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(415) 438-8300
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  • 14 Reviews


    Meredith

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  • We loved our wedding. Everyone we worked with at Hornblower was very accommodating and friendly. And our guests are still raving about how much fun they had. Thanks, guys!

    Kimberly

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • The Hornblower was the perfect venue for our wedding. Our guests loved it and are still talking about it. Polly was our event coordinator and we was amazing. She was quick to respond to emails and she helped us with ideas and finding vendors! The food, drinks and staff we are all amazing!

    Jonny

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  • Definitely recommend Hornblower! Many of the other providers in the area actually use the Hornblower Yachts, so you have to pay twice, once for the yacht rental, and once for the food. Going with Hornblower saved us $3-4k.

    Shannon

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  • Amazing!!!! Lisa was wonderful to work with through the process. When we got to the private yacht I was blown-away by the crew. Appy made all of our wish come true. The food was fabulous. We chartered the Commodore that left out of Berkeley. It was perfect!!!!

    jennifer

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  • We had our rehearsal dinner on the hornblower cruise and it was awesome. Very expensive but our 100 guests had an unbelievable time and I'm not sure we could have given them a better experience. The food was great and Jewel was such a pleasure to work with during the whole process. She helped suggested flower companies and an entertainer and both were perfect. We had a fabulous time and were so impressed by the experience

    Katrina

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    5 out of 5
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  • I called Hornblower to inquire about at wedding reception and was connected with Mr. John Barrall, Hornblowers wedding and event coordinator who informed me that they do full weddings onboard and I was sold. John was amazing start to finish!He kept in constant contact with me, and even checked in every once in while to make sure that everything was to our liking and going as planned. He was also very understanding, had a professional and happy demeanor throughout and played a big part in making me feel like a special bride.I couldn’t wait to marry the man of my dreams. On the day once I arrived I was greeted by a member of the Hornblower staff. At 6pm she guided my fiance onto the yacht, then once in place she came to bring me on. Everything was setup like a mini chapel with our guests seated and Captain Enrique Gonzalez waiting to marry us. Captain Gonzalez was amazing, and very funny. After the ceremony we were greeted with a champagne toast by our Matrie’D Gabriel who led us do... Read more

    Carrie

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  • We had our ceremony and reception on one of their yachts and it was perfect. The best service and value. The coordinator took care of everything and made it perfect.

    angela

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  • Everything was beautiful but they wouldnt let us dance with our shoes off!

    Demi

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    5 out of 5
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  • We availed of Hornblower's Wedding Package because it was complete and hassle free not to mention unique, imagine getting married on a yacht! Hornblower provided an officiant for our ceremony (the captain of the yacht), we were attended to by an excellent crew, their food and open bar were excellent and they also provided a wedding cake made by one of the top bakeshops in San Diego. Kristie, Hornblower's Events Manager was very helpful, professional and pleasant to deal with. The package wasn't as costly as we expected, considering that we also rented the yacht and cruised around the bay. It was definitely worth every penny. We highly recommend Hornblower to friends who want an intimate wedding or for those who simply want to have a unique event or a romantic dinner.

    McKinley

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  • In a nutshell: Hornblower Cruises & Events ruined our day. After coordinating our wedding and hosting the event, we now wish that we had hired a different company at a different venue. In addition to poor customer service on-site, the staff (lead by Daniel Martinez) was very rude to both the bride and guests throughout the night. 'Not a good impression. Here are three key things that you should know: 1. Our Intended Rental Yacht Broke Down at the Last Minute We were told an hour before boarding that we would have to either stay docked at the Pacific Hornblower or move to the Empress Hornblower for our cruise. This was extremely unprofessional, especially because the on-site staff didn't tell us until the last minute--after we had already set up the tables on the Pacific. This ruined our seating chart due to the new deck layout. 2. The Staff and Coordinator Made No Attempt to Compensate Us After both families rushed to move everything from the Pacific to the Empress, t... Read more

    April

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  • This was a really nice wedding, it would have been nice though if Hornblower offered a practice rehersal without charging so much.

    Kimberly

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  • The evening was wonderful as far as the mood, vibe, views and the romance but after my whole wedding reception a few of my guest let me know that instead of getting the food they had chosen, which was an exact counted number, they ended up getting chicken fingers with macaroni & cheese. I was very upset with the fact that I gave the exact number of which food I needed and some guest that traveled from afar had a meal with ketchup at my wedding reception!! As much as we paid for the venue you'd think they would serve the correct food!! Arghhh.

    Kate

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  • Well Folks, it has happened - Hornblower has officially ruined my wedding day, not once, BUT TWICE!!! Whomever is working in their PR Dept and responding to these comments is doing so for one reason, and one reason only - to get you back "on board" and suck more money out of you!! After ensuring us that they were going to "make it right", all they really tried to do was offer a "discount" and make us pay for it all over again - HORRIBLE!!!! Picture this: It's your wedding day, you're getting ready to walk down to the boat, when one of your GUESTS comes and tells you that the cake is not on the boat as it should have been an hour earlier; the red carpet that you were charged out the nose for was nowhere to be found; your so called "coordinator" shows up, introduces herself to your grandparents, then LEAVES and does not return; everyone standing around for 10 minutes, looking at eachother because no one knows what to do [because the coordinator is not there - there goes that "element of ... Read more

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    Hi Kate, thanks for reaching out. We really wanted to offer you something special for your upcoming 10th anniversary. If you decide you would like to redeem any of the options we discussed, please send us a direct message.

    Wendy

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    3.8 out of 5
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  • I had my reception on the boat. The staff was easy to work with in the planning stage. They were prompt (yes, it's a relief that the boat is there when you expect it to be). The staff on the night of the event was ok -- they did everything they were supposed to, but nothing above and beyond.

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