For a good while now, outdoor weddings have been steadily rising in popularity. This is in part because alternatives to traditional church venues are becoming more popular in general. According to Hudson Valley Weddings, about 35% of all weddings are now outdoor affairs. Of course, some people would rather have the best of both worlds, with a venue that will allow people to spend a good amount of time outdoors while still offering valuable indoor space. There are relatively few venue types that give this advantage, but one of them is certainly the classic country club. While country clubs have long been popular venues for weddings, you may not fully understand their benefits. Let’s look into country club weddings below.
1. A BEAUTIFUL ATMOSPHERE
A country club, unlike many more rustic or casual venues, does not need to be specially cleaned and prepared for your wedding. Rather, a country club will always have a beautifully presented indoor space as well as well-manicured grounds and gardens outside. Additionally, there will be a constant staff readily available, and further staffers can be called in for your wedding. It’s simply less for you to worry about.
2. READY-MADE PHOTOGRAPHY OPTIONS
Many country clubs have contracts with local photographers, and they can offer you great deals for wedding photography packages. Furthermore, it will be easier for you to get great photos at a country club because there will be plenty of spaces that are ready to go as the perfect backdrops. You won’t have to work as hard to find a photographer, and your photographer won’t have to work as hard to get the perfect shot.
3. GREAT FOOD AND BEVERAGES
You won’t necessarily have to outsource for food and beverages as well. Most country clubs can offer catering in-house, and often open bars as well. You can work with your venue to ensure that everyone has food that will accommodate their dietary needs, and you won’t have to look around for a caterer.
4. IT’S ALL IN ONE PLACE
Rather than having people move from one place to the other for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, you can have it all take place at the same venue. This is easier (and safer) for your guests.
Ultimately, having your wedding at a country club will give you a beautiful, more relaxed event.