Hornblower Cruises Wedding // Merika + Esther


We’re excited to share Merika and Esther’s at-sea Hornblower Cruises Wedding!

Hornblower Cruises, a San Francisco-based charter yacht, offers dining cruises and venues for weddings and receptions. Their yacht boasts indoor and outdoor spaces, providing couples with versatile celebration options. Aokash Chand, the wedding planner, ensured the brides’ vision for their special day was realized, with red as the featured color.

Both brides opted for red attire, complemented by hair styling from LocsbyErika and makeup by Alicia Lau of LeeCe Stylz. One bride wore red eyeliner and gemstones, while the other wore red eyeshadow and a matching lip paired with red accessories.

The bridal suits came from Klein, Epstein, and Parker, which are known for their custom suits and are featured on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Dark Garden provided the stunning bridal corset, accompanied by a red bouquet arranged by Mari Rose.

Their ceremony, set on a red carpet to echo the nautical theme, saw the brides walk barefoot with red nail polish on their hands and feet. After exchanging vows, they symbolically poured red, black, and white sand into a heart-shaped bottle and jumped over a broomstick.

Hornblower provided a delectable buffet for the reception, while Timeless Bakery in Oakland supplied their plant-based desserts, catering to vegan preferences. Amidst toasts, smiles, and laughter, the celebration continued.

Opting for two cakes, the brides chose a two-tiered chocolate and white cake, both adorned with elegant gold leafing. After the festivities, they departed in a white stretch limousine, ending their memorable day in style.

Our team at Sound Originals was honored to be a part of Merika & Esther’s wedding. Please enjoy their photos! 

Hornblower Cruises Wedding Photos

Hornblower Wedding Cost

Interestingly, Hornblower Cruises has been around since 1974. To get a price quote, it is recommended that you contact Hornblower Cruises directly. Hornblower Cruises operate out of nineteen different ports! To get the most accurate cost breakdown, you need to select a specific location on their online contact form. The price will vary by local factors of your destination, like taxes. Also, the size of your group is a factor. They offer yachts ranging in capacities from 40-1000 people. The deposits range from $1,500-$25,000. 

Eventective has links to the San Diego Hornblower yacht wedding guide. You can use that guide to discover pricing for a San Diego wedding. Wedding Wire has some information on the Hornblower Cruises Newport Beach, CA location. There are four reviews that in total, give this venue four stars. One reviewer used Hornblower Cruises to host their one year anniversary. So anyone who is already married and missed the chance to celebrate at sea, you can consider booking your anniversary celebration. 

Hornblower Wedding Cost San Francisco 

You will need to contact Hornblower Cruises directly to get the cost of an at sea wedding in San Francisco. If you are having a daytime wedding, then dining costs range from $99-105 per guest. In comparison, if you are having an evening wedding, then dining costs range from $119-162 per guest. But if you are just booking for your rehearsal dinner, then dining costs range from $99-105 per guest. They also offer packages specific to bachelor and bachelorette parties, which cost between $81-95 per guest. 

Another element that changes the cost of your wedding is additional add-ons. They offer a photobooth add on that includes the props and a thumb drive full of photos for $1,200. They have their own talent pool of DJ’s & MC’s which cost $950 for up to four hours. If you are going for an intimate wedding of twenty people or less, there is a package that starts at $475. The staff at Hornblower Cruises can make your wedding day easier with all of the items and services included in the price. 

Harbor Cruise Wedding 

There are a few companies in San Francisco offering harbor cruise weddings. Wedding Wire has a list of the top ten San Francisco boat weddings. City Cruises has sixteen reviews and a 4.1 out of 5 star rating. The second most popular option is Commodore Cruises & Events, with eleven reviews and a 3.6 out of five star rating. Here Comes the Guide has a review and price estimates for the San Francisco Hornblower Cruise. lastly, they also have a few featured wedding videos. These videos are a great way to get a sense of the layout of the boat. Couples love the all-inclusive pricing and the year-round availability. Furthermore, a fun fact is that some of their captains are also licensed ministers! Indeed, that makes it easy when you are deciding who you want to wed you and your spouse-to-be.

San Francisco Wedding Photographers

Sound Originals’ talented San Francisco Wedding Photographers specialize in capturing the magic of your special day. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, our skilled photographers turn fleeting moments into timeless memories. From intimate escapes to grand celebrations, we tailor our approach to your unique style and vision. Against the backdrop of San Francisco’s iconic landmarks, we ensure each photograph reflects the love and joy of your wedding day. Let us preserve your precious memories with artistry and care, crafting a stunning visual narrative to cherish for years.


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