Dream Weddings on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Elegant and romantic weddings don’t happen by accident. A combination of detailed planning and the perfect location can ensure memorable results on your most important day. South Haven Yacht Club is the perfect choice for creating indelible memories with carefully planned events held in Southwest Michigan’s most unique wedding venue.

With views of the Black River from all spaces and a view straight down the channel to the beautiful lighthouse, South Haven Yacht Club offers an inspired and unique waterfront experience like no other. Four seperate spaces are offered to be used individually or in combination, depending on the size and style of your event. The club’s reputation for incredible dining is extended through its’ sumptuous catering offering. Detailed planning is paramount to the success of your event. Our experienced staff can assist you in exceeding your goals. We are here to help you build the perfect wedding package, making South Haven Yacht Club the best choice to host your ultimate destination wedding.

Let us help you achieve your dream wedding!

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The Spaces

The South Haven Yacht Club posseses four very unique spaces that can be customized to suite any event. All with direct access, or great views of the harbor, the Club’s spaces provide a truly intimate and luxurious backdrop for your special affair.


The Clubhouse

Classic Nautical Venue boasting high wood beamed ceilings with gorgeous trusses. A separated bar and lounge space is the perfect area for grabbing a cocktail and a quick appetizer bite (or two, or three!). The Clubhouse is side-by-side windows, taking in all the water views you could desire!

80+ seated

100+ cocktail

Cocktail Space/Meeting Space



The Front Deck

The space that welcomes the best view in the house! This outdoor deck can be tented or left open to enjoy for your events. The large wooden staircase creates a beautiful entrance to a beautiful cocktail or dining experience.

60 seated

80 cocktail

Cocktail Space


Outdoor/Summer Use



Feel the grass under your feet, sit back and relax! Our own outdoor ceremony space, will leave you to swoon! Or setup our couches and create a laid back lounge space with a custom bar and add a few strings of classic cafe bulbs to give it a little extra ambiance…

120 seated ceremony

64+ seated dining

120+ cocktail



Dance Area/Band Location

Outdoor Waterfront/Summer Use

Back Deck

This tented and lit space is the perfect venue for dinner and dancing! Often the location for live entertainment, guests can take in the River Basin and fresh air. Also, perfect for a Grand Entrance under the South Haven Yacht Club Archway!

64 seated

80 cocktail

Cocktail Space/Dining

Dance Area/Band Location

Outdoor/Waterview/3 Season

Tented (Optional Sides)


Love Bites

This was the perfect venue for my wedding! The staff was so friendly, flexible with my crazy family (and in laws). Our food was amazing, they went above and beyond to deliver everything I wanted – including an ice cream bar on a 99 degree day. I am forever grateful!

Ann Mullins– ★★★★★

Love the South Haven Yacht Club! A great venue for any party or special event. The food and service are the best on the lakeshore!

Kat Needham– ★★★★★

With the help of the South Haven Yacht Club, my husband and I celebrated our fiftieth wedding anniversary. Thirty five family members were on the open deck along the Black River for a small ceremony and wonderful meal. The entire staff was very pleasant and our guests all felt welcome and cared for from arrival to finish. The food selections were decided ahead of time and were served exactly as promised. The portions were satisfying and delicious. We arranged for a beef filet and sea bass. Both were well prepared, especially tender and moist. The Yacht Club allowed us to bring a cake from our favorite bakery which they cut and served happily. The dockside deck was a romantic location for a private summer party. We recommend the South Haven Yacht Club highly for dining events. We plan on using them again when we entertain.

Ellen Rowe– ★★★★★

The South Haven Yacht Club was the perfect venue for our dream wedding with its location right in the heart of downtown and on the water it was honestly a picture perfect night. The staff and event coordinators went above and beyond to make sure our night was as magical as we imagined and more so. They took care of all the rental coordinations and set up all our decor exactly how we had envisioned. Everything from napkin folding and lighting 150 tea lights to a seamless dinner presentation was taken care of. With a wedding of about 125 we had plenty of room and even more to eat, mingle, and dance! Many of our guests were from out of town and the Yacht Club was the perfect place for them to see why we chose South Haven. I would recommend any bride and groom to check them out and see for yourself. It was truly the greatest night of our lives!

Kendra Smith– ★★★★★
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Our Team

[lvca_team style=”style2″][lvca_team_member member_name=”Kimberly Schewe” member_image=”3536″ member_position=”She plans it!” member_details=”Kimberly has been selling, creating and hosting weddings and events for over 10 years. Her passion for making everything simple and yet deeply detailed is what makes her a master at her craft. She can often be found in the clubhouse while connecting with current and future clients. Her personal mantra is Success is in the Details, and she can’t wait to plan with you!” member_email=”kimberly@southhavenyachtclub.com”][lvca_team_member member_name=”Cheri Rehfeld” member_image=”3535″ member_position=”She runs it!” member_details=”Cheri has been the fearless leader of the SHYC for over 20 years! Her love for the club extends beyond the spectacular view, but walking alongside the members to help it grow each year and increase opportunities for members and guests to enjoy when they step on the property. Her love for her team is what fuels her to excitement to share the club with the community, as it is a dynamic and ever-changing jewel in the heart of Downtown South Haven.” member_email=”cheri@southhavenyachtclub.com”][/lvca_team]

Amazing custom menu options.


Preferred Vendors

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Melissa Gregersen Photography

Melissa Gregersen has enjoyed photographing weddings in South Haven since 2008. Her goal is to capture the love, personality and style that makes each couple unique to them. She loves to create gorgeous high quality photographs that will be treasured and cherished for generations.


The People Picture Company

We tell your story. Magazine quality wedding photos, a devoted photographer, and charismatic storytelling. All of our wedding packages come with an engagement session. This way you get more camera time, we get to know each other better, and the wedding day goes a little smoother.


Taylor Rental Party Plus

Taylor Rental – Party Plus is your wedding and special event rental source. With over 35 years of serving southwest Michigan, our customers are assured of premium wedding rentals and quality service. We do more than rent tables and chairs … we offer a wealth of professional advice.


K W Tanning And Salon, LLC

KW Tanning & Salon is a comfortable and relaxing full service salon located in the center of South Haven. Offering hair styling, manicures, pedicures, revitalizing massage, and tanning, we are here to help you create the perfect look. When choosing the your wedding hair and makeup, our planning tips will help you find the right style.


The Rose Shop

The Rose Shop proudly serves the South Haven area. A full service florist, we are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one.

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Contact Us to Learn More About Weddings and Private Events

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South Haven Yacht Club

  • 410 Williams Street
  • South Haven, MI 49090
  • (269) 355-3137

Private Parking onsite.

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