Over the weekend of July 4th I went to check out the River Ridge Golf Club as a potential location for our wedding ceremony and reception. The club house has a real grand feeling but with the straight lines of the columns I thought it looked modern and didn’t scream vintage or southern country. The ceremony location is to the right of the club house on an open field over looking the course. I didn’t love the fact that my guest would be sitting in essentially what is an open field. I really imagine my ceremony tucked in a nestle of trees. Because I don’t plan to decorate the ceremony space much I want the ceremony location to be eye catching on its own.
The coverage pavilion for the reception was my favorite part of this venue. I loved that it would still be an outdoor reception with great views of the golf course but that in case of bad weather, I wouldn’t need a tent! While waiting for Craig to meet me I tried to scope out some photography spots and discover a cute alcove of trees. I also got a bit bored and took about 10 pictures of my cute flats. :) I didn’t spot a ton of interesting photography locations but I am sure a professional photography could make this venue look gorgeous and sun-drenched. Because let’s face it… it’s just a golf course not a ton of character or uniqueness.
One notable plus for River Ridge is the spectacular sunsets (image credits: River Ridge Golf). How beautiful is that?? Love!
I have shared a few of my cons and pros of River Ridge Golf Club as a potential venue for our October 2011 wedding, now I want to hear your thoughts! Have you ever been to a wedding on a golf course? I think the cute little touches are endless: spiked Arnold Palmers, monogramed golf tees as gift, hole numbers for table numbers, golf cart as a get away vehicle! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and helping me pick a venue! I plan to do a summary of all your +’s and -’s after sharing all three options.