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Located on Sail Bay on the north shore of Mission Bay in beautiful San Diego, ZLAC Rowing Club offers a unique setting for your next event. A traditional Craftsman style designed by Lilian Rice and built in 1932 with a unique redwood interior, historic rowing décor, and scenic view of Mission Bay, the clubhouse is the ideal setting for:

  • Weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners
  • Reunions, birthday parties and celebrations
  • Off-site meetings, seminars, conferences
  • Presentations, retirement parties
  • Team building, award ceremonies
  • Private parties, banquets
  • Fundraisers
  • Retreats

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Check out a some more images from recent events HERE!

Check out this amazing wedding blog post by Eder Photo from a wedding hosted at ZLAC!


+ How much does it cost to rent the clubhouse?

The rental rates vary depending on the day of the week and the number of hours of the rental. Please view our Rental Fee Schedule for our Non-Member Contract.

+ Can I have a wedding on the beach?

Yes, you may. However, the arrangements for using the beach must be made through the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department.

+ Can we serve alcohol at the club?

Yes, you may. However, there is no selling of drinks. All drinks must be served by a licensed and insured Caterer. Only beer, wine, champagne and non-alcoholic drinks may be served.

+ Can I bring my own food?

We require you to use a professional caterer chosen from the club’s approved caterer’s list. Under some circumstances it may be possible to get approval for another caterer; ask the resident manager for details.

+ How many people can be accommodated at the clubhouse?

We can seat 135 people comfortably. ZLAC provides 6 tables for your use, all other tables and chairs must be rented through ZLAC or your caterer. If you have a larger crowd you will need to rent more tables and chairs. If you use the Boat Apron, you will need to have some type of barrier to prevent the public from joining your party.

+ Do you have parking available?

Yes, there are 24 parking spaces available in our parking lot. Since the club is an active rowing club there is a possibility that only 14 spaces will be available for your event, depending on the rowing/regatta schedule for that day.

+ Does the club provide linens, silverware, plates or serving dishes?

No, all of these items must be provided by the renter or the catering service.

+ Does the club rent or provide any equipment for my event?

Yes, ZLAC has the following equipment available:

  • Three 60″ round tables
  • Three 50″ round tables (Additional tables @$8.00 each)
  • Buffet table 66″ x 168″ – can be adjusted to fit smaller buffets
  • Three additional tables inside the clubhouse for cake, dessert, coffee or pictures
  • Sweetheart table
  • Large dance floor area
  • Additional room for private use
  • Sound System with microphone
  • Bistro patio lights on Terrace and Patio
  • Projector screen rental available for $40.00
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We hosted a welcome party here a few weeks ago. I love this spot!! My friends and family agreed as well. The value is exceptional as well. The clubhouse overlooks Mission Bay, there is both indoor/outdoor space, tables, chairs, umbrellas, market lights, and new outdoor fireplace, dedicated parking lot,and a sound system with outdoor speakers all included! Susan, the manager was great to work with. She’s very prompt in returning emails, was available the day of the event to make sure all went well, and made the booking process hassle- free! I don’t think many people realize this place exists or there would be a wait list. We used Coast Catering for our event, and between the location and caterer- it was a fabulous night! What a gem of a place!
— Laura Z. via Yelp


We couldn’t have been more happy! Right from the start Susan was so helpful. She responded to every email right away and she was so accommodating to meeting us at the venue anytime I needed. She had wonderful ideas and arranged the inside to accommodate our needs. Everyone raved about how beautiful and perfect the venue was and we couldn’t have agreed more! Big or small this venue rocked!!!
— Ursula H. via Yelp


My husband and I got married here a few weeks ago and had the best experience. It was very affordable and Susan was very helpful. I did a DIY wedding and Susan helped with every step of the way. She is very laid back and easy to work with. We went over to ZLAC several times to do walk-throughs and she was always available and had great suggestions for the layout. The venue for the wedding was a beautiful back drop and very spacious for 130 guests. Susan was around the whole night helping and made the event run very smoothly. I had a great experience at ZLAC and would have another party there anytime!
— Allie A. via Yelp
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