You’re starting to plan for your big day. What type of venue would you like to use for it? The variety of choices is nearly limitless, and all of the choices have their own pros and cons. However, getting married at a golf course is one that should rank highly on your list. You get to tie the knot amidst incredible beauty with, in many cases, more than enough staff on hand to take care of any needs and easy access to indoor venues for receptions.
Once a decision has been made to have a wedding at a golf course, the next consideration is what to look for when you decide which one to utilize.
Will you be able to utilize a package that will meet your needs, or will you need to combine what’s offered by the golf course with what you can get taken care of elsewhere? In some cases, golf courses can take care of several or all of the details. These can include DJs, flowers, decorations, food, chairs and tables. Additionally, getting a wedding package from a golf course can oftentimes be considerably cheaper than purchasing those things separately or in a package elsewhere.
Are the aesthetics what you’re looking for? Of course, all golf courses are beautiful in their own ways, but you want to ensure that you’re at one that fits your specific desires. What will be in the background as your guests look at you two telling each other your vows? From your perspective, what will frame your future spouse’s face at this special time? What types of backgrounds are available there for your wedding photos?
Will an offered package deal allow you to completely forget about the specifics of the day as they relate to your guests and instead focus on each other?
Is the venue conveniently located for your guests?
Of course, with it being Florida, weather is a concern. The temperatures may not be, but rain and lightning should be. Although Floridian storms tend to not last long and generally just result in a short break in the festivities if a poorly timed one comes through, they can sometimes last much longer than that. For that reason, you should ensure that you have a back-up option in case one of these more extensive storms disrupts your plans.
Will the entire course be closed off for you? Will part of it? The main concern here is whether you want to risk balls flying into your festivities.
Several high-quality options are available in Florida, and this is one of the best states in the country to have your wedding. This is due to its climate, of course, but also because of how green much of the state is.
One of the best options in the Fort Myers region is the Gasparilla Inn & Club. It offers outdoor and indoor venues for events such as weddings.
In the far northeast section of the state, in Amelia Island, is the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. It offers 80,000 square feet of event space for weddings.
The St. Petersburg area is home to the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, which offers wedding venues as varied as a tea garden and a grand ballroom.
One of the best golf courses in the Miami area is Coral Gables’ Biltmore. The vistas available here are stunning and resonate in the minds of those who spend time here.
Another option is one of the best of an impressive selection of Kissimmee Florida golf courses: Stonegate Golf Club. Its waterfront clubhouse is one of the state’s most picturesque wedding venues.