Marina Del Rey, California 90292
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Why We Like This Place
If boats could talk, what tales the Hornblower Cruises and Events fleet could tell! Collectively, the five Marina del Reybased yachts have entertained movie stars, politicians, playboys, and proletariat alike.
Set foot on an Hornblower Cruises and Events yacht and you encounter a classy operation: Each vessel is meticulously maintained—it’s as sleek and well-groomed as a thoroughbred. Mahogany and teak boiseries gleam; brass railings sparkle. Quality is the byword here. It defines all aspects of a Hornblower Cruises and Events event, from the gracious uniformed staff to the meals, which are exquisite in taste as well as presentation.
Weddings on board are exhilarating—exchange vows dockside or while the yacht’s underway, plying the harbor’s gentle waters. And if you want to take full advantage of the maritime motif, enlist the ship’s captain to perform your ceremony.
Entertainer boasts two large, fully enclosed decks, each with a full bar and dance floor. With a full galley, high-quality sound system, and open-air lounge deck, she can accommodate 400 guests for seated dining or 550 for cocktails and a buffet. The aft deck provides a “back porch,” additional deck space for guests who want to take in the sea air or dance under the stars!
Hornblower’s nostalgic Zumbrota is a Roaring Twenties masterpiece rich in history: Mae West and Douglas Fairbanks both took their turns at ownership. The Zumbrota is a truly majestic vessel, showcasing walls paneled in Burmese teak, a bar with whimsical brass elephant-head fixtures and the wheelhouse’s original compass.
Also available for events is the Dream On. This custom-built beauty, with a large main salon and comfortable bow area, provides all the modern features you might expect of a luxury liner. Guests can dine and dance on the roomy and fully enclosable upper deck, while taking in the spectacular view of the Marina del Rey harbor. Nice touches like wide staircases and a private “bride’s cabin” right next to the ceremony area make having a wedding on board a breeze.
Hornblower Cruises and Events has other luxurious yachts in its fleet, so if none of these seems to fit your needs, let them match you up with just the right vessel for your celebration. Through the years, the seasoned Hornblower Cruises and Events staff has hosted more than 50,000 events!
And besides, what better way to begin life’s journey together than with a buoyant send-off on a beautiful boat? It doesn’t get much better than this.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 550
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
- Max. Seated Indoors: 550
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 100
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 550
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 200
- Max. Seated: 350
CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The yachts can accommodate 10–550 guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: The yachts can accommodate up to 350 seated guests.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
A $1,000–8,000 deposit (depending on the vessel’s size) is required to book a boat; the balance is payable 30 days prior to the event. Hornblower Cruises and Events offers wedding packages starting at $73/person that include boat rental, food, cake, non-alcoholic beverages and a ceremony by the captain. Hourly boat rental rates and à la carte services can also be arranged.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair access varies
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: some yachts
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: fee lots near dock
Accommodations: available on some yachts
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: ocean, bay views
Other: event coordination
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: limited
Insurance: not required
Alternate Info: Hornblower Cruises and Events, Marina del Rey Adventures at Sea Yacht Charters, Marina del Rey