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July 1, 2014

Vendor Spotlight: Hornblower Cruises and Events

By sdwedding

Venue: Hornblower Cruises and Events
Location: Downtown San Diego
Person to Contact: Kristie Bryant
Phone:619.686.8700 x8819
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Venue Background/Summary
Since Hornblower Founder and CEO Terry MacRae purchased a small charter yacht business in 1980, the California-based company has focused on one mission: delivering premier, high-quality dining, entertainment and cruise experiences. Today, the company cruises from seven California port cities and New York City. It also operates two National Park Service concessions and will begin service at the Niagara Falls Gorge in 2014.

How would you describe the atmosphere of Hornblower Cruises in three words?
Romantic, Nautical, Unique

What makes Hornblower Cruises stand out as a wedding venue?

Our unique atmosphere! There is nothing like sailing the calm waters of San Diego Bay, watching the awesome skyline pass you by, and maybe catching some fireworks in the meantime!

What spaces are available for ceremonies/ receptions? How many people can you accommodate? 
We have 7 yachts ranging in size from 30 -1000

Is there in-house catering?
Yes, Hornblower is a full service catering company and has an award winning culinary team.

Is there a day-of coordinator? 
You have a seasoned Event Manager that will make sure your wedding is smooth sailing.

How would you describe the Hornblower Cruises experience?
We create amazing experiences, from the one stop shop planning process, to the cruise itself, our team is dedicated to helping you and yours, every step along the way, to make your event stress free and FUN!

What is one important piece of advice you would like to share with couples in choosing a wedding venue? 

Choose the venue you love and that speaks to you, no matter what. You will be so happy you did. When you add it all up, cost wise it’ll shake out to be the same anyway!