VENUE SPOTLIGHT • THE GUILFORD YACHT CLUB
The Guilford Yacht Club has been a Gourmet Galley exclusive venue since the spring of 2014. This stunning property is located along the Connecticut shoreline at the mouth of the West River with views of the Guilford Harbor. It is a private (and gated) picturesque venue available for private and social gatherings, corporate events, weddings, and the best part, no membership or sponsor is required (although you may want to join once you see this gorgeous club)!
Private – One event per day
Includes a bridal suite with en suite restroom
160 guests, inside
Up to 300, tented
10:00pm curfew for amplified outdoor music
No curfew in the building
Second story balcony
Venue includes tables and chairs
Boutique personalized menus
Complimentary pool passes
Views of Long Island Sound
Arrive or depart by boat
No additional restrooms necessary for large parties
All tours and events at the club are coordinated by Marissa McCue, an expert Gourmet Galley Wedding and Event Specialist with over 28 years of events under her belt (18 at GYC). We love her because she genuinely wants every client to be blown away on the day of their event, it’s just one of the reasons why she is so wonderfully good at what she does. In addition to all of her
years of experience, Marissa has a background in Art Education, which gives her an impeccable eye for design and color. If you need guidance in either department, Marissa will be incredibly helpful in realizing your vision! Her energy and enthusiasm is so much fun to be around, we know you will enjoy the entirety of your planning process together.
As a Bride, plan to relax in the bridal suite while you and your bridal party sips something bubbly, it even has its own en suite bathroom! You can relax, knowing that all of your friends and family will be greeted upon their arrival both at the gate and again at the front entrance. The Gourmet Galley team will take care of every detail, from set up to break down. If you are a Spring, Summer, or Fall couple, you’ll especially love the Great Lawn where so many seasonal ceremonies take place. It dips off into beautiful salt marshes of wind-swept cord grasses and cattails, which you’ll find, are scenic year round.
After a memorable ceremony, our team will invite guests to enjoy cocktail hour on the bluestone patio featuring your favorite small bites! This is the perfect time for some competitive lawn games or just catching up with friends and family over some of our delicious cocktails. Once cocktail hour has concluded, guests will transition to the reception area, either inside for dinner and dancing or under a tent depending on your guest count (160 inside or up to 300 outside under the tent). One thing is certain; no one will want to miss the sunset. Don’t be surprised if your photographer scoops you up during dinner for an unforgettable photo-op! They are so vivid over Long Island Sound.
Photography by Tiny Human Photography