The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Nature takes center stage at Arrowhead Yacht Club in Lake Winnebago, Missouri. Located right on Lake Winnebago, you’ll enjoy views of the lake whether you get married indoors or outdoors.
If you want to get married outdoors, select between the lawn and the patio. Both provide easy access to the lake, but if you select the lawn, you’ll walk down the aisle and exchange vows right by the water. The water acts as a backdrop for photos before, during and after ceremonies on the lawn.
You can also escape the heat by having your ceremony or reception indoors. The dining area seats 225 people and includes a dance floor. Add another 25 to your guest list by reserving the adjoining patio as well.
What You Should Know
With the exception of cake, mints and nuts, the Arrowhead Yacht Club provides all of the food. You aren’t allowed to bring food or beverages in from outside vendors unless it is in one of those three categories.
You’ll need to finalize your menu selections and other details 30 days prior to the wedding and reception. During this process, you’ll also decide the type of meal you want to serve your guests. The venue provides buffet and plated meals, as well as an hors d’oeuvres buffet and a full bar.
You’re allowed to bring in your decorations for the event, but confetti, birdseed and throwing rice are strictly prohibited. If you bring any of these items in, you’ll have to pay an additional cleanup fee. Also, you’ll be responsible for damages caused by these contraband items.
Arrowhead Yacht Club gives you one hour for your ceremony and four hours for your reception. If you need more time, add additional hours. The venue charges a fee for each additional hour and the fee goes up if you decide to add the hours on the day of the ceremony and reception.
If you need additional services, Arrowhead Yacht Club has a list of vendors. Choose from DJs and other service providers that the yacht club has vetted for you.
Along with weddings and receptions, you can use the space for your rehearsal dinner and bridal shower. Having everything in one place makes the planning easier. It also gives you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the space before the ceremony.
Due to the venue’s location on Lake Winnebago, you’ll also have access to fun activities, such as:
- Nature hikes
- Romantic excursions before or after the ceremony.
From the Vendor
Arrowhead Yacht Club
Arrowhead Yacht Club is located on one of the main points on Lake Winnebago, MO, with a breathtaking view from the main dining room and outdoor patio area. The AYC is a special place to celebrate your wedding and wedding reception. Let us make your special day worry free!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Waterfront, Country Club, Restaurant, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
We were looking for a venue that would give us a beautiful outdoor space as well as an indoor reception location all in one spot. Could not be happier with our choice of Arrowhead Yacht Club. We were married out by the lake under the arbor, then walked up to the reception in the club. The service provided by the staff was outstanding, and the pasta bar, bread, and salad gained the approval of even my (extremely picky) husband and father. The newly renovated bar was a big hit with our guests as well. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the venue came with the help of the club's wedding coordinator, Mollie Berry. Mollie was invaluable and a joy to work with. She thought of details that had eluded my stress-addled brain, coordinated with other vendors, and was a calming presence throughout the process and the day of the wedding. Even now I am tearing up thinking of all the things Mollie and the staff did to make our day perfect. This is a full service venue, the staff set up and took down everything. The venue itself is so beautiful, inside and out, that it doesn't really need much extra decoration, but if you want to add something extra, they do have a selection of décor, including lights, mirrors, and vases, that they will let you use. We looked at many venues in the KC area, and this is an exceptional value for the price. I think it is a little undiscovered right now, but hurry up and book, because that is bound to change with service like this!
Fantastic Reception Venue!Reviewed on 2/20/2011 Katie S
AYC hosted my outdoor wedding overlooking beautiful Lake Winnebago, and my classy yet casual reception in the clubhouse in October 2010. We worked directly with MaryDee, who was wonderful and incredibly accommodating to what we wanted. She verified all the details with us leading up to the wedding, and was very organized and prepared for all our meetings. She went out of her way to oversee all activities the day of the wedding and make sure the schedule was kept within reason. I received countless compliments on the food! We selected a buffet menu with a prime rib carving station, a chicken pasta in white wine sauce, herb roasted potatoes, grilled vegetables, and 2 different salads. Everyone loved it - and AYC provided plenty of food for all our guests within a very reasonable per person price. We hosted about 150 guests, which fit comfortably within the clubhouse space. We liked that the dance floor wasn't too huge, because it invited more guests to dance without feeling like they were in the spotlight. There was plenty of walking space between tables, and with the bar area open, it provided even more seating for those who wanted to get a drink and mingle. We loved the back room, which we used to get ready in and wait in before the ceremony. It had good light, mirrors, and plenty of chairs for me and my bridesmaids to sit down. Overall, we were incredibly impressed with this location and its staff members. They gave us the perfect wedding day within our budget, and I would recommend Arrowhead Yacht Club to any bride in the KC Metro looking for a relaxed but sophisticated atmosphere for their wedding.
They were excellent. Very accommodating.
Peaceful, Romantic SettingReviewed on 10/15/2015 Ailene G
Arrowhead Yacht Club was the outstanding end of our search for a wedding venue. My fiance and I dreamed of a venue that could host our ceremony outdoors in a lovely environment and indoors for an air-conditioned reception. Every visit to AYC confirmed that this was our dream venue. It is such a peaceful and naturally lovely, romantic place. We enjoyed every trip out there for taste-testing, planning meetings, etc. Our wedding day could not have been more beautiful and could not have gone more smoothly. Mollie Berry is an excellent coordinator to work with, very professional and very warm with a calming personality. She put me at ease and gave me confidence that she knew what she was doing and would deliver on that day. And she did- all of the staff at AYC is wonderful. Very happy people! I will say that sometimes the communication was not as fast as I wished for it to be, in responsiveness. This was, by far the best value for the best quality that my fiance and I found. We spent months researching and visiting venues, working with our budget and keeping in mind our desires. Arrowhead Yacht Club was the best choice for us, and I really cannot imagine others not completely loving it, as well.
A Perfect Venue with Amazing Atmosphere, View, and Service!Reviewed on 8/17/2014 Hailey T
If you're looking for the perfect venue in Kansas City, then be sure to book Arrowhead Yacht Club! Everything from the venue planning, set-up, the dinner, service and over all atmosphere were top notch, and excellent. My guests can't stop raving on how beautiful the location was on the lake and especially in the evening with the sunset. The plated dinner was divine and the service was beyond spectacular. Cindy, the events coordinator for the yacht club is the perfect planner, designer and person to have to help you on your big day! I would recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for an intimate feel, with a beautiful view and spectacular atmosphere. I wouldn't have changed a thing, and the reception was beyond perfect!