The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (RYCV) is one of the pre-eminent yacht clubs in Victoria, with a strong tradition built from our proud history as a club, which had its inception more than 150 years ago. Today, the club provides modern boating facilities, an extensive yachting program, and a range of hospitality services for its members and also the wider community.

The warm and friendly atmosphere makes RYCV a stunning and unique function venue for all occasions for both members and non-members alike. Our clubhouse is the perfect place for practically any event including birthdays, weddings and conferences.

To take full advantage of our dining room and stunning view, we recommend seating no more than 100 people on a set menu or buffet meal. For cocktail parties guests can spill out on to the decking, making it suitable for up to 200 people.

Our chef has put together a selection of menus to suit any function including breakfast, morning or afternoon tea, lunch, dinner, platters and canapés. Additionally, there is a cocktail menu if you are looking for a more informal reception. Vegetarian and special dietary requests can also be catered for.

Beverages supplied by RYCV are offered either as part of a package or on consumption. Included in the package are the Club selection of house wines, sparkling wines, light and heavy beer, juices and soft drinks. Other wines may be selected from the Club list for an additional cost.

Evening events are available for a duration of 5 hours, commencing at 7.30pm and finishing no later than 1.00am with the bar closing at 12.30am. Due to our busy sailing calendar we are usually unable to accommodate any functions before 7.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays, especially in the summer months.

Every function is unique, so let us help you devise a package to suit your individual needs. Our dedicated and experienced staff will create the atmosphere your function requires and promises to leave a lasting impression with your guests.

For more information on having functions at RYCV you can contact our Events Manager, Helen on (03) 9397 1277 or email


Our spectacular setting makes a breathtaking natural backdrop for wedding photographs and will ensure you are presented with an album you treasure. Happy couples will be delighted to learn that they can have their ceremony conducted on the lawn in front of Royals and the reception just inside in our dining room.

Meetings, Conferences & Seminars

RYCV helps create the right atmosphere for important business meetings, half or full day conference or product launch. Our clubhouse at Royals is a versatile building offering a number of choices for your business clientele. Our main dining area and function room will seat up to 100 people. The room provides access to the deck and lawn areas for breaks or team building exercises. The board room and library are available for smaller groups of various sizes. We can also provide secure off street parking for all guests, yacht charter and wireless internet. A range of audio-visual equipment such as a data projector, television and roving microphone can also be supplied for an additional charge.