Brides – are you in the process of wedding planning? Golf courses offer a picturesque setting that rivals most other venues. The greenery, arching trees, and wide expanses of beauty offer a perfect backdrop for the bride, groom, attendants, and participants. The secret to pulling it off successfully rests in the hands of the golf course’s wedding and banquet experts. June is usually considered the prime wedding month, and with June being only a few weeks away, now is a good to be talking about how to have a successful wedding, and Sierra View Country Club can help with all of the details.
Here are some tips written by Sierra View’s wedding and event planner, Richard Payne.
- Work with a wedding planner who knows the country club or golf venue intimately. That might seem self-serving, since I am Sierra View’s wedding planner, but I can help you stay within your budget, pick vendors that I know do a spectacular job and bring you a lot of value. So if you are thinking of a golf course as your venue, work with a wedding planner who has arranged multiple weddings at the specific location.
- Plan well in advance. Most golf courses have an established tournament schedule which needs to be taken into consideration when you are picking your golf venue wedding date. In warm climates, such as in our Roseville, California area, you have several good months to pick from in planning your wedding date. Work with your golf course staff to identify a date that works with their schedule and mother nature’s schedule.
- Visit the venue at the time of the day you would likely want your wedding to take place. Golf courses are beautiful backdrops at all times of the day, and most lovely in the early morning and late afternoon. Your visit will help you determine what time of the day you want photos taken. Notice in the image above, the shadows truly dress up the picture.
- Establish a budget. Have a pretty accurate estimate in mind when you start your planning process. A wedding planner can help you stay within that budget by recommending professionals, such as photographers and florists, who will provide first-class services for your wedding within your constraints.
- Ask for references. You should be able to read reviews that brides or wedding attendees have posted on the internet. In addition, ask the country club or their event planner (or food and beverage manager) for references.
Here are some ideas for favors, cakes, flowers, on Pinterest. And here are ideas for your wedding reception. Check out the slide show of photos of prior weddings held at Sierra View – and this is just a small sampling.
Wedding planning can make your head spin. Let your venue expert help you out. Contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 916-783-4600, Ext. 21. I look forward to hearing from you.