When planning your wedding day, you need to select a location for the ceremony and a venue for the reception. Some couples save time and money with a venue that functions as both the ceremony and reception locations. As you look over the available options in your area, you might cross country clubs off your list because you think those clubs are too expensive and only open to members. Many clubs are much more affordable than you would guess, are open to people who are not members and have other benefits too.
Designed for Social Events
Country clubs often have a golf course and a bar or restaurant on-site that are open to members, but many of these clubs also have their own banquet hall or event space. Designed specifically for special and social events, the spaces in those clubs have a simple look that you can dress up with some decorations. Many country clubs also have perfectly manicured grounds that are perfect for your wedding photographs. Some may offer private rooms for both the bridal party and the groomsmen as well as family.
Help from Staff
Hiring a wedding planner is usually expensive, but when you choose a country club, you may work directly with a planner on staff who will help you make all the arrangements that you need. The planner can even arrange for the waitstaff and bartenders working at the club to work your reception. Working with the club’s wedding planner helps you see which items are available through the club and which items you need to order. While most will have plates, utensils and even furniture, you’ll generally need to order your cake, rent table and chair covers and find a DJ for the reception.
Larger in Size
Though some couples prefer smaller weddings, others want to have a big party with all their loved ones. Finding a venue in your area that has enough space for 100 guests, 200 guests or even more may be almost impossible. Country clubs will have more than enough space for the guests on your list and ample bathrooms for those guests too. With so many country clubs in Chicago, why not call around and find one that can accommodate your wedding? Booking a country club lets you enjoy benefits like a large space and help from workers like a wedding planner.