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TheKnot Review 5 stars

Hi Sue, just wanted to say thank for you all the work you did to make our wedding spectacular! The venue was absolutely beautiful and having the ceremony outside on the deck was wonderful – especially since the weather was nice! I had many friends and family comment on how lovely the venue was and how beautiful everything looked. We had a great experience with all the vendors – they are all superb! Thank you for working with us and Jasmyne to meet our needs and create our Disney inspired wedding. It truly was a magical day! Thanks!









We are proud to announce that The Yacht Club at Marina Shores has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 Pick. Thank you!

2013 Pick - Best of Weddings on The Knot

Sue, I wanted to thank you for this past Saturday. I am so happy to pick the Yacht Club as our venue and the vendor package that came with it! Everything was beautiful!

-Vanessa A.

Thank you Sue for your help in coordinating Laura and Jon’s wedding. You were very patient with us, and kind. your help getting all of us down the aisle helped us feel confident in spite of our nerves. I know you helped Laura feel calm at all timed. our location, decor, food and service was exceptional. we are all so happy! thanks!

-Jan B.



My husband and I recently attended an evening wedding (McBride-Joyner). What a magnificent job – all the way around. The venue was stunning, the table flowers were amazing, the dj spot-on, the food was over-the top!! The wait staff – a grand team effort. I would recommend this place to anyone! The fact that there was another wedding going on at the same time – if we had not seen the sign we would have never known. Great job Marina Shores!

-Patti S.

I got married at the Yacht Club back in April and it was great. The ceremony was out on the deck looking out at the marina and all the boats and houses, everyone loved it. I live in the DC area so my coordinator, Jennifer, was very responsive and very flexible with me as I don’t live in the Virginia Beach area. Everything came together nicely and the week of Jennifer made sure everything was good to go and helped me though what I needed to do. If you want to get married in the Virginia Beach area, check out the Yacht Club and ask for Jennifer. She’ll be able to answer all your questions and help you with what you need and want.

-Jennifer P.

I wanted to send a huge THANK YOU to Sue and all of the staff at The Yacht Club at Marina Shores for making my wedding go off so very smoothly! The venue is beautiful, the bridal changing room provided the perfect place to finalize the details for me and my bridesmaids. Everyone was so impressed with The Yacht Club and everything about it. Everything was perfect, thank you again for all of your help!


We loved everything about The Yacht Club! Perfect location, friendly staff, helpful wedding packages, wonderful vendors! They helped make our day perfect!!


Lovely. Loved that it was an all inclusive deal. Made wedding planning easy. Plus if you had trouble getting a hold of a vendor, Sue took care of it. She was always very quick to respond :) Beautiful site! Everyone complimented it.


My wife and I attended a wedding at The Yacht Club at Marina Shores last Saturday night, May 11th .
The ceremony was outside and gorgeous plus safe from possible rain.
The crew pulled those chairs and set up for cocktail hour in short order.
The bartenders were both pros.
The room was gorgeous, the food excellent and the wait staff efficient.

We will recommend Marina Shores to anyone planning an event.

-Sandy G.

Todd & Jason, Thank-you so much for such a beautiful and elegant display of flowers – it was incredible! So many guests commented on the church and reception and how beautiful it was! I had anticipated your ideas to be amazing,  but I had no idea that you would be
able to create a magical dream come true for all of us!

You and Jason are not only wonderful people, but a talented and efficient team that made us feel like Brittany was your only bride…( And we all know that’s not true! LOL )

Like every mother, when your daughter is born and put into your arms, you believe that there is no other child that could be more special or beautiful.  Then, as you begin to help her plan her wedding day – that same feeling is still very present in your heart. You realize very early in the process,  that the only solace you will feel as you watch her drive away from you to start her new journey in life will be in knowing, that as her mother, you gave everything in your power to make her day as magical as she has always dreamed in her heart it would be. Thank-you for helping me to have that moment… I will cherish that feeling forever.



Sue, Dino, Todd & Cassie,
Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you! Oscar’s surprise party was truly a surprise. Everything from the venue, the attention, the décor, the food and the music was superb.
With my work and travel schedule, I was really worried about pulling this together – I don’t have enough words to describe your professionalism, attention to details, flexibility with my travel / crazy schedule and delivery. Gracias from the bottom of my heart for making this event, one that will be in our memories forever.


Hi Sue! Just wanted to say thank you again for helping us put together our wedding! We had an amazing time and so did everyone else! … Thanks again to you and your staff!

-Sandy Barnes/March

Sherilyn, I just wanted to thank you for lining up the wet slip we used last Sunday for our wedding. The day could not have been more perfect. Our departure was great and a huge part of that was made possible because of where you all placed us in the marina. The view of slip 203B for our guests from the back deck of the yacht club was great. And thank you for making any moves with other boats that you had to make. We really appreciate your efforts in making this happen. My bride, Tarah, was ecstatic. Please pass this along to your staff. Take care.

-Sean Morris

Jennifer, thanks so much for all your help this weekend. You are awesome and Nikki likes you so much. She is so excited to work with you in planning her special day. We can tell that you are very passionate about your job and enjoy helping others with their plans. That is one of the reasons we made the decision to schedule Nikki’s big day with The Yacht Club!! So I just want to say Thank You!!  :)


Thank you and the rest of the Yacht Club at Marina Shores team for the great setting and ambiance the deck and Coastal Room provided for my daughter’s wedding reception this past Saturday. We received many, many compliments from our guests on how pretty and distinctive the venue was.  We were very pleased with all the vendors you pointed us to as they all did a great job.
Again, thank you for the great effort made and part played by the Yacht Club team to help make Jenna and Sean’s wedding day perfect on Saturday.

-Jerry and Gerry McDonald

Sue, I can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful everything was. Chuck and I are so grateful for everything that you and Todd did. It was absolutely magical, and it exceeded all of my expectations. Your vendors were amazing!  Your staff, Black Iris, Cuisine and Company, DJ Rodney, Chocollage,  Tom the photographer, Tracy the makeup artist, Bay Breeze Limos, but especially you and Todd went above and beyond to make our night perfection.  I will never forget everything you did for Chuck and I and our family to make this the happiest of memories.  The point of difference between this wedding and other weddings that I’ve been to was the warmth and love that was felt in the room that night. That can only be created by people that truly care about you and treat you like family. Thank you! 

-Sandy and Chuck Jones

The Yacht Club at Marina Shores is a beautiful venue on the water. One of the reasons we chose the Yacht Club is they offer packages that include catering, cake, flowers, DJ, photo booth,limo etc. It takes away a lot of stress to already have quality vendors available without having to search for them. Todd and Sue are very capable and easy to work with. We got so many complements from our guests about the venue, food, photo booth etc. Overall we had a stress free and beautiful event.


It is hard to believe that in just over 2 weeks such a beautiful celebration was planned, coordinated and held.  So many of the attendees have described it as “the best wedding I’ve ever attended.”  Melissa, a couple of days before the wedding stated “mom, I think it was meant to be.”  She felt such a confidence in you and your staff and was truly not disappointed.

Not only did I experience professionalism from all of your staff but a kindness and understanding that went above and beyond the expected.

Emily and her staff were anything but “back-up” caterers.  The food and service far exceeded my expectations.  Everything from appetizers to the main courses were absolutely delicious.  I had asked Emily during our one and only face to face meeting about what foods I had selected would be considered gluten free.  At the ceremony, without any further mention, she specially prepared a plate for my one gluten allergic guest.  Her staff had a commitment to excellence with several of the servers inquiring about our satisfaction with the food quality.  I expect that from Emily but to see such ownership in her staff was impressive.

Thank you again for making Melissa and Brett’s dream wedding come true.  After the energy expended with months of planning being deemed wasted by hurricane Irene, you took every worry out of creating a new plan.  As Todd had told me we truly did only have to “show up and smile.”

-Denise Sykes

I just wanted to send you a follow up note of appreciation for all of your efforts to enable a terrific event to celebrate the marriage of Kate and John yesterday.  I’m certain you hear this all the time, the wedding day simply flew by.

We were all thrilled with every aspect of the reception.  Everything went off without any issues and we know that our guests has a wonderful experience, what else could anyone ask for.

You all know the circumstances that landed us at your door that ultimately turned out to be very much to our advantage as the Marina Shores facility and your collective capabilities came into play immediately to facilitate a fantastic experience, and great start to Kate and John’s marriage.

Thank you for all of your advice, coaching, patience, and the flawless execution of our event.  Our wonderful memories will last more than a lifetime.  Please thank all of your staff members who truly treated our families to exceptional courtesy and service.

-Bob & Deb

Sue, Thanks for all of you help with the rehearsal dinner.  It was so great.  Everyone had a wonderful time, the place was beautiful, the food was terrific!  You were excellent to work with, and I would be happy to provide a recommendation if ever needed. Thanks again!

-Susan D.

We had our reception in the new Shoreline Room. We were only the second party to experience the new room and deck. It was absolutely beautiful and our wedding coordinator, Sue was fabulous. She was there to answer all our questions and make sure everything ran smoothly.

-Emily & Robert Chianelli

The Food At My Wedding Was So Delicious people where saying yum as they ate I had more people tell me how wonderful my wedding was the room, the lighting ,the service, the flowers, the linens. I was so impressed that our food was on sliver platters and the cheese and crackers where not like something you see at a picnic it was artfully displayed and i can not say enough about Cuisine & Co. Sue &Todd helped me and followed up 3 or 4 times the week of our wedding the room looked like I paid a million dollars this package was worth every dime.

-Jesse, WeddingWire.com

Peter and I are very grateful for all your help in making our wedding on July 24th, 2010 such an unforgettable day. Our friends and family are still talking about what a beautiful day it was! Everyone was very impressed with all the details and …wonderful service. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Sincerely, Carrie & Peter

Hi Todd, I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for doing such an AMAZING job on our flowers for our wedding last weekend!!  Everything just turned out even more beautiful than I could have imagined!!!  I really appreciate everything you guys did!!!  I will definitely recommend you anytime I can!! J  Thanks again!!

-Thank you, Nicole Pate

Our wedding was perfect. It was everything we envisioned. The staff at The Yacht Club was so accommodating and guided us from the first meeting through the wedding day. The setting is beautiful and the food was fantastic!

Sarah and John O’Neil

I had my July 2010 wedding at the Yacht Club, and, though there are other wedding venues nearby, I really think Yacht Club was the best place possible. The ceremony was held on the deck, and the guests couldn’t get over the amazing views and how beautiful it was. The staff was very attentive, and the Yacht Club’s wedding planner is very helpful. The Yacht Club is very tasteful and elegant, the scenery around the Marina is so beautiful and it was nice not having to share the venue with another wedding–you have the Yacht Club to yourself and you and your guests can really just relax and enjoy the day! I would recommend the Yacht Club! I had a beautiful wedding there, and it all went smoothly. The food was absolutely incredible (so many complements about it), and the wedding cake was the most delicious I’ve ever tasted. It was a magical day and my flowers where over the top amazing and the Yacht Club really helped make it so great, by taking care of the details, being so professional, and allowing me to just relax and be in the moment.

-Mary and Michael Golden

We could not have asked for a better venue. Our wedding was a touch of Jewish, catholic, Russian, and Italian traditions. Of all the venues we looked at there were always rules about certain things we could and could not do. Other vendors also had all these extra fees like cake cutting and bottle crocking. Yacht Club did not nickel and dime us on these things. Sue and Todd worked with us on everything and accommodated us in all respects. On the day of the wedding the staff was outstanding. They were professional, ready for all eventualities and made the experience very relaxing for us. We knew all the details would be taken care of and we did not have to worry about a thing. The wedding package was perfect, the flowers where amazing the cake was so yummy!

-Susan and Brett Steinbach

My wedding at the Yacht Club at Marina Shores was absolutely beautiful — just what I had imagined. The setting was wonderful, the food was excellent, and the staff were all professional and courteous. Throughout the whole planning process, I was so thankful that I had chosen to have my wedding at Marina Shores. Sue could not have been friendlier or more responsive. They also did an amazing job of placating my very opinionated mother-in-law. In the months before the wedding when I was under a lot of stress, I imagined what a nightmare it would have been to deal with an unresponsive venue and I was extremely grateful to Sue.

-Dennis and Nancy Blanchard

I would HIGHLY recommend The Yacht Club! They helped make my day one to remember!

-Roberta and Steve Jones

I had my ceremony and reception at the Yacht Club and do not have a single complaint. Everything was wonderful from beginning to end and I am so glad we made the decision to use the all inclusive package it was perfect!

-Casey and Lance Romaine

Chris and I really had fun having our wedding at the Yacht Club at Marina Shores.  The staff was very helpful.  Black Iris  did a wonderful job with all the decorations.  Creative Catering had a very friendly staff–the food was great as well.  We heard a lot of good feedback from our wedding guests. Robbie, our photographer was very helpful and creative. Definitely worth the money we spent.

- Jesselee & Chris

I just got married at the yacht club last weekend (6/12/10). I took part in the wedding package that included the venue, caterer, flowers, cake, and photographer. I could not be happier with the result. The vendors all worked together throughout the process and my evening went seamlessly. My entire wedding planning experience with this group of vendors was wonderful. They are professionals through and through, and from start to finish pulled my entire wedding (ceremony and reception) off without one hitch. It was the best day of my life, and I am so very thankful to Sue and all of the vendors!