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Bodega Harbour Yacht Club

Bodega Bay Wedding Venue
565 Smith Brothers Road
Bodega Bay, California 94923
Contact: Catering Sales, Amanda Vineyard
Phone: 707/875-3519 x400



Why We Like This Place

West of Petaluma, there's a scenic two-lane road that takes you through rolling hills and past dairy farms and sheep ranches until you reach the Sonoma coast and Bodega Bay. This beautiful seaside outpost has a relaxed, small-town charm that's perfectly epitomized by its local landmark, Bodega Harbour Yacht Club.

Housed in a historic cedar-plank building, the Yacht Club is tucked between a copse of cypress trees and the bay. The building rests on sturdy pilings directly over the water, so visitors looking out the floor-to-ceiling windows often feel as though they're floating on the sea.

These tall windows frame the yacht club's centerpiece stone fireplace, whose bold fieldstone façade soars to the ceiling. Guests can't resist sitting on its wide hearth to chat and enjoy refreshments, either during a welcome reception or the cocktail hour. The entire space, including the supporting columns and crossbeams, is strikingly finished in knotty cedar, and the overall effect is one of rustic elegance and warmth.

Though some couples exchange vows at St. Teresa's church (immortalized by photographer Ansel Adams) in the nearby town of Bodega, many choose to wed next to the fireplace in front of the bayfront windows, often while a glorious sunset paints the horizon. For those who want to combine romance and nature, the club also offers ceremonies right on the beach. In fact, this is the only venue in all of Sonoma County with its own beach ceremony site! For the reception, the party moves upstairs to a wood-lined mezzanine-style room overlooking the first floor's dramatic glass-and-stone surfaces.

An exciting new reception option is the adjacent Waterfront Pavilion, which hosts large parties of up to 300 right at the water's edge. With the sound of the waves lapping just a few feet away, and the glow of the moonlight on the bay visible through the clear side panels, the atmosphere is quite alluring.

You and your guests will also appreciate the professional catering services, including a customized menu and cuisine prepared by the chef of the club's own Bluewater Bistro. The experienced event staff will assist you throughout the planning process, and know how to make the most of this wonderfully unique location.

Few places like Bodega Harbour Yacht Club exist on the waterfront between San Francisco and Mendocino. Its architectural beauty, bayside location and scenic harbor views make it a natural for couples seeking a tranquil, yet inspirational, setting.

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 80
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 300

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 140
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 300
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 175
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 300

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 100

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The facility can accommodate 80 seated indoors and 300 seated outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The club holds 140 seated or 175 standing guests. Outdoors, the Waterfront Pavilion seats 300 guests.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces accommodate up to 100 seated guests.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A deposit in the amount of $1,000 is required at the time of reservation. 50% of the estimated total is due within 90 days of the event, 90% is due within 7 days, and the remaining balance is due on the day of the event. These payments are nonrefundable. For a reception only, the club rental fee is $2,500 for a 5-hour period. For a reception and ceremony, the fee is $3,500 (5 hours plus ceremony time). Buffets range $44–60/person; alcohol, tax and a 20% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Services/Amenities

Catering: in-house, no BYO

Kitchen Facilities: n/a

Tables & Chairs: provided

Linens, Silver, etc.: provided

Restrooms: wheelchair accessible

Dance Floor: hardwood floor lower level

Bride's Dressing Area: no

AV/Meeting Equipment: PA, podium, screen

Parking: on-street and complimentary lot

Accommodations: no guest rooms, hotels nearby

Outdoor Night Lighting: yes

Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no

Cleanup: provided

View: Bodega Bay and marina

Other: some coordination


Venue Views

Ocean/Bay
Panoramic

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Beach Wedding Ceremony
Late Night
Restaurant
Waterfront/Beach Location
Yacht Club

Restrictions

Alcohol: in-house, or BYO wine and champagne corkage $20/bottle

Smoking: outside only

Music: amplified OK indoors until 11pm

Wheelchair Access: yes

Insurance: certificate required


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