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Balboa Yacht Club Wedding – Newport Beach

Balboa Yacht Club wedding in Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach

If you are looking for a beautiful harbor side location to celebrate your wedding day, look no further than a Balboa Yacht Club wedding in Newport Beach, CA! This historic yacht club was founded back in 1922 and continues to be a popular wedding destination for couples from everywhere.

Elisha & Chris’ dream wedding

This wedding is a few years old but we loved it so much that we had to have it on the new blog!

We photographed another wedding for a couple of their friends that referred us. When Elisha & Chris called us from their home in Washington, they said they had already decided to book us! We didn’t meet them until their engagement session at the Balboa fun zone.

Their wedding day started off a short drive away at the Island Hotel. After the getting ready photos, we drove over to a local park for the “first look” and formal photos. We always love to get all the family and bridal party photos done early. Everyone is freshly dressed and ready and everyone looks better in natural light, right? Next we made our way to Corona Del Mar for the ceremony. This cute little white church is called the Community Church Congregational.

Balboa Yacht Club nautical reception

This Balboa Yacht Club wedding was the best! We have photographed full weddings at this venue in the past but tonight’s wedding would be cocktail hour and reception only. This historic yacht club was founded back in 1922! The view from the venue can’t be beat. Guests can wander around the property outside and get some fresh ocean air while sipping cocktails. The upstairs ballroom is decorated with nautical decor throughout. Most couples have their cocktail hour by the water. When the party is ready to start, there is a separate outdoor bar upstairs on a cute patio with modern outdoor furniture.


Reception Venue: Balboa Yacht Club – Newport Beach

Hotel: Island Hotel

Church: CDM Community Church

Wedding Shoes: Louboutin

Boat transportation: Euphrates

Photography and video: Gilmore Studios


Brian and Jennifer Gilmore are a husband and wife wedding photographer team in Orange County, CA. They have been photographing weddings together since 2003. Contact us for more info about booking your wedding in the Southern California area.

Brian and Jennifer Gilmore specialize in wedding photography in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, and surrounding areas in OC and Los Angeles, CA. 

Call 949-698-3968 or email us for more info about booking your 2017-18 wedding


Meet the Gilmores:

Gilmore Studios is a husband and wife team that serves Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego areas. We specialize in fine wedding photography, family portraits, and newborn photography. Our studio has been in business since 2002.

Fun Facts:

PLace we call home:

Newport Beach

Number of kids:

3 boys

Years in business:

Since 2002

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