Why You'll Love This Place
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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 between the site and the service—your guests will take away wonderful memories of both.
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- Rental fee varies depending on:
- Day of week
- Time of year
- Guest count
Meals (when priced separately)
- $65/person and up
Service Charge or Gratuity
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. Beverage charges are based on consumption; service charge and tax are additional.
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 250.|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The enclosed Sun Porch accommodates 100 seated. 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.
- Wedding Receptions
- Small Wedding
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
$$ • $$$
BYO with corkage fee
The Ballroom is available daily 9am–11pm.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Banquet Hall / Events Facility
- Historic / Landmark Building
- Private Club
- Beach / Ocean
- Yacht Club
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Ocean / Bay
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: china, silverware, glassware provided; house linens are included, special order linens available for an extra charge
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Dressing Area: no
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: no
View: San Francisco Bay and skyline, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and Bay Bridge
But take note of the following limitations!
Alcohol: in-house, or BYO wine and champagne with an $18/750ml bottle corkage fee
Smoking: outside on deck only
Music: amplified OK with volume restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes, all levels
Insurance: not required
Other: security required
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