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HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES YOUR SPACE ACCOMMODATE AND WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

Our indoor event hall can hold up 150 guests comfortably. We can expand out on to our covered porch that spans 80' long facing Lake Charlevoix.
We offer the venue and an onsite Events Director. A list of furnishings that come with your package will be offered upon inquiry.

CAN YOU CREATE A SMALL, INTIMATE SETTING AT YOUR VENUE?

Yes! Our event hall can hold up to 150 guests indoors, however, we can change the feel with how tables are arranged and make it feel more intimate. We have had smaller events and love to host rehearsal dinners!  Our covered porch is another option and it faces Lake Charlevoix and can also offer a more relaxed setting.

HOW DO I SCHEDULE A TOUR?

Please call 231.437.3474 or email charie@cyc-events.com to schedule an appointment. Tours are complimentary and last about 30 minutes.

DO I HAVE TO BE A YACHT CLUB MEMBER TO RENT THE SPACE?

Our main floor is dedicated space for the public to rent for events. Our building was designed to house our private yacht club upstairs for members only. Yacht club members may qualify for a discount.

WHAT IS YOUR FOOD & BEVERAGE POLICY?

The client is responsible for hiring licensed and insured bartending and catering services (must be approved by CYC Events). We offer a prep kitchen for them to use. We do not have a full-service kitchen that offers food or beverage.

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE MY DATE?

A 50% non-refundable deposit is due of the venue fee. The remaining balance is due within a few months of the event.

DO YOU OFFER A SOLUTION IF THE PANDEMIC DOES NOT ALLOW US TO HAVE OUR EVENT? WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT?

Yes we offer a provision in our contract. We will offer you an alternate date to have your event. The deposit is non-refundable.
We will follow the Health Department of Northwest Michigan's requirements. If they choose to restrict the size of gatherings or require facemasks, etc. we will have to enforce it and can offer an alternate date.  Social distancing is requested.

DO YOU HAVE A PREFERRED VENDORS LIST?

Yes, we offer a list upon inquiry. They are preferred but not required. If a vendor wishes to be on our list, they can email charie@cyc-events.com and inquire.

WHEN DOES THE EVENT VENUE CLOSE?

Events are generally 11am-11pm, other times may apply depending on the event type. We have a local noise ordinance that requires that noise must cease by 11pm.

ARE THERE OTHER SPACES THAT CAN BE RENTED?

We can help coordinate rentals of 209 Ferry Avenue (up to 160 guests), which was our prior home for Charlevoix Yacht Club and our new yacht club Topside (up to 90 guests) that can be rented by CYC Members of 2+ years. Email charie@cyc-events.com or call our Events Director at 231.437.3474 to obtain rates.

IS THE VENUE NEAR GUEST HOTELS, AND CAN YOU RECOMMEND ANY?

Yes we have a few hotels in town. Our area is known for vacation home and condo rentals. Nearby in Petoskey there are several hotels. We can offer our preferred vendor list upon request.

WHAT KINDS OF AESTHETIC FEATURES DO YOU HAVE?

We are on the shores of Lake Charlevoix. We neighbor a couple marinas. Our building is a multi-unit complex. There is a private boaters lounge (with its own private entrance) and our private yacht club upstairs. We offer a large expansive covered porch and a large side lawn to spread out.  We are also ADA compliant and offer a one level venue for easier access.