"For the couple searching for that perfect wedding venue, the Tiburon Corinthian Yacht Club is in every aspect a dream wedding reception come true. My husband and I have traveled the world over, and have been in so many weddings of friends/relatives for me to own nearly 27 bridesmaid dresses. This is now our turn for this once-in-a-lifetime event! So with high expectations and solid base of experience from others, we began our wedding planning saga with the myriad of choices before us. We envisioned somewhere with shimmery water, spectacular vistas, vintage building with grand ballrooms, elegant fine dining, romantic ambience, amazing activities for our guests. We decided that Tiburon for nearly all of our guests will be a destination in itself, and a nautical-themed wedding at the Corinthian Yacht Club would befit our meeting one another through sailing.
Our wedding was August 24, 2013 at Stanford University Memorial Church, followed by a commute over the Golden Gate Bridge to the Tiburon Corinthian Yacht Club. The ride was a treat already for own-of-town guests! I will never forget the moment when I stepped into the Yacht club ballroom and saw months of planning all come together. In one word: SPECTACULAR! Our guest loved the cocktail & hors d'oeuvres hour with the Crab cake station (manned by a live chef) and the Oyster/Shrimp Bar. They sat with drinks in hand on wicker furniture in a beautifully decorated Solarium with lit Ficus trees, flowers streaming down Greek-like pillars, listening to the String Quartet or gazing at the incredible vista. Their breaths were taken away by the panoramic view of the San Francisco skyline, if not the cool sea breeze from the deck. They admired the beautifully maintained historic Yacht Club, which for our wedding had added perks of recent renovations with a brand new bar area, chandeliers, ginormous new onstage screen. They enjoyed 5 stars service from the extremely attentive CYC staff members. As the guest savored their extensive wine and beverage selections, the children (and a lot of Asians missing the alcohol dehydrogenase gene) LOVED the fancy non-alcoholic drinks that the bar service also took great care in accommodating. The food was sublime--CYC offers extensive choice of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres. The filet mignon, grilled salmon, Portobello steak entrée selections for our wedding were prepared in a manner that one expects from a 5 star restaurant. The hard wood dance floor, a large stage to accommodate a Live Band, and excellent acoustics-- all under CYC's own Tulle and Lights installation made for one memorable night of food and fun!
But why every couple should have their wedding reception at the CYC is the Staff. It is the professionalism, attention-to-detail, pride in their work, genuine care, and "I'm-on-a- mission-to-give- this-couple-their-dream-wedding" attitude, that will forever endear John Nicolai, Alicia Slater, and the CYC staff to our hearts. From the initial food tasting appointment to our dream wedding reception, you all truly made special one of the most important events of our lives."
—Quynh & Gordon (Yelp)
"We have one word for this place: Alicia. Alicia Slater is the epitome of style, fun, and professionalism. Our wedding reception was all we could have hoped for -- and more! She even sewed a rip in my dress that was inadvertently stepped on at the wedding site! We loved working with her in every way -- from the tasting through the countdown Bridezilla moments... It was the perfect, perfect, perfect wedding day!! Thank you for making everything so special!"
—M.A., San Francisco, CA (Yelp)
"A great place to have an event - and what a view! For the 4th time we held our Annual Advocacy Event at the Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC) in Tiburon. This time there was new management staff, but the same exceptional service and care that we have always received - which is what keeps us coming back. They made accomodations for all of our requests, and made them easy. The food was great. That, coupled with the views of San Franciso from the outside deck and sun-room - perfect with the sun setting and the lights of San Francisco twinkling on - will keep our organization returning here year after year. Thank you CYC and Corinthian Catering!"
— Doris Cardinal with EAH Housing (Yelp)
"From the tasting meeting, to the day of the event, you both were so accommodating and helpful. I especially want to acknowledge Alicia's outstanding service,attention to detail and good humor! I have worked with many Event Managers at many different sites and Alicia stands out as one of the most organized and efficient managers' I have collaborated with in the Bay Area. She is extremely talented, knowledgeable and a lovely addition to your Club."
—Erika Anderson Designs
"We would like to thank the entire CYC house for an outstanding wedding evening. The setting was perfect, the food outstanding, and clearly the bar team was cranking it out!!! Comments from family and friends were off the charts. A Wow! wedding. Thank you for making us proud in the most beautiful venue on earth."
—Ted & Anna West