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Corinthian Yacht Club

Tiburon Wedding Venue
43 Main Street
Tiburon, California 94920
Contact: Jessica Farman, Director of Catering and Special Events
Phone: 415/435-4812 x12

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Why We Like This Place

The setting of the Corinthian Yacht Club is truly spectacular. Even its members, who've been coming here for years, never fail to be awed by its sweeping view. It's easily one of the great panoramas in all of California, taking in Tiburon's rustic downtown, the deep waters of Raccoon Strait, Angel Island's wooded profile, the silvery Bay Bridge, the high hills and towers of San Francisco, Alcatraz' ship-like silhouette, and Belvedere Island's leafy slopes and grand mansions. Only steps away, in the club's harbor, spars and spinnakers bob everywhere and there's a steady flow of craft setting out to ply the bay or return home from it.

This beloved Marin landmark—a Colonial Revival building with a shimmering white façade and soaring 40-foot columns—could be tempted to let its prime waterfront address do all the work. But the club has never rested on its scenic laurels. "Location, location and location" is matched with a high level of service, thanks to a cadre of employees who have worked here for years. Their experience shows in their uncanny ability to anticipate guests' needs, providing little touches that may not be much in the larger scheme of things, but are remembered over the years by grateful clients: glasses that get refilled without prompting or perhaps a server conjuring up a special platter of hors d' oeuvres for the bride and groom when they've arrived late to their cocktail hour.

The club welcomes private events hosted by members and non-members alike. Bridal parties can take over the entire second story, an ensemble of four distinctive spaces that flow together beautifully. People love to circulate here, knowing that each area they stroll to presents its own visual reward. Start with the Grand Ballroom, a redwood-paneled room with a 22-foot-high ceiling, large stage for musicians, imposing stone fireplace, and an oak floor that's ready for dancing no matter how you configure the dining tables. The adjoining Sun Porch, which runs along one side of the ballroom, affords unobstructed views of the main dining area as well as a dramatic bay vista through giant picture windows. With such an impressive backdrop, the Sun Porch is also a favorite site for the cake cutting. It accesses an outdoor deck that not only presents a fine harbor and breakwater view, but can function as a bar or reception space, too. Both the deck and Grand Ballroom have doorways to a separate cocktail area with a granite-topped bar and a collection of nautical-motif plaques, pendants and photos that create an enjoyable yacht-club feel.

The Corinthian Yacht Club is a unique Bay Area venue where you don't have to choose betw een the site and the service—your guests will take away wonderful memories of both.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 150
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 30

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 300
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 300
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 250

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The enclosed Sun Porch accommodates 90 seated with additional room for 10 standing guests. A Ballroom ceremony is available with a room flip for an additional charge with a maximum of 150 seated.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Grand Ballroom seats 200 guests with a small dance floor or 250 without a dance floor, with room for an additional 50 seated on the adjoining enclosed Sun Porch.

MEETING CAPACITY: The Grand Ballroom can seat 250 guests theater-style, and 150 classroom-style.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A $3,500 deposit is required at the time of booking and is applied towards the total event cost. The facility rental fee ranges $2,000–6,000, depending on the guest count and the date of the event. There is a guest minimum for all events, which ranges 100–150 depending on the event date. The fee covers a 5-hour block for the event plus additional time for setup and breakdown; extra event hours are $600/hour. Setup and cleanup fees are $250 and there's a security fee of $250. A payment of 80% of the estimated total is due 6 weeks prior to the event date with the remaining balance due the week following the event, after the final beverage bill has been tallied.

Catering is provided exclusively in-house; menu prices start at $65/person plus a 20% service charge and tax. On average, bar prices start at $30/person based on consumption, including service and tax.

Location Uses

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


Catering: in-house, no BYO

Kitchen Facilities: n/a

Tables & Chairs: provided

Linens, Silver, etc.: china, silverware, glassware provided; linens available for an extra charge

Restrooms: wheelchair accessible

Dance Floor: yes

AV/Meeting Equipment: projector and screen, podium, sound system, wireless microphone

Parking: public lot nearby, no non-member parking on site

Accommodations: no guest rooms

Outdoor Night Lighting: yes

Outdoor Cooking Facilities: yes

Cleanup: provided

View: San Francisco Bay and skyline, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and Bay Bridge

Venue Views


Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building
Private Club
Waterfront/Beach Location
Yacht Club


Alcohol: in-house, or BYO wine and champagne with an $18/bottle corkage fee

Smoking: outside on decks only

Music: amplified OK with volume restrictions

Wheelchair Access: yes, all levels

Insurance: not required

Other: security required

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