Think a Country Club wedding is beyond your grasp? Think again

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Exclusive, chic, high-end - just a few of the words that spring to mind when you think of Country Clubs.

But there’s a couple more worth considering when it comes to wedding planning - ‘wholly achievable’.

Despite a reputation for golfing and elite lunches, there’s a lot more to Country Clubs than you might imagine. Incredible surroundings, impeccable service, and food your guests will rave about are just the beginning.

There are ‘fore’ (terrible pun, but we couldn’t resist) great reasons why Country Clubs should be high on your wedding wish list.

#1 They’re not as expensive as you may think

Most Country Clubs offer a range of packages with different price points depending on number of guests and your unique event preferences.

A great example is the Eastern Golf Club who have come up with a suite of options to suit all functions types, each maximising the potential of their fabulous property. Located in the Yarra Valley - just 45 minutes from Melbourne - this spectacular venue is positioned within a nature reserve. Its tranquil setting offers magnificent vistas of the Christmas Hills and Dividing Ranges, while the elegant clubhouse provides a range of dedicated and flexible spaces to make all your dreams come true.

#2 You don’t have to be a member to enjoy the perks

No need to sign up for tennis lessons just yet - most Country Clubs actually allow visitors to enjoy many of their facilities for a day, weekend or even a short stay. For example, Healesville RACV Club offers fabulous accommodation, a range of recreational facilities, and menus from across their Terrace Bistro, Blue Tree Grill and Sports Bar. If that isn’t enough to tempt you, there’s even a spa to give the bride an extra glow on her special day, or perhaps to rejuvenate after all the dancing is done. A chance for you and your guests to live the Country Club life, if just for one day.

#3 Many have beautiful rooms available for guests

No need for a Cinderella moment, as many Country Clubs are fully equipped with accommodation on site. Not only are they designed and landscaped to give your event, and photographs, the backdrop of your dreams, but even have a place to rest your weary head. Yarra Valley Lodge is a case in point - a well-known and loved hotspot for intimate weddings, its innate sophistication will permeate every moment of your stay. Thanks to an end-to-end service, customised packages and function spaces to suit every taste, the lodge promises an effortlessly memorable experience for newlyweds and guests alike.

#4 Just like other venues, you have flexibility and choice

The beauty of a Country Club is not only their high standards, enviable settings and incredible amenities, it’s also their inherent flexibility. Used to accommodating all kinds of functions, the likes of the Warburton Golf Course is ready and waiting to make amorous aspirations into reality. A true hidden gem, nestled amongst the ranges, the club prides itself on tailored packages that meet truly individual needs. With everything any wedding party could wish for on hand, it’s easier than you think to join the ‘club’.

Whatever your hopes for your special day, Find My Perfect Venue is the best place to start your wedding planning journey. Thanks to the incredible options right on our doorstep - the Eastern Golf Club, Healesville RACV Club, Yarra Valley Lodge and Warburton Golf Course being the pick of the Country Club set - there’s no reason to compromise. Talk to us to find out more.


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