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6 Planning Tips for the Perfect Country Club Wedding

A golf course isn’t just for sport. Golf course and country club venues offer everything you need for the perfect wedding day.

Country clubs and golf courses have been preferred wedding locations for decades. Golf courses offer a sense of elegance and luxury with manicured green lawns and bright, landscaped flowerbeds perfect for outdoor garden ceremonies. Many golf courses also offer grand ballrooms where guests can dine and dance the night away.

When planning the perfect golf course wedding, use these tips to make sure your special day goes off without a hitch.

1.    Get the Big Details Out of the Way

When you tackle the big decisions first, the rest can fall into place. Set your date, secure your venue, finalize the guest list, send out the invitations, and get your dress ready. After all the bigger details are completed and out of the way, you can think about table toppers, flowers, decide on a meal, and what flavor of cake you want.

Keep in mind, country clubs offer lots of great built-in amenities. You can decide where you want to host wedding events whether out on the green or in the clubhouse. Many clubs offer access to wedding venue coordinators who can help make suggestions based on their venue and experience with weddings at the location.

2.    Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

You can’t host a wedding alone. Having plenty of help is key to a successful ceremony and reception. Many brides regret not being able to enjoy their wedding day because they are too stressed over all the details they handled themselves.

Don’t be afraid to ask the golf course wedding event coordinator for their recommendations on how to order the ceremony, where to buy your cake, or who to hire for a D.J. Enlist the help and support of friends and family members who could welcome guests when they arrive, keep an eye on the gift table, or help in other small ways so you can enjoy your special day.

3.    Set Your Budget

One of the best features of golf course weddings is how they can feel like an all-inclusive resort. Rather than hosting the ceremony in one location and moving the entire party elsewhere for a reception, a golf course can host the whole event in one convenient location. This can be helpful for your wedding budget and makes it easier on guests

Some venues may require a minimum food and beverage fee. Be sure to consider this when choosing which golf course to host your wedding.

4.    Consider Your Guest’s Needs

Some golf courses and country clubs can connect you and your guests with special hotel rates. For guests coming from far locations, see if the course can get any deals on local hotels. Being able to stay nearby a wedding is an ideal situation for any guests traveling for the big event.

If your guests are big fans of golf, set up a morning at the course for family and friends to enjoy a round and get to know each other. Consider other creative ways to “wow” your guests and show them a great time.

5.    Make It About You and Your Fiancé

When planning a wedding, you’ll receive plenty of wanted and/or unwanted wedding advice from other people. Listen, be kind, and then do whatever you want.

Your wedding day should be all about you and your fiancé. While others may have nice ideas to share, make sure you’re getting exactly what you want. Speak up and choose the location and details that mean the most to both of you.

6.    Let the Rest Go

When the big day finally arrives, let everything else go. A country club wedding is a great location to let everything go because you’ll have support staff around to help make sure it goes smoothly. Don’t get lost in the tiny details. Enjoy your special day and all the wonderful people who came to show you their love and support.

At River Hall Country Club, we help brides and grooms plan and host the wedding of their dreams. Learn more about our elegant country club weddings and wedding event options.

see also: Tips for a Stress Free Golf Club Wedding