Golf club weddings are ideal for everyone, whether you or your guests are fans of golf or not.
I went to a wonderful wedding at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire. But the wedding wasn’t at the sprawling mansion, or Auberge Du Lac where Michelin-starred food is on offer.
No, it was at the championship standard golf club house that overlooks both the aforementioned manor house and restaurant. An ideal golf club weddings location.
Obvious choice for a golf fan
Obviously one of the main reasons for this choice of venue is that the groom Andy was a golf fanatic.
The club house represented a lovely, exclusive venue. With good menu options, stunning photo opportunities, luxurious décor and experience in functions, including everything from hiring the right band, to in-house chair covers.
Guests could also enjoy a panoramic view of the 5th tee – a great talking point for those who knew one end of a golf club from the other (not me).
Photographer Andrew Clarkson was kind enough to share with us one of his golf club weddings…
“I shot Ross & Tracy’s wedding on September 10th 2011 at Whittlebury Park Golf Club.
Both Ross & Tracy prepared for the day at the nearby Double Tree Hotel at Stadium MK.
They then travelled over to the venue for the golf club weddings where they were married in the Orangery. The ceremony venue was a beautifully light and spacious glass roofed building that really added to the expansive feel of the Golf Club.
There is a gentlemen that works in the Orangery that plays a stunning grand piano while guests arrive and for the bridal entrance. Because Ross is in the RAF and was wearing his dress uniform for the day, Top Gun and The A Team were played much to the delight of the seated guests.
The reception was held in the main clubhouse and this was such a beautiful building with grand interiors.
Ross & Tracy had arranged for a casino to be set up for the guests enjoyment and this was a thriving part of the reception with the popular tables being full of people playing or watching the action.
It did rain when we were planning on going to shoot some romantic portraits in the grounds so we decided to stay indoors and enjoy the aforementioned interiors.
Despite being next door to the Silverstone Grand Prix track, Whittlebury Park was the perfect venue for some beautiful golf club weddings.”
New Zealand wedding
And here’s a stunning gold club wedding in New Zealand:
“Steve and Vivienne were married at the absolutely breathtaking Paraparaumu Beach Gold Club on New Zealand’s North Island.”
“On the day, prior to the service they hopped into golf buggies with their bridal party and whizzed up to the cliff tops for some photographs before Steve drove Vivienne to the service in a buggy that was decorated with a red heart. ”