ARTICLE & PHOTOS BY LYNNE TUCKER
A perfect setting for outdoor events
Nestled in a Palm Tree Grove just east of Palm Springs, the Corona Yacht Club is an idyllic location for weddings, corporate events, rehearsal dinners or any other special occasion. Blooming flowers, towering Palm Trees and flowing waterfalls create a magical setting unlike anything in the Coachella Valley. The Club offers six distinct areas, each one with its own special charm.
The Corona Yacht Club is a 20-acre private estate specifically used for special events. Although the venue was officially established in the 80s by a successful architect, it was only open for limited corporate events and weddings. The current owner opened the club to the general public in the 90s because he wanted people to experience the beauty of this “hidden” oasis.
Their goal is to give you the freedom to create exactly the type of event you want without much restriction. Therefore, there are several factors they have considered. First and foremost, whether it’s a corporate event, a wedding or a rehearsal dinner, you don’t want to be rushed. Therefore, they only allow one event per day, so you and your guests are ensured complete privacy during your event.
The Club is available for rent seven days a week, 365 days a year. Everyone’s traditions and timing are different. The club is set-up to accommodate groups as small as 40 to groups as large as 600.
People have different tastes and budgets, so you have your choice of vendors. They are familiar with many vendors in the valley and surrounding areas and are happy to help you coordinate your event, but they also want you to have the freedom to choose whom you would like for your food, entertainment and other necessities.
They invite you to take a journey through their beautiful site and they hope to see you soon for your next special event.
The large freshwater Lagoon makes you forget you are in the middle of the desert, as it reflects the enchanting ambiance lighting. It’s surrounded by flowering plants, elegant palm trees, and a paved strolling path dawning tiki torches throughout.
3,200 Sq. Ft of Covered Seating Space
The covered cantina area overlooks the water and is popular for wedding receptions, cocktail receptions, and company dinners. A large service bar and restrooms are conveniently located.
1,000 Sq. Ft Dock Over Water
A large dock extends out onto the lake, offering a perfect setting for a dance floor or priority seating. Twinkle lights reflect off the lake, adding to the ambiance.
Several rose gardens and lush foliage border this large grassy area. A pavilion deck and patio overlook the lawn. This area is especially popular for wedding ceremonies.
Outdoor Palm Grove Dining
This unique area provides a nice transition for guests and is perfect for dining under the stars. The Grove is a favorite spot of corporate event planners because of its unique layout.
There is ample parking with one main lot and an overflow lot. There is also convenient wheelchair access.
Two On-Site Staging/Prep Areas for Caterers
The Grove features a covered prepping area for caterers. Another prep area is also conveniently located next to the Lagoon. Both offer easy access for catering trucks and other supplies.
Guest House/Bridal Suite
A guest house, complete with a kitchen, sitting area and bathroom is centrally located on site and is available throughout the day of the event.
Think Travel and Enjoy the Experience
For more information visit www.coronayachtclub.com