July 18, 2010

Wonderful Venue to be Considered

Posted in Planning Tips and Information at 10:01 am by JBEvents




This week provided an opportunity for me to attend events at two different venues, and I just had to share some of the delightful finds with you! This post will focus on a Private Golf Club that will allow non-members to have their events there.  

I was part of a very select group of Planners invited to a Summer Luncheon at the East Lake Golf Club!  The club is located 5 miles east of Downtown.  This Club is so full of history and tradition and it was an honor to be invited to the event.  For those of you that are Golf enthusiasts, this place is Mecca.  East Lake Golf Club is where Bobby Jones, the legendary golfer, got his start, and this was also the location of his last tournament.  The grounds are breathtaking.  The club is the permanent home of The TOUR Championship, the culminating event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedEx Cup. 

From the time you enter the main doors, you are welcomed into a tastefully decorated, large open area.  There are several soft seating places in this area along with the Receptionist who provides a kind smile upon your arrival.  To the right of the main room there is a Living Room that typically has more soft seating available – however, this room, complete with a fireplace, can be used for special events.  It would be a fabulous room for a ceremony.  To the back of this room is a smaller room with a wall of windows.  We actually had our luncheon in this room.  If you exit back to the main entry area and then go to the left, you will pass by a case with a stunning crystal trophy that I couldn’t help but stop and look at.  The ballroom would then be straight in front of you.  The colors used throughout the club are very neutral and to me feel calming and exquisite at the same time.  The ballroom also offers views of the course.  The chandeliers are beautiful and there are dark wood features within the room.  One area that I think would be very appealing to brides is the outside terrace.  When you step outside onto the terrace you are surrounded with the beauty of the course.  The terrace is rounded – which makes for a perfect wedding ceremony setting.  The wedding party would descend down a set of steps as they approach the ceremony area – so guests would be treated to amazing views at all times.  If you didn’t want to have your ceremony outside, you could use this terrace for the cocktail hour and I can just imagine during Spring and Fall, you would be hard pressed to find a more lovely setting. 

East Lake Golf Club is home to one of the best chef’s around, Chef Michael Deihl.  His creations for our luncheon were superb.  He has a true passion for creating tasty dishes which area also visually pleasing.  He delights in working with brides to create a custom menu that your guests will be talking about for years to come. 

If you happen to be a die-hard golfer, or you are marrying one, then East Lake Golf Club would fulfill some lifelong dreams.  If you have your event there, you are allowed to play golf at the course.  This is certainly an opportunity that would not be available to those without a membership at the club otherwise.  

 One of the aspects of East Lake Golf Club goes along with their motto:  Golf With a Purpose.  To quote from their website:  

“East Lake Golf Club is the catalyst for the remarkable transformation of the East Lake community.  Our motto, “Golf with a Purpose,” was coined early in the process, after it was realized that golf would be the galvanizing element of the new East Lake community.” 

For those looking for a venue with options for their event, I highly suggest East Lake Golf Club.  Contact me for more details. 

(Photo Credit:  Photo of Chef Michael Deihl speaking at NACE meeting taken by Shari Zellers)

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