Detroit Yacht Club Weddings

Exclusive, Luxurious, Intimate. These are the words that come to mind for us when we think of Detroit Yacht Club Weddings. The grandiose interior and exterior surroundings of the DYC can provide you and your significant other with distinguished photo opportunities and lifetime memories; whether you plan to have a small, intimate celebration or a lavish, substantial event. Here’s what you need to know about the Detroit Yacht Club, along with a few considerations.

Brief History of the Detroit Yacht Club

The Detroit Yacht Club is located on Belle Isle, surrounded by the majestic Detroit River. The Club is one of the oldest and largest Yacht Clubs in the world. Envision welcoming your guests to a sumptuous Mediterranean-style villa, brimming with intriguing artistic riches and stunning architectural designs. Consider the magnificence of captivating your guests with all-encompassing riverfront views and the brilliance of the Detroit skyline as your personal backdrop.

The Club has a combination of large and intimate spaces, where they can accommodate gatherings of varying styles and sizes. Their professional food and beverage team is ready to impress you with a wide range of savory, artfully presented culinary delights.

Reception Areas & Guests That Can Be Accommodated

1. The Ballroom
Located on the second floor, the Ballroom has vistas of both the Detroit River and the Detroit Yacht Club Harbor. You can expect to enjoy a stunning veranda that wraps around the entire length of the room with doors allowing access outside. You can fit up to 400 people into this lovely space.

2. The Fountain Room
The Fountain Room is also located on the second floor, and is a spacious area with a bar, overlooking the Detroit Yacht Club Harbor and the Detroit River itself. The fountain was discovered during renovations and restored in 1993. This room can accommodate both ceremonies and receptions, and can fit up to 175 guests in this space.

3. The Sweepstakes Room
Originally the Billiard Room and located on the third floor, the Sweepstakes Room is perfect for smaller weddings, dinner events, and showers. You can fit up to 72 people into this area.

4. The Trophy Room
If you want an intimate wedding in a room filled with history, then you should consider the Trophy Room. They have many well-known trophies here, including one commissioned from Louis Comfort Tiffany in 1919. You can fit up to 50 people into this space.

5. Star Light Circle
Located outside of the Grill Restaurant and Port Haven on the first floor, this space overlooks the Detroit Yacht Club Harbor and is a beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony. It has two large oak trees that serve as a focal point for the Bride and Groom with the Detroit Skyline as the background. You can fit 150 people into this space.

Cost Considerations

With the Detroit Yacht Club, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,000-$20,000 at this venue. Please also know that if you are not a direct member of the club, there will be a $500-$800 room rental fee. To hold your ceremony here, there will also be an additional $800 ceremony fee. (Prices are current as of 02/21/2020.)

Other Considerations

Your wedding package with the Detroit Yacht Club will include the following services:
– Cake Cutting & Serving of Wedding Cake
– Champagne Toast
– Room Set Up of DYC Supplied Items & Cleanup
– Double White Linen Tablecloths
– White Napkins
– Use of China, Silverware, & Glassware
– Stand Up Microphone
– Podium
– Valet Service

You can also rent the following items:
– Projector
– Screen
– Flipchart & Markers
– Easel
– Colored Napkins
– Coat Check Services

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Photographed on August 20, 2016