Greater DC Area Private Events

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

PRIVATE YACHT CHARTERS

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BUILD YOUR PRIVATE YACHT CHARTER

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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!

PRIVATE YACHT WEDDINGS

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Weddings

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.

PRIVATE YACHT BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARIES

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PRIVATE YACHT CORPORATE EVENTS

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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.

PRIVATE YACHT SCHOOL EVENTS

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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.

PRIVATE RIVERBOAT VENDORS

The Cherry Blossom Riverboat on the Potomac River.
Vendors

We have established relationships with some of the best vendors in the DC metro area. Listed below are some suggested entertainment and decorations groups who can make your event even more special. For additional information and entertainment pricing – please contact each vendor directly.

The contact information of all hired entertainment for private charter events must be provided in advance to PRC staff.

VENDORS
DJ/LIVE BAND SERVICES
NameContact
Bialek’s Music
(301) 340-6206
Metro Medley Deejays
(703) 503-3615
Jeremy Scarborough
Olivera Entertainment

(703) 724-0505
MSE Productions(703) 787-0077
ENTERTAINMENT
NameContact
DC Metro Food Tours Scavenger Hunts & Team Building Activities

(202) 683-8847
Ultimate Amusements
(301) 424-7114
Metro Casino Events(877) 750-6387
The Majestic Photo Booth Co.

1-800-940-1050
Vegas Time Associates, Inc.(703) 281-3100
Carbone Entertainment Air Brush Artists & Caricature Artist(301) 572-7717
Karaoke Services- Associated Consultants Inc.(703) 323-7972
Festive Effects
(703) 338-5661
Harikaraoke Band/(571) 858-5088
SWEETS
NameContact
Alexandria Cupcake(703) 299-9099
Alexandria Pastry Shop(703) 578-4144
Chocolate Chick
(703) 627-2294
Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe
(703) 527-8394
Lavender Moon(703) 683-0588
My Cookie Gems(703) 980-4245
Pastries by Randolph(703) 243-0070
PHOTOGRAPHERS
NameContact
Creation Waits(703) 243-0536
Freed Photography(301) 652-5452
Jane and Marty Mattoxy(703) 578-0900
Philip Kent Studio
(703) 790-1020
Ron Dressel Photo
(434) 322-0737
Ron Sartini Photography(917) 363-3814
Sandi Foraci
(301) 642-6512
Sweet Dream Studio(703) 585-4704
Zoya DiCaprio (703) 313-8787
Chuck Fazio Media(703) 801-0700
Franklin Rue(703) 273-7641
FLORISTS
NameContact
Bloom Fresh Flower(703) 299-9929
Enchanted Florist(703) 836-7775
Helen Olivia Florist(703) 548-2848
JLB Floral(703) 751-4031
Studio DBI(202) 489-1781
AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT
NameContact
Ta-Dah!(703) 549-4949
Rod Monteith
PRG(410) 375-4462
Jim Kelley
CREATIVE VISUAL BACKDROPS
NameContact
Jan Davis(703) 461-7253
TENT AND DANCE FLOORS
NameContact
Capital Party Rentals(703) 661-8290 x 282
Don Berger
Select Event Rentals(301) 604-2334 x 4169
Shari Clark
Sugar Plum Tents(301) 869-2054
RENTALS
NameContact
Capital Party Rentals(703) 661-8290
Margaret
Event Rental Companies (DC Rentals)(703) 671-7300
Jennifer Krysa
Party Rentals(301) 931-4580
Perfect Settings
(202) 722-2900
Esteban
Select Event Rentals(240) 616-4120
OFFICIATES
NameContact
Rev. Jim Burch(703) 818-8080
Christine Krithades(703) 317-1707
Rev. J. David Pratt(703) 569-4206
Ring in Love(301) 270-4089
Bonnie Berg
Rabbi Katz(303) 641-2711
Legacy Weddings
(703) 727-7181
Suzanne Fox

PRIVATE RIVERBOAT CATERING

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Catering

Potomac Riverboat Company can help you choose the right caterer for your event. Distinctive and custom catering options are available to clients through our select list of caterers. For additional information and pricing – please contact each vendor directly.

Catering Aboard The Miss Mallory & Cherry Blossom

If you have chartered the Miss Mallory or Cherry Blossom for your event, please note that PRC requires that you choose one of our caterers from the list below to cater your event. Only caterers are allowed to bring food on board these vessels. Additionally, outside caterers are not permitted to cater on the Miss Mallory or Cherry Blossom. Your Event Coordinator will coordinate your caterer’s set-up time and logistics with them for the day of your charter.

Your caterer of choice will work with you to custom design a menu to suit your taste and budget. Caterer will also supply:

  • Tables & linens
  • Glassware, china, or paper goods/plastic
  • Bar equipment and service personnel such as waiters/bartenders.

Catering Aboard The Matthew Hayes, Miss Christin, & Admiral Tilp

If you have chartered the Matthew Hayes, Miss Christin, or Admiral Tilp, you are not required to choose from one of our above approved caterers and you may bring on your own food. However, If you are interested in having your event catered aboard these vessels, you may certainly choose a caterer from above. We often times recommend this as our approved caterers are familiar with all of our vessels and can easily deliver flawless service for your catering needs!

Depending on your caterer and the type of catering you are looking for, your caterer should be able to provide:

  • Tables & linens
  • Glassware, china, or paper/plastic goods
  • Bar equipment and service personnel such as waiters/bartenders

If prefer to cater the event yourself, here are some helpful reminders:

  • Linens for buffet tables (3’x6’)
  • Aluminum foil or plastic wrap to protect your food
  • A minimum of (4) 66 gallon trash bags
  • Utensils and condiments
  • Ice in easy-to-carry coolers
  • Corkscrews, napkins, bottle openers, and cups
  • Fruit for mixed drinks
  • We suggest that you serve finger foods, such as small sandwiches, fruit, and cheese platters
  • Propane gas for heating is not permitted on any of the vessels. Sterno’s however, are permitted.

**Please note that there are no kitchen facilities on these vessels.

Preferred Caterers
NameContact
Catering By Windows(703) 752-9406
Carl Price
Main Event Caterers
(703) 820-2028
Latoria Williams
Design Cuisine(703) 979-9400
Erin Socia-Hernandez
IndAroma(571) 338-3663 or (703) 354-1812
Abhishek Handa
Bittersweet Catering(703) 549-2708
Rachel Capellari
Occasions Caterers(202) 454-7896
Erica O’Brien
Mindy’s Catering, Inc.(202) 342-6207 ext. 116
Erin White

SWEETS
NameContact
Alexandria Cupcake(703) 299-9099
Alexandria Pastry Shop(703) 578-4144
Chocolate Chick(703) 627-2294
Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe(703) 527-8394
Lavender Moon(703) 683-0588
My Cookie Gems(703) 980-4245
Pastries by Randolph(703) 243-0070

PRIVATE RIVERBOAT BAR & BEVERAGES

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Bar and Beverages

Beverage Packages Are Required On The Miss Mallory & The Cherry Blossom Riverboat.

Potomac Riverboat Company will provide all liquor, beer, wine, and soda on these two vessels. (you may not bring your own beverages).

Special orders are available for an additional fee. Please consult your Event Planner if you are interested in more details.
*Prices listed below are subject to change

Bar/Beverages On Our Admiral Tilp, Matthew Hayes, & Miss Christin.

  • You may provide your own beverages, but you are required to purchase a bartender through PRC.
  • Caterers are not permitted to provide alcohol or soda; however they may supply coffee and hot tea.
  • Kegs are not permitted.
Bar Packages3-hour event prices2-hour event prices
Premium Bar$28 per person$20 per person
Beer, Wine and Soda Bar$24 per person$17 per person
Soda and Water$10 per person$10 per person
Premium Bar Includes
Dewars ScotchSelection of Local Craft Beer
Bacardi RumBud Light
Jack Daniels BourbonWhite Wine – Chateau Sainte Michelle Pinot Grigio
Jim Beam BourbonRed Wine – Ravage Cabernet Sauvignon
Tito’s VodkaCoke products
Bombay GinBottled water
Sauza Silver Tequila

Beer, Wine and Soda Bar Includes
Bud LightWhite Wine – Chateau Sainte Michelle Pinot Grigio
DC Brau-SelectionRed Wine – Ravage Cabernet Sauvignon
PacificoCoke Products
Yuengling
  • 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

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