Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club Reviews

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28 Reviews for Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club

Recommended by 95% of couples

4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.6

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  • L

    Lauren · Married on 11/07/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing experience

    What an amazing experience I had with Amy. This venue is absolutely beautiful and Amy worked so closely with me to make sure everything was perfect. I definitely recommend this venue! Our wedding was such an amazing experience and I am so great full for Amy and her team for making my vision come to life.

    Sent on 12/18/2020

    Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club's reply:

    Hi Lauren,

    It was such a pleasure being a part of your wonderful day. We truly appreciate you trusting us to bring your vision to life. The introduction was by far one of my favorites ever! As well as the surprise for Nick during bouquet and garter time. We hope see you again in the near future.
  • V

    Victoria C. · Married on 10/04/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Most amazing refreshing experience!

    Thank you so much to Amy Winkleman and her amazing team(especially Maria!) for giving my wedding party such an amazing, smooth, relaxing, stress-free experience! Everyone in Our party was so highly impressed! Every single detail was thought out so perfectly. Amy made things as stress-free and easy as possible. We really felt taken care of... with 100% no worries! The WOW factor was huge! The venue and views were breathtaking. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Any future events I have, will most definitely be done at The Westshore Yacht club - The Bay club. Highly recommend!

    Sent on 10/07/2020

    Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club's reply:

    Victoria,
    Awe, thank you so much for this priceless review. It truly was an honor being a part of your event. We were so honored that you choose us and we can not wait until we can have another event with you in the near future.
  • Rachel

    Rachel · Married on 09/06/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Dream Wedding Venue!!!

    Amy at the Westshore Yacht Club was so amazing! From the moment we toured the venue, we knew the club was perfect for our dream wedding day! The food was incredible, servers were great (especially Maria!), and the bartender was excellent! The guidance and patience Amy showed us trying to plan, postpone, and re-plan a wedding during COVID was truly remarkable. The bay club is absolutely stunning. We could not have asked for a more perfect day. Thank you, Amy, and the Westshore Yacht Club for the best day of our lives!

    Photography: Jen House Photography
    https://www.jenhousephotography.com

    Sent on 12/31/2020
  • J

    Josh · Married on 04/06/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Excellent at every turn

    I have been to several events at the Bay Club at Westshore Yacht Club and they have been great. Great food, great service, amazing professionalism from Amy, the coordinator there. If I ever get married again or have any party, it will be there for sure!!!

    Sent on 06/04/2020
  • Katie

    Katie · Married on 02/22/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Everyone told me to be prepared in that any wedding day has its few “hiccups.” This does not ring true for us. We got married with the help of Amy

    Everyone told me to be prepared in that any wedding day has its few “hiccups.” This does not ring true for us. We got married with the help of Amy Winkleman, a god-send, who was flexible, responsive, calm and highly attentive to detail. Our day went off without a hitch and all of our guests can’t stop talking about how it was like a princess fairy tale wedding on the bay at sunset. Amazing food, servers were outstanding and bartender rocked it. I could not have done this without Amy. You are meant to do this for a living ❤️❤️ Thanks for making our wedding dream come to fruition! It is absolutely the best day of our lives, thanks to Amy and the club. Would recommend in a heartbeat!

    Sent on 03/15/2020

    Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club's reply:

    Hi Katie,
    Thank you so much for your raving review.
    It was such an honor being a part of your very memorable day. It means so much to mean that you trusted us in all your details and that we were able to make your day so magical. Your wedding was perfect in everyway and we hope to have you back here again in the near future.
    Kind Regards,
    Amy Winkleman

  • J

    Jared · Married on 02/01/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amy was amazing!

    All aspects about this venue are absolutely wonderful. From the beautiful rooms, amazing view of the water, to the perfect staff they have working. While this venue is gorgeous, the real star is the Event Manager, Amy, is the jewel of the WestShore Yacht Club. She was on top of every tiny detail and knew exactly what was going on from start to finish. Each time we met with Amy we left the meeting feeling less anxious and more confident or wedding was going to be amazing.
    When the wonderful day finally came, she was everywhere at once while never looking stressed or flustered. She somehow was able to have us exactly were we needed to be without feeling rushed. She made our entire wedding easy and allowed my wife and I to enjoy ourselves. I cannot recommend the Westshore Yacht Club more and know that if you put your wedding in Amy's hands you will be happy you did.

    Sent on 02/13/2020

    Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club's reply:

    Jared, awe thank you so much for your kind words. You truly have touched my heart. This means so much to me and cannot wait to share it with everyone. I wish you and your wife all the best with many, many years of happiness and hope to see you again soon.
    Kind Regards,
    Amy Winkleman
  • Tara

    Tara · Married on 11/09/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing venue and staff

    Aside from the venue being absolutely beautiful, Amy, our coordinator help make our vision become reality. She was a part of the entire process and was always available for any questions or concerns. Our day turned out absolutely beautiful and was perfect.

    Sent on 11/14/2019

    Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club's reply:

    Awe, Tara thank you so much for your kind words. It was a true honor being apart of your very memorable day. Congratulations to the two of you and thank you for trusting me with your details and bringing your vision to life. --- Amy Winkleman
  • C

    Clarissa · Married on 01/19/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Prettiest view and best venue for a ceremony and venue!

    I would recommend this venue to anyone. Not only does the venue and view speak for itself, the day of coordinator, Any, is the best there is! Having our wedding here was a dream and it was everything my husband and I wanted and more. Best place in Tampa, hands down.

    Sent on 02/19/2019

    Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club's reply:

    Awe, thank you so much Clarissa. It was truly an honor being a part of your BIG day. Such a beautiful for a beautiful couple and one i truly will never forget! We hope that you will come back on your wedding anniversary and have dinner.
  • A

    Aleana · Married on 03/03/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Location, sunset and a fantastic staff! We couldn’t have done it without them all. If your looking for a venue that is not only one of the most lovely and a staff does anything they can to make your event special and memorable look no further than Westshore Yacht Club. Thank you for everything Amy & Julie we can’t wait to see you at our next event.

    Sent on 03/17/2018

    Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club's reply:

    Hi Aleana,
    Thank you so much for your review. It truly means a lot. We were truly blessed to be a part of your event. We look forward to working with you again in the near future. You and your mom are a wonderful people and a pleasure to be around and work with.
  • D

    Diana · Married on 11/06/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    This venue is amazing. Amy the coordinator is so helpful and professional. I am looking forward to our big day!

    Sent on 09/26/2016
  • D

    Diana · Married on 11/06/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    This venue is amazing. Amy the coordinator is so helpful and professional. I am looking forward to our big day!

    Sent on 09/27/2016
  • R

    Rachel · Married on 10/15/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    This is a gorgeous venue for your wedding day! Amy Winkleman is the event coordinator, she is very professional and responsive. They have several affordable options to make your day how you want it to be executed. Amy provided several vendors that we used, which helped with the planning process. I would highly recommended using this venue moving forward.

    Sent on 10/24/2016
  • Cherish

    Cherish · Married on 09/02/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

    Amy Winkleman and her team were outstanding in their ability to take in so many directions and pull it all together seamlessly into a wonderfully planned event. Amy went over and above to assist us with any personal touches or adjustments. I highly recommend them for anyone who is planning a wedding event!

    Sent on 09/03/2020

    Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club's reply:

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It truly was an honor from the day we met. Please keep in touch. We hope to have more events with you in the future.
  • K

    Kristen · Married on 05/23/2015

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I had the wonderful pleasure or working with Amy Winkleman for my wedding on May 23, 2015. She was amazing and went above and beyond for me in every way possible! Throughout the entire process, anytime I had a question or concern, she would always be available to answer whatever I needed. There was always a warm welcome to come by the venue any time I needed. As the wedding got closer, I went to the venue to plan the final details on where everything was going to be set up and go through the timeline of events. Amy was involved in every step of the way so she could know exactly how to plan for my BIG day! She even threw in glass mirrors and votive candle holders to enhance my centerpiece arrangements. Also, Amy deducted the price for the grooms room since that was the same room where the buffet was being set up and the guys couldn't utilize the room for as long. Every little bit of money saved helped so much! My Plan A was to have my ceremony outside by the water. Plan B was located on the front (still very beautiful). On the wedding day, the weather started looking ominous as my ceremony grew closer. Amy was calm and asked me what I wanted to do. After initially making my decision to have it outside still, Amy tried her best to fulfill my wished. The weather was not allowing it and she ran to tell me we had to go with Plan B. She worked so hard to move all chairs and decor to the front before my ceremony. Everything turned out PERFECT in the end!! Amy worked so hard all day from 9am-2am making sure my centerpieces were set up, linens were on tables, wishing tree was decorated, ceremony was set up, and that all events moved smoothly throughout the night! She was my angel and I cannot thank her enough for bringing my vision to reality!! Amy will not disappoint!

    Also, the venue is absolutely gorgeous in itself!!! The payaya was amazing and all my guests loved it! I couldn't be happier!!

    Sent on 06/08/2015
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    Lindsey · Married on 05/09/2015

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Westshore Yacht Club was the location of my dream wedding! The first time we visited it, I knew it was the place. From the beautiful tree lined entrance, to the Mediterranean style clubhouse, to the incredible waterside view, everything is gorgeous! We originally worked with Lorena, and then Amy, and the transition was seamless. Amy responded very quickly to all my emails, always happy to answer the many questions I had! She was very accommodating to make sure the day was just how we wanted it. The food was absolutely delicious, not typical wedding food at all. I had several people tell me it was one of the best steaks they've ever had! The chef was very nice and accommodating as well. I think the prices were very reasonable too. Amy was wonderful to work with, and the day went absolutely perfect. I couldn't say enough good things about the WYC!

    Sent on 08/24/2015

    Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club's reply:

    Thank you so much Lindsey! It was such a pleasure working with you. I was completely honored to be a part of your beautiful wedding! I hope you will come visit and have dinner here on your anniversary.
  • User4781600 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Everything was great! From pre planning to execution to staff.

    Sent on 02/10/2015

    Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club's reply:

    Thank you for your response. It was definitely a pleasure and the set up was beautiful.
  • G

    Gail · Married on 02/07/2015

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amy was an excellent coordinator in every way! Everyone enjoyed the wedding and the facility and I would highly recommend both Amy and The Club! Thank you!

    Sent on 02/25/2015

    Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club's reply:

    Awe. Thank you Gail it was such a pleasure working with you as well. I hope all the best for Kristen & Byron. I am glad that everyone enjoyed the memorable event.
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    Trina · Married on 10/24/2014

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We recently hosted the Rehearsal Dinner for our son's wedding at the Bay Club. What a beautiful venue. The staff, including Lorena Arias and Amy Winkleman, were extremely helpful in the planning, organizing and set-up of the event. In addition the wait staff were extremely friendly, attentive and were a huge part in making this a beautiful, memorable event. We can't wait to see the pictures!
    Trina Winter

    Sent on 10/30/2014

    Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club's reply:

    It was a pleasure working with you Trina. I loved the décor pieces that you had for the tables. It was a wonderful event with a great nautical feel and the sunset was perfect.
  • Kourtney

    Kourtney · Married on 03/16/2013

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Sami Bowman (the venue's event coordinator) was a huge blessing! I can't possibly say enough good things about this woman. She was helpful, understanding, kind, flexible, and a joy to work with. She really went above and beyond throughout my entire wedding planning process. Any questions or concerns I had, Sami had an answer for. If it weren't for Sami and the rest of the amazing staff (including the chef) at the Westshore Yacht Club, my wedding wouldn't have been as wonderful as it was. And by the way, the food at this venue is FANTASTIC! Definitely not your ordinary wedding food. And the location and view at the venue can't be beat!

    Sent on 03/25/2013
  • K

    Kellie A. · Married on 01/17/2015

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We recently held the rehearsal dinner for my son's wedding at the Bay Club. Our guest list ran 85-90 people, almost all of whom were from out of town. We had a vision that we could hold the event on the pool deck. Unfortunately, the weather that week was chilly, and we were uncertain whether it would warm up in time for the evening event. I am so grateful to Amy Winkleman and the other managers that they were flexible with us throughout the planning. At the last minute, we decided to move the event indoors. The dining room was every bit as lovely as the pool deck would have been. Chef Nick worked with us to create a traditional Cuban menu to give the evening a 'Tampa feel'. Amy was easy to work with and followed through to make sure everything went off the way we wanted, from centerpieces to video setup. We had made a couple of slide shows that we wanted to present, and Sami was there to make sure the equipment worked properly. The wait staff was attentive and gracious. And the evening went off without a hitch! We got comments from our guests that it was the best rehearsal dinner they had ever been to. I would definitely recommend the Bay Club for any catered event. I would only suggest that they work on improving the wine list. While reasonably priced, the options for better wine were limited.

    Sent on 01/28/2015

    Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club's reply:

    It was such a pleasure working with both of you. Kellie & Jason were amazing. The presentation of the pictures of the couple was a perfect touch it made me feel closer to the family and it was such an honor to be part of such a memorable event.
  • Samantha

    Samantha I. · Married on 11/06/2020

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    We had a perfect night!

    We had so many guest come up and tell us it was one of the best venues they had been to! The weather was perfect (did our reception on the pool deck and ceremony in front) which helped of course! Amy was great to work with and pulled my vision together perfectly. We had one issue with a bartender however it was handled well by management- one of the most beautiful/ affordable waterfront venues in the tampa Bay Area!

    Sent on 11/13/2020

    Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club's reply:

    Hi Sam,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We truly appreciate you putting your trust in us to bring your vision to life. We wish the two of you a lifetime of love, happiness and many blessings. We hope to see you again in the near future.
    Kind Regards,
    Amy Winkleman
  • E

    Emily · Married on 01/13/2018

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing venue with even more amazing staff!

    Sent on 02/01/2018

    Westshore Yacht Club- The Bay Club's reply:

    Emily, Thank you so much for your kind words is was truly an honor being a part of your very memorable day.
  • S

    Summer · Married on 03/12/2016

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    This venue was perfect for our March, glam/casual wedding! The weather held up and both reception and ceremony were held outdoors on the pool deck underneath the amazing lights and palm trees! Amy Winkleman orchestrates the ENTIRE day and was a huge help. She responds to emails VERY quickly, returns phone calls in the same manner, and clearly knows what she is doing. I highly recommend this venue and Amy!

    Sent on 03/22/2016
  • W

    Wendy · Married on 10/26/2013

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Club was very accommodating as far as décor, lights, food.
    Food was excellent but ran out of passed during cocktail hour.
    That was the only glitch.
    They worked with me and my planner and the ambience was absolutely beautiful.
    Thank you, again, to Sami. Easy to work with, always professional and pleasant and very hard working.

    Sent on 11/05/2013
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    Courtney · Married on 03/11/2017

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our experience with the Westshore Yacht Club was great! We held both our ceremony and reception on their back pool deck and could not have asked for a better setting. Amy and everyone with the yacht club were always professional, helpful, and welcoming (we asked to come by several different times when various family members were in town and then visited several times in the months just prior to the wedding with our planner). You are obligated to use their in house beverages and food and they do tack on a rather high service fee to what looks like very reasonable pricing for these options. That being said, the food was excellent and they were very flexible to work with on our menu choices and their bar choices are pretty extensive as well. All of our guests raved about the beautiful setting and we were so happy we selected this is our wedding venue.

    Sent on 04/05/2017