School Events in Washington DC

Students of any age love dining & dancing on the Potomac River with the nation’s iconic landmarks as their backdrop. Hornblower offers not only a safe venue for hosting large groups of young students, but also seemingly endless opportunities to teach and inspire. Ideal for proms, awards ceremonies, faculty events and more, let our expert event planners create an unforgettable experience for your students and staff.


Boston Schools


High School

Our vessels offer a diverse range of experiences for your high school group. Host a magical prom or formal on the water, which will create memories your students will treasure forever. Need a space for a graduation that celebrates the graduating class’ achievements? You’ll find it here. In addition to special events, a student tour is the perfect opportunity to take learning from classroom to the water for learning moments on a variety of topics.


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Whether you’re looking for a venue for current students or alumni events, our vessels are the perfect fit. Host an elevated graduation ceremony, with the water as a scenic backdrop for the best photographs and memories or reunite with your close classmates on deck. With events ranging from casual student tour groups and alumni happy hours to formal celebrations and gatherings, Hornblower has the perfect space and atmosphere.

  • The staff was AWESOME! They were courteous, funny, kind, understanding, caring, awesome, and amazing. My entire party was impressed by their service. The best way to describe is MAGICAL! I'm still smiling from last night. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!
    Audrey S.
  • We had a great time and it was a wonderful way to celebrate our grandfather's 90th birthday! The tables we had were perfect since our group likes to dance. 🙂 We created many great memories. Thanks again!

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Plan the perfect school event in Washington DC with City Cruises! Fill out the form to connect with our expert event planners.

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



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