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Hornblower Cruises & Events - Washington DC

600 Water Street SW Pier 4
Washington, DC, DC
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(866) 404-8439
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 22 Reviews


    Crystal Miller

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  • Planned my wedding on the Capital Elite Yacht for our small wedding of 40 guests in exactly one month. Rachel did a wonderful job coordinating the most cost efficient option for us and we were able to personalize so much of our big day. My groom and I were very pleased with how everything looked and ended up. Our food was delicious, we were able to upgrade to a carving beef station since we had seafood allergies on board and our guests were waited on quite well. DJ Fred was in touch with us beforehand and did everything we requested. The only hiccup was parking, which we thought we had figured out using the parking garage under the Safeway until that was full and a family member had to panic for parking fast. The wharf is under construction and to my knowledge, working on adding better parking. We both highly recommend the capital elite for a small wedding, because how many people can say they got married on a private yacht?!

    Andre & LaToya

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  • The staff is absolutely amazing and very attentive to me and my guests. Shakia the manager, Anthony, and Emily were all so great. Amazing service! Food was also very delicious. They anticipated all of our needs and was very kind, gracious, and professional.

    Kathleen

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  • It was perfect! So low stress. Everything was taken care of for me. The food was exceptional. The drinks were good. The staff was great. So happy with my choice do host my wedding this way.

    Nat

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  • They were great and super attentive and were able to accommodate every need that we had. We had a couple people at the wedding who were gluten free and they made sure to provide a gluten free meal for them. DJ was great and the staff was wonderful! All of this was put together within two months! I would highly suggest a boat wedding! View of the Potomac was great!

    Jacob & Jason

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  • Thank you Emily Morgan and Elite Private Yacht Charters for making our Wedding celebration perfect! Our time aboard the Capital Elite created the perfect memory for us and our guests that we will cherish forever. Chef Matt was AMAZING and the staff aboard could not have been more sweet and accommodating. Even the Captain was heavily involved in making sure our needs were met. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our day perfect!

    Sharde

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  • I loved how intimate this venue was. National Elite yachts is the perfect venue for a small or mid size wedding and loved how modern their decor was. The staff was very attentive to all of our needs from the time we signed our contract and the entire 10 months leading up to our wedding.

    Vickie

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  • Charlie and I are seniors Getting married for the final time. Our goal was to provide our guests with something unique and memorable. Odyssey yachts was just the ticket. Emily, our coordinator, was fantastic, the food was delicious, and the staff was more than accommodating. Our guests had a wonderful, wonderful time. We are so glad we went with this option.

    Debronia

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  • I was a wreck leading up to my wedding day (most brides are), the staff was really calm and assuring. I am a bit of a perfectionist and they handled everything perfectly. The food was awesome, the staff was always right there making sure every moment was perfect for me. We will be having our anniversary event on this yacht as well. We had guest who came from the UK, Canada, Nigeria, and in the states. Everyone truly enjoyed themselves. Thank you so much for making our day one of the BEST ever!

    Melanie

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  • I can't say enough positive things about the Elite Yacht Charters. Although it was expensive to charter the boat, the other fees were reasonable for the DC area, and having a smaller (under 50) intimate wedding allowed us to still have the elegant, non-traditional wedding I had envisioned. Initially, Heather was very friendly, helpful, and accommodating in meeting with me to tour the boat a couple of times. When Elena took over with our planning since she would be with us on our wedding day, she paid excellent attention to detail. She was helpful and adaptable when we came early for our first look photos. She contacted all of my vendors, making my planning easier. We were happy with the decision to hold our ceremony on board, for an additional hour before cruising. Elena organized the guests so that I had an 'aisle' to walk down and the DJ played our songs seamlessly. After our ceremony, we used the boat's internet radio, which was easy for planning and I'm thankful we didn't rent ... Read more

    Bonnie

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  • Elena and Jennifer were wonderful. The entire experience was fabulous. My wedding ran smoothly and without issue. They anticipated our every need. They had wonderful ideas and suggestions. They listen carefully to what we wanted and surpassed our expectation at every turn. It was a fun, carefree, phenomenal day! All of our guest said it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. Everyone said how marvelous the food was! The crew on the ship was amazing. I could not have asked for a better day!

    Jennifer

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  • My guests love the whole venue, but the complaints that we received is the coordinator wasn’t professionally dressed for the occasion, she made no attempt to let the guests know the drinks that were available to them and she expected the guest who was in charge of decorating the yacht to help her do her job. Cups for coffee were provided at the bar and guests had to go downstairs to get their coffee. On a good note the chef was professional and every interaction with my guest was pleasant.

    Ankit

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  • Great unique venue and went off without a hitch!

    Maggie

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  • If you desire an intimate, classy, and enchanted environment to exchange vows with the love of your life. The National Elite is the place for you! The staff treat you like family, Heather my POC was highly responsive and it felt like a sister was helping me plan my wedding. Maggie

    Fran

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  • Take the time to talk and visit on-site with the Wedding Coordinator. Our coordinator, Heather Moore, was absolutely fabulous in helping us find just the right personalized options to ensure a memorable wedding event.

    Shannon

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Getting married on a boat is fun and amazing- but be prepared, because a non traditional venue has its own set of challenges (like bringing in your decor)! Still, my guests had a great time and raved about the entire experience even when the weather wasn't cooperating. The staff on the boat in particular were really great. The only thing I found confusing was how many different people I was involved with over the entire process. For example, I thought I had one coordinator on the actual wedding day, and she was there for part of the time, but then another guy was the coordinator for the rest once the boat left the dock? But, this wasn't made clear to us at any point in advance so it came as a surprise because I had never spoken to him before. Overall, though, they were great with my million questions in advance, working with our budget, and staying true to what we agreed in our contract and envisioned. It was really a beautiful and fun day and experience I will treasure... Read more

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