Testimonials from Members and Guests


Weddings

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September 2017

We picked the Royal Southampton Yacht Club because of its beautiful location. Being from Southampton and enjoying being by the water, it was a perfect venue for us, and as soon as we had our first meeting we knew it was the place. Becca, our wedding coordinator, was fantastic all the way through helping us plan our perfect day and she really helped us when we had difficult queries. She would go to many lengths to help our visions come a reality. During the day Becca and her team worked tirelessly to accommodate us and our guests.It really was the perfect location for the perfect day! We would highly recommend the Royal Southampton Yacht Club to other couples on the search for their dream venue.

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July 2017

Tom and Nicola came in on Sunday 2nd July to test their wedding menu for September. "We had a lovely visit. The food is outstanding and we found no fault whatsoever. Your catering staff should be proud!"

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June 2017

I received nothing but positive comments and appreciation from our100-plus participants about the excellent RSYC accommodation and location forour event. The traditional interiors and lovely views form the windows andbalconies all go down very well, as does the convenient bar area. The staffwere very helpful, responding with good humour and efficiency to the inevitablechanges and challenges of a big event.

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June 2017

Royal Southampton Yacht Club did a fantastic job, our wedding day wentperfectly. Our friends and family were really impressed too and won't stoptalking about it! We had asked a lot of them, but all the staff deliveredeverything we asked of them, everyone was brilliant. The food was amazing someof the best food we have ever had at a wedding, luckily it was our own! We werevery fortunate, that we were able to completely personalise our day, we didn'tfeel we were on a conveyor belt, like at some venues. Ocean Village and Ginsare very special locations and we will always remember our big day on the sideof the River Beaulieu - thank you Royal Southampton!

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June 2017

We have just had a lunch at the Ocean Village Club House to celebrate our Golden Wedding. It was a great success and much enjoyed by family and friends. Delightful surroundings, excellent service and good food. From a personal point of view, it was easily arranged and the whole thing was efficiently and well managed which allowed us to relax and enjoy yourselves too.

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20th May

We cannot thank you enough for all the hard work you put in to makeJames & Sian's wedding such a memorable day. Nothing was too much trouble and it was niceto see happy and pleasant staff servicing the wedding party. James' Mum & Dad.



Events


August 2018
I would like to thank you and the team at Royal Southampton Yacht Club for making us so welcome on our Sailing Day and opening up the bar area, making sure we had refreshments and simply making our visit so comfortable. Everyone we met was friendly, supportive to those of us with sight loss and very professional in their work. We had a really good day.

Brian Anderson
Community Facilitator and Confidence Building Co-ordinator: South East England
RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People), Hampshire Office

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October 2017 
'Many thanks to you and your team for a successful evening at Gins of Saturday, despite the weather..
I think everyone had a great time! 
Thank you 
- Rival Owners Association
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August 2017

I absolutely want to say a MASSIVE thanks to you, all the staff on Saturday night, the chef and Mike - we had an absolutely fabulous time! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and all commented how lovely the venue was!  The food was excellent and the whole service ran immaculately - thanks to Mike and his team keeping me on my toes during the evening.  So - really heartfelt thanks for what was a fabulous event! Thank you!           Legend Owners

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August 2017

The venue was perfect with the views of the marina, the event ranseamlessly thanks to the friendly and helpful staff  - Amy from Radcliffe & Co

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July 2017

We were the band at the weekend

I would like to pass on our thanks to your team for looking after us.

With every venue, logistics, moving equipment, storing cases and electrical supply is always a challenge, yet Bruce made everything so easy and was fantastic. The room we could retire to, to store cases and have dinner was ideal and very much appreciated.

The Girls looked after us superbly, and the fare was great, you have agreat front of house team there!

I hope we have the opportunity to perform with you again

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22nd July 2017

I organised lunch for a party ofskiing friends on Saturday. We enjoyed an excellent lunch, really good food which was presented well and served very efficiently. Praise where it's due, thanks to June and her team.

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July 2017

Thanks very much for arranging my powerboat lvl2 over the weekend. It was a superb course and I will certainly recommend doing it there to others.The instructor James was excellent and has increased my confidence a great deal. I enjoyed the experience immensely. It was pitched just right, and he had a brilliant system for making sure that everyone was involved and doing something. Please convey my thanks and receive my excellent feedback for the course. I am a very pleased customer.

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1st July.

It was the best do she has ever had here, they were treated like royalty, the food was fantastic staff wonderful, Bruce is a star and very funny and lovely. She was proud to be a member!

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Dear June and Nigel, very many thanks for all your help in ensuring that our Rotary Solent Fleet enjoyed another wonderful evening and dinner atThe Royal Southampton Yacht Club 'Gins' on Thursday evening 22nd June 2017. Please thank all the team for an excellent dinner and evening, all of our members expressed their appreciation. Martin Bridger

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Thank you letting us rally at Gins last Saturday 27th May. We were very well looked after by June and her team and in such a perfect setting too.

We very much hope we will be able to return next year. Portchester Sailing Club.

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Thank you again for your great hospitality on 5th May. We all had a great time and the food was wonderful. I am now looking for dates next year and wonder if we can book Gins for Friday 11th May 2018? Ocean Cruising Club

May 2017

We visited at the w/end and wanted to say how much we enjoyed our visit to Gins. We were rafted to and behind some charming RSYC members who couldn't have been more welcoming. June and the rest of the staff looked after us really well, we had a great meal and two fine bottles of Viognier!

All in all, a fine example of co-existence between the humble charterer and the Blue Ensign! Seriously, many thanks to RSYC and everyone at Gins for a special night.

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April 2017

We ( crew of Aphelion),had a most enjoyable weekend; in common with the other ECSC members- wonderful location excellent service and meal - a great welcome. So many thanks from us.

Best wishes Conal Grier ECSC

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My wife and I made our overdue first visit to Gins last Wednesday and what a pleasant surprise! We had an excellent lunch, very nicely presented by Nigel the Exec Chef - in fact we both agreed it was the nicest meal we had been served at Gins in a long time! Also we complimented June on the immaculate state of the clubhouse, from top to bottom, it was so nice to see it in such a good state. The new furniture on the balcony was such an improvement on the previous well worn and unsightly stuff!

In short we have not been regular visitors in recent years, for various reasons, but the "New and improved Gins" has restored our enthusiasm to visit frequently as we did in years gone by.

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As the event organiser, I endorse everything that James has written.

It was another memorable visit to Gins, which was enjoyed by all participants. Thanks to all the staff at Gins for their support and for a delicious meal.

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February 2017 Twickenham Trip

Just a quick note to Thank You for organising the Twickenham trip. We both thoroughly enjoyed the day.

The day was well planned and went like clockwork. Good breakfast, good coach and driver who knew his way this time and not forgetting the good seats to watch the match.

Good result all round.

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Just a note to thank you and your team for your efforts on our behalf at our Ladies Night last night. The evening went very well the food & service from Doreen & her team was excellent & we had a very good speaker from Hants and IoW Air Ambulance to round off the evening. Our people enjoyed the evening very much and everything went very smoothly.

February 2017

I would like to thank you andthe staff in the restaurant for helping to make our Ladies Lunch last Sunday aspecial occasion. The staff on the day was very attentive and the food was upto the usual standard. All those present where very impressed, please pass onour thanks to the staff in the restaurant, bar and kitchen.

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January 2017 Happy New Year to you!

We just wanted to write and say that we really enjoyed the Gala on NewYear's Eve. We had a really good time -it was great to spend some time down at the Club. The food was delicious - it was a wellbalanced menu and the veggie option was fantastic. Please can you pass on our thanks to Chef andthe staff for all their hard work to make it possible.

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January 2017

On Sunday my daughter, her boy friend and I had the pleasure of enjoying the Sunday carvery at the Club. As a new member this was the first time I had enjoyed the Club's hospitality. I had not made a reservation and was most grateful to be accommodated at such short notice. It was an important occasion for us and I am pleased to report all went very well indeed! The meal, service and ambience were a big factor in the success of our lunch and were excellent in all respects; our compliments to all concerned.

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December 2016.

Last Friday 16th I had the pleasure of hosting our annual lunch in the RSYC. Everything went to plan and the event was a great success. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and attentive. The food was great and the Steak and Kidney pudding was exceptional (please convey my thanks to the Chef). Please convey also my thanks to everyone who made it such a day to remember. My friends couldn't stop talking about it on the way home and they would like to join me in a big THANK YOU.

PS They want to book for next year!

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December 2016 I would like to thank you on behalf of myself and colleagues who had a wonderful Christmas lunch at the RSYC last Friday. Many thanks, your staff were wonderful, polite, funny and nothing was too much trouble.

Cllr Catherine McEwing, Mayor of Southampton