Wedding Reception

What better location for one of life’s most important events than the historic setting of Seattle Yacht Club. The Portage Bay Clubhouse, designed by world-famous architect John Graham Sr. and listed on the National Historic Registry, offers a variety of both indoor and outdoor settings for your ceremony, reception, photography and dramatic arrival.

Whether planning a wedding with 40 or 400 guests, your wedding can reflect your style - from casual to elegant, intimate to elaborate – with the beautiful Clubhouse and grounds offering the perfect setting. In warmer months, the bride may choose to arrive via festooned boat to a beautiful ceremony overlooking Portage Bay or under our tents. Then, guests may enjoy hors d’oeuvres passed on the lawn, dinner under the stars, and dancing on our oversized hardwood floor in the Fireside Lounge.  During winter months, an intimate ceremony in front of the fireplace will begin your perfect evening. Our grand piano is nearby for your music to welcome your guests.

Customize the bar to your specific desires, select from our list of excellent wines from Washington State and around the world, and consult with our Executive Chef to plan the perfect menu for your dream reception.

We want your wedding day to be worry-free and uniquely yours. Our excellent professional staff will provide outstanding service and amenities to help you create special memories to last a lifetime.

For information on hosting wedding reception at SYC, including catering policies, food and beverage services, and menu selections, please contact Dana Wold, Catering & Special Events Manager, at or call (206) 325-1000.

Download our Private Events brochure,