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Washington Wedding Stories

Experience “I Do” on the Water

Hornblower vessels have been the venue of choice for countless weddings in Washington. We are happy to share photos of these weddings we’ve hosted so you can experience real weddings on the Potomac River.

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Chris & Marcos

April 9, 2016 - Spirit of Washington

"What an amazing day! Compliments to the staff who were professional and courteous in helping make our day as perfect as it could be, to say the least. The Cherry Blossom cruise tour was a nice treat for both our in town and out of town guests. The scenic tour, paired with the elegant ambiance of the reception area, expanded our decor options beyond most stationary reception venues. The space was perfect for a private event with the buffet area, bar, and personal DJ all in one place. We had such a great experience on board the Spirit of Washington and highly recommend having a wedding or celebratory event while cruising the Potomac River!" 


- Chris & Marcos, Photos by Concentria Studios, LLC

Ashley & Matt

September 17, 2016 - Odyssey DC

"We had a fairy-tale wedding with a sunset ceremony followed by an evening cruise on the water with family and friends. There was lots of laughing and dancing along with tears of joy and happiness. Our wedding was magical down to the very last moment!"


- Ashley & Matt, Photos by Heather Chesky Photography

Ashka & Abhishek

April 23, 2016 - Capital Elite

"We got married on April 23rd on Capital Elite. Having only a month to plan the wedding, Elena was dedicated in helping us have the perfect day. The staff were wonderful and the service was exceptional. We ended up extending the cruise by an hour. The food was delicious, Elena worked with us getting us more vegetarian options. The experience getting married on a yacht will be everlasting. All of our guests had the best time."


- Ashka & Abhishek, Photography by Andres Harris Photography

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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.

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