My husband and I had our wedding reception in July 2015 at the Corinthian Yacht Club and we cannot say enough about how amazing the venue is and what a great experience we had working with Alicia and the rest of the event staff.
The venue itself is stunning with gorgeous views of the Bay and San Francisco, which was perfect for our out-of-town guests. Alicia worked with us on floor plan options to make our vision, the space, and the number of people we had work. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful of a venue it was. The food, cocktails and wine were all exceptional and perfectly consistent to how they tasted and looked at our tasting.
Alicia and her assistant were exceptional to work with. Alicia was professional, kind, and supportive as we planned our reception. Costs were clearly presented, we received reminder emails for important due dates and payments, and she was incredibly responsive to our questions. We had our wedding on a Sunday during a busy holiday weekend, and she still made us feel as though we were her only event that weekend. Everything appeared to run incredibly smoothly the day-of and I am sure that is because Alicia was working tirelessly behind the scenes to coordinate everything.
Lastly, Alicia truly went above and beyond for us. We have our own sailing flag and she got approval from the Club's board fly our flag the day-of the event. My husband is Bulgarian and she went out of her way to contact a Bulgarian couple who had their wedding there a year before ours to get the contact information for the Bulgarian dancers they had. We cannot thank her enough!!
Be sure to claim your date quickly as it is a very popular venue and dates came and went within just the two weeks we were working to secure our own. Also, their parking lot is not available for anything other than loading, so you do need to communicate other parking options to your guests. There are plenty of public parking lots in Tiburon.
—Katherine C. (Yelp)
We are still trying to relive every moment of our amazing wedding at CYC! We were struggling to find the right place where we wanted to celebrate our wedding - and when we walked into CYC we just knew. The views speak for themselves. We initially wanted to get married in SF but the venue sizes and cost were challenging. The CYC provided us views of the city we love while also giving us the opportunity to host everyone in quaint Tiburon - almost everything in walking distance, including the after party at Sam's.
We had our ceremony at the Landmark Art & Garden Center because we wanted to be outside - most people seem to host their ceremony at St. Hillary's which is even closer. We hosted family/friends at the Lodge and Waters Edge - and with overnight parking across the street and the ferry in walking distance it gave our friends in SF an easy way to get to Tiburon with a taxi ride back.
Overall, the weekend couldn't have been easier on everyone and that's in large part to Alicia and her amazing staff. Everyone was so nice and easy to work with - they want to go out of their way to turn their space into a place that reflects you. Plus, the food was absolutely delicious. We got a ton of compliments on the food and the wine CYC provides is very tasty. We went through more than a few bottles :-). We'll forever have Tiburon as our wedding town and the memories of an amazing day on the Bay thanks to CYC.
—Allie H. (Yelp)
"My husband and I had our wedding at CYC this past weekend, and we honestly could not have been happier with our venue selection. Not only is CYC in an ideal location, with the most breathtaking and picturesque views, but it was by far the easiest and most accommodating venue to work with. We looked at dozens of other venues after our engagement, and it was a no-brainer when we finally checked out the Corinthian. Alicia, the event coordinator there, is truly one of the most positive, thorough, organized, and easiest people to work with! She was EXTREMELY helpful throughout the entire planning process, always super responsive, and incredibly accommodating with our requests. You can tell she is highly experienced as a wedding coordinator. She truly made our wedding planning experience, and our actual wedding, PERFECT, and she makes you feel like she is on your team the entire time. I can honestly say we did not have one issue the day of our wedding, and she is largely to thank for this...we cannot recommend her enough! We had dozens of guests tell us after our wedding that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Not only that, we had dozens of people tell us it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. The chef here is phenomenal and they definitely do not serve your typical "wedding food" fare. We opted to do food stations instead of a formal sit down, and the Corinthian made it work perfectly. The space is amazing for a large party (we had 200), they offer both an indoor and outdoor area, and the venue is very flexible in terms of additional requests. We got married at Old St Hilarys on the hillside of Tiburon, which is less than 1/2 mile from the Corinthian and within walking distance. All of our guests stayed at the two hotels in Tiburon, that are also both within walking distance, and our after-party was held right next door at Sam's. Logistically, this venue is a dream, and visually, it is SPECTACULAR, with views of the entire SF city skyline, the GG Bridge, Angel Island...you get SO much for your money with this location. Our experience was so positive here, we would recommend this place to anyone...I honestly don't think there is a better wedding location venue, for the price and the beautiful setting, than the Corinthian Yacht Club. Our wedding here was truly magical."
"I hosted my wedding at the CYC in August 2014 and we could not have selected a better venue. I was so pleased with our choice for a number of reasons:
The venue itself -- The views are spectacular. Our guests were so impressed by the beautiful views of SF but also of Tiburon & Belvedere. In addition to the ballroom, you guests also have a very large outside patio to mingle on, a spacious bar area and a solarium where they can hang out and check out the views. With a space like that you do not need to do much decorating.
The food -- The food is very tasty and also reasonably priced. We received many compliments on the cocktail hour, especially the crab cake station.
The service -- This is actually the main reason why this venue deserves 5 stars. Alicia is AMAZING! She is so warm and lovely, pays attention to detail and is also cost conscious. I booked the venue over a year in advance and she was so patient with all of my questions throughout that time. She puts you at ease during the craze of wedding planning! I would definitely recommend working with her."
"My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Corinthian Yacht Club in May and couldn't have been happier with the entire experience. When we first arrived, we were welcomed warmly by Alicia, and I knew immediately that we were in good hands. Throughout the year-long process, Alicia patiently and enthusiastically answered all of our questions, was quick to follow up with emails, and had great suggestions regarding space and logistics. She never got annoyed when I wanted to come by for the tenth time to show my guest of the week the wedding venue and always happily made time for us.
As most couples I imagine, we had random requests and were picky about lots of things-- for example, on the first walk through I noticed an off-color paint patch in a prominent location covering a hole on the wall. The next time I came back, it was gone (Alicia had it fixed the next day!). We had multiple ingredient signature cocktails, guests that were vegan, mixed our plateware and glassware with theirs, and pretty much completely overhauled the space. Alicia never batted an eye and really worked hard to make all our requests and dreams come true. Another thing that I really loved about the CYC, is that we communicated with only one person the entire time. Alicia handled it all (food, beverage, space, logistics, etc.), which really put me at ease and made planning so much simpler.
After our ceremony (which was at Old St. Hilary's) my husband and I walked in to find Alicia standing downstairs with platefulls of hors d'oeuvres for us. Being able to stuff our faces before having to greet our guests was a lifesaver. It's those types of details that really make a difference. Overall, everything ran seamlessly--the staff was courteous and friendly and food was hot and delicious. Everyone was happy, most especially me and my husband! If we could do it all again, we wouldn't think of having our reception anywhere but at the Corinthian Yacht Club."
"This place was an absolutely stunning venue. From the moment our guests arrived, they were in awe. The staff was professional, the guests were fed well, and everyone had a magical time.
We went with several of the recommended vendors, Jill Branch for our Cake, Susan Barton for our flowers, and Joanna Minna for our day of coordinate (Stacey & Co.). I can't recommend them enough. Alicia was very responsive and helpful, and really ensured that the event came together! Planning a wedding is not an easy task, but we couldn't ask for more working with this team. If this venue is available on the date that you want, book it quick!"
"We just had our wedding at the Corinthian Yacht Club on July 26th, 2014. We are still registering the fact that it's over! I wanted to be sure to acknowledge how amazing the Corinthian Yacht Club has been.
One thing I learned early on in the planning process is that almost all vendors are pretty good at what they do, but it's really important that you like the person you'll be working with because you'll be interacting with them a lot! I echo the other reviewers' rave reviews of Alicia Slater. She is professional, accommodating, sincere and authentic. She provided us with options, didn't try to "up-sell" us on anything, and worked very well with our wedding coordinator (Meren Dehaze of A Savvy Event, also someone I highly recommend). She had a great energy.
The venue really speaks for itself. It's pretty jaw dropping. We were very hesitant about doing a yacht club wedding and cringed a little every time we told people that, but it was not stuffy or pretentious at all! We wanted more of a Marin vibe, on the rustic side, and I think we really achieved that. It is unmistakably a yacht club but has lots of character not to mention that the maritime theme is very appropriate. Did I mention how awe-inspiring the view is? Even the view from the bathroom is gorgeous. We also loved the old-fashioned stage, which was a great platform for our stellar band assembled by Adam Donald Entertainment.
We received lots of compliments on the food. People were raving about the cheese station. I had the airline chicken and thought it was delicious. Our tasting was one of the best days of our engagement. :)
The staff were sweet (everyone individually congratulated me), prompt and friendly.
In sum, Alicia and her staff are terrific to work with and it was a wonderful experience. People something always goes wrong on your wedding day and to be prepared, but really, everything was perfect!"
"We had our wedding at the CYC in July. We had an incredible time - the location, views, venue, food, and staff were wonderful! However - what makes this place extra special is the catering director - Alicia Slater. We didn't have a wedding planner, and both my husband and I were very busy with other projects. Alicia made the entire planning experience very enjoyable, she guided us every step of the way with creativity, resourcefulness, and professionalism. Alicia was a mind reader and anticipated every need small and big and was proactive about options and solutions. She went above and beyond to help us have a perfect run.
From the vendor recommendations - flowers, cake, photographer (we went with Susan Barton for flowers, Jill @ Branching Out Cake, Janae Shields - all were awesome), to every other detail. We had a long list of wishes: held the ceremony in the Sun Porch - seating was at capacity, with a large wedding party with many children, live ceremony music, had a secret surprise performance for our guests with 8 dancers who hid behind the curtains in the ballroom on the stage, and a large vendor table on a separate serving schedule after the live performances, among other details. Alicia made sure everything ran flawlessly, was prompt, responsive, and always available to help the other vendors. Last but not least, she is just a wonderful, warm person with a great sense of humor and an absolute pleasure to work with! Highly recommended."
"I've been at a number of events at the Corinthian Yacht Club and the location is really quite special: The view, the service from the staff and the quality of the facility.
Alicia Slater and her team are fantastic to work with. Things always run incredibly smooth and go without a hitch. I highly recommend exploring this lovely venue for any sort of special event. Just one look at the photos of the club and you'll see why. Wow.
Cheers to all the staff there and thank you again!"
"I just had my wedding at The Corinthian and I wish I could give more stars -- the venue is a dream and the staff is incredible. Everything exceeded my expectations even though I already had very high expectations based on the planning process. The food was incredible, the raw bar, cheese station - which was tailored to my specific tastes (fresh figs, local goat cheeses, etc) - everything was first class and festive. The majority of our wedding guests came from the East Coast and were blown away by the wedding - from the flow of cocktail hour out on the deck overlooking the Pacific and San Francisco skyline to the gorgeous main room set for dinner underneath a tent-like banner of white lights. First class all the way.
What sets it all apart is working with The Corinthian catering manager, Alicia Slater and her team. I had such a wonderful experience planning my wedding and was very sad when it was over - it was never stressful. I can't say enough great things about Alicia - she is warm, reassuring, smart, resourceful and calm. The bartenders were so friendly and fun during the wedding and the wait staff were extremely professional, kind and talented. They have totally got you covered and make for a stress-free, festive and very very special event.
Thank you so much for helping create the most perfect and special evening!!!"
"We were married at the Corinthian in February 2014, it was a wonderful venue for a reception. Every step of the planning process Alicia Slater was wonderful to work with! From the menu planning to the day of execution, the whole event was perfect. The venues views cannot be beat, the food was excellent (can we come back on our anniversary?), and the staff at the bar and tables were very professional and efficient.
I would highly recommend the Corinthian for a wedding or event, our guests are still talking about the venue and the wonderful food. Thank you to the Corinthian for making our wedding better than we imagined."
—Melissa E. (Yelp)
"This place does it right. We were looking for a venue that allowed us to showcase our classic style. From the moment we contacted them to the final transaction. Pure class, and customer service were shown. We loved every step of the way. Our special day went off without a hitch. I was never asked a question. The selection chosen for alcohol was raved about for months after the wedding. This was the first reception our guests attended where they "enjoyed the food". If you are looking for a place to hold your reception look no further you have found it."
—Adrian R. (Yelp)
"My clients had their wedding at the Yacht Club. The staff at Corinthian was excellent. Everything was done on a timely matter (a wedding planner's dream). Alicia Slater was very helpful with coordinating rentals and getting all of our requests met quickly. This is a great venue for a wedding! The upstairs is a designers dream, an empty canvas that you can do so much with! Look no further for your venue!"
—Amy L. (Yelp)
"Our local hospital's Auxiliary recently held a "Denim & Diamonds" Ball at the Corinthian Yacht Club and what a fabulous venue! Gorgeous views of San Francisco & the Bay, a marvelous Ball Room with working fireplace at the far end, a great stage for the band or a DJ', a full bar just outside the other end of the Ball Room, a darling little deck for moon/star gazing and a long, windowed gallery just perfect for the "Night Owl (open area) Photo Booth" at the far end to gather as many people as we could for fabulous single, couple or group photos.
The Dining Manager, Alicia Slater, is a wonder; always on top of plots, plans & any issues that might come up with a bright, bubbly personality that "knows all, sees all" and gets the job done.
The Clubs' Chef & Staff really know how to successfully feed & cater to a large number of guests at one time and we all know that can be difficult to accomplish w/a large group"
—Ellen S. (Yelp)
"I am in the midst of planning my upcoming June wedding at The Corinthian Yacht Club and so far the experience has been incredible. When people ask me "how are you holding up?" "are things so crazy right now?", I kind of laugh and have no idea what they are talking about. I think it has to do with how seamlessly the events team, specifically Alicia Slater, handles all the details and planning process. She immediately sensed our vision and has made everything so enjoyable, I am actually really loving this process right now because the stress if out of it. Alicia is warm and practical, she is not here to convince you to go overboard or spend money when you don't need to. She cares about your budget but at the same time finds reasonable solutions so you don't have to go without. I couldn't be more excited to host our wedding here -- the venue and view alone speaks for itself but it's the team here that makes this whole wedding planning thing worthwhile!"
—Laura Smith (Yelp)
"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