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Wedding FAQs

How long do we have the venue on our wedding day?

Weddings are very special days here at St. Johns Golf & Country Club! There is no set end time, but our event coordinator will develop a timeline with you that will include your ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, formal exit, and wrap-up before midnight. Additional time beyond midnight is available to be pre-arranged for a fee.

What time can I have my ceremony?

Wedding ceremonies are typically around either 4:00 or 4:30 PM to make the most of the facility and all that it has to offer. If you are looking for an alternate time, we’d be happy to discuss the possibilities with you.

What’s included in my package?

Our wedding packages have been carefully constructed with you and your guests in mind! Our packages include the expertise of our own event planner that will assist you in planning the various aspects of your wedding. These include scheduling a planning meeting, menu tasting and rehearsal and being there to guide your ceremony and events on your wedding day!
Packages also include use of the bridal suite, ceremony lawn, grounds for photography, restaurant for cocktail hour and banquet room for reception. Our staff takes care of setup and clean up and we provide all the linens, dishware and glassware needed. We also include hors d’oeuvres, a delicious meal for you and your guests, non-alcoholic beverages, and option for a bar.

When will I start working with your onsite event planner?

Once you’ve booked your wedding with Beth, you will be able to reach out to her with any questions you have prior to connecting with our event planner, Jessica. Months before the wedding, Jessica will reach out by email to introduce herself to you and offer a specific timeline to begin the planning. She will schedule a planning meeting with you, followed by a tasting, and finally a ceremony rehearsal. In the meantime, she will be available for questions along the way.

When can I access the bridal suite?

Our bridal dressing room area is available as early as 8:00 AM on the day of your wedding! You are welcome to invite your hair and makeup team and bridesmaids to join you in the space all day. You have the option to preorder a light brunch or lunch or even order right from our restaurant menu and have it delivered to the suite.

Is there an area for groom to get ready?

We have a changing room available for your groom and groomsmen. After the gentleman are ready, we welcome them in our restaurant or outdoor patio spaces. The bar will be open and the TVs on so they can order a drink, socialize, and relax until showtime.

Can we bring our own decorations?

We love to see the creativity that clients bring to their custom events. Please note that confetti, confetti balloons, open flames or anything affixed to the walls or fixtures are not permitted. Our event planner can offer guidance on how to make your vision come to life! More details about décor guidelines are available in the Client Responsibilities section of your wedding contract.

Do you assist with decor?

We would be happy to assist with décor that you have pre-arranged. Our event planner can consult on the specifics of what we are able to assist with on the day of the ceremony so that you can focus on getting ready for your special day!

Can we bring in outside food or alcohol?

The club is proud to provide you with an inclusive package that offers delicious food and drink throughout your event. Outside alcohol is not permitted. Outside food is not permitted, except for a wedding cake or specialty dessert from a licensed bakery.

Will I get to taste the food?

Our event planner will schedule a tasting for you with Chef Alex! Our tastings are intended for two. A tasting will include two plates – one for each entrée that you are preselecting for your menu as well as a starch and seasonal vegetable.
*Certain menu items may not be available for tasting or may be subject to change. Please check with our event planner for more details on current menu and tasting options.

Does the club accommodate dietary restrictions?

Absolutely! As you’re gathering your guests preferred entrée selections, you can make a space for them to list any dietary restrictions. Our event coordinator will communicate those to our team and offer guidance on a seating chart to identify your guests with special requests.

Do you allow outside vendors?

We do! We are happy to offer suggestions on vendors if needed, but also allow you to bring your own preferred vendors to make your day perfect. Some examples of permitted vendors are DJ, Florist, Photographer, Officiant, Wedding Planner. We require that vendors be licensed, and our event planner is available for consultation if needed.

When are vendors permitted to setup for the wedding?

Cake: up to 6 hours prior to the ceremony time. Delivery for centerpieces, flowers, favors, decoration, displays, etc. is up to four (4) hours. DJ is up to 2 hours prior to the ceremony time. Any exceptions to the above will be approved and coordinated with our event planner.

What is allowed for a formal exit?

Sparklers, wedding sparklers, bubbles and real flowers are permitted. No birdseed or faux flowers/petals are allowed. Please consult with our event planner on any other possibilities.

When are items required to be removed after the event?

After the evening is done and guests are gone, we give you one hour to remove any personal items from the premises. Any exceptions to this, such as large, rented items or minimal décor that can be easily stored onsite until the following morning, will be approved and coordinated through our event planner.

How much is the deposit to book a wedding?

After you’ve said YES! to St. Johns Golf and Country Club, we will provide an event contract to you that will be signed and returned with a 20% deposit to secure the requested date for your wedding. At 6 months prior to the wedding date, we require an additional 30% deposit toward your anticipated total.

When is final payment due?

Final payment is due 14 days prior to your event date. At this time our event planner will get your final guest count and payment.

Do you require event or wedding insurance?

The club does not require you to purchase insurance for the day. However, if you are interested in coverage in the event of unfortunate circumstances, we would be happy to offer recommendations on how to search for coverage.