Introduction: What is the Valley Country Club and Why is the Mansion Such a Popular Wedding Venue?
The Valley Country Club is a sprawling country club located in the heart of Keego Harbor, Michigan. The club first opened its doors for play in 1911 and has undergone several expansions over the years to include three 18-hole golf courses, four tennis courts, two pools (indoor and outdoor), a clubhouse with full fitness center, spa and salon services, two restaurants with catering options for up to 350 guests, banquet services, and a large banquet reception hall. It is also the only place in northern Oakland County that holds weddings. The clubhouse itself is a popular venue for weddings because of the many different settings it affords for photographs. There is a large stone fireplace in the main foyer of the building which opens up into the ballroom where most weddings are held. As this venue is an exclusive country club, all bridal parties will be required to wear dress attire (black tie or equivalent) and men are required to wear a jacket.
The Valley Country Club is a private country club that charges an annual membership fee ranging from $2,800-$7,000. The initiation fee and dues range from $168-$3,600 a year depending on the type of membership. The club offers different membership levels ranging from social members to junior league members and each level is required to pay a different annual fee. The club does require that all members be of the eighteen years of age or older. It is important to note that dues are not included in the fee schedule and will be paid separately by the member. The membership fee is required in order to take part in any of the clubs events, including weddings.
Tips for Your Special Day in the Manor House
The Valley Country Club boasts an outdoor ceremony area known as the Gazebo. As it is located right next to the 18-hole golf course, this is an ideal spot for your wedding ceremony. The Gazebo is equipped with a two-tier altar and can fit up to 40 guests. There are also many great indoor locations (such as the banquet reception room and the grand ballroom) that are suited for ceremonies of up to 150 guests in size. If you are seeking a unique place to hold your wedding, the mansion at the Valley Country Club is just the place. It has a small bridal room on site that can fit 20 to 30 guests, as well as an outdoor patio that is great for pictures and ceremonies!
You can keep your guests entertained at the reception by hiring a DJ or band. The club’s banquet reception room can hold a total of 150 people, making it the perfect place for a wedding reception. The club’s professional catering staff will be on hand to make sure that your guests are served with fine beverages and exquisite food while they enjoy the live music being played.
For more information regarding pricing and availability, call (480) 948-9378 or visit www.valleycountryclub.com.
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How to get married at Valley Country Club
Once you have chosen a date, you will need to contact the country club and make an appointment with the Manager of the Event Planning Department. The manager will need to know if you are interested in hosting the ceremony at their clubhouse or outside of it. Many couples opt to get married outside so they can have their wedding photos taken by professionals. The club is willing to accommodate this request without charge, but typically only if events last longer than 2 hours. If you are interested in hosting your wedding outside, the next step is to book a site visit. You will need to provide them with a copy of your marriage license and contact information for three vendors that you would like to work with (wedding photographer, DJ or band, and caterer). The manager will then schedule an appointment with you and one of the three vendors you have provided.
Tips for Planning a Perfect Wedding Reception
If you are looking to have a reception with over 100 guests, you will be required to book the grand ballroom. This is a high-ceilinged room that is located on the second floor of the clubhouse and has large windows lining one side of it. The room can seat up to 300 guests, and has many unique features that make it a great place for entertaining your guests. The upper ceilings are accented by light bulbs that are strategically placed atop the room’s gilded ceiling and the walls have large oil paintings that wrap around [before, during, or after the reception] various parts of the room. The center portion of the ballroom has a 40-foot stately dance floor that can accommodate most types of dancing. The room also has a beautiful balcony in which guests can enjoy an evening cocktail or dinner with an exceptional view of the golf course.
A Grand Ballroom [is] a high-ceilinged room that is large enough to seat up to 300 guests.
B The Grand Ballroom [also] is a good choice for hosting a reception.
C Because the ceiling of the room is twenty-five feet high, this space can accommodate many unique features.
D The rooms walls are accented by light bulbs that hang above them and about the perimeter of the room.
E The large windows that line one side of the room allow in a lot of natural light.
F There are many unique features about the Grand Ballroom that make it an excellent environment for entertaining guests.