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Charter Yachts of Newport Beach

Newport Beach , CA
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LOCATION

2527 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA US 92663 (map)

PHONE

949-515-1950

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Located at the Pacific Coast Yacht Club, a private bayfront event center in Newport Beach. A family-owned full event planning company specializing in personalization and custom events.... Read more
Located at the Pacific Coast Yacht Club, a private bayfront event center in Newport Beach. A family-owned full event planning company specializing in personalization and custom events.

You and your guests will experience a memorable event of elegant ambiance aboard the "ICON," a 120 ft. private yacht.

We are an experienced, competively priced company, professionally assisting you in every detail, as well as personally coordinating the entire timeframe of your event. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2000
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Boat / Yacht
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Nautical, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
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?
4000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
25
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
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
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Dave
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Leslie,

You were amazing! You totally sold me from the moment I met you. I felt so comfortable with the whole process because you made it easy to understand, were always super calm (I have no idea how you do that) and extremely organized. Maiko and I keep getting the most wonderful comments. It is a testament to your personality and your owner's desire to put 'once in a lifetime' moments at the forefront of your business. That's a huge undertaking and you just did the most remarkable thing for us. You have our everlasting gratitude.

Dave
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Charter Yachts of Newport Beach responded with the following comments:

Hello Dave,
I just realized that both you and Maiko wrote reviews about us. Thank you so much, it means a lot to us when we learn that our customers had such a great time.
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Noah
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
LESLIE: From day one, Leslie was professional, patient and understanding with dealing with her Type A bride, yours truly. She was responsive to every e-mail and phone calls. Her attention to every detail was greatly appreciated.

The day of the wedding, Leslie was completely hands-on. When we could not make our rounds to everyone, she was attentive to all our guests. She remained calm, cool and collected transferring her zen vibes to me.

The reception was set up just as I envisioned. Leslie and staff did a beautiful job.

KIP: Kip is an awesome photographer! He is down-to-earth and makes you feel comfortable with taking photos. We absolutely LOVED the candid shots!

DJ DANIEL: We opted for an additional hour thinking four (4) hours was not enough to dance the night away; however, we surprisingly had a tough and obviously tired crowd! I found myself glued to the dance floor determined to justify paying for the extra hour. Though we had a great time, there was more lull than I cared for and Daniel made every effort to jump start the rest of the guests. He was interactive with the guests; he was fun.

CATERING/BAR: After nearly three months after the wedding, guests continue to rave about the food and top shelf bar!

BAKERY: The cake was beautiful and absolutely delicious!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
Charter Yachts of Newport Beach responded with the following comments:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! It makes us so proud to know that we are able to deliver the kind of event that receives such praise. We will always continue to work this hard for our clients and hope we have the opportunity to have you back with us in the future.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
The Icon is amazing and so is everyone at Charter Yachts of Newport Beach especially Leslie Weilenga! Leslie was my wedding coordinator and she is very outgoing and it's very obvious that she is passionate about weddings. We decided to have our wedding aboard the Icon after looking at multiple locations including wineries, golf courses and bed and breakfast venues and I'm so happy we did. Leslie made everything so easy for me! She was very responsive every time I e-mailed or called! She also was very good about following up with me to make sure I was on track with everything I needed. The wedding day went so smooth and amazingly I wasn't stressed about anything because I knew if anything did come up that Leslie would take care of it! The caterer for the Icon is awesome!!! I'm still getting compliments from my guests about the food (especially the goat cheese wontons with strawberry merlot sauce...yum!)

All I can say is if you are looking for an amazing experience for your wedding day and for your guests you should definitely book your wedding aboard the icon! The food is so delicious the staff is great and it's a perfect location to get beautiful wedding photos!
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Charter Yachts of Newport Beach responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your review Jennifer. I printed out a copy and placed it on Leslie's desk this morning so that she could read it. It REALLY made her day! You and your guests were so much fun and we hope to be able to see you aboard the ICON again in the future.
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kIM
Wedding:
6/30/2007
5.0/5.0
They were very efficient and timely as well as flexible with leaving time on the dock. They arranged the cake, music, decorations, etc. The only complaint I had that showed in my pictures is they should cover the area where the cake table is...you could see all the storage crates in the background........other then that, the evening on Newport Harbor was wonderful. The only other thing I would change is the DJ didnt really play my favorite songs when we were dancing so I would try to coordinate that a little better....but the food is AMAZING on this yacht! They do a great job, its worth upgrading your food package!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Videography, Unique Services
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Maria
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
My fiancée and I had decided we wanted to get married somewhere by the water. We spent a few months looking at beach locations that would meet our expectations both in scenery and price. Our last and final stop was the ICON at Charter Yachts. My fiancée knew as soon as I walked in that this was the place. Penny Goodin was our wedding consultant. She is extremely professional, accommodating, and efficient and was very sweet through the entire process. She offered some great suggestions and was very flexible with my suggestions. She made everything so easy! I knew that I was in good hands and was not in the least bit nervous on my wedding day. My husband and I think back now and still can’t believe how beautiful everything was done. The tables, flowers, cake and overall décor was perfect. I received so many compliments on how classy everything was done and how well everything flowed. We had the ceremony and reception on the yacht, and it’s just amazing how they were able to seamlessly set everything up with such precision. The food and drinks were also fabulous. I did check other yachts before settling on this one. I can tell you that the overall feel, intimacy and professionalism they provided were bar none. The other yachts were more commercialized. If you are looking for an intimate and classy wedding with beautiful scenery; if you are looking for professionals that know what they are doing; if you are looking for efficiency and organization…..You have to check them out! Thank you Penny for making our day so special and memorable!

From the husband: Guys, go with Penny and the Icon! The whole experience still feels unreal. I mean, I can’t remember a time in my life when it was so important, yet I felt so lost, the process was so painless and everything turned out so great. With wedding planning you are going to feel lost anyway. So, you need two people to trust – your fiancée and her consultant. Penny you can trust 100%. And the yacht, the harbor… just go check them out and you’ll see it can’t get better than that.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Christy
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot begin to explain how wonderful the Icon is! We had a destination wedding and it could not have gone any smoother, even planning everything from another state.

I am a wedding coordinator myself so it was such a treat to have everything done so professionally for me. I was so relaxed on the day of my wedding and really got to enjoy every moment of it! The boat was decorated beautifully and so classy! We explained our visions to Penny and she made sure they came true! Everything exceeded our expectations which were really high!

My husband and I continue to keep hearing from guests that it was the most unique and wonderful wedding they have even been to. People can't stop talking about it and claim it is a wedding that can't be topped (not that that is what we wanted...but it is nice to hear). Everything was so classy and professional...and the yacht itself is absolutely stunning! I cannot say enough about Penny and her amazing crew. From beginning to end, they treated us like we were the only wedding they were planning. From the first email I shared with Penny when we first thought of this company to the farewell email we shared....everything was so clear, concise and organized! As a wedding coordinator you would think I would have something critical to say....but I can't....everything was perfect!!!!

The vendors Penny uses are also the BEST! The food, cake, flowers, and photographer that she recommended were top notch! The food....AMAZING! We are all still talking about it! The cake was everything we wanted it to be and more. It was decorated perfectly and it was truly delicious! The flowers were perfect and I described my wants all over email.....perfect!!!! The DJ was really sweet and accommodating! Everything was just wonderful!

We planned this entire wedding mostly through emails and one fun visit to California, and everything not only met but exceeded out expectations!!! Brides that don't want to be a total stress bucket about details on their wedding day...this is the route to go!! It was fun to plan...and since my husband and I are so busy with work we really didn't have the time to plan a wedding of this caliber on our own! I work with Brides all the time and they are usually so stressed...I cannot emphasize enough how low stress this entire process was for us....much thanks to Penny and the Icon crew! Pre-wedding planning was a breeze but the day of our wedding was even easier.... On the day of, everything was taken care of so we could just show up, relax, and enjoy with no worries of the details of the day! I don't know what I would have done if I had to think about what time to do the toast or sit down for dinner....the crew was right there guiding me through the day! It went so smoothly and was SO NICE!!!! We are already planning on coming back for our 10 year vow renewal! CAN'T WAIT!!!! See you on 10.10.20 :-)


Thank you so much to Penny and Icon crew for making our wedding a day that we are still smiling about! The memories you helped us create are timeless and something we will never forget! My husband and I were able to have so many little moments since we weren't having to stress about ANYTHING!! It was such a treat! There is not a thing that I would have changed!! Thank you SO much!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Katherine
Wedding:
7/1/2007
4.9/5.0
Penny is great. She works with you no matter what. The whole crew is awesome. They take a lot of responsiblity and I didn't have to do anything on the day of the wedding.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Maiko
Wedding:
10/13/2013
4.9/5.0
From the very first meeting with Leslie, an event planner for Charter Yachts, I knew this was the best choice for our wedding venue. Leslie made it so easy, providing us with recommended vendors who were familiar with the yacht, answering numerous questions, suggesting great ideas, and providing us with a detailed checklist to follow. We had four months to plan the wedding, and Leslie helped to make it happen. Leslie was with us right up to the end of the wedding/reception, directing us and remembering every small detail. She was so organized, and it made it possible for us to really enjoy the evening. We had so much fun, and our guests all commented on our ceremony, the venue, and how smoothly the evening went. The Icon is a lovely yacht, and well maintained. Chef David prepared the most fabulous food too, and we received several positive comments about our meal and appetizers. All in all, I would say that we picked the perfect venue and the perfect event planner for our wedding. Thank you!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
Charter Yachts of Newport Beach responded with the following comments:

Thank you Maiko, I can't wait for Leslie to read this tomorrow when she comes in from her day off! Please let us know what we can do for you in the future.
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forevanmyhrt
Wedding:
6/19/2009
4.8/5.0
Janelle was my coordinator and she was wonderful! She made everything fit just perfect for my husband and me. I planned out wedding in just over three months and they take care of just about everything, if you would like them too. Very easy and very flexible and cater to your needs. The ICON was the yacht we got married on and it is absolutely beautiful. Definitely look into getting married on a yacht; it isn't as expensive as you think. I also looked into the Harborside Pavilion in Newport Beach, also very beautiful and an excellent price, but the yacht fit our U.S. Navy theme better. Their food was exceptional as well! They are featured on American Idol (I believe that is the show) and the food was very good. It was also priced very well. It was about $17 a plate, which is great for anywhere else in Southern California.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Darlene
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.7/5.0
Only negative it should last five hours
Leslie was awesome we love her!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
Charter Yachts of Newport Beach responded with the following comments:

I agree!, who ever wants a good time to come to an end? We will miss you guys and tell Stephen that I have some granite work for him sometime next spring and will be calling him when we are ready.
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Erika
Wedding:
5/19/2007
4.7/5.0
It was so nice knowing that the day of the wedding, Penny would take care of everything. My husband and I got married on the ICON because the boat did not look like all of the other yachts. It is a family yacht with incredible decorating details and the layout was intimate. Our guests still rave about the evening and how incredible it was- people had told us that they had never experienced a wedding like it.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
7/30/2011
3.5/5.0
Beautiful yacht and location. The food was amazing and they recommend vendors that do great work and make planning easy.
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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