Dream Wedding Locations for the Perfect Par
Wondering how to introduce a golf theme into your big day? Start by selecting the ideal golf course location for your wedding and the rest will fall into place!
If you and your intended are both big golf fans, then incorporating your passion for this hobby into your wedding is a fantastic idea. There’s plenty of scope for creating a fun yet tasteful golf-themed wedding. From golf ball place card ideas, naming your tables after favourite golf holes or courses or having the groomsmen dressed in golf clothing, all great weddings lie in how much attention has been paid to the details. But undoubtedly the most important detail to get right, is your choice of wedding venue. And naturally you’ll want this to be held in a location with an impressive golf course.
Here are some of the finest wedding venues with golf courses to book for your special day.
Crondon Park, Essex
Located in rural Essex, this beautiful venue is set against a backdrop of stunning countryside. Couples usually get married in the Ryder Room which is part of the Baronial Suite and fully licensed to perform both civil and partnership ceremonies. Private gardens and the bridal suite are attached, allowing the bride to get ready in calm and peaceful surroundings. Following the ceremony, guests will be entertained in the Baronial Hall, an early 17th century barn built from ships’ timbers. The wedding party can enjoy a challenging game of golf on the Championship course at Crondon Park weddings which is recognised as being one of the most formidable in Essex. An intimate post-ceremony ride around in the grounds in a golf cart will make for wonderful photos and allow the bride and groom a chance to spend some romantic time together on what can otherwise be a busy day.
Rowallan Castle, Ayrshire
Heading north to Ayrshire in Scotland and golfing couples can’t fail to be seduced by the beauty of Rowallan Castle, which is a short drive away from Glasgow. Up to 100 guests can be invited to weddings held in the Dining Room, Library and Ballroom of the Castle, which also boasts a Croquet Lawn capable of pitching a 300-guest marquee on it. The photographic opportunities are plentiful with views of Ailsa Craig and Arran as the backdrop. Your ushers could form a wedding guard of honour for the happy couple using golf clubs which will make truly memorable photos. Perhaps the gentlemen of the wedding party might like to lead up to the nuptials by playing a round of golf on the world class Rowallan Castle golf club course, while the bride is getting ready.
Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Resort, Waterford
Ireland is a magical place to get married and nowhere is this truer than at the Waterford Castle Hotel. This is situated on a private 310-acre island on the River Suir, which is close to Waterford itself. Those that hire the castle for their wedding can enjoy exclusive use of the entire property which can cater for up to 120 guests and also offers 19 unique bedrooms. The only island-based golf facility in the whole of Ireland is included as a par 72 18-hole course and is ranked in the top 30 parkland courses, according to Golf Ireland.
If you’ve been inspired by any of the golf wedding venues described here, then it’s time to visit them and set your date. Such exquisite places tend to get booked up long in advance, but there might be availability much sooner if you ask. Wishing you all the best for your happy day!