Perched on a bluff overlooking Nantucket Sound, The Wianno Club has provided the perfect setting for all manner of gatherings for one hundred years. Generations of families have selected this singular and charming place to meet in celebration of anniversaries, family reunions and annual vacations, thereby creating treasured lifelong memories. A popular site for weddings, it is not uncommon for the Club to host the reception of a bride or groom whose parents' and grandparents' receptions were also held here.
Longstanding Wianno Club traditions thrive as members of all ages can recall summers spent at our Junior Activities Day Camp by the shore of Crystal Lake… learning to play golf, tennis or swim…having a shake at the Beach Snack Bar or sitting in the Main Dining Room enjoying the Club's legendary Sunday Night Buffet.
Serving as host to members and guests began on April 1, 1916 when, under the administration of Commodore W. B. H. Dowse, the Wianno Yacht Club purchased the Cotocheset House hotel and formed the Wianno Club. Commodore Dowse served as the first president of the Wianno Club from 1916 to 1927.