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Balboa Yacht Club

Corona Del Mar , CA
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1801 Bayside Drive
Corona del Mar, CA 92625 US (map)

PHONE

949-673-3515

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ABOUT US

Founded in 1922, the Balboa Yacht Club is one of the oldest clubs on the Pacific Coast. The Club, with its beautiful setting in Newport Harbor, is widely recognized as one of the premier... Read more
Founded in 1922, the Balboa Yacht Club is one of the oldest clubs on the Pacific Coast. The Club, with its beautiful setting in Newport Harbor, is widely recognized as one of the premier yachting facilities on the West Coast. It operates a year-round facility including a full-service restaurant and bar, and has the BEST view of Newport Harbor you can find.

We customize each wedding to the Bride and Groom’s wishes. We do not insist upon pre-set packages or charge you hidden fees. We do build each wedding according to each couple. Our professional catering service and exquisite cuisine promise to make your wedding unforgettable for both you and your guests; and if exceptional cuisine, impeccable service and unsurpassed presentation were not enough, our unique location will positively captivate you. Call us! You will be happy that you did.



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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Boat / Yacht, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Waterfront, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
230
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Cocktail Reception, Outside Cake OK, Plated
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Tables, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Valet, Wheelchair Access

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Kelsey
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
The Balboa Yacht Club was the perfect venue for our ceremony and reception. Israel and his team helped us (bride and groom) prepare for our day way in advance so all we had to do was show up on our wedding day. We went with a buffet for our dinning option and we received all positive feedback. In addition, the bar staff was able to accommodate all our guests quickly which made for very happy guests. BYC was our first and only choice for our reception and when we told them our vision for our ceremony they were able to accommodate us for very list extra costs.
The Balboa Yacht Club was the perfect venue for our ceremony and reception. Israel and his team helped us (bride and Read more...
The Balboa Yacht Club was the perfect venue for our ceremony and reception. Israel and his team helped us (bride and groom) prepare for our day way in advance so all we had to do was show up on our wedding day. We went with a buffet for our dinning option and we received all positive feedback. In addition, the bar staff was able to accommodate all our guests quickly which made for very happy guests. BYC was our first and only choice for our reception and when we told them our vision for our ceremony they were able to accommodate us for very list extra costs. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
There is no better venue then the Balboa Yacht Club. First class location as well as service!! Israel the Catering Director is the BEST!! He will make you feel so comfortable working with him. The Food is wonderful and Israel will help you create a custom menu that will make your event so special. Balboa Yacht Club should be everyones first choice for a wedding or any social event. Israel and the staff are the Greatest!!!!!!!!!!
There is no better venue then the Balboa Yacht Club. First class location as well as service!! Israel the Catering Read more...
There is no better venue then the Balboa Yacht Club. First class location as well as service!! Israel the Catering Director is the BEST!! He will make you feel so comfortable working with him. The Food is wonderful and Israel will help you create a custom menu that will make your event so special. Balboa Yacht Club should be everyones first choice for a wedding or any social event. Israel and the staff are the Greatest!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Vickie
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
The entire staff went over and above to make this wedding a successful event. It was not an easy task as we had rain up until 25 minutes before the event but they charged forward and had everything dry, clean and ready to go for the ceremony. The venue is beautiful with a lot of outdoor space for bars, photo booth, etc. The food was very good and many of our guest complimented on the fact that it was some of the best event food they have had. Israel, the banquet manager, was easy to work with and cooperative. He did everything he could do to accommodate all of our wishes and was very flexible. We could not have been happier with the way the wedding and reception went at the Yacht Club.
The entire staff went over and above to make this wedding a successful event. It was not an easy task as we had rain up Read more...
The entire staff went over and above to make this wedding a successful event. It was not an easy task as we had rain up until 25 minutes before the event but they charged forward and had everything dry, clean and ready to go for the ceremony. The venue is beautiful with a lot of outdoor space for bars, photo booth, etc. The food was very good and many of our guest complimented on the fact that it was some of the best event food they have had. Israel, the banquet manager, was easy to work with and cooperative. He did everything he could do to accommodate all of our wishes and was very flexible. We could not have been happier with the way the wedding and reception went at the Yacht Club. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
7/11/2015
4.8/5.0
Balboa Yacht Club was a beautiful and affordable location for our wedding and reception! Everything ran smoothly and the staff was great! It was helpful that they allow you to begin setting up any additional items (i.e., name cards, gift table, picture display, etc.) anytime after 10 am the morning of the event. This gave my family ample time to set up without feeling rushed. My husband and I are very pleased with the service we were provided by BYC.
Balboa Yacht Club was a beautiful and affordable location for our wedding and reception! Everything ran smoothly and the Read more...
Balboa Yacht Club was a beautiful and affordable location for our wedding and reception! Everything ran smoothly and the staff was great! It was helpful that they allow you to begin setting up any additional items (i.e., name cards, gift table, picture display, etc.) anytime after 10 am the morning of the event. This gave my family ample time to set up without feeling rushed. My husband and I are very pleased with the service we were provided by BYC. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue! We were able to have the wedding ceremony against the beautiful backdrop of Newport Harbor and the reception with excellent food and wine in an intimate, private atmosphere. Many services and amenities were included which helped with both the cost and the organization. Israel and staff were very accommodating and eager to help achieve our dream wedding. Our guests are still raving about the food- filets and salmon could not have been prepared better. Also, with just a few items rented, the yacht club "vibe" was completely changed to a very formal, elegant event. Amazing how easy it was to make the transformation. We highly recommend Balboa Yacht Club!
Beautiful venue! We were able to have the wedding ceremony against the beautiful backdrop of Newport Harbor and the Read more...
Beautiful venue! We were able to have the wedding ceremony against the beautiful backdrop of Newport Harbor and the reception with excellent food and wine in an intimate, private atmosphere. Many services and amenities were included which helped with both the cost and the organization. Israel and staff were very accommodating and eager to help achieve our dream wedding. Our guests are still raving about the food- filets and salmon could not have been prepared better. Also, with just a few items rented, the yacht club "vibe" was completely changed to a very formal, elegant event. Amazing how easy it was to make the transformation. We highly recommend Balboa Yacht Club! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Balboa Yacht Club is a hidden gem of a venue. Beautiful bayfront views of Newport Harbor and yachts for a great price. Israel, the Director of FB was always there to answer any questions we had and assist with any custom setup requests. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and everything went smooth. The banquet food was delicious, all of our guests were so impressed. Highly suggest having your wedding at the BYC, especially if your going for a nautical theme.
Balboa Yacht Club is a hidden gem of a venue. Beautiful bayfront views of Newport Harbor and yachts for a great price. Read more...
Balboa Yacht Club is a hidden gem of a venue. Beautiful bayfront views of Newport Harbor and yachts for a great price. Israel, the Director of FB was always there to answer any questions we had and assist with any custom setup requests. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and everything went smooth. The banquet food was delicious, all of our guests were so impressed. Highly suggest having your wedding at the BYC, especially if your going for a nautical theme. Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I began planning the wedding reception and dinner for our daughter's wedding, numerous friends recommended the Balboa Yacht Club as the ideal location for our daughter's wedding reception, held on October 25, 2014. We had the pleasure of working with Israel Castell, the Banquet Manager, who did an outstanding job of ensuring that every aspect of our daughter's wedding reception and dinner was handled beautifully. Israel's follow-up and efforts resulted in a successful, joyful evening that truly met all our expectations.
Israel graciously met with us regularly, advising us on every aspect of planning the reception. He helped us select the dinner entrees, advised us on the alcohol selections, and suggested a table layout for the downstairs cocktail reception, as well as efficiently handling numerous other details we had requested. One of our key concerns for the dinner reception was that the dinner entrees served would be delicious and well-received by our guests, and Israel assured us that the Chef, Felipe, was excellent. Israel helped us in selecting the entrees, which were New York Steak, Chicken Piccata, and Vegetable Risotto, and all three of the entrees were outstanding. In addition, every detail we requested on the table layout and linens was done beautifully, and the entire evening was a very special and memorable one for both ourselves and our guests.
We also appreciated the fact that even though my husband and I are not members at the BYC, both Israel and his staff were consistently professional, courteous, and gracious to us, as well as making our guests feel comfortable and welcomed at the reception. We highly recommend the Balboa Yacht Club and are grateful for the outstanding help from Israel Castell and his staff. They truly did an outstanding job in every way, and we are happy to highly recommend the Balboa Yacht Club to our friends and business associates for any special occasion.
When my husband and I began planning the wedding reception and dinner for our daughter's wedding, numerous friends Read more...
When my husband and I began planning the wedding reception and dinner for our daughter's wedding, numerous friends recommended the Balboa Yacht Club as the ideal location for our daughter's wedding reception, held on October 25, 2014. We had the pleasure of working with Israel Castell, the Banquet Manager, who did an outstanding job of ensuring that every aspect of our daughter's wedding reception and dinner was handled beautifully. Israel's follow-up and efforts resulted in a successful, joyful evening that truly met all our expectations.
Israel graciously met with us regularly, advising us on every aspect of planning the reception. He helped us select the dinner entrees, advised us on the alcohol selections, and suggested a table layout for the downstairs cocktail reception, as well as efficiently handling numerous other details we had requested. One of our key concerns for the dinner reception was that the dinner entrees served would be delicious and well-received by our guests, and Israel assured us that the Chef, Felipe, was excellent. Israel helped us in selecting the entrees, which were New York Steak, Chicken Piccata, and Vegetable Risotto, and all three of the entrees were outstanding. In addition, every detail we requested on the table layout and linens was done beautifully, and the entire evening was a very special and memorable one for both ourselves and our guests.
We also appreciated the fact that even though my husband and I are not members at the BYC, both Israel and his staff were consistently professional, courteous, and gracious to us, as well as making our guests feel comfortable and welcomed at the reception. We highly recommend the Balboa Yacht Club and are grateful for the outstanding help from Israel Castell and his staff. They truly did an outstanding job in every way, and we are happy to highly recommend the Balboa Yacht Club to our friends and business associates for any special occasion. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at the Balboa Yacht Club on November 2nd, 2013. We had over 200 guests and The BYC completely delivered on all of our expectations. Russell Miller is the food and beverage director there and he was amazing! He got us everything we needed and made sure that everything went smoothly on the night of the wedding. He was always beyond accommodating and he had answers to all my questions as well as super helpful suggestions!

If we had to do it all over again, I would do it in a heart beat and i wouldn't change a thing. The food was great, the servers were awesome, the bar tenders were amazing . . . We were so happy. A dream come true . . . Thank you Russell and the BYC!!!
My husband and I got married at the Balboa Yacht Club on November 2nd, 2013. We had over 200 guests and The BYC completely Read more...
My husband and I got married at the Balboa Yacht Club on November 2nd, 2013. We had over 200 guests and The BYC completely delivered on all of our expectations. Russell Miller is the food and beverage director there and he was amazing! He got us everything we needed and made sure that everything went smoothly on the night of the wedding. He was always beyond accommodating and he had answers to all my questions as well as super helpful suggestions!

If we had to do it all over again, I would do it in a heart beat and i wouldn't change a thing. The food was great, the servers were awesome, the bar tenders were amazing . . . We were so happy. A dream come true . . . Thank you Russell and the BYC!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
one word: AMAZING! BYC is seriously the most perfect place to have a wedding. We were so lucky to be able to have our wedding here! My husband and I were very impressed with Russell and his staff's diligence in making sure our reception went flawlessly (and it really was the most perfect day). Russell was a pleasure to work with through the entire wedding planning process. With everything on his plate, he made sure that we felt comfortable with all the decisions being made- cocktail area setup, bar area, outside back patio space utilization, table floor plan, dance floor etc. We made a few stops at the club to view the space to make sure we could implement the design ideas that we had & BYC was very welcoming. You may be thinking- well its a yacht club with members who can come in whenever- don't worry- the members WILL NOT barge into your wedding-it is very private and intimate. We had a guest list of about 190 plus rented a bigger dance floor (our families like to dance) and we did not feel crowded or tight- for someone as claustrophobic as me- this was great- there was more than enough space for us all! If you have any questions and want a Bride's perspective on anything, please do not hesitate to email me (ask Russell at BYC for my contact info)- I 100% vouch for this place as the best place to have a wedding in Newport Beach or in OC for that matter. With spectacular views, very reasonable pricing, and guests raving on for days about how great the food was- definitely worth every penny (so say's my dad).
one word: AMAZING! BYC is seriously the most perfect place to have a wedding. We were so lucky to be able to have our Read more...
one word: AMAZING! BYC is seriously the most perfect place to have a wedding. We were so lucky to be able to have our wedding here! My husband and I were very impressed with Russell and his staff's diligence in making sure our reception went flawlessly (and it really was the most perfect day). Russell was a pleasure to work with through the entire wedding planning process. With everything on his plate, he made sure that we felt comfortable with all the decisions being made- cocktail area setup, bar area, outside back patio space utilization, table floor plan, dance floor etc. We made a few stops at the club to view the space to make sure we could implement the design ideas that we had & BYC was very welcoming. You may be thinking- well its a yacht club with members who can come in whenever- don't worry- the members WILL NOT barge into your wedding-it is very private and intimate. We had a guest list of about 190 plus rented a bigger dance floor (our families like to dance) and we did not feel crowded or tight- for someone as claustrophobic as me- this was great- there was more than enough space for us all! If you have any questions and want a Bride's perspective on anything, please do not hesitate to email me (ask Russell at BYC for my contact info)- I 100% vouch for this place as the best place to have a wedding in Newport Beach or in OC for that matter. With spectacular views, very reasonable pricing, and guests raving on for days about how great the food was- definitely worth every penny (so say's my dad). Read less
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Maija
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about BYC The venue is absolutely beautiful and charming. Russell and staff were wonderful and very accommodating. They made our special day a truly wonderful experience. Not to mention the food was incredible! We received sooo many compliments from our guests about this place and on the food and drinks. Truly the best place to get married in Newport Beach that combines elements of outdoor ceremony right on the beautiful bay with a lovely reception room.
I can't say enough good things about BYC The venue is absolutely beautiful and charming. Russell and staff were wonderful Read more...
I can't say enough good things about BYC The venue is absolutely beautiful and charming. Russell and staff were wonderful and very accommodating. They made our special day a truly wonderful experience. Not to mention the food was incredible! We received sooo many compliments from our guests about this place and on the food and drinks. Truly the best place to get married in Newport Beach that combines elements of outdoor ceremony right on the beautiful bay with a lovely reception room. Read less
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