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Gay On The Bay: A Marriage Equality Celebration



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Love deserves to be celebrated and celebrate we did. On November 8th 2015, over 1,000 Yelpers hopped aboard Hornblower’s San Francisco Belle yacht and confirmed that love truly is universal. From the actual wedding ceremony featuring the SF Gay Men’s Chorus, to bustin’ a move on the dance floor with Bootie SF, Gay on the Bay proved to be a major success. Not to mention the 40+ fabulous vendors we had on board who provided the incredible cocktails and tasty bites! The atmosphere was contagious, the marGAYritas were flowing and over $7,000 was raised for local LGBTQAAI charities! What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a little L-O-V-E?

About Our Host: Hornblower Cruises and Events offers an only-in-San Francisco experience complete with welcoming service, gourmet cuisine, and stunning views of the most celebrated sites. Treat yourself to free-flowing champagne and a buffet, prepared on board, on their weekend Champagne Brunch Cruise or dance and dine as the city lights sparkle from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate on their Dinner or Supper Cruise. Whether you’re planning a private party or cruising on a public cruise, Hornblower Cruises & Events is an unforgettable way to explore San Francisco.

About The Boat: The San Francisco Belle, built in 1994 in Louisiana, was used as a floating casino on the St. Charles River in Missouri. She features three fully enclosed climate-controlled decks and a sun deck with a canopy cover. With 30,000 square feet of event space and four bars, this vessel is the largest dining yacht on the West Coast, aka the only ship that fits the bill for the influential Yelp community (that’s you!)

Charitable Partners: Human Rights Campaign and Family Builders — both LBGQTAAI charities collected donations at the dock and split 100% of the proceeds.

Official Spirits Sponsor: Campari America, with a full flight of complimentary cocktails from brands like SKYY Vodka, Espolon Tequila, and Wild Turkey.

Official Rental Sponsor: Abbey Rentals

Official Bouquet Sponsor: Instacart

Official Photographer: Weddings by Sunnyside

Adult Beverage Sponsors: Angry Orchard, Calicraft Brewing, CellarPass, Heineken USA, Heretic Brewing, Hermitage Brewing Company, Jardesca Apertif, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Orpheus Wines, Singha North America, Strongbow Hard Apple Cider and Webster Cellars.

Non-alcoholic Beverage Sponsors: Clearly Kombucha, HINT Water, Philz Coffee, Play Mode Beverage, Tea Drops and Vita Coco.

Food Sponsors: Berkich Baking, Candicake, Creative Sushi Catering, Curry Up Now, Flan Flan Ta-Tas, Fogcutter Catering and Events, Frozen Kuhsterd, Hot Cookie, KIND Healthy Snacks, Krave Jerky, Mamie Makhi’s Sweet Potato Pie, Peter’s Kettle Corn, Petit Pot, Pop Up Gelato, Roline’s Uniquely Filipino, Simply Bliss Catering and Events, Sweet Dragon Baking Company, The GrilledCheezGuy, The Stroopie Gourmet, Twenty Five Lusk, We The Minis and Zouq.

Entertainment: Batalá San Francisco Brazilian PercussionBernal Burrow DecorationsBootie Mashup DJsCelia Castaneda Hair & MakeupCherry Hoops Hula HoopingFou Fou Ha! Clown BurlesqueYourTune, Jonathan Katz, Acoustic Singer/SongwriterLindsay Carter, Jamberry ConsultantPaper Portrayals FlowersPunkpost Card Writing StationSan Francisco Gay Men’s ChorusThe Laugh Box Hashtag Booth and Weddings by Sunnyside Photo Booth.

Bummed you missed out? Feel free to take a look at all of the 5-star reviews and photos from Weddings by Sunnyside.

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