specific dietary requests, please call us to ensure we are able to accommodate your concerns.

While we do our best by trying to offer gluten and allergy free products as well as gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.

How does the charter process work? +

Great question! Check out our "New to Event Planning" page for full details. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Is my boat wheelchair accessible? +

The majority of our fleet decks and restrooms are able to accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. We ask that for specific accessibility concerns you please call the local Hornblower number and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

Will I have cell service onboard? +

Most cellular services are available on the water as we do not cruise beyond one mile off shore.


We attended a wedding on the Cherry Blossom paddle wheel river boat. It was a very nice ceremony with the Washington monument and Capital building in the background. It was a very nice cruise and a nice wedding venue.

St. Charles, MO
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