Marina Del Rey, California 90292
Phone: 310/448-4771 Direct
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Why We Like This Place
Cleverly designed in an octagonal shape with glass walls that showcase a panoramic view of the harbor, California Yacht Club is a great place for a waterside wedding.
Lovers of the sea will naturally want to get married as close to the ocean as possible, and the Club has a stellar site: a triangular expanse of lawn that advances from the building and tapers to a rounded point in front of the water’s edge. Couples exchange vows here, while their guests enjoy the sea air, glittering Pacific and the colorful parade of boats that pass by just beyond the point. After the ceremony, everyone strolls over to the adjacent patio for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
The Club itself is a handsome, two-story building that devotes its entire first floor to celebrations. Receptions take place in the spacious Fireside Room, named for its beautiful brick fireplace, which is set into a wall of windows. Before the dining begins, all eyes are on the bride, who makes a dramatic entrance as she gracefully descends a sweeping atrium staircase. The room’s décor is completely up to your imagination—anything from a Polynesian buffet with tiki torches, hula dancers and a fire show (held outdoors), to a formal Black & White Ball. No matter where you sit you’re virtually on the water, and the 180-degree view allows every guest to watch the sun set over the ocean.
For very large events, a custom-ordered tent can seat up to 250 beneath a 40-foot ceiling. This expansive space is a blank slate: Hang swags of fabric, add colored gel lights, or bring in a stage for a show or a ten-piece band. And no matter how you design the interior, a view of the water is always available.
The accommodating staff will customize every detail, so you’ll get the event that you want along with a lovely location. This is a place where water surrounds you, flocks of sea birds fly overhead, and ships slip quietly in and out of the harbor. Set sail together at California Yacht Club.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 175
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 250
- Max. Seated Indoors: 175
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 270
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 250
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 400
- Max. Seated: 175
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Club’s outdoor lawn holds 250 seated; the indoor Fireside Room 175 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Fireside Room can accommodate 175 seated with a dance floor or 250 for a cocktail reception. The Tent can hold up to 400 guests for cocktail reception or 270 for dining and dancing.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Gallery Room holds up to 36 seated; the Fireside Room up to 175 seated guests.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
A nonrefundable deposit equal to the facility fee plus a percentage of the food and beverage minimum is required to secure your date and is applied to the event balance. The balance is due 10 days prior to the event. Luncheons range $38–48/person, dinners or buffets $42–65/person; alcohol, tax and a 20% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: yes
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided, extra fee
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee
Parking: valet parking required
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQs CBA
View: marina, Pacific Ocean
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house, or corkage $15/bottle
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK indoors until midnight, outdoors until 11:30pm
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: required of all vendors
Other: no rice or birdseed