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Going Green: 5 Reasons to Host A Golf Club Wedding
Sponsored by The BOG
When it comes to golf clubs, there is more than meets the eye. A golf course isn’t just a place to practice your game or play 18 holes with friends. It can also serve as a fantastic wedding venue for several good reasons. With all the available options these days, choosing the best venue for your special day can prove overwhelming and difficult. Here are a few of our favorite reasons why a golf course might be the perfect venue for you.
1. Picture-Perfect Setting
With groundskeepers on staff maintaining the grounds daily, you are guaranteed to be surrounded by flawless, vibrant green grass and a well-manicured landscape. The open space, bright colors, greenery, and course features, such as ponds and bridges, serve as a perfect backdrop for beautiful and memorable photos, and your guests will have amazing scenery to enjoy.
Golf courses are guaranteed to have ample parking and space for your guests to get in and out with ease. No one need worry about valet, paid parking, rush, or hassle. Also, because everything is in one place, the guests and bridal party won’t need to be transported to multiple locations throughout the afternoon and evening, which can be a big money-saver. From the ceremony and photos, to cocktail hour and reception, golf courses can do it all in one location.
Golf courses can give you a tasteful and exclusive experience, as there is generally only one dining room in the clubhouse, ensuring your event will be the only one going on that day. Because of the exclusive space, there is more of an upscale feel at a golf club.
4. Easy Planning
If you have your wedding at a golf course, there’s a good chance they will offer all-inclusive food and beverage services. Catering and beverage services are handled exclusively through the on-site Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Team. Many other services can be accommodated through the partnerships the venue has with vendors. An on-site event planner will work with you on your food and beverage selections, help you pick out ideal spots for photos and assist in planning your itinerary.
5. Weather Accommodations
Having your wedding at a golf course can give you the best of both worlds, as you can host during any season, inside or outside. Say “I do” outside, overlooking the beautiful green landscape, and then celebrate with cocktail hour on the patio. Inclement weather is no problem, as golf clubs can accommodate with indoor space. If you’re planning a winter wedding, that same indoor space, with its impeccable views of the snow-covered hills and valleys, can be used.
The BOG is an Arnold Palmer designed, public 18-hole championship layout golf course that was built in 1995 and flows through hundreds of acres of woods, wetlands, rolling hills, and wildlife habitat. Although it was rated TOP 5 Arnold Palmer Courses You Can Play in the U.S. amongst many other honorable recognitions, The BOG has so much more to offer than just golf. Lunch, dinner, Friday Fish Fry, meetings, weddings, banquets, and various parties are available in an elegant and recently renovated clubhouse and patio area overlooking the 18th hole.