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Located on the beautiful Ware River in Gloucester, Virginia sits the Ware River Yacht Club, a social club with a passion for sailing and a location where you can have your wedding!  I had the opportunity to visit the Ware River Yacht Club several months ago and thoroughly enjoyed the tour of this wedding venue.  Founded in 1971, the yacht club has lifetime members that are still active today.  The marina boasts of a spacious river view that offers gorgeous sunset views and an organic natural feel.  During the warmer summer and fall months, yachts and sailboats gracefully adorn the shore and dock.

There are a variety of ways you can have your wedding ceremony at this venue.  To the left of the the club house, a huge and beautiful tree stands near the shore.  This area adjacent to the tree can be used as a ceremony site on beautiful days.  Couples can also use the green space to the right of the tree near the 300 foot pier for their ceremony as well.    You also have the option of renting a wedding tent to place on the green space for additional cover from the sun or rain, or for more than 193 guests.

The clubhouse, with it’s rich neutral tones, is a versatile space for your reception.  It has a wraparound deck, a full industrial kitchen, a bar, a dance floor, and a screened in porch to serve up to 193 people.  The screened in porch can be used for cocktail hour or for other creative purposes during your wedding reception.  The clubhouse faces the water, allowing romantic sunset views through the windows as you dine and dance with family and friends.   

The 300 foot long pier offers a unique and beautiful location for bridal party and couples’ portraits. And if you time it with the sunset, you can have a colorful sky as the backdrop. I have the honor of shooting a wedding at the Ware River Yacht Club in September and cannot wait to capture my sweet couple along with all of the beauty there!