Bay Harbor Yacht Club wedding and event venue

Private Events

Bay Harbor Yacht Club is a popular venue for meetings, weddings and other celebrations of all sizes.  Featuring exclusive facilities and amenities, Bay Harbor Yacht Club offers the largest waterfront venue in the Petoskey and surrounding areas. 

All venues offer breathtaking views of Bay Harbor Lake and northern Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, and our professional event staff provides collaborative and hands-on design and planning services. Our comfortable and well-appointed venues accommodate seating for intimate gatherings of just a few, to large groups of 500 guests. Whether you are planning an elegant wedding ceremony and reception, a themed event or entertaining guests on a private yacht, BHYC exceeds expectations.

Lange Center Ballroom

The epitome of elegance, the Lange Center Ballroom is a magnificent option for larger functions and soirees. Guests are greeted with a grand entrance into the beautiful foyer that leads into the outdoor terrace. From the ceiling of the Ballroom hangs exquisite chandeliers and the North wall of the room is wrapped in windows providing a panoramic view of the lake, giving way to an abundance of natural light. Featuring a neutral color palette, the room is cohesive with any design motif. Accommodating over 500 guests, this functional venue can be divided or configured to suite smaller gatherings or breakout rooms.

Newly renovated in Spring 2023 - schedule a tour to see the beautiful updates!


Dinner – 400, Theatre Style – 530

Photographers Featured: The Weber Photographers, Dan Stewart Photography, Paul Rutherford

Photographers Featured: Clane Gessel Photography and The Weber Photographers

Promenade Dock

Featuring a waterfall and lush garden backdrop, the Promenade Dock is perfect for cocktail parties and strolling dinners. Located just steps from reception venues, the Promenade Dock also provides a spectacular, picturesque setting for a wedding ceremony. Say “I Do” amongst the stunning yachts docked outside the Club and surrounded by pristine, turquoise waters of Bay Harbor Lake. The Promenade Dock accommodates up to 300 guests with ample electrical access for musicians and officiants.



Lange Center Terrace, Foyer and Rotunda

An ideal location for any outdoor event, the Lange Center Terrace borders the North end of the Lange Center Ballroom and offers copious space to stroll and mingle and breathtaking, elevated views of Little Traverse Bay.
The expansive Foyer features walls adorned with nautical artwork and a remarkable compass rose at the entrance.
The Rotunda overlooks the lake, in the direction of the sunset and offers an intimate location for private dinners.


Dinner – 120, Cocktail Reception – 350

Featured Photographers: Spencer Penfield Photography and BHYC Club Photos

Marina Lounge

Inside the Bay View Dining Room, the beautiful Marina Lounge space offers incredible lake views in an intimate setting. Whether it’s a private birthday party, executive brunch or a holiday celebration, the Marina Lounge offers an intimate and atmospheric space for your next gathering.



Founder’s Room

With walls trimmed in mahogany and a cozy fireplace, you can get down to business in the comfort of the Founder’s Room. This space offers a warm and professional atmosphere and sets the stage for business meetings or intimate social gatherings alike.



Host Your Event with Us

If you are interested in hosting your meeting, wedding or other celebration at Bay Harbor Yacht Club, please contact our Event Department at
231-439-2103 or complete the inquiry below.