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