Kiss of Approval – Ceremony Site Review from Lucinda’s perspective:
Charlie’s at the Windsor Golf Club
Sonoma County – Wine Country Weddings
It has been my experience that Golf Clubs often offer a Wedding Package that makes wedding planning easy and in some cases more affordable. Typically they offer a complete package, making the choices for the couple effortless. This venue includes the event coordination. I have had the great pleasure of working with Banquet & Event manager, Liz – and she is one of my favorites: always kind, and with so much experience she makes it all seem very easy (and it isn’t!).
The Windsor Golf Club is a wonderfully scenic location for a wedding ceremony, reception, or rehearsal dinner. The friendly, superlative, and attentive staff is more than happy to help couples with even the minutest detail of their wedding planning, making this special day one that will be etched in their memory forever.
The poignant part about this venue is that on request, they will provide a large wooden raised platform, ensuring that even guests who are sitting in the back row do not miss out on any part of the ceremony. Vows and Kisses officiants specialize in custom ceremony rituals. So no matter what kind of ceremony you have dreamed all your life of having, the Windsor Golf Course will be happy to oblige you.
I have also presided over a wedding, under an arbor (ground level) that worked very well for the smaller group of guests that were attending. This site is well landscaped – it feels protected and intimate. This particular wedding the couple had an outdoor tent with chandeliers, and outside of the tent, before the ceremony site, outdoor lounges were created. It was elegant and comfortable.
The choice is wide and varied where catering for your wedding is concerned. They have an in-house catering service which offers exceptional indoor and outdoor catering for weddings and receptions. Couples may either choose from four predefined featured buffets or may build their own menu through the venue’s “Create Your Own” service. The catering staff will also work with the couple to create a completely customized menu which is tailored to their own expectations.
While there is no vineyard, the venue more than makes up for it, by offering many picturesque backdrops for photos and videography. A combination of exceptional personal service, serene, and romantic backdrops, and scrumptious cuisine makes Windsor Golf Club the perfect venue for your wedding.
They also have a well-done, informative website which includes videos.
I give this site a Kiss of Approval.
Name of Venue: Charlie’s at Windsor Golf Course
County: Sonoma County
Address: 1320 19th Hole Drive
Windsor, CA 95492
Phone: (707) 838-8802
Contact Info Banquet/Event Manager/Coordinator: Liz Glass, Banquet Sales / Food & Beverage Coordinator,
Type of Wedding and/or Packages: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location: Classic, Garden
Indoor Space for Ceremony: Yes
Indoor Space for Reception: Yes
Outdoor space for Ceremony: Yes
Outdoor Space for Reception: Yes
Options for Rain: Yes
Raised Platform for Ceremony Site: Yes
Shade for Ceremony Site and guests: Yes
Options: Ceremony Site Views ocean vineyard other: 3 Event Spaces
Beer and Wine: Venue Yes
Hard Alcohol Permitted: Yes
Overnight accommodations: near by
Does Venue Manager offer event coordination?: Yes
Client provides Event Coordinator? Yes