James on Wedding Wire
10 years ago
11/08/2010, 08:54 AM
We did not plan for rain on our wedding day. The crew at Chardonnay Golf Club made the extra effort to move the restrooms closer to the big tent, they provided a canopy near the restrooms for those waiting, they organized for last minute heaters to ensure comfort to the guests, they met the bride and groom with appetizers and bottled water, they escorted us under an umbrella to a covered area for pictures, they laid down white linens to keep the bride's dress from getting dirty in the rain, they drove us to scenic spots on the golf course once the rain stopped and made sure we had dry seats and linens to pose on. They went above and beyond our expectations for all the reasons listed above.
It was a pleasure working with Crystal. She was very personable, honest, and flexible. She made sure to look out for our best interest when money was concerned, and she gave input on ways to save. She was responsive to all email and phone inquiries. Although she was juggling other weddings, we felt like she was completely available to us. She was flexible with meeting times and dates, which made planning so much easier. I am glad our original venue did not work out, because Crystal and Chardonnay Golf Club were worth every penny.
The venue itself was spacious, but it still had a cozy feel in the rain. We brought in extra lighting, but on a sunny day this would not have been needed. All 270 guests were able to dance, mingle, and sit comfortably.
The food was terrific. My expectations were low, based on other buffet style wedding receptions, but Chardonnay Golf Club did it right! I heard from all the guests that the food was good and that they wanted more. While going through the taste tests with Crystal, she helped narrow down our food options and gave great input on what would pair well with other items on the menu. If the food at Chardonnay was the standard for weddings, then we wouldn't be able to complain about wedding food.