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Hornblower Weddings in Washington DC
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Picture-Perfect Potomac Weddings

Say I Do on the Water

Imagine the Washington waterfront as the backdrop to your special day. With spectacular views and unique venues, we’re here to bring your wedding dreams to life. 

Plan your ceremony or reception on any Hornblower boat and enjoy flexible options and elevated enhancements your guests will remember long after the last dance.

Unique venues
Custom packages
Iconic waterfront views
Enhancements
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Our Wedding Venues

Select a venue below

An Odyssey Venue

Picture perfect inside and out. Our glass-enclosed vessel adds elegance to any celebration, plus our climate-controlled decks ensure you can celebrate on the water any time of year. 

600 guests
Live entertainment
3-course plated meal

An Odyssey Venue

Picture perfect inside and out. Our glass-enclosed vessel adds elegance to any celebration, plus our climate-controlled decks ensure you can celebrate on the water any time of year. 

600 guests
Live entertainment
3-course plated meal
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Discover Odyssey DC

Find directions and parking information, as well as more photos, deck plans and virtual tours.

Ship Details

Wedding Packages Aboard Odyssey DC

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All Receptions

• Professional event coordinator
• Three-course plated dinner 
• Professional DJ entertainment
• Table linens, china service, glassware
• Champagne Toast

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Deluxe Receptions

Include all reception items plus:

• Hosted beer & wine bar for two or three hours
• Chef’s selection of hors d’oeuvres

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Ceremony Packages

• One-hour private dockside event with picture-perfect waterfront views
• Professional ceremony coordinator
• Ceremony music
• Use of lounge furniture

Sample Wedding Menu for Odyssey DC

Our freshly prepared three-course plated dinner menu is included in all reception packages. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions—just inform your wedding planner. Menu items subject to change.

Core Odyssey 2020 Dinner Plated

Our freshly prepared, three-course plated dinner menu is included in the base ticket price for all standard dinner cruises. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your server onboard. Menu items subject to change.

Choice of one

 

Caesar Salad
Buttermilk Caesar Dressing | Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese | Herb Croutons | Italian Parsley

Lobster Bisque
Rock Shrimp | Brioche Croutons | Scallions

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Bourbon Cocktail Sauce
Available for an additional price

Seafood Tower
Maine Lobster | Alaskan King Crab | Jumbo Shrimp | Bay Scallop Ceviche | Bourbon Cocktail Sauce | Parsley Aioli
Available for an additional price

2.5oz 1/2 Lobster Tail
Available for an additional price

Choice of one

Jumbo Forest Mushroom Ravioli
Spanish Red Lentils & Sage | Arugula | Shallots | Toasted Walnuts | Basil Pesto Oven

Roasted Frenched Chicken Breast with Rosemary & Thyme
Warm Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Scallions | Haricot Verts | Creamy Cremini Mushroom Sauce

Broiled Fresh Salmon Filet
Roasted Yukon Potatoes | Steamed Bok Choi | Micro Arugula & Pickled Sweet Ginger | Creamy Vegetable & Fresh Herb Sauce

Braised Beef Short Rib
Idaho Potato & Horseradish Mash | Baby Carrots | Pearl Onions & English Peas Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce

Pan-Seared Fresh Pacific Cod
Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce | Baby Spinach & Potato Mash | Steamed Rock Shrimp 

8 oz USDA Choice Filet Mignon
Potato & Horseradish Mash | Steamed Romanesco | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce
Available for an additional price

18 oz USDA Prime Striploin
Potatoes & Horseradish Mash | Steamed Romanesco | Café de Paris Butter
Available for an additional price

Two 5 oz Broiled Maine Lobster Tails 
Truffle Potatoes | Celery & Apple Slaw | Corn on the Cob | Drawn Butter
Available for an additional price

Choice of one

Eli's New York Style Cheesecake
Strawberry Compote

Triple Chocolate Mud Pie
Orange & Ginger Preserves | White Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Duo of Sorbet
Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Cut Fruit

Freshly Cut Fruit & Fresh Strawberries
Madagascar Vanilla & Orange Custard | Fresh Mint  

Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce

Included In Your Ticket
Coffee | Hot Tea | Iced Tea | Water

Craft Cocktails, Beer & Wine
Available to purchase onboard

Odyssey Cruise Route

Pier 4, 580 Water St. SW

Address

Pier 4 | 580 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

Breathtaking Waterfront Views

Space for you and 500 of your closest friends and family. Host your celebration or ceremony any time of year framed by Washington’s iconic waterfront.

500 guests
Live DJ
Multi-course buffet

Breathtaking Waterfront Views

Space for you and 500 of your closest friends and family. Host your celebration or ceremony any time of year framed by Washington’s iconic waterfront.

500 guests
Live DJ
Multi-course buffet
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Discover Spirit of Washington

Discover Spirit of Washington

Find directions and parking information, as well as more photos, deck plans and virtual tours.

Ship Details

Wedding Packages Aboard Spirit of Washington

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All Receptions

• Professional event coordinator
• Buffet menu
• Background entertainment
• China service & glassware
• Champagne toast

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Freedom Elite Champagne

Deluxe Receptions

Includes all reception items plus:

• Beer & wine package
• Chef’s selection of hors d’oeuvres

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Ceremony Packages

• One-hour private dockside event with picture-perfect waterfront views
• Professional ceremony coordinator
• Ceremony music
• Use of lounge furniture

Sample Wedding Menu for Spirit of Washington

Our buffet menu is included in all reception packages. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions—just inform your wedding planner. Menu items subject to change.

Core Spirit 2020 Dinner Buffet (post-COVID)

Our freshly prepared, multi-course buffet is included in the base ticket price for all standard dinner cruises. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your server onboard. Menu items subject to change.

 

 

Caesar Salad
Romain Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Croutons

Bow Tie Pasta Salad 
Scallions | English Cucumbers | Roma Tomatoes | Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette

 

 

Roasted Broccoli Florets
Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes

Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
Green Chilies | Scallions | Fresh Cilantro

Mashed Potatoes
Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic

 

 

Oven Baked Flounder Filet
Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce

Baked Ziti Pasta
Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella | Cheese Spinach Sauce

Honey & Sesame Chicken
Scallions | Fresno Chilies

Italian Beef Meatballs
Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Italian Parsley

Braised Beef Short Ribs
Baby Carrots | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce

Spirit Seasonal Dessert Display
 

Included in Your Ticket
Coffee | Hot Tea | Iced Tea | Water

Craft Cocktails, Beer & Wine
Available to purchase onboard

Spirit Cruise Route

Pier 4, 580 Water St. SW

Address

Pier 4 | 580 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

Private, Sophisticated Celebrations

An innovative and accommodating wedding venue, National Elite will impress your guests at every turn with elegant decor, custom menus, and standout service. 

145 guests
Light background music
Custom menus

Private, Sophisticated Celebrations

An innovative and accommodating wedding venue, National Elite will impress your guests at every turn with elegant decor, custom menus, and standout service. 

145 guests
Light background music
Custom menus
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Discover National Elite

Discover National Elite

Find directions and parking information, as well as more photos, deck plans and virtual tours.

Ship Details

Wedding Packages Aboard National Elite

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All Receptions

• Professional event coordinator
• Plated or buffet menu
• Background entertainment
• China service, linens and glassware
• Champagne toast

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Deluxe Receptions

Include all reception items plus:

Hosted beer and wine package
• First Mate hors d'oeuvres package

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Ceremony Packages

• One-hour private dockside event with picture-perfect waterfront views
• Professional ceremony coordinator
• Ceremony music

Sample Wedding Menu for National Elite

Our plated or buffet dinner menu is included in all reception packages. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions—just inform your wedding planner. Menu items subject to change.

Capital/ National Elite Menu

(Pre-Select 1)
All Salads Accompanied By Fresh Breads And Butter

Caesar Salad
Romaine Hearts | Herb-Garlic Croutons | Caesar Dressing | Parmesan Cheese

Spinach Salad
Baby Spinach | Bacon | Sliced Almonds | Radish | Roasted Mushrooms | Raspberry Vinaigrette

Garden Salad
Mesclun Mix | Sun-Dried Tomatoes | Cucumbers | Red Onion | Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

(Pre-Select 2)
Half Portion Entrées To Be Served As A Duet

Petite Filet Mignon
Red Wine Demi-Glace | Broccolini | Sweet And Sour Shallots

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast
Lemon Butter Sauce | Thyme | Rosemary

Crab Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp
Cajun Cream Sauce

Roasted Salmon Fillet
Lemon | Dill Cream Sauce

Oriecchiette Pasta
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | Sun-dried Tomatoes | Garlic | Baby Spinach | Grilled Cron & Scallion | Lemon-Infused EVOO

(Pre-Select 1)

Seasonal Roasted Vegetables

Mediterranean Baked Rice

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Cheese Tortellini

Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

(Pre-Select 1)

Red Velvet Cake

Ricotta Cheesecake

Chocolate Truffle Torte

Spirit Cruise Route

Pier 4, 580 Water St. SW

Address

Pier 4 | 580 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

Intimate and Inspiring

With a dream team of wedding specialists to plan your day to perfection, enjoy a completely customized ceremony or reception with your closest family and friends. 

80 guests
Light background music
Custom menus

Intimate and Inspiring

With a dream team of wedding specialists to plan your day to perfection, enjoy a completely customized ceremony or reception with your closest family and friends. 

80 guests
Light background music
Custom menus
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Discover Capital Elite

Find directions and parking information, as well as more photos, deck plans and virtual tours.

Ship Details

Wedding Packages Aboard Capital Elite

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All Receptions

• Professional event coordinator
• Plated or buffet menu
• Background entertainment
• China service, linens and glassware
• Champagne toast

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Odyssey DC Dinner Cruise

Deluxe Receptions

Include all reception items plus:

• Hosted beer and wine package
• First Mate hors d'oeuvres package

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Wedding Venue 5

Ceremony Packages

• One-hour private dockside event with picture-perfect waterfront views
• Professional ceremony coordinator
• Ceremony music

Sample Wedding Menu for Capital Elite

Our plated or buffet dinner menu is included in all reception packages. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions—just inform your wedding planner. Menu items subject to change.

Capital/ National Elite Menu

(Pre-Select 1)
All Salads Accompanied By Fresh Breads And Butter

Caesar Salad
Romaine Hearts | Herb-Garlic Croutons | Caesar Dressing | Parmesan Cheese

Spinach Salad
Baby Spinach | Bacon | Sliced Almonds | Radish | Roasted Mushrooms | Raspberry Vinaigrette

Garden Salad
Mesclun Mix | Sun-Dried Tomatoes | Cucumbers | Red Onion | Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

(Pre-Select 2)
Half Portion Entrées To Be Served As A Duet

Petite Filet Mignon
Red Wine Demi-Glace | Broccolini | Sweet And Sour Shallots

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast
Lemon Butter Sauce | Thyme | Rosemary

Crab Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp
Cajun Cream Sauce

Roasted Salmon Fillet
Lemon | Dill Cream Sauce

Oriecchiette Pasta
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake | Sun-dried Tomatoes | Garlic | Baby Spinach | Grilled Cron & Scallion | Lemon-Infused EVOO

(Pre-Select 1)

Seasonal Roasted Vegetables

Mediterranean Baked Rice

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Cheese Tortellini

Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

(Pre-Select 1)

Red Velvet Cake

Ricotta Cheesecake

Chocolate Truffle Torte

Spirit Cruise Route

Pier 4, 580 Water St. SW

Address

Pier 4 | 580 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

Available Enhancements

Photo Packages

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Photo favors, photo booth with props, roaming photographer

Entertainment Enhancements

Odyssey Boston - Live DJ

Live band, rooftop DJ

Custom Décor

Chicago Wedding Venue 6

Custom florals, ice sculptures, and more

Bar Packages

Chicago Wedding Cruise 34

Juice & soda, beer & wine, premium and platinum packages, signature cocktails, outdoor bar

Menu Enhancements

Odyssey Dining 30

Passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty menus.

And Much More

Spirit of Chicago Wedding Venue 2

Party favors, flexible boarding and cruising times, transportation and more—just ask!

Wedding Related Events

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All Kinds of Events

We also host rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal luncheons, and bachelor & bachelorette parties

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Enhancements

Casino games, captain's hats, party favors, signature drinks and more

How it Works

Many guests hosting a wedding-related event (like a bachelor or bachelorette party) join us on one of our regularly scheduled dinner, lunch, or brunch cruises. If your party is cruising with fewer than 20 guests, you can always book directly online! If you're more than 20, please contact an event planner.

Contact a Wedding Planner

Real Weddings

Cheron & Gregory

September 9, 2017 | Odyssey DC

"Wow! Loved, loved, loved our wedding! It went by so fast! Our family and friends can't stop talking about it! The view was amazing, the deck was amazing, the food was amazing, the DJ totally rocked! Staff was extremely helpful and accommodating!"

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Meet Our Fleet

Find the perfect fit for your Washington wedding experience with the nation’s largest dining and sightseeing cruise company.

Contact a Wedding Planner

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I purchase tickets online? +

For parties of 19 guests or less, tickets are available for online purchase. We ask that groups of 20 or more contact us so one of our event coordinators can assist with your event.

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.

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.

What do I need to bring in order to pick up my tickets? +

We ask that guests have photo identification and their cruise order number handy to pick up the tickets. Our ticket booths open one hour prior to cruise boarding time and are conveniently located near our ship's docking location.

What happens in inclement weather? +

Our cruises take place rain or shine. However, in the rare event that the Coast Guard prohibits cruises due to inclement weather, our staff will contact you directly to make other arrangements.

What is your cancellation policy? +

- Cruise tickets are non-refundable, however, we do allow guests of parties 19 or fewer to reschedule their cruise at no extra charge, provided at least seven days advance notice is given.
-A rebooking fee will be incurred by guests who are unable to provide the minimum of seven days notice. For Lunch and Moonlight Cruises, rebooking fees are $15 per person. For Dinner Cruises, rebooking fees are $25 per person. The cruise will hold the balance of your payment on your account to be applied towards a future cruise booked within the next year.
- All Holiday & Special Event Cruises are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Should your group be larger than 20 guests, we ask you to refer to your Terms of Contract for specific cancellation policy details.

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Review

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.

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KDJERO
Location
St. Charles, MO
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