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Dana Point Yacht Club

Dana Point, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.5 out of 5
34 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Lighting/sound
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Valet
  • Wireless Internet


Cuisine
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:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings


Other Services
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:

  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$12

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Beach
Country/Golf Club
Marina
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
November
December

34 Reviews

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4.5
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Recommended by 91% of couples
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  • Betsy Santana
    Betsy Married on 05/06/2019
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    Beautiful venue

    The best decision we made when we booked your wedding venue. From price and the views you can't go anywhere else. Danielle was helpful with planning of wedding giving me great ideas , communicated well . Her staff was also amazing with setup and friends. Your guest were just amazed of views from every patios. Your wedding was just beautiful!!
  • Tamara
    Tamara Married on 11/03/2018
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    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
    Breah Married on 10/06/2018
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    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! :)

Awards

  • 34
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Naidean & Derek
    10 photos · 03/13/2019

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Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
Dove Weddings - A Photo & Cinema Company Dove Weddings - A Photo & Cinema Company Wedding Videographers

Such a beautiful place with a great team, consider your wedding in this scenic location and you won't be disappointed.

Studio Caroline Photography Studio Caroline Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

Events by Valerie Events by Valerie Wedding Planners

Venue

Map

24399 Dana Drive Dana Point, CA, 92629
9495423820
949-542-3820
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Dana Point Yacht Club frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Dana Point Yacht Club?

Dana Point Yacht Club includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Dana Point Yacht Club, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Dana Point Yacht Club includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Dana Point Yacht Club, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Dana Point Yacht Club includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Dana Point Yacht Club in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Dana Point Yacht Club for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Country/Golf Club
  • Marina
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Dana Point Yacht Club for wedding events?

Dana Point Yacht Club offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Dana Point Yacht Club offer?

Dana Point Yacht Club offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Dana Point Yacht Club offer for wedding events?

Dana Point Yacht Club offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Dana Point Yacht Club have available for wedding events?

Dana Point Yacht Club offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Dana Point Yacht Club and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Dana Point Yacht Club is recommended by 88% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in flexibility, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.5 in quality of service, 4.5 in average response time and 4.5 in value.

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