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Venues in Alexandria, VA,
(703) 684-0583

About Us

City Cruises is a yacht-style wedding venue located in Washington, D.C. A recreation of the 19th century Victorian riverboat, this authentic paddle wheeler is the perfect setting for exchanging vows right on the water. The main riverboat available, The Cherry Blossom, features an open-air third deck perfect for stargazing and uninterrupted views of the Washington, D.C. skyline.

Facilities and Capacity

A flawless setting for intimate to medium-sized gatherings, The Cherry Blossom can accommodate up to 250 guests. The 1984-style riverboat features ornate railings and brass and mahogany interior. The two interior saloons offer temperature control so that you and your guests can feel comfortable to relax and celebrate any time of year.

Services Offered

City Cruises sales and events team is committed to providing you with a stress-free wedding day. To make this possible, they’ll walk with you throughout the wedding planning experience to make sure every detail is planned out and thought through before your big day arrives. Their team will connect you with top-of-the-line vendors who have experience working weddings on the water. When it comes to service, you’ll find none better than the professional staff and team at City Cruises. Their services include the following:

  • Event planning
  • Captain and crew
  • Exclusive boat usage
  • Choice of sailing route
  • Chairs
  • Wireless microphones
  • CD player and iPod hookup
  • Outside vendors
  • Vendor referrals


The Cherry Blossom takes off from its home port in Alexandria, Virginia. Located just outside of historic Washington, D.C., this romantic yacht provides unforgettable views of America’s most well-known monuments and historic sites. When you book with City Cruises, you can choose to say “I do” on the waters of Virginia, Maryland or Washington D.C.


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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

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Describe your venue

    Boat/Yacht, Historic Building

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception

    What event services do you offer?

    Event Planner

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