Norfolk Private Events Cruises | Unique Private Events | City Experiences

Our all-inclusive events combine an exciting venue, delicious dining, and amazing entertainment to create an unforgettable experience on the Elizabeth River. Let our in-house experts help you every step of the way to create a unique event tailored to you and your group.


People cheering their drinks.


Spirit of Norfolk yacht on Elizabeth River.
Build Your Charter

How does planning a charter work? Your charter is built out of a few simple components:

The charter fee – this is the base rate for a private boat or deck charter
The hourly charter rate– this is the hourly rate for a private vessel or deck charter
Select your menu, drink packages and any add-ons – this is how you make your charter uniquely yours!
Contact an Event Planner to learn how you can create the perfect charter for you!


bride on her wedding day on a boat

Say “I do” on the water. With customizable ceremony and reception spaces, your nuptials and vows have a backdrop worthy of your moment. Let our professional wedding planners take care of the details so you can enjoy your day.


birthday celebration with friends


client meeting
Corporate Events

Escape from the desk and come aboard! Whether you’re hosting a team–building event, corporate happy hour or anything in-between, your team has the perfect space to come together to celebrate, collaborate and learn.


Group of girls posing for school photo in front of a decorative sorority life ring.
School Events

School’s out – on the water! Take your next class trip, graduation, formal, prom or alumni event out of the classrooms and come aboard for a memorable event.

  • Our wedding was wonderful and unforgettable. The food was fantastic and the service was first class. I am so pleased that we choose Hornblower Cruises for our wedding and will definitely recommend you to our family and friends.
    Michelle K
  • Thank you for making our wedding PERFECT! The stars were aligned-the food was excellent, service was impeccable, and the MC and music was THE BEST! I savored every bit of my wedding and received many compliments from the guests.
    Stacey K

Let's start planning today!

Plan the perfect private event in Norfolk with City Cruises! Fill out the form to connect with our expert event planners.

Make your Norfolk private event a dream come true. Our team will help you create your ideal luxury venue. We’re here to make your private event on the water an unforgettable experience.



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