Located in San Diego, California on beautiful Mission Bay, ZLAC Rowing Club offers an intimate and unique setting for your special day. A traditional Craftsman style clubhouse, built in 1932, features a unique & inviting redwood interior, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, historic rowing décor, and stunning views of Mission Bay.
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Recommended by 83% of couples
User5499542 · 2+ years ago
When we first toured ZLAC as a prospective wedding venue, I knew it would be awesome. The bay there is so beautiful and calm and you can have the ceremony and reception in the same place. We did it on a Friday to save some money, which is a great value. You pay a little more to have the ceremony in the sand, but from our perspective, it was totally worth it.Sent on 10/06/2015
At first, I didn't like that our catering options had to be picked from a list of approved vendors. However, it actually turned out that was much easier to narrow down all the catering companies in San Diego. Encore Catering turned out to be amazing.
The venue manager Susan has it all figured out. For me, it was almost like having a wedding planner. She's held many events there, so nothing throws her. She made time - even when she was off - to show our DJ around. Her laid back personality took all the wedding detail jitters out of my mind. My husband and his friends got ready on site, and said that was really fun as well!
San Diego was unusually hot and humid the day of our wedding. We got hot on the dance floor, but it certainly didn't ruin our night. I wouldn't have changed anything about the venue!
Chris · Married on 04/16/2016
The first time we walked into ZLAC we fell in love with it. The website doesn't quite do justice, so go see it for yourself. Susan, the property manager, was extremely accommodating, flexibly, and friendly. The same day that we saw ZLAC, we went to a major resort and were turned off. ZLAC allowed us to do pretty much whatever we wanted without all the rules and strict packages of the major resorts in SD. We had the ceremony right on the sand of mission bay, then into the ZLAC for everything else. The place has great character and is really cozy. All of our guests really liked it.Sent on 05/23/2016
Maryssa · Married on 06/15/2019
Reasonable price for a venue
My husband an I chose zlac rowing club for the rustic theme and I really wanted something by the water. The price was within budget. If you are looking for someone who is responsive and communicates well with you, this may not be the place for you. Susan was helpful until a month before the wedding. She would talk to us and explain something. When we went for our walk through and meetings it would change. She would write everything down on a piece of paper make copies of it then misplaced hers at the next meeting. The day of the wedding again lines of communication with her got mixed up or she was confused. Her counterpart was really rude in the way he told us the wedding needed to be done with. It almost ruined the night. They both need customer service training. Or a communication class or just hospitality lessons in general. Hopefully this doesn’t happen to anyone else. Maybe we just got this venue on a off month and they both are really good at what they do but this definitely isn’t and wasn’t my best experience.Sent on 07/09/2019
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