Planning a special event should be more than a checklist of tasks. It should be a stress-free and exciting time for all involved. Let the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club's professional event team assist you in ensuring that everything, even down to the last detail, is handled smoothly and competently.


To make a reservation for any of the following events, please call the Front Desk at (313) 884-2500.

Smoker Demo

Gazebo Bar Summer Series

Save the Dates!
Friday, August 23, 7-11 p.m. -- The Highballs
Saturday, August 31 -- The Calvin Brooks Blues 5-Piece Band
Sunday, September 1, 1-4 p.m. -- Bob Tarinelli

Surf n Turf

Summer Chic: Poolside Surf & Turf Dinner Dance

Friday, August 23, 7-11 p.m.

Chef Colby is creating a poolside grilling surf & turf experience to dazzle our members. Entertainment will be provided by The Highballs (Dean Martin-esque). Between the food and the ambiance, you will not want to miss this! The cost is $69++. To sign up, please email the Front Desk by clicking here. The Harborside Grill and Pool will be closing at 1 p.m. on the day of this event. Thank you for your understanding.

Labor Day

Labor Day Weekend

Saturday, August 31

Fishing Rodeo | 8-11 a.m.
The Calvin Brooks Blues Band | 8 p.m.- Midnight
You will be transported to New Orleans with their Blues vibe.

Sunday, September 1

Bocce Ball Tournament | 1 p.m.
The tournament will be held on the East Lawn. Please sign up before Noon on the day of the event. Bob Tarinelli at Gazebo Bar 1 p.m.- 4p.m.

Monday, September 2

Breakfast: 8-10 a.m.
Pool Opens: 10 a.m.
Pool Games: 2-3 p.m.
BBQ & DJ: 4:30 p.m.
Price for BBQ: Adults $28++, Children 10 and under: $15++, 3 & Under Free
Please contact the Front Desk to make your reservation for the BBQ. There is a reservation cut-off three hours before the event. Walk-ins are welcome, but please go directly to the check-in table at the BBQ


Bayview Rendezvous

Last Supper Bayview Rendezvous

Wednesday, August 28

Join us by being one of the first 40 members to sign up for the Last Supper Rendezvous at Bayview. Chuck and Joni Bayer and Dr. Gary and Kimberleigh Bill are your hosts, and we have an amazing menu (first ever duo plate option!) and very festive evening planned! The club will be closing for a year, so plan to come and enjoy it now. The cost includes their famous Hummer served with dessert, with other drinks by subscription. To make your reservation, please email the Front Desk by clicking here and indicate whether you will be travelling by car or boat (provide boat dimensions), as well as your entree choice. Dinner selection: Lemon Salmon, Chicken Piccata, Peppercorn Tuna or Chicken Piccata & Peppercorn Tuna combo plate.

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Milliken Rendezvous

Milliken Rendezvous: September 13-15

Don’t miss the popular Milliken Rendezvous in downtown Detroit. Dock your boat or just drive down and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow GPYC members.

Friday: Depart the Club at your leisure. An evening informal welcome gathering will be held at the marina at 7 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Please feel free to bring an appetizer to share. BYOB.

Saturday: Choose one of the many available morning activities: bike/scooter rental, Dequindre Cut walk to Eastern Market, exploring the RiverWalk and more. In the afternoon, depart the marina at 2:30 p.m. for a “Swanky Sip in the D” via bus. A drink is included at each stop. At 7:30 p.m., attendees will enjoy a catered Italian dinner at the marina.

Sunday: Departure Not coming by boat? Feel free to join the group for the “Swanky Sip in the D”, Saturday night dinner or both! (All inclusive price TBD.) Space is limited on the bus, so please RSVP ASAP to the Front Desk. The marina is currently full, but please call the Front Desk to be added to the waiting list. You will need to provide your boat name, length and beam.

To register, click here or call (313) 884-2500.


First Annual Fall Family Fun Auto Show

Sunday, October 6

Our First Annual Fall Family Auto Show will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Family Recreation Center and will feature a live band and an amazing crafting experience by Sincerely Creative. The event will be free, but please RSVP by emailing the front desk with how many adults and children will attend, as well as the children's ages. Also, let the receptionist know whether you would like to show your classic car at our event or and whether your dealership would like to bring in new vehicles to showcase at the event. To RSVP, please email the Front Desk by clicking here.

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Newport, Rhode Island
Members-Only Fall Getaway

Date: October 11-13

We have been working hard to secure the once-in-a-lifetime private invitation into Luncheon at the Storied New York Yacht Club, Newport. We will travel the 2.1 miles from the Grace Vanderbilt to The NYYC at 12:30 p.m. and enjoy a special afternoon at the very private and beautiful club. We will return by 3:30 p.m., in time for GPYC members to enjoy private time and then gather for a fun outing to The Moorings Seafood Kitchen and Bar for our 7:30 p.m. reservation. These two new additions to our weekend will be at an added cost, are optional, and the space again is very limited. (Please note: The NYYC restricts the use of cell phones and does not permit the taking of photos, or denim.)

Please email Kathy today at indicating your hotel option, and whether you would like to add the Lunch at NYYC and/or the Dinner at The Moorings. ***Trip A, The Grace Vanderbilt, is almost sold out.

Accomodations: Members have the choice between two hotel options (based on double occupancy):

  • Hotel/Trip A - The Vanderbilt, An Auberge Hotel - $2,500 per couple plus transportation (includes 2 nights standard room, one cocktail reception, one dinner and one brunch - all other beverages by subscription).
  • Hotel/Trip B - America's Cup Inn - $1,350 per couple plus transportation (includes 2 nights standard room, one cocktail reception, one dinner and one brunch - all other beverages by subscription).

Flights: Delta is the best direct carrier into Providence. Flights are filling up fast due to the Columbus Day Weekend Festivities in Newport.