The Most Stress-free Wedding Venues In Santa Clarita

Looking for a Santa Clarita wedding venue that does it all? Here are 6 ways country clubs take the stress out of wedding planning.

Valencia Country Club in Santa Clarita

By Kirsten Quinn-Smith

Weddings are stressful enough. Do you really need the added stress of coordinating every vendor, detail and piece of silverware? Take it from me — no, you don’t.

When I got married, I chose a vast, lush park as my venue. It was a blank slate, which seemed beautiful to me — at first. But then I had to worry about everything from installing lighting to counting trash cans and remembering the salt shakers, and so did my family and friends.

Here are 6 ways country clubs make the wedding planning process easier on everyone.

1. You’re Shielded From The Elements.  

The Oaks Club in Valencia 

At a country club or golf club venue, the entire site is set up like a picturesque backdrop — from indoor to outdoor venues. The beauty of having both a rolling green and a luxury ballroom is versatility and coverage. If the weather is too hot in the afternoon, schedule the ceremony inside, and then dance under the stars when things cool down. That way, you don’t need to waste money or time worrying about equipment to shield guests from sun, wind or rain.

2. Everything You Need Is On Site.   

A country club venue has everything you need all in one spot. Both The Oaks Club and Valencia Country Club offer suites for the bridal and groom’s parties on the big day, and they are perfectly designed for gorgeous pre-ceremony photos. In addition to all the stunning spaces you need, clubs also have all the little things — from tables, chairs and linens to catering and your choice of serving ware.

3. You Get A Team Of People Working To Make It Perfect.  

“We have a full team of people on staff to make sure you have the most magical wedding day,” said Tiffany Grummer, director of catering and special events at Valencia Country Club. “We have servers, bartenders and a manager present, just in case something goes wrong. Couples love that because they see, pretty quickly, how much a staff can really add up if you hire them independently.”

4. Many Vendors Are Scheduled For You.  

The Oaks Club in Valencia

Country club venues don’t just offer additional manpower on the day of your wedding.

“Our in-house coordinator walks you through the planning timeline,” said Sue Scharf, private events director at The Oaks Club. “We can help you schedule your catering and cake tastings, plan the rehearsal, and walk you through the little things you may not think about. Plus we also offer a day-of coordinator to help calm the nerves and make sure everything goes off flawlessly.”

5. There’s Always A Backup Plan.  

One of the first questions you should be asking yourself when it comes to choosing a venue is: What’s the back-up plan? If weather is unpredictable, you need to have a plan in place to make sure your ceremony and reception go off without a hitch. Valencia Country Club, for example, has been poised and ready to take on a displaced wedding after fires ripped through the Santa Clarita Valley. With mere hours notice, the club was able to take on a wedding that had lost its venue — and provide the ceremony of a lifetime. That’s a backup plan.

6. You Don’t Have To Clean Up.  

The last thing you want to do at the end of the most magical night of your life is clean up — or ask your friends and family to do it. With a country club wedding, you won’t have to worry about a thing but the honeymoon. And that, lovers, is what it’s all about.

 

 

 Valencia Country Club in Santa Clarita

Valencia Country Club in Santa Clarita

About Valencia Country Club, A Premier Santa Clarita Wedding Venue  

Valencia Country Club is the premier location for your perfect wedding or event. From exquisite service to luxurious surroundings, Valencia brings the magic of emerald fairways and champagne toasts to you with attention to detail and elegance. Allow our world-class catering and hospitality staff at Valencia Country Club to ensure that your wedding day is everything you dreamed it would be.

To schedule a complimentary tour, contact Tiffany Grummer, Director of Catering & Special Events, at www.valenciagolfclub.com or 661-799-1263. Visit facebook.com/ValenciaCountryClubSpecialEvents for ideas and information.

The Oaks Club in Valencia

About The Oaks Club, A Luxury Santa Clarita Wedding Venue  

Elegant décor and breathtaking vistas create the perfect atmosphere for hosting an unforgettable wedding and reception at The Oaks Club in Valencia. The luxurious Clubhouse emulates old-California ranch style architecture featuring interiors of distressed alder wood trim, vaulted ceilings, stacked stone accents and panoramic views of the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding championship golf course.

Offering four banquet venues, the The Oaks Club features versatile accommodations for hosting indoor and outdoor events for as many as 200 guests. Outdoor celebrations may enjoy the famed veranda, featuring expansive views of the Santa Clarita Valley or couples may choose to wed on the championship golf course with an elegant golf course wedding ceremony.

To schedule a tour of the venue, please contact Sue Scharf at 661-254-4401, or visit oaksclubvalencia.com/special-events/weddings for more information.

About Santa Clarita Wedding & Event Professionals  

Your vision is our passion. The Santa Clarita Wedding Professionals is a united group of the most accomplished and sought-after wedding vendors in Southern California. Together, we form a unique network providing access to a wide variety of services in every stage of planning.

Our goal is to provide prospective brides in the Santa Clarita and Los Angeles areas with a comprehensive list of qualified wedding vendors, including wedding florists, wedding and event DJs/MCs, wedding photographers, wedding videographers, wedding hair and makeup artists, wedding invitation makers, and wedding planners. Look no further for the most trusted wedding vendors in Santa Clarita and beyond.

The #SCWEPblog provides useful tips and tricks, and our quarterly educational event, The White Stage, brings Southern California’s best vendors together in one room, where they present their best advice for the season.

7 Steps To Designing The Best Wedding Invitations In Santa Clarita

Want the best wedding invitations in Santa Clarita? Here are 7 steps to the most personalized invites — straight from the pros.

By Kirsten Quinn-Smith

When you get engaged, invitations are one of the first items on your to-do list. Today, couples want to have fun with their announcements, and more importantly, they want their wedding invitations to be a personalized expression of who they are as a couple — as a way of showing their friends and family what their love looks like.

1. Establishing Your Vision  

 By Invitation Only in Santa Clarita

By Invitation Only in Santa Clarita

Many couples like to start their wedding planning process with invitations because it helps them figure out the look, colors, vibe and theme of their wedding. The decisions you make in your invitations can be carried out through the entire planning process — from menus and escort cards to napkin rings and glasses.

2. Vintage vs. Modern  

Now, establishing a vision for the colors and theme of your wedding can be more overwhelming than it sounds. Myra Harbour, owner of Celebrate, and Kate Clancey, owner of By Invitation Only suggest starting with a simple decision that helps you narrow down a look quickly: vintage or modern?

3. Logos, Monograms & Coats of Arms  

Once you decide whether you want a vintage or modern look, the next big decision is your personal logo or monogram. Many couples are creating customized symbols of their new union by designing a unique logo, monogram or even a coat of arms. For a more modern look, try a computer-generated logo, and for a more vintage look, opt for something hand-drawn.

Celebrate Flowers & Invitations in Santa Clarita

4. Custom Artwork  

Once you’ve figured out your personal logo, the next step is to think about some custom artwork to match. “Many couples are working with professional invitation companies to come up with their own artwork. It allows them to create something deeply personal that matches their vision exactly,” Kate said.

5. Textures  

Once you have your look figured out, it’s time to think textures. Couples are getting adventurous and expressive with their textures, and the result is a creative, original masterpiece. “A lot of couples are really thinking outside the box and choosing to incorporate materials they love — not just the standard, traditional white envelope,” said Myra. “We’ve worked with couples to incorporate acrylic, velvet, foil, embroidery thread, twine, ribbon and more.”

By Invitation Only in Santa Clarita

6. Accents & Embellishments  

Once all the main pieces of your vision are in place, it’s time to have fun with the accents and embellishments that can turn something great into something masterful. Here are just a few details that can really rock your invitation: wax seals, fabric ties, letterpress, foil press, wood burning, hand calligraphy, colored ink, and more.

7. Envelopes & Packaging  

You’ve almost finished designing your perfect invitation! Last but certainly not least, the right envelope or packaging can really take your invitations to the next level — and showcase who you are a as a couple. Some couples have asked for fabric-wrapped tubes with wax seals, while others opt for boxes with foil or lace inside. Add a twine-tied tag with your personalized logo, top it with your own stamp, and you’re on your way to the best wedding invitations in Santa Clarita and beyond!

Celebrate Flowers & Invitations in Santa Clarita

About By Invitation Only, For Wedding Invitations In Santa Clarita  

By Invitation Only in Santa Clarita

By Invitation Only began in 1990, when owner Kate Clancey created unique announcements following the birth of her son. Always accomplished in crafts and design, Kate has grown the business from a home studio to a retail store, opening the second quarter of 2013 in the up and coming shopping district of Old Town Newhall.

We offer a complete line of custom designed paper goods to complement your wedding, from save-the-dates to your thank-you cards.  Invitations, RSVPs, maps, registry cards, addressed envelopes, table cards, place cards, menus, and elegant event signage. We do it all.

We will work closely with you to incorporate your style and color palette to enhance your once in a lifetime event. Let us create something spectacular for you.

Contact Kate Clancey at 661-388-5699 to setup an appointment, or visit www.finesocialpaper.com for more information. By Invitation Only is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Celebrate, For Wedding Invitations In Santa Clarita  

Celebrate Flowers & Invitations in Santa Clarita

Celebrate – Planning for an Event to Remember was established in 1991. The store is located in midtown Valencia, on Bouquet Canyon Road. We welcome you to come in and see our vast array of trendy and unique invitations. Our design studio has an extensive selection of custom and ready-made invitations that will satisfy even the most exquisite tastes.

Whether you are a do-it-yourself bride or would like us to create the wedding of your dreams, we look forward to working with you on your special day.

For more information, or to set up an appointment, please call 661-259-8611 or visit www.flowersandinvitations.com.

About Santa Clarita Wedding & Event Professionals  

Your vision is our passion. The Santa Clarita Wedding Professionals is a united group of the most accomplished and sought-after wedding vendors in Southern California. Together, we form a unique network providing access to a wide variety of services in every stage of planning.

Our goal is to provide prospective brides in the Santa Clarita and Los Angeles areas with a comprehensive list of qualified wedding vendors, including wedding florists, wedding and event DJs/MCs, wedding photographers, wedding videographers, wedding hair and makeup artists, wedding invitation makers, and wedding planners. Look no further for the most trusted wedding vendors in Santa Clarita and beyond.

The #SCWEPblog provides useful tips and tricks, and our quarterly educational event, The White Stage, brings Southern California’s best vendors together in one room, where they present their best advice for the season.

My Biggest Wedding Planning Regret

Everyone has one. What’s my biggest wedding planning regret? Read on.

By Kirsten Quinn-Smith

Scarlett and Preston's Wedding Highlight from Walnut Grove, Moorpark, CA

When you’re a bride, everything is about the details. When you’re a wife, however, everything is about the marriage.

What do I mean?

Keep The Feeling Alive  

Well, the other day, I was sitting with a family member on an outdoor patio in Valencia, soaking up the sun of a gorgeous Sunday with a mimosa in hand. She seemed a bit off from the start, and then she said she was asking her husband for a divorce, a week before their one-year anniversary.

She showed incomprehensible strength as she told her story, describing how things unraveled slowly — and then suddenly. Though I listened intently, there were moments when I thought of my own marriage, just six months old.

Suddenly, I was reminded how delicate marriage is, and I instantly wanted a reminder of the strength of my own union.

“I really wish I could watch our vows right now,” I thought to myself.

I didn’t just need to remember the moment we exchanged vows  — I needed to feel it again. Why? Because it would have felt so good to relive it when I needed to most.

My Only Wedding Regret  

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Whether life throws you a curveball or reminds you how lucky you are, there are moments in every relationship when you just want to return to the day you took the leap.

What did your partner look like? How shaky was your voice? What feelings swept over you? Which words made cry? Which jokes made you smile? What promises did you make?

With regret, I’m here to tell you I can’t answer all those questions.

I didn’t have a videographer at my wedding, and it’s my biggest regret.

Why?

Reason 1: You Don’t Miss A Thing.  

It ends up being such a magical day — and such a blur.

Many memories feel hazy, while others I need to be reminded of completely. There is so much to experience that not even the bride and groom get to see everything.

“About 70% of your finished video shows moments you weren’t even there for,” explains Matthew Sutherland, owner of Matrimony Films, which produces the best wedding video in Santa Clarita and beyond.

Brides, for example, miss many major moments: the flower girl and ring bearer, what happens during cocktail hour, what the reception space looks like before anyone gets there, and more.

“You don’t get to be part of so many of the elements you put together, often agonizingly, in the planning stage,” Matthew said.

Dani & Russell's Wedding Highlight from Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu, CA

Reason 2: It’s Worth It.  

Video is one of two parts of your wedding budget that increases in value over time: video and photography.

Your wedding day is meant to be that: a day. But it’s so beautiful that you want to make it last forever! Or at least hold onto as much as you can.

That’s why your wedding video and photography become so valuable over time. I chose not to pay $1,500 for a wedding video at the time, but now I’d pay thousands of dollars to have those memories back. You do the math.

Reason 3: It Keeps The Feeling Alive.  

Matrimony Films Love Story Videos in Southern California and Worldwide

Wedding photography and wedding video capture different things.

Photography, for example, captures the beauty and the emotion in a moment. Video, on the other hand, captures the actual moment. You don’t just remember laughing during your sister’s speech, but you can listen to exactly what she said and how she said it.

“When you hear your partner talk and watch his expression, it brings you back to exactly the way you felt in that moment,” Matthew explained.

Photo allows you to commemorate the experience; video allows you to relive it.

“On your wedding day, you’re going through the entire spectrum of emotion,” he said, “When you rewatch it over the years, you can feel those things again.”

Something that valuable shouldn’t go in the “if I have the budget” category.

The Moral of the Story   

My wedding was perfect and magical and everything I ever wanted it to be.

Of course, I left my veil behind at the hotel, someone forgot the Champagne toast, and the DJ played the wrong songs — but I loved every minute.

I have only one regret: that I can’t relive it all today.

Jamie & Matt's Wedding Highlights from Hartley Botanica, Somis, CA

About Matrimony Films, Santa Clarita Wedding Videographer  

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Matrimony Films in Santa Clarita is a nationwide company full of creative filmmakers who are inspired by the emotions and the excitement of a Wedding Day. We pour our hearts into capturing and telling a story that each couple will enjoy for their lifetime. We service the needs of brides all over the United States, Canada and anywhere in the world.

We have recently worked professionally with Panasonic, XProtex, Flixel, Coast Southwest Cosmetics and Porsche, but our favorite clients are our wedding clients. There's no better reality television than a real couple making the decision to spend the rest of their lives together. It's a privilege to be invited to capture the most special day in someone's life, and we take pride in every opportunity to do so.

Whether we shoot your wedding film from the ground or from the air with our new Phantom Drone Helicopter, we’ll make something you can cherish and share with family and friends forever.

Take a look at our Vimeo page to see samples of how far we go to give our clients every moment of their wedding day, captured professionally and presented beautifully.  

West Coast Clients: 818-262-5402

Worldwide: 661-263-8903

About Santa Clarita Wedding & Event Professionals   

Your vision is our passion. The Santa Clarita Wedding Professionals is a united group of the most accomplished and sought-after wedding vendors in Southern California. Together, we form a unique network providing access to a wide variety of services in every stage of planning.

Our goal is to provide prospective brides in the Santa Clarita and Los Angeles areas with a comprehensive list of qualified wedding vendors, including wedding florists, wedding and event DJs/MCs, wedding photographers, wedding videographers, wedding hair and makeup artists, wedding invitation makers, and wedding planners. Look no further for the most trusted wedding vendors in Santa Clarita and beyond.

The #SCWEPblog provides useful tips and tricks, and our quarterly educational event, The White Stage, brings Southern California’s best vendors together in one room, where they present their best advice for the season.