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Hornblower Cruises & Events - Norfolk

109 E. Main St. Suite 500
Norfolk, VA, VA
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(757) 625-1463

About Us

Hornblower Cruises and Events’ vessels offer couples a worry-free venue with wow-factor. Whatever you envision can come to life on the water.

Food & beverage, service and entertainment are all handled by our onboard crew and included in your event fee. Our event coordinators execute the details that bring your day to life, so you can stay in the moment.

Custom packages, large capacities and onboard entertainment, combined with a picture-perfect backdrop make your big day unforgettable like no other venue can.

Have Your Wedding on the Water

Services Offered
Norfolk's flagship vessel Spirit of Norfolk offers flexible event packages for couples to plan for the day of their dreams aboard any of their year-round dining cruises. The fun and festive yacht hasspace for up to372 guests on three private desks,as well as an open-air rooftop lounge, promisingmore than enough room for grand celebrations.

In 2017, Hornblower Cruises & Events, formerly Spirit Cruises, in Norfolk welcomed their premium private yacht Virginia Elite to offer even more customization. The vessel hosts exclusively private events and can welcome up to 140 guests aboard two private decks and an outdoor lounge.

Any ceremony, reception or wedding-related event with Hornblower Cruises & Events promises breathtaking views and a unique experience for all couples and their closest loved ones.

Services Offered
Whether couples are looking for an intimate gathering or a grand reception, the Hornblower Cruises & Events Norfolk team of wedding specialists will help couples plan their special day to absolute perfection, from start to finish. From setup and cleanup to lighting and sound, the unique venue offers it all. Couples also have several all-inclusive packages to choose from, ensuring they receive everything they want for their picture-perfect day. For bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, and even post-wedding brunches, the Spirit of Norfolk is the perfect “something blue” for couples. Other services provided include:

  • In-house catering
  • In-house bar
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barware, flatware, glassware, china, and linens
  • Parking and wheelchair access

Cuisine
For dining, the Spirit of Norfolk offers buffet-style meals with freshly prepared entrees, sides, and desserts. If desired, couples can also have hors d'oeuvres or stations for their delicious reception dinner. Servers are on-board, ensuring every passenger receives quality service.

Virginia Elite has more customizable options to design the perfect menu.

Location
Right on the Elizabeth River, our vessels are surrounded by Norfolk’s local gems, including the Nauticus, the USS Wisconsin BB-64, Town Point Park, the Chrysler Museum of Art, and more. Luxury hotels are within half a mile, and the Norfolk International Airport is only seven miles away.


David Hill

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5 out of 5
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  • It was a incredible experience. A big thank to our wedding coordinator Katie for everything she did for us. She made sure our big wedding day was the best. We also thank the kitchen staff for the good food, and to our waiter and waitress Chris and Mehgan for being so helpful. Our day turned out excellent.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much for letting us be apart of your special day, David! I am so thrilled that you both had such an amazing time. Congratulations!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 2,550.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 2,160.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 1,000.00

    Describe your venue

    Boat/Yacht, Restaurant, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Hors d'oeuvres, Server(s), Stations

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, Open Bar

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, September, October, November



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