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Hornblower Cruises & Events

We create amazing experiences!
200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley, CA 94710
Pier 3, San Francisco, CA 94111
510-843-9020
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4.0
14 Reviews
Meredith
3/10/17
Categories: Venues
4.9
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 4.5
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
9/3/16
Categories: , Venues
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 4.0
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!
Shannon
6/6/15
Categories: Venues
4.6
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 3.0
Flexibility: 5.0
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!!!!
Katrina
4/17/15
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
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 downstairs for our first dance. We had the ship to ourselves this whole time, before they let on other guests. Gabriel was on point all night, constantly made sure everyone in our party was cared for with a smile on his face and a pleasant demeanor. He was awesome! The whole Infinity staff were smiling and made us feel special and cheery. DJ Kev was awesome as well, he incorporated songs I requested,&had us everyone out of their seats. This time on the Infinity felt special and different than our other times we've been onboard. Our tables were set-up different, and instead of one waiter taking good care of us we had a team of waiters. Everything was perfect and my husband, our guests and I had an amazing night! The drinks were strong,the food was delicious, the cake was so beautiful, and the DJ literally had everyone dancing all night. We are still getting compliments on our wedding. From planning on day one, to the end of the night on my big day I had a blast.
Jonny
8/3/13
Categories: Venues
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.5
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 4.5
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.
McKinley
6/8/13
Categories: Venues
2.0
Quality of Service: 2.0
Responsiveness: 3.0
Professionalism: 1.0
Value: 3.0
Flexibility: 1.0
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, the staff rudely informed us that they would not give us extra time on the cruise, stating that we had made them late because *they* were ready on time. From the added corkage fee (we told there was none) to the general attitude of the staff, we were surprised at the lack of empathy shown to the bride and the wedding party. This was incredibly stressful, since both the coordinator and the staff made little attempt to give us any extra time on anything, which made the ceremony chaotic. 3. Overall, Communication From the Staff Was Extremely Poor Mainly, we weren't notified about anything in a timely manner. 'Had we been given enough notice about the boat's failed engine, the weather conditions and a variety of incidentals, we could have dealt with the crisis better. Almost nothing we were told regarding our plans was consistent among most staff members.
Carrie
6/23/12
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
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.
jennifer
5/14/11
Categories: Venues
4.6
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 5.0
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
angela
8/11/09
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Everything was beautiful but they wouldnt let us dance with our shoes off!
April
4/26/08
Categories: Venues
3.7
Quality of Service: 3.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 3.5
This was a really nice wedding, it would have been nice though if Hornblower offered a practice rehersal without charging so much.
Kimberly
7/7/07
Categories: Cakes, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJs, Venues
2.5
Quality of Service: 3.0
Responsiveness: 2.5
Professionalism: 3.0
Value: 1.5
Flexibility: 2.5
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.
Demi
4/15/07
Categories: Cakes, Catering, Officiant, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
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.
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Describe your venue:
Boat / Yacht, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Coastal, Eclectic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1600
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Aisle Runners, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Photobooth, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Local, Mexican, Southwestern, Thai
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
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