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Hornblower Cruises & Events - Newport Beach

2527 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA, CA
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(949) 515-1950
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 31 Reviews


    David

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    5 out of 5
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  • Stacy and the Crew were Great, the food the Yacht all good, my staff Loved it!!! Thank you : )))) Sincerely, Dave

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Dave, Thank you so much for the review. I will be sure to pass it on to Stacy and the rest of the staff. Have a happy holiday and we hope to see you again next year!

    Cherie

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  • Leslie was a great coordinator and we are looking to have next year too. Everyone loved the party and the way it was put together. Thank You again!!!!!!

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    Hi Cherie, your event was a blast and can't wait to see you again next year too. Start thinking of ideas!

    Dave

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    5 out of 5
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  • Leslie, You were amazing! You totally sold me from the moment I met you. I felt so comfortable with the whole process because you made it easy to understand, were always super calm (I have no idea how you do that) and extremely organized. Maiko and I keep getting the most wonderful comments. It is a testament to your personality and your owner's desire to put 'once in a lifetime' moments at the forefront of your business. That's a huge undertaking and you just did the most remarkable thing for us. You have our everlasting gratitude. Dave

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    Hello Dave, I just realized that both you and Maiko wrote reviews about us. Thank you so much, it means a lot to us when we learn that our customers had such a great time.

    Noah

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    5 out of 5
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  • LESLIE: From day one, Leslie was professional, patient and understanding with dealing with her Type A bride, yours truly. She was responsive to every e-mail and phone calls. Her attention to every detail was greatly appreciated. The day of the wedding, Leslie was completely hands-on. When we could not make our rounds to everyone, she was attentive to all our guests. She remained calm, cool and collected transferring her zen vibes to me. The reception was set up just as I envisioned. Leslie and staff did a beautiful job. KIP: Kip is an awesome photographer! He is down-to-earth and makes you feel comfortable with taking photos. We absolutely LOVED the candid shots! DJ DANIEL: We opted for an additional hour thinking four (4) hours was not enough to dance the night away; however, we surprisingly had a tough and obviously tired crowd! I found myself glued to the dance floor determined to justify paying for the extra hour. Though we had a great time, there was more ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! It makes us so proud to know that we are able to deliver the kind of event that receives such praise. We will always continue to work this hard for our clients and hope we have the opportunity to have you back with us in the future.

    Diane

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  • I hope this isn't too late - this is my first day on the computer in six weeks. Leslie did a perfect job in every way. I wouldn't do anything differently. She even arranged for perfect weather!

    responded with the following comments.

    I am so happy to hear that you loved your experience with us. We hope we can help you again in the future. It is Leslie's day off today, so I can't wait to share your comments with her tomorrow when she is back into the office.

    Jennifer

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Icon is amazing and so is everyone at Charter Yachts of Newport Beach especially Leslie Weilenga! Leslie was my wedding coordinator and she is very outgoing and it's very obvious that she is passionate about weddings. We decided to have our wedding aboard the Icon after looking at multiple locations including wineries, golf courses and bed and breakfast venues and I'm so happy we did. Leslie made everything so easy for me! She was very responsive every time I e-mailed or called! She also was very good about following up with me to make sure I was on track with everything I needed. The wedding day went so smooth and amazingly I wasn't stressed about anything because I knew if anything did come up that Leslie would take care of it! The caterer for the Icon is awesome!!! I'm still getting compliments from my guests about the food (especially the goat cheese wontons with strawberry merlot sauce...yum!) All I can say is if you are looking for an amazing experience for your wedding ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much for your review Jennifer. I printed out a copy and placed it on Leslie's desk this morning so that she could read it. It REALLY made her day! You and your guests were so much fun and we hope to be able to see you aboard the ICON again in the future.

    Christy

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  • I cannot begin to explain how wonderful the Icon is! We had a destination wedding and it could not have gone any smoother, even planning everything from another state. I am a wedding coordinator myself so it was such a treat to have everything done so professionally for me. I was so relaxed on the day of my wedding and really got to enjoy every moment of it! The boat was decorated beautifully and so classy! We explained our visions to Penny and she made sure they came true! Everything exceeded our expectations which were really high! My husband and I continue to keep hearing from guests that it was the most unique and wonderful wedding they have even been to. People can't stop talking about it and claim it is a wedding that can't be topped (not that that is what we wanted...but it is nice to hear). Everything was so classy and professional...and the yacht itself is absolutely stunning! I cannot say enough about Penny and her amazing crew. From beginning to end, they tre... Read more

    Maria

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  • My fiancée and I had decided we wanted to get married somewhere by the water. We spent a few months looking at beach locations that would meet our expectations both in scenery and price. Our last and final stop was the ICON at Charter Yachts. My fiancée knew as soon as I walked in that this was the place. Penny Goodin was our wedding consultant. She is extremely professional, accommodating, and efficient and was very sweet through the entire process. She offered some great suggestions and was very flexible with my suggestions. She made everything so easy! I knew that I was in good hands and was not in the least bit nervous on my wedding day. My husband and I think back now and still can’t believe how beautiful everything was done. The tables, flowers, cake and overall décor was perfect. I received so many compliments on how classy everything was done and how well everything flowed. We had the ceremony and reception on the yacht, and it’s just amazing how they were a... Read more

    kIM

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  • They were very efficient and timely as well as flexible with leaving time on the dock. They arranged the cake, music, decorations, etc. The only complaint I had that showed in my pictures is they should cover the area where the cake table is...you could see all the storage crates in the background........other then that, the evening on Newport Harbor was wonderful. The only other thing I would change is the DJ didnt really play my favorite songs when we were dancing so I would try to coordinate that a little better....but the food is AMAZING on this yacht! They do a great job, its worth upgrading your food package!

    Alex

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  • Got engaged during a charter aboard Quiet Place. The boat was beautiful, captain excellent and overall experience made this moment perfect. I would defiantly do it again. Great people to work with and such a fun thing to do in CA

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    Thank you Alex, I was really glad to get a chance to meet you and hope we can have you aboard again the next time you are in Newport.

    Alexis

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  • Janelle was my coordinator and she was wonderful! She made everything fit just perfect for my husband and me. I planned out wedding in just over three months and they take care of just about everything, if you would like them too. Very easy and very flexible and cater to your needs. The ICON was the yacht we got married on and it is absolutely beautiful. Definitely look into getting married on a yacht; it isn't as expensive as you think. I also looked into the Harborside Pavilion in Newport Beach, also very beautiful and an excellent price, but the yacht fit our U.S. Navy theme better. Their food was exceptional as well! They are featured on American Idol (I believe that is the show) and the food was very good. It was also priced very well. It was about $17 a plate, which is great for anywhere else in Southern California.

    Maiko

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  • From the very first meeting with Leslie, an event planner for Charter Yachts, I knew this was the best choice for our wedding venue. Leslie made it so easy, providing us with recommended vendors who were familiar with the yacht, answering numerous questions, suggesting great ideas, and providing us with a detailed checklist to follow. We had four months to plan the wedding, and Leslie helped to make it happen. Leslie was with us right up to the end of the wedding/reception, directing us and remembering every small detail. She was so organized, and it made it possible for us to really enjoy the evening. We had so much fun, and our guests all commented on our ceremony, the venue, and how smoothly the evening went. The Icon is a lovely yacht, and well maintained. Chef David prepared the most fabulous food too, and we received several positive comments about our meal and appetizers. All in all, I would say that we picked the perfect venue and the perfect event planner for our weddin... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you Maiko, I can't wait for Leslie to read this tomorrow when she comes in from her day off! Please let us know what we can do for you in the future.

    Katherine

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  • Penny is great. She works with you no matter what. The whole crew is awesome. They take a lot of responsiblity and I didn't have to do anything on the day of the wedding.

    Darlene

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  • Only negative it should last five hours Leslie was awesome we love her!

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    I agree!, who ever wants a good time to come to an end? We will miss you guys and tell Stephen that I have some granite work for him sometime next spring and will be calling him when we are ready.

    Jaclyn

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  • Beautiful yacht and location. The food was amazing and they recommend vendors that do great work and make planning easy.

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