FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q. How many total hours do I get for my event?
Q. What services are INCLUDED in the venue rental?
- 5 hours of waterfront venue
- All Chiavari chairs and all tables
- One complimentary boat slip overnight to leave/arrive by boat
- Ample parking
- Wood dance floor
- LED lighting in our Shoreline and Coastal Rooms
- Friendly event staff to welcome your guests as they arrive and bar security
- Elegant bridal suite for the Bride to get dressed
- A full list of all items included can be found HERE.
Q. Do you have to be a member to book an event at The Yacht Club?
Q. Do the rooms offer private restrooms to our guests, and are they handicap accessible?
Q. Does The Yacht Club at Marina Shores handle all the set-up, tear-down, and clean-up for my event?
Q. Can I have my ceremony on-site?
Q. Do I need to make an appointment to see the rooms?
Appointments are strongly recommended as we cannot guarantee an Event Sales Specialist will be available for walk-ins. Schedule your appointment by calling 757-496-7000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Do you offer any Wedding Packages to help me with planning?
We offer 6 different wedding packages for buffet, hors d’oeuvres, and seated plated options. The packages include catering, reception flowers/linens, wedding cake, and DJ all for FIVE hours. While each package does have several items listed, you can still change and customize the package to your preferences. The non-customized package pricing for 100 people ranges from $9,999* to $33,693. For a customized quote, please contact us.
Q. Do you have a list of preferred vendors?
Q. Do you offer brunch packages for early morning weddings?
Q. What are the bar options if I choose to serve alcohol at my event?
We allow you to purchase a “day of” ABC Banquet license ($55 and it’s downloadable from the internet). You would purchase any Beer, Wine, Liquor, Mixers, and Sodas/Juices from any Virginia ABC store, Virginia base commissary or grocery store to be served at your wedding by our caterer. You may deliver your alcohol on the day of your wedding, no earlier than 2 ½ hours prior to the start of your event. Two bartenders are already included in our Wedding Packages. The bartender provides the ice, napkins, bar fruit garnishes, straws, and disposable plastic cups. You can add a special champagne toast to your package through your assigned Catering Coordinator.
Cuisine & Company will happily set up a cash bar with the total responsibility going to Cuisine & Co.
Per hour price depending on guest count.
Customer decides what amount of money will be spent for the open bar. Minimum sale must be met.
Q. Can my guests or I arrive by boat?
Yes, if you book with The Yacht Club, we offer you one free overnight slip! Guests may rent a slip for $2 per foot, per night. Reservations can be made by emailing THE MARINA or calling 757-496-7000.
Q. Is there enough room to have a band in addition to the DJ?
Absolutely! We think that bands are a great addition to your reception and have had several play at The Yacht Club. There is space for them to set up and enough outlets for all their musical equipment. Talk with our Event Sales staff about which room would be the best to accommodate.
Q. Is there private parking available? Do you offer Valet?
While there is enough parking with approximately 600 parking spaces, we can also offer Valet. Let your Event Sales Specialist know you would like pricing for a Valet option.
Q. What are the dates for next Open House?
Q. What other special events can be held at The Yacht Club at Marina Shores?
Q. Are there any price breaks if I book a weekday or any day other than Saturday?
Yes! We have reduced Venue Rental pricing any day between Sunday-Friday, prime time holidays excluded. We also offer a 25% discount off the room rental for the Brides that would like a December, January, February or March wedding! Learn more about our Winter Wedding Packages.