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Balboa Yacht Club

Corona Del Mar , CA
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LOCATION

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 PacificCoast. 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 PacificCoast. 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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Russell Miller
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1948
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Boat / Yacht, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Vintage, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
230
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
100
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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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:
1+ year 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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Brittany
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
This place is the whole package. The most beautiful view, delicious food, and incredible staff. 100 % would recommend this place to anyone. Everything went without a hitch and the place looked amazing.
So happy with the BYC. And thank you thank you to Russell Miller who is the easiest person to work with.
This place is the whole package. The most beautiful view, delicious food, and incredible staff. 100 % would recommend this Read more...
This place is the whole package. The most beautiful view, delicious food, and incredible staff. 100 % would recommend this place to anyone. Everything went without a hitch and the place looked amazing.
So happy with the BYC. And thank you thank you to Russell Miller who is the easiest person to work with. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about BYC and Russell the event manager. Honestly, the site is naturally gorgeous, so it would work for minimalist brides or those who are looking to save money on decorations. The ballroom is newly renovated and is absolutely beautiful. Russell and his team helped us throw an epic party in August. We had over 200 people and an 80's band. Russell made everything happen and worked flawlessly with my vendors and coordinator to make the night stress-free and great for everyone. I wouldn't change a thing about our wedding - great food, great people, incredible venue! Russell and the BYC staff made planning the wedding a dream...took away any stress I may have. Also, you can't ask for a better venue to take breathtaking photos. Choose BYC for your venue! You will not regret it :)
I can't say enough about BYC and Russell the event manager. Honestly, the site is naturally gorgeous, so it would work for Read more...
I can't say enough about BYC and Russell the event manager. Honestly, the site is naturally gorgeous, so it would work for minimalist brides or those who are looking to save money on decorations. The ballroom is newly renovated and is absolutely beautiful. Russell and his team helped us throw an epic party in August. We had over 200 people and an 80's band. Russell made everything happen and worked flawlessly with my vendors and coordinator to make the night stress-free and great for everyone. I wouldn't change a thing about our wedding - great food, great people, incredible venue! Russell and the BYC staff made planning the wedding a dream...took away any stress I may have. Also, you can't ask for a better venue to take breathtaking photos. Choose BYC for your venue! You will not regret it :) Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding at the Balboa Yacht Club was perfect! Russell Miller, the Food and Beverage Director, was so easy to work with, helpful with ideas for the event and flexible with changes as we made them over the months of planning. The food was good and all of the staff, waiters and valets were attentive and helpful. The yacht club is a beautiful setting and we couldn't have asked for a better reception. Thanks!
Susan Alford
My daughter's wedding at the Balboa Yacht Club was perfect! Russell Miller, the Food and Beverage Director, was so easy to Read more...
My daughter's wedding at the Balboa Yacht Club was perfect! Russell Miller, the Food and Beverage Director, was so easy to work with, helpful with ideas for the event and flexible with changes as we made them over the months of planning. The food was good and all of the staff, waiters and valets were attentive and helpful. The yacht club is a beautiful setting and we couldn't have asked for a better reception. Thanks!
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Russell the events coordinator there is amazing and such a dream to work with!! It was 100 degress on my wedding day and he offered me his air conditioned office so I could cool down. I was so lucky to work with such a great vendor.
Russell the events coordinator there is amazing and such a dream to work with!! It was 100 degress on my wedding day and Read more...
Russell the events coordinator there is amazing and such a dream to work with!! It was 100 degress on my wedding day and he offered me his air conditioned office so I could cool down. I was so lucky to work with such a great vendor. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
The Balboa Yacht Club is a beautiful venue with amazing food, but what really sets this place apart is the level of service the Food and Beverage Director/Venue Director Russell Miller provides. He was so accommodating and utilized so many resources to take our wedding to the next level without exceeding our desired budget. We highly recommend checking out the Balboa Yacht Club and speaking with Russell Miller when searching for your wedding venue.
The Balboa Yacht Club is a beautiful venue with amazing food, but what really sets this place apart is the level of Read more...
The Balboa Yacht Club is a beautiful venue with amazing food, but what really sets this place apart is the level of service the Food and Beverage Director/Venue Director Russell Miller provides. He was so accommodating and utilized so many resources to take our wedding to the next level without exceeding our desired budget. We highly recommend checking out the Balboa Yacht Club and speaking with Russell Miller when searching for your wedding venue. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.5/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the BYC in August of 2013. We wanted an intimate venue on the harbor and after searching for the perfect option for us, we decided on BYC. It's the best value in the area without compromising quality. Our guests said it was hands-down the best wedding reception they'd ever been to! The food was good and Russell our Food and Beverage Director was accommodating and professional. We had some odd requests throughout the planning but, as cliché as it sounds, in the end we got everything we'd hoped for and more. One recommendation if music is important to you: if you choose to pipe music on the front patio rather than hire a live band during cocktail hour, have someone check the volume prior to guests arrival.
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the BYC in August of 2013. We wanted an intimate venue on the harbor and Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the BYC in August of 2013. We wanted an intimate venue on the harbor and after searching for the perfect option for us, we decided on BYC. It's the best value in the area without compromising quality. Our guests said it was hands-down the best wedding reception they'd ever been to! The food was good and Russell our Food and Beverage Director was accommodating and professional. We had some odd requests throughout the planning but, as cliché as it sounds, in the end we got everything we'd hoped for and more. One recommendation if music is important to you: if you choose to pipe music on the front patio rather than hire a live band during cocktail hour, have someone check the volume prior to guests arrival. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Balboa Yacht Club was a dream come true. The location and view of the harbor are hands down the best in town. The club itself is lovely and the service is top notch. The food was great and the drinks are very well poured. The different wedding packages offered are incredible for what they include and are definitely a good value. I was pleasantly surprised at how reasonable the pricing was for the superior location and high quality of service we received.
We were married on the club’s lawn overlooking the harbor, and cocktail hour was also outside on the downstairs deck. We had countless guests comment on how amazing the location was… beautiful sailboats in the background and views all the way down Newport Harbor. It was perfect!
The reception was held in the club’s dining room which was, you guessed it, also perfect! The room is large and can accommodate a big group comfortably. Dancing was really important to us, and the space holds a large dance floor, no problem. The high, vaulted ceilings in the room make it feel bright and light, and the windows overlooking the bayfront are amazing. Sunset from this location is out of this world. We served dinner to guests during sunset and snuck out to take pictures by the water with our photographer. The pictures turned out amazing!
Planning our wedding was made simple by the club staff. Everyone was helpful and highly professional. The Food and Beverage Director, Russell, was super accommodating and basically said YES to everything we wanted:) What more can you ask for?! All around, this is a dream venue for any bride with high expectations and discerning taste. I couldn’t be happier.
PS, I just want to say that I have never, ever written a review on ANY website, but felt compelled to share what a great experience we had. Hope this is helpful to other brides!
Our wedding at Balboa Yacht Club was a dream come true. The location and view of the harbor are hands down the best in Read more...
Our wedding at Balboa Yacht Club was a dream come true. The location and view of the harbor are hands down the best in town. The club itself is lovely and the service is top notch. The food was great and the drinks are very well poured. The different wedding packages offered are incredible for what they include and are definitely a good value. I was pleasantly surprised at how reasonable the pricing was for the superior location and high quality of service we received.
We were married on the club’s lawn overlooking the harbor, and cocktail hour was also outside on the downstairs deck. We had countless guests comment on how amazing the location was… beautiful sailboats in the background and views all the way down Newport Harbor. It was perfect!
The reception was held in the club’s dining room which was, you guessed it, also perfect! The room is large and can accommodate a big group comfortably. Dancing was really important to us, and the space holds a large dance floor, no problem. The high, vaulted ceilings in the room make it feel bright and light, and the windows overlooking the bayfront are amazing. Sunset from this location is out of this world. We served dinner to guests during sunset and snuck out to take pictures by the water with our photographer. The pictures turned out amazing!
Planning our wedding was made simple by the club staff. Everyone was helpful and highly professional. The Food and Beverage Director, Russell, was super accommodating and basically said YES to everything we wanted:) What more can you ask for?! All around, this is a dream venue for any bride with high expectations and discerning taste. I couldn’t be happier.
PS, I just want to say that I have never, ever written a review on ANY website, but felt compelled to share what a great experience we had. Hope this is helpful to other brides! Read less
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