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Hornblower Cruises & Events - Alexandria

211 N. Union St. Suite #250
Alexandria, VA, VA
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(703) 684-0583
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4.9 out of 5
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    Karen

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  • Our June wedding aboard the Cherry Blossom Riverboat was the most special and unforgettable day for us! We love Old Town Alexandria and being on the water, the Cherry Blossom offered the best of both worlds! We remained docked in Old Town for our wedding ceremony and then set sail on the Potomac for our reception. We booked the riverboat for 4.5 hours and that was the perfect amount of time to have our ceremony, cocktail hour, seated dinner, and dancing. The space was perfect for our 110 guest count. Our wedding went without a hitch thanks to Alison Grant who was our PRC coordinator through the entire process. She was professional, helpful, and such a pleasure for us and all of our other vendors to work with. If you are looking for a unique and fun wedding venue, the Cherry Blossom Riverboat is perfect! Our top notch team of vendors that made it all of this possible for us: Main Event Catering, Bialek's Music DJ Brennan Sullivan, Katie Nesbitt Photography, ETC Coordinators, and S... Read more

    Benjamin

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  • Exceptional company and group of people. Everything we asked for or needed was catered to and done excellently. The monuments and other sights were difficult to see and among the hustle and bustle didn't get to experience it that much but the guests absolutely loved it and it was still a very magical time.

    Lauren

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  • We had our wedding ceremony and reception on the Cherryblossom in May of this year and would not change a thing! The Potomac Riverboat Company, specifically Allison, was so great to work with throughout the planning process and day of! We are Old Town locals and chose the boat because it was able to hold a large group (120) at a great value for the area. Everything went off without a hitch and so many of our guests loved the unique experience.

    User7124526

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  • We selected the cherry blossom for our recent wedding. It is a very attractive boat, with rich looking wood and brass, and a very old fashioned riverboat look. Perfect for a slightly out of the ordinary wedding experience! They have a very professional staff. The cruise was nice. Overall a great experience. Recommend booking at least 4 hours

    Colleen

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  • We loved having our wedding on the Cherry Blossom! It was such a unique venue that made our wedding memorable for both ourselves and our guests. Our coordinator, Alison, was helpful throughout the entire process. We were impressed from our very first visit to the Cherry Blossom. The venue has a list of caterers you have to choose from and the bar is provided by the venue. These costs add up quickly; my recommendation if you're thinking about the Cherry Blossom is to look into the price of the caterers too before you commit to the venue. We had tastings with several, and while we ended up going with Main Event, both King Street Blues and Windows were excellent contenders as well. Our day-of coordinator was also very helpful in making sure everything ran smoothly. The only issue we had was leaving the dock on time - due to a few unfortunately rude no-show guests, we were delayed. My recommendation is to be clear about your intentions to leave without your full guest count if you ex... Read more

    Cindy

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  • I would tell them that the Cherry Blossom is the perfect place to have a wedding and reception inn one place. The staff is attentive and did a great job taking care of our needs.

    Maura

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  • If you are thinking of booking them, do it. The Cherry Blossom is your venue. I had to do all the planning for my wedding myself and I don't know if I would have been able to do it without their help. Not only was it one of the best values I could find in the area, but it felt really special and fun to have all our friends and family on the boat with us. Plus everybody is all in one place and can relax and enjoy the day rather than trying to drive to a different location for the reception. All our guests loved it, and Old Town is great to walk around afterwards. My advice is to book for slightly longer than you think you need because time will fly. Also, the style of the interior is Victorian with neutral pinks and greens. I worked touches of the colors and style into my table settings and I think it really tied the room together and looked classy. The inside is so pretty, you don't really have to do much. You do have to use one of their approved vendors, but that is really for the... Read more

    Nina

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  • I chartered the Cherry Blossom with Potomac River Boat for a wedding preparty. Everyone was great to deal with leading up to the party and amazing the day of! Thanks so much! Highly recommend!

    Rami

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  • Potomac Riverboat Company really went out of their way to make our special day perfect! A special thank you to Logan who was extremely flexible with our difficult schedule and always making time to accommodate our requests. The boat itself was beautiful and the staff was very professional on our wedding day. If you are teetering on whether or not to book Potomac Riverboat, rest assured you can not go wrong! Keep in mind, you will need to select one of their catering companies, however they will answer any questions you have and even help you select one. We personally went with Rick at King Street Blues (went above-and-beyond for us, definitely check them out!). Simply put: beautiful picture opportunities, outstanding service and a great value for such a lovely venue. Thank you Potomac River Company for everything, and I wish you guys the best!

    Michelle

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  • This was the perfect, unique wedding venue that delighted our guests and made a memorable experience for all. The team at the Cherry Blossom exceeded all expectations- patient, helpful, proactive, and always graciously professional. Loved the boat- and had so much fun on the river!

    alexia

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  • We decided on the Potomac Riverboat as our wedding venue because we enjoy the outdoors, the water, and we live 15 minutes from Old Town, Alexandria where the Potomac Riverboat is docked. My mom was thrilled that we could both do an outdoor ceremony (on the top deck of the boat!!) and have dinner and the reception indoors (with air conditioning in Mid-August). The planners met with us as many times as we needed to make us feel comfortable that the day would run smoothly. They recommended an amazing caterer which they had worked with before and everyone enjoyed the delicious dinner, drinks, and ice cream bar. The venue and staff organizing and running our wedding made sure that the night ran smoothly and that all our wishes were met. We also had a 4 person band on the boat and the middle deck was able to accommodate space for the band, dancing (and speeches), bar, and an ice cream bar! We had about 105 guests and this was the perfect size venue for the amount of guests. I highly recommen... Read more

    Laura

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  • Best place to have a wedding! Beautiful, weatherproof, romantic, and unique. Staff is amazing - helpful and wildly efficient. Relieved most of my stress because I knew they had everything covered. Was actually able to enjoy the reception! I'd give 6 stars if I could.

    Rachel

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  • We chartered the Admiral Tilp from Potomac Riverboat Company for our rehearsal dinner, and it was AWESOME! It held 49 guests, and was such a unique and fun experience for our rehearsal. We extended invitations outside the wedding party to some of our family who traveled from out of town for the weekend and they LOVED the different experience. We had it catered by King Street Blues which was perfect, and brought on bottles of wine and coolers full of beer. It was a perfect, more casual evening while still being unique and very special!!

    Sid

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  • With less time than one should ever have to plan a wedding, we pulled it off with the help of Charlotte and the PRC staff. Doing it on the 'Cherry Blossom' riverboat succeeded in making our day feel very special and also quite memorable for our guests who continue to rave about it 9 months later. The Victorian style riverboat was romantic and surprisingly spacious for our 150 guests. It clearly could have handled many more. We chose to have the ceremony in the open air on the top deck, drinks/dancing on the middle deck and heavy appetizers with some tall and short tables on the lower deck. It flowed beautifully with the help of the PRC staff who were extremely professional. We opted for a 4th hour and can't imagine doing both the ceremony and reception in less time. The PRC staff could not have done a better job. They were simply FABULOUS!!!

    Shilo

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  • We had our wedding ceremony and reception on the Cherry Blossom Riverboat and it was awesome. The staff was incredible and did a great job working with us and our vendors to make it a very special day. Our guests absolutely loved having the experience of a riverboat cruise/wedding. It comfortably hosted our 120 guests. We didn't need any decorations other than table centerpieces, because the boat is already so exquisite! The price was way less than we expected for a venue like this in the area. I highly recommend the Potomac Riverboat Company.
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