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Ithaca Yacht Club

Ithaca, NY View map

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Welcome to the Ithaca Yacht Club, a hidden gem on the shores of Cayuga Lake. Treat your guests to panoramic views, waterfront dining and impeccable service. We offer event spaces in the dining room or outside surrounded by the water under a tent to make the space all your own.

As you meander along the stone path, delight in the club’s quaint cottage charm. Your ceremony may begin on the Point at the water’s edge. Afterwards, gaze upon the lake through expansive windows in the dining room or in a tent on the Point itself. Depending on your table settings and decorations, this nautical venue can be transformed into a leisurely or sophisticated setting.

The Yacht club was built in 1907, rooted in Cayuga County’s history and community. Join the tradition of maritime families by lounging on the deck in cushioned wicker chairs or at the fire pit right along the water. The reflection of the sunset behind the silhouette of Ithaca’s hills reflects across the lake. This combined with lights glittering on the hillside provide a serene backdrop that sets the stage for a joyful marriage!

Currently booking May 1st through October 26th for 2020 weddings and 2021 weddings alike.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$65.00

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$50.00

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Set Up
Clean Up
Server(s)
Tastings

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10.00

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

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
House Beer
House Wine

What event services do you provide?

Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tapas
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
BBQ
Caribbean
Greek
Italian
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

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

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Rachel L. Married on 10/06/2019
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    Amazing lakeside wedding venue!

    We can’t say enough good things about Racquel and IYC! They saved our wedding! 76 days before our wedding we contacted Raquel at Ithaca Yacht club in a panic when our other venue had to cancel on us.
    Racquel stepped up and delivered our vision, which involved a lot of coordination with rental companies and video chatting with the brides as we live in a different state! It was an October wedding and we wanted a semi-outdoor wedding, so we rented a heated tent that could accommodate our 130 person wedding and enjoy the gorgeous view they have from their property! They were extremely flexible and worked with us to deliver great food options. They accommodated our large band, food swaps, special alcohol requests and a smores bar in their fire pit!
    Racquel was responsive and the portal they use made it easy to keep track of the items we had requested and the costs.
    The IYC staff was friendly and their open bar wasn’t stingy on their pours! (we got multiple guests who commented on how great this was)
    Attached photos are from Maggie Gallagher, who I also highly recommend! http://www.maggiegallagherphotography.com/

    Ithaca Yacht Club's reply:

    Rachel & Steph,
    We are so happy the wonderful McCarthy tent and rentals on the lake front matched your vision: it was a glorious setup! I truly enjoyed working with you both and your sweet family to make this happen. The band kept this event so bright and lively, matching your adoration for one another: it's so great to see this!!

    We wish you both the absolute best and thank you again for choosing our services. Happy New Year!!
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    Melissa G. Married on 09/07/2019
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    Beautiful Lakeside wedding

    My husband and I hosted our wedding July of 2018 at IYC and we were thrilled with the results!

    Originally, we were going to do a formal plated dinner, but instead went with buffet stations with a variety of options since we were going for a more casual lakeside wedding feel. The food was unique and fresh and caters to many dietary restrictions, so even my mother, who suffers from severe food allergies, commented that she was able to eat everything and it was the first wedding that she had attended where this was the case. One of our friends who attended still comments on how this was the best food he has ever had at a wedding!

    My brother, who was visiting with his family from Washington State, commented "now, this will be the PERFECT wedding if there is a s'mores station" and then realized there was one!

    Our guests really enjoyed themselves, and so did WE!

    One issue that arose: Apparently, the vendor shipped the wrong tent and then left before it was installed, and Luna's managed to finish the job--no sweat-- without me realizing there was ever a problem.

    They took care of everything. Presented fun and flexible ideas that were tasteful and within our budget. Everyone had fun. What more could we ask for?

    Ithaca Yacht Club's reply:

    This was such a wonderful sun shiny day to be a part of. Your menu was a really fun way to expose guests to the idea of stations - a way to bring a variety of tastes and create movement: thank you for working with us to perfect this! We appreciate the kind thought you put towards this and wish you both the absolute best!! Thank you.
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    H&J Hospitality were excellent to work with during the entire wedding planning! I worked closely with Kelly and she was always accommodating and willing to meet whenever needed. They were very flexible with planning and even helped make so many decisions for me, which took a lot of stress away! H&J handled all of the rental equipment that I needed, catering, coordinated with my florist, baker, and entertainment! It was like I had a personal wedding planner! The venue was gorgeous and I would not have wanted our wedding anywhere else! Thank you H&J Hospitality for all of your help and making our wedding perfect!

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