Private Parties

Thank you for considering The San Francisco Yacht Club for your next social event. We have some of the most spectacular waterfront views in the Bay Area as well as a variety of meeting, dining and entertainment gathering spaces for you and your guests to enjoy.

We are happy to tailor your event to meet your personal tastes and desires. Our Chef specializes in West Coast cuisine featuring fresh, local ingredients. Our Catering team will work with you to craft the menu you desire. Beverages may also be tailored for your event, ranging from house selections to premium brands and an excellent selection of wines.

Allow our team to coordinate the details. We work with a broad range of preferred vendors to complete your arrangements, including: floral design, officiants, live or recorded music, photography, video, AV equipment and transportation.

We're delighted to serve you.


The Commodore's Room

Accommodates up to 32 for sit down service and 40 for a stand up reception. 

The Cove House

Our band new venue opened in 2020. This gorgeous building features spanning views of the Bay and several unique spaces with options for meetings, parties and events of all scale.


The Regatta Room

The bottom floor of the Cove House can seat 110, or 200 for a reception and 180 theatre style. The Regatta Room can seat an additional 30 seats if you put tables on the deck. The doors at the back of the room open up to allow a comfortable transition from the inside to the outside. The room had 3 big screen TV’s, it’s own bar and fireplace.

The Library

This cozy room is the perfect place to host a meeting. Seats 16, or 30 theatre style.


The Bridge Room

This is our most sought after room with it’s city views and attached deck (with fireplace), providing the perfect entertaining space. Seats 32, or 40 for a reception or theatre.


Wine List

Due to frequent changes in the Wine List please email Barbara Loy at [email protected] for the current list.


Policies & Fees

Labor Charges (based on 4 hours):

  • Server Labor $150 / server
  • Overtime Server $100 / additional hour
  • Bartender Labor $200 / bartender (One bartender required per 70 guests)
  • Overtime Bartender $125 / additional hour
  • Culinary Attendant $175 / attendant


Linen and Event Rentals

The Club provides 85in x 85in tablecloths for all banquet tables and 12in x 12in linen napkins. Floor length cloths, overlays and alternate color options are available at an additional cost. Your Catering Manager will assist you with your special orders; they need to approve all third-party rentals including delivery, set-up and pick-up times.

Administrative Fees and Tax

There will be a taxable administrative fee (20%) plus applicable sales taxes (currently 8.25%) applied for all events: member and member sponsored. An 8.25% sales tax will be applied to all taxable items, including administrative fee. Administrative fee and sales tax are subject to change at any time.

Dress Code/ Cell Phone/ Smoking Policy

The event host is responsible for advising all guests of the Club’s dress code (yachting attire). The SFYC has a strict no cell phone policy in indoor Member spaces of the Club. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on Club property (indoors or outdoors, including docks and parking lot).

Children Behavior

Club Users are responsible for the safety and good behavior of their minor children and for their whereabouts and activities at all times. Staff may not be requested or expected to look after children except as expressly arranged in advance for a Club event or Private Function with approval of the General Manager. Children shall not play or run in the bar, deck or dining areas except as and where permitted during designated children’s events.


All décor needs to be approved by your Catering Manager. In continuing our efforts to be a more sustainable and environmentally conscious club. Confetti and glitter are prohibited.

Decorations and Miscellaneous Fees

Dance Floor (up to 15ft x 18ft): $250
Pipe & Drape (10ft- 30ft): $50 per 10 ft
Arbor (2 selections): $50
Specialty Chairs: Please inquire
Chair Covers (white): $3 per chair
Floor Length Linens: $15 and up/linen
Premium Linens: Please Inquire
Chargers: Please Inquire
Dessert Stand: $15
Specialty China: Please Inquire
Upgraded Glassware: $5 and up/glass
Flower Arrangements: Please Inquire
SFYC Runners: Please Inquire
SFYC Centerpieces: Please Inquire
Votive Candles: $40 per case (48 candles)
Custom Ice Carving: Please Inquire
Printed Menus: $2/menu
Food Tasting (max. of 4 guests): $45/person

A/V Equipment

LCD Projector and Screen: $150
White Board w/ Pens: $15
Flip Chart w/ Pens: $20
Wireless Microphone: $35
TV Monitor: $150
Easel: $10
Music Stand: $10
Speaker Phone: $10
Tabletop Speakers: $30

TO CONFIRM AN EVENT, a Member must sign a contract (for a date, time and facility) which includes an agreement to provide a 30-day written notice of cancellation to avoid a cancellation fee.

CANCELLATION FEES: A 30-day written notice is required to avoid a cancellation fee. Cancellation fee is 50% of Room Rental.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE SELECTIONS are required 30 days in advance of the event.

COPIES OF VENDOR CONTRACTS (flower/cake deliveries, etc.) are required 7 days in advance of the event.

GUEST GUARANTEE COUNTS are required 7 days in advance of the event and establish the minimum charge even if fewer guests attend. The guest guarantee count is reflected in a final contract which Members must sign, date and return to the Catering Department prior to the event.