7 Things You Didn’t Know About a Private Club Wedding

ClubCorp Private Club Wedding

No matter how old we get, we still feel the allure of a club. Whether it was a babysitter’s club one of the girls in our class put together in elementary school, a secret-society club or sorority in college, a cool, new co-ed, after-work athletics club, epicurean social club, or even online dating community clubs, you can’t help but want to be a part of it. The exclusivity, the perks, the ‘members-only’ mentality that carries a LOT of cachet, clubs are the GOAT and we’re all guilty of wanting to join or be cordially invited to the party. Especially as wedding venues, clubs connote luxury, preppiness and sophistication that couples can’t wait to share with their guests on their special day. To say “I’m getting married at the Queen’s Harbour Yacht & Country Club,” well, that just sounds like the tippy-top of high taste.

But so many couples can feel discouraged when it comes to committing to a club for their nuptials, as they consider the anticipated crazy expense or assumed “I’ll be turned away because I’m not a member” mindset. Well, it’s time to put those expectations to bed, because we’ve teamed up with the world leader in private clubs, ClubCorp to find out all about their wedding packages, dispel any myths, and see what sets them apart.

ClubCorp Private Club Weddings

Read on for just some of the reasons to book your big day with ClubCorp once you’ve joined the best club there is: the e-club (engaged, sillies!).

ClubCorp clubs are coast to coast

We have 200+ locations across the country in major markets such as Los Angeles, Tampa, Dallas, Houston, New York, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago and more. Our country clubs and city clubs feature incredible views and elegant settings perfect for your wedding events. Many clubs, especially our city clubs, are located near hotels making it easy to coordinate reservations and transportation for your guests. No matter which club you choose, your experience will be anything but the ordinary ballroom with four walls.

you don't have to be a member

Non-members are welcome to book wedding events at any ClubCorp club. Our private country clubs and city clubs are open to the public. We host all kinds of wedding celebrations – encore weddings, LGBT weddings, weddings of all different faiths and cultures, military weddings and more. We treat our members like family and will do the same for you and your guests.

That’s right - there’s no ‘you can’t sit with us’ policy here 🙌

ClubCorp Private Club Weddings

each club is unique

We are happy to help you find the club that’s just right for your own personal style, whether you’re looking for modern, traditional or something completely different. Each club has its own inviting ambience and incredible views, from mountain and desert backdrops to iconic city skylines and serene golf courses. If an outdoor event is your desire, most clubs offer beautiful outdoor surroundings they can prepare for your celebration. Whether you choose the natural beauty of a country club or the modern chic of a city club, many have unique ceremony options on the golf course, in an outdoor garden, on a terrace overlooking downtown and more with the opportunity for beautiful photos to capture the experience. Are you a fan of college football? At some of our alumni clubs, you could have stadium views overlooking the field, take wedding photos on the field and put your own custom message on the big screen.

you'll find everything you need in one location

Unlike other venues, our clubs conveniently offer everything you need for your wedding events. We provide tables and chairs (chiavari chairs available at select locations), linens, china, glassware, silverware, centerpieces, dance floor, cake cutting, A/V equipment and dedicated catering and service staff, so you don’t have to rent or coordinate these items separately. It’s all set and ready for your event when you arrive. We also work with preferred vendors for a variety of services and it is our pleasure to arrange specialty items for you including linens, décor and more.

ClubCorp Private Club Weddings

our on-site event planners and team provide personalized service

Each club has a private event director on staff that works alongside you to help plan your event and make sure everything is just right from start to finish on the big day. They coordinate with the on-site culinary team and service staff to deliver an unforgettable experience customized for you with handcrafted creations and first-class service. Instead of sharing a day with several events, your event will be one of only a few and, in many cases, the only event. Most clubs also offer the option to buy out the venue and receive dedicated time and attention.

you can customize every aspect of your event

Whether it’s grand or intimate, black tie or casual, indoors or outdoors, our private event directors personalize your event to fit your style and budget. Our talented culinary team can also customize your menu and beverage selection to match your tastes and special dietary needs. Our chefs offer creative options of all kinds, whether you choose reception style or seated dining – farm to table, crepe stations, custom fry bar, elegant plated filet & lobster – the possibilities are endless. We can incorporate traditions, cultures, décor and special touches with flawless execution. From custom cocktails created by our club mixologist and chef-crafted chandelier cakes to a fireworks farewell, we’ll make sure your wedding celebration is uniquely yours.

ClubCorp Private Club Weddings

we host weddings and so much more

As our private event professionals prepare for your big day, we can also host all the events that lead up to it. From the moment you say "yes" to your walk down the aisle for "I do," we can help plan every big milestone event including engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsals, brunches, ceremonies, receptions and more. Some clubs offer specials on groom’s golf outings or bridesmaids’ spa days the day before or day of your wedding to keep you relaxed and in the moment.

We’ll take this last point as the cherry on top. 💅🏻🍒

we'll welcome you into the family with open arms

Focus on enjoying your wedding day as a couple and let us take care of everything else. If you enjoy yourself so much that you decide to join, we’re thrilled to extend membership and offer you preferred pricing.

ClubCorp Private Club Weddings

We’re all about a club wedding to transition you out of the e-club and into club wed. Learn more here! All photos provided by ClubCorp

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