The Dana Point Yacht Club is a marina in the Orange County, California area hosting weddings for couples who want a waterfront wedding venue. This private coastal venue is perfect for local or destination weddings, with an array of watercraft and a ballroom space overlooking the water. Couples will find this venue located in Dana Point Harbor, ten minutes from the San Juan Community Center.
Facilities and Capacity
This ballroom seats a maximum of 200 guests for a couple’s big day. The wedding ceremony can take place in the ballroom or on the Bayview Patio facing the water. This romantic waterfront space seats 90 guests for a wedding ceremony. A wooden rail supporting glass panels keep couples and guests safe while still offers views of the waves. Tan awnings help to shade guests as couples exchange vows under a bamboo pergola. The ballroom can host receptions or wedding ceremonies of up to 200 attendees. Large windows drop down to the floor to showcase the beautiful water views from this space. Shining dark hardwood glows in the natural light from the windows and the reflection of the overhead chandeliers. These light fixtures feature tiers of golden lights that hang from the cathedral ceiling. For ceremonies in this space, guests can move to the attached Commodore’s Patio for the cocktail reception.
The staff at Dana Point Yacht Club help couples with event planning prior to their wedding day to account for all the little details on this big day. The staff also helps with setup and cleanup to make the day run as smoothly as possible. Other services at this marina include:
Couples can choose to take advantage of this venue’s full bar service in the form of an open or cash bar at their wedding reception. Catering options include American, Italian, Mediterranean or Mexican cuisine. These dishes can be prepared to accommodate gluten free, lactose free, no pork, nut free, vegan or vegetarian lifestyles. The fare can be served in the following styles for a couple’s big day:
This venue welcomes couples for bridal showers, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners in addition to ceremonies and receptions. For any wedding event they offer the following items for couples to use:
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Tamara · Married on 11/03/2018
Hidden gem, incredible venue, fantastic team!
We booked our wedding reception at the Dana Point Yacht Club and it was absolutely amazing. Not only is the venue gorgeous and the harbor background a unique and stunning view, the head event coordinator, Danielle is absolutely wonderful to work with. From the moment we first looked at the venue online, to emailing Danielle and setting an appointment, to touring the venue, phone calls, emails, the menu tasting, and everything in between, we were blown away. Danielle was fantastic throughout the entire process and we are so happy we chose the Yacht Club for our wedding reception. The day was perfect and it's all thanks to this incredible venue and people who work there. Danielle is easy to work with, timely in her responses and truly provides the best customer service. She answered all of our questions, big or small and accommodated my husband and I with our budget and vision. She made the wedding planning process easy and fun and worked seamlessly with our day-of wedding coordinator too. The Yacht Club really is a hidden gem and you can beat the "all inclusive" package options including; valet, gold chavari chairs, gold charger plates, champagne toast, cake cutting services, and the list goes on! Do yourself a favor and book your event here, you won't be disappointed!!
Breah · Married on 10/06/2018
Low-key SoCal Oceanfront Venue with awesome facilities & staff
We loved working with Danielle at the Dana Point Yacht Club for our wedding this past October! Danielle was always very responsive and very patient, answering our millions of questions leading up to our special day. She was very accommodating and really did everything she could to help bring our vision to life. The facilities are great - beautiful waterfront patios and 180 degrees of water/cliffside views from their oceanfront ballroom. All the SoCal ocean love, without getting sandy! All of our guests were impressed by the plated dinner entrees and we were able to come up with custom "bride and groom" drinks to match our personalities perfectly. Danielle offered to help set up and print out some of our last minute signs, so we didn't have to worry about things coming together. If you are looking for an ocean-front venue in South OC that has a low-key yacht club vibe (and is very reasonable for F&B and venue rental fees) - we would definitely recommend choosing this one! Thank you again Danielle & DPYC! :)
Brittany · Married on 09/15/2018
Dream Wedding Venue
We had our wedding reception at the Dana Point Yacht club on 9/8/18 and it was the perfect day thanks to Danielle, the wedding/event coordinator, and all of their hard-working staff. We started working with Danielle shortly after booking the venue and she was amazing to work with from the start. She always made sure we had everything on track and helped answer our questions anytime we had them throughout the planning process. The venue comes with a lot of included items and vendors, and we were happy with everything and everyone we worked with. We honestly cannot say enough great things about Danielle, she made the planning process easier on us and was so helpful. The Yacht club provides all the food and drinks, and everything was great and ran so smoothly. We had a buffet and had an open bar. The food was delicious and our guests for our wedding of 100 people never had to wait longer than a few minutes for a drink, even after the rush to the bar after the ceremony. The pricing for this venue is reasonable considering everything that was included. If you are on the fence about this venue, I would say that it is absolutely worth a look. The views are beyond beautiful and there many rooms at this venue to have your wedding and or reception .We will always be beyond grateful to Danielle and the entire staff for making our day beyond a dream.Sent on 01/22/2019
Dana Point Yacht Club's reply:
Dana Point Yacht Club Price Rates
We have some open Fridays and Sundays this summer! We are offering a $10,000 package including the following:
Such a beautiful place with a great team, consider your wedding in this scenic location and you won't be disappointed.
We've been to a few events that we have both worked as a photographer and attended as a vendor and guest. They do a great job! It's a great venue with beautiful views of the harbor. They have great indoor and outdoor spaces and there are so many pretty views for photos. The food is really great too. We highly recommend them for your wedding or event!