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Bentwater Yacht and Country Club

Montgomery , TX
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800 Bentwater Drive
Montgomery, TX 77356 US (map)

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936-597-6219

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Bentwater Yacht and Country Club is an ideal location for a wedding ceremony and reception. Bentwater's gazebos offer gorgeous views of Lake Conroe and are within steps to the Yacht... Read more
Bentwater Yacht and Country Club is an ideal location for a wedding ceremony and reception. Bentwater's gazebos offer gorgeous views of Lake Conroe and are within steps to the Yacht Club, the wedding reception venue. A wedding ceremony beneath the charm of the Club’s signature gazebo ensures memories with its intimacy and its spectacular views. The Club’s lush landscaping provides a backdrop of seasonal flowers in a full pallet of colors.

The Yacht Club has beautiful floor to ceiling windows also overlooking the lake, high ceilings, an elegant chandelier and a very unique floor plan that provides for an intimate setting for 50 to 200. Our professional banquet staff specializes in attention to the smallest of details and our Executive Chef will delight your palate with his culinary cuisine.

Bentwater is a full service facility during this special occasion as it offers numerous amenities including overnight guest rooms, two golf courses, a day spa, a tennis center, a full service marina, two swimming pools and two restaurants. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1987
Describe your venue:
Boat / Yacht, Country / Golf Club
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Nautical, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
8500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

3.3
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.0/5.0
I was scheduled to have my wedding June 19th 2015, A year ago I found this amazing beautiful place online and raced the very next weekend to check it out. I fell in love and could not pass it up with a special they had going on so I signed up and signed my contract. With our date being so far out they just had me put my deposit down to lock everything in place and would contact me a year before the wedding. I received a letter from them about 6 months ago, stating not to worry, the lady helping us was no longer with the company and had assigned us to Connie and had all our paper work and looked forward to working with us. I had no problem with that, thought that’s cool they let us know by mail, and not when we start planning. After Connie sent over us a packet with many changes on it from the first contract we signed, we decided we needed to meet with her to make sure this amazing deal we signed up for and signed contract on was still offered to us. I was sad to find out I had to pay an extra 4000 for my Saturday wedding along with many more hidden fees and told several things I was offered would not be granted. From the start, I went online and searched for feedback, I ran into nothing but negative things about the place, but I had my heart set on it. I know you can’t make everyone happy, but you can many! The red flag for me was no facebook for the public to see comments ! Today everyone is on facebook and tons of companies use it to get the word out and pull people in! I also noticed it looks (not sure) but if Bentwater is changing names, online it’s got another name. I had even asked about someones comments and well of course it was as if it was a Godzilla bride moment. They aren’t about making that special day for you, they are about your money !
I was scheduled to have my wedding June 19th 2015, A year ago I found this amazing beautiful place online and raced the Read more...
I was scheduled to have my wedding June 19th 2015, A year ago I found this amazing beautiful place online and raced the very next weekend to check it out. I fell in love and could not pass it up with a special they had going on so I signed up and signed my contract. With our date being so far out they just had me put my deposit down to lock everything in place and would contact me a year before the wedding. I received a letter from them about 6 months ago, stating not to worry, the lady helping us was no longer with the company and had assigned us to Connie and had all our paper work and looked forward to working with us. I had no problem with that, thought that’s cool they let us know by mail, and not when we start planning. After Connie sent over us a packet with many changes on it from the first contract we signed, we decided we needed to meet with her to make sure this amazing deal we signed up for and signed contract on was still offered to us. I was sad to find out I had to pay an extra 4000 for my Saturday wedding along with many more hidden fees and told several things I was offered would not be granted. From the start, I went online and searched for feedback, I ran into nothing but negative things about the place, but I had my heart set on it. I know you can’t make everyone happy, but you can many! The red flag for me was no facebook for the public to see comments ! Today everyone is on facebook and tons of companies use it to get the word out and pull people in! I also noticed it looks (not sure) but if Bentwater is changing names, online it’s got another name. I had even asked about someones comments and well of course it was as if it was a Godzilla bride moment. They aren’t about making that special day for you, they are about your money ! Read less
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Bentwater Yacht and Country Club responded with the following comments:

This bride was coached by another sales rep and unfortunately, the sales rep did not give her the appropriate information. Hence, that sales rep is no longer with the company. We tried to reach the best possible solution for this couple together with my General Manager. They chose not to accept our offer which is completely out of our control.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous Venue. Food is delicious and surroundings provide for awesome photos. The coordinator they have at the venue is lacking though. We had a friend who was helping us out with coordinating and without our friend being involved the wedding may have had a lot of flaws. The event coordinator for Bentwater was showing people around the venue just hours before our wedding ceremony was to begin and she also left before we even cut the cake. The venue itself though was absolutely amazing!
Gorgeous Venue. Food is delicious and surroundings provide for awesome photos. The coordinator they have at the venue is Read more...
Gorgeous Venue. Food is delicious and surroundings provide for awesome photos. The coordinator they have at the venue is lacking though. We had a friend who was helping us out with coordinating and without our friend being involved the wedding may have had a lot of flaws. The event coordinator for Bentwater was showing people around the venue just hours before our wedding ceremony was to begin and she also left before we even cut the cake. The venue itself though was absolutely amazing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.1/5.0
From the moment we walked in our whole family was butting heads with Trish. She was rude and very unprofessional. We came to look at bentwater as a possible venue, needless to say Trish ran us off. I was very shocked that she did not inform me that they were going to be setting up for a wedding that day. Also, she had the groom setting up his own reception. We felt very rushed and she acted as if we were inconveniencing her...

Moral of the story Trish lost a sale and is very unprofessional and rude, the way she spoke to my fiancé was ridiculous.. It's sad because bentwater was my first choice!,,,,
From the moment we walked in our whole family was butting heads with Trish. She was rude and very unprofessional. We came Read more...
From the moment we walked in our whole family was butting heads with Trish. She was rude and very unprofessional. We came to look at bentwater as a possible venue, needless to say Trish ran us off. I was very shocked that she did not inform me that they were going to be setting up for a wedding that day. Also, she had the groom setting up his own reception. We felt very rushed and she acted as if we were inconveniencing her...

Moral of the story Trish lost a sale and is very unprofessional and rude, the way she spoke to my fiancé was ridiculous.. It's sad because bentwater was my first choice!,,,, Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/30/2013
4.7/5.0
I looked everywhere for the perfect venue. Just when I thought I would never find it, I came across BW and was ecstatic! However, the reviews made me somewhat stand-offish, but once we toured the venue, we booked it instantly. The venue is absolutely stunning, and you really can't beat the inclusive wedding package they offer. At the time of my booking, BW was undergoing some changes, so I dealt with 2 coordinators, one being Trish... So, I can understand a lot of the reviews posted here. However, Trish is a very bubbly & fun individual, and really does want to make your wedding dreams come true. She may not have responded to my emails that exact day, but being the main event coordinator for all of BW and trying to cleanup the mess the previous coordinator(s) left behind, I totally understood that she was a very busy person - some people just don't realize this. Trish really did work extremely hard to accomodate our wishes and helped us have the best night of our lives! Bentwater was our dream wedding spot and Trish played a huge role in making everything perfect!
I looked everywhere for the perfect venue. Just when I thought I would never find it, I came across BW and was ecstatic! Read more...
I looked everywhere for the perfect venue. Just when I thought I would never find it, I came across BW and was ecstatic! However, the reviews made me somewhat stand-offish, but once we toured the venue, we booked it instantly. The venue is absolutely stunning, and you really can't beat the inclusive wedding package they offer. At the time of my booking, BW was undergoing some changes, so I dealt with 2 coordinators, one being Trish... So, I can understand a lot of the reviews posted here. However, Trish is a very bubbly & fun individual, and really does want to make your wedding dreams come true. She may not have responded to my emails that exact day, but being the main event coordinator for all of BW and trying to cleanup the mess the previous coordinator(s) left behind, I totally understood that she was a very busy person - some people just don't realize this. Trish really did work extremely hard to accomodate our wishes and helped us have the best night of our lives! Bentwater was our dream wedding spot and Trish played a huge role in making everything perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.7/5.0
It's absolutely heart wrenching to give them place such a bad review, but I have no choice. If Bentwater would like to actually become the diamond in the rough that it is, they must do something about their management. I could never recommend this venue to any other bride, because I would never want her to go through what me and my family experienced.

Although my wedding was beautiful and went smoothly, that was all thanks to my amazing family who was there to fully support me behind the scenes.

There are many things that I could express that frustrated me about working with Trish, but I can just say that I never felt fully supported at all at any point during the whole planning process. All I recall Trish ever relaying to me was "You do not need to ask those kinds of questions, all you need to do is show up and we will do the rest." NEVER say that to a bride and gives you any right to avoid giving me details about MY wedding.

All I can say is I an very happy to never have to work with these ladies ever again.
It's absolutely heart wrenching to give them place such a bad review, but I have no choice. If Bentwater would like to Read more...
It's absolutely heart wrenching to give them place such a bad review, but I have no choice. If Bentwater would like to actually become the diamond in the rough that it is, they must do something about their management. I could never recommend this venue to any other bride, because I would never want her to go through what me and my family experienced.

Although my wedding was beautiful and went smoothly, that was all thanks to my amazing family who was there to fully support me behind the scenes.

There are many things that I could express that frustrated me about working with Trish, but I can just say that I never felt fully supported at all at any point during the whole planning process. All I recall Trish ever relaying to me was "You do not need to ask those kinds of questions, all you need to do is show up and we will do the rest." NEVER say that to a bride and gives you any right to avoid giving me details about MY wedding.

All I can say is I an very happy to never have to work with these ladies ever again. Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
11/10/2012
1.7/5.0
I waited a while to give this review so that I could write it rationally and non-emotionally.


The Good: The site is beautiful, the food is good, the prices are reasonable. The waitstaff and the bar staff are fabulous and helpful.


The Bad: The management is not good. The event coordinators are shockingly bad - unproffessional and rude. As other reviews have stated, the response to phone calls and emails leading up to the wedding was bad. Many of the things that they were contractually obligated to do - they did not do. The week of the wedding we were informed that part of the reception space was booked for another event at the same time which was in breech of our contract. They tried to get around that saying the change was written on a food/alcohol invoice. We had to consult an attorney to prove that an invoice is not legally binding and that the original contract was legally binding. We did however lose that part of the reception space for more than half of the wedding event. This was the biggest offense but not the only offense. The food that was served during the wedding was completely different from what the bride and groom ordered. We hired a day of coordinator to help us communicate with the event coordinator. Once the event coordinator found out that we hired a day of coordinator, she did nothing. Days after the wedding my coordinator told me how mean they were to her. The stress that the event coordinators/management put us through is not worth the beauty of lakeside event.

My advise to anyone who wants to have a wedding/reception here is:

1. Hire a day of coordinator, unless you are well versed in running a wedding.
2. Get EVERYTHING in writing.
3. Review the contract thoroughly and refer back to it often. Do not trust that they will follow through with their contractual agreements.
I waited a while to give this review so that I could write it rationally and non-emotionally.


The Good: The Read more...
I waited a while to give this review so that I could write it rationally and non-emotionally.


The Good: The site is beautiful, the food is good, the prices are reasonable. The waitstaff and the bar staff are fabulous and helpful.


The Bad: The management is not good. The event coordinators are shockingly bad - unproffessional and rude. As other reviews have stated, the response to phone calls and emails leading up to the wedding was bad. Many of the things that they were contractually obligated to do - they did not do. The week of the wedding we were informed that part of the reception space was booked for another event at the same time which was in breech of our contract. They tried to get around that saying the change was written on a food/alcohol invoice. We had to consult an attorney to prove that an invoice is not legally binding and that the original contract was legally binding. We did however lose that part of the reception space for more than half of the wedding event. This was the biggest offense but not the only offense. The food that was served during the wedding was completely different from what the bride and groom ordered. We hired a day of coordinator to help us communicate with the event coordinator. Once the event coordinator found out that we hired a day of coordinator, she did nothing. Days after the wedding my coordinator told me how mean they were to her. The stress that the event coordinators/management put us through is not worth the beauty of lakeside event.

My advise to anyone who wants to have a wedding/reception here is:

1. Hire a day of coordinator, unless you are well versed in running a wedding.
2. Get EVERYTHING in writing.
3. Review the contract thoroughly and refer back to it often. Do not trust that they will follow through with their contractual agreements. Read less
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Meagan
Wedding:
11/7/2012
1.8/5.0
I am sorry to say that I am shocked and extremely disappointed at the unprofessionalism and deception that Bentwater has presented me with. From Jan-April, Bentwater went through several wedding coordinators. I can't tell you how many women I talked to that I had no idea who I was, couldn't find my wedding info, etc. Furthermore, we also had reserved 30 Villas for our guests with Cindy. Every time I spoke with Trish, I asked "Are our villas still blocked off? Will you please check to make sure?" 3 months before the wedding she calls saying that we only have 9 rooms because they had to use the other ones for a golf tournament. Now, two days before my big day, Trish calls about last minute details and informs me that there will be a dinner party in the room next to ours at the same time as my wedding. This is also the room that I was supposed to be getting ready in. If you've been to Bentwater, it's not a big place. There is only one set of bathrooms and one bar in the venue. So my guests and I will be sharing my wedding reception with 50 strangers when we have paid over 12K for a venue that specifically states in the contract that we have the entire venue? Trish did not offer to try to change the dinner plans. She made it seem like I was whining and complaining over nothing. In her words "This is how this business is" and "what are you upset about?" No apology. No compensation. To add the icing to the cake, when my mother calls to deal with this issue, Trish HANGS up on her and refuses to speak to my mom. Please do not book here. The location is absolutely beautiful and the food is amazing but it is NOT worth the hassle and stress that we have had to go through with the administration.
I am sorry to say that I am shocked and extremely disappointed at the unprofessionalism and deception that Bentwater has Read more...
I am sorry to say that I am shocked and extremely disappointed at the unprofessionalism and deception that Bentwater has presented me with. From Jan-April, Bentwater went through several wedding coordinators. I can't tell you how many women I talked to that I had no idea who I was, couldn't find my wedding info, etc. Furthermore, we also had reserved 30 Villas for our guests with Cindy. Every time I spoke with Trish, I asked "Are our villas still blocked off? Will you please check to make sure?" 3 months before the wedding she calls saying that we only have 9 rooms because they had to use the other ones for a golf tournament. Now, two days before my big day, Trish calls about last minute details and informs me that there will be a dinner party in the room next to ours at the same time as my wedding. This is also the room that I was supposed to be getting ready in. If you've been to Bentwater, it's not a big place. There is only one set of bathrooms and one bar in the venue. So my guests and I will be sharing my wedding reception with 50 strangers when we have paid over 12K for a venue that specifically states in the contract that we have the entire venue? Trish did not offer to try to change the dinner plans. She made it seem like I was whining and complaining over nothing. In her words "This is how this business is" and "what are you upset about?" No apology. No compensation. To add the icing to the cake, when my mother calls to deal with this issue, Trish HANGS up on her and refuses to speak to my mom. Please do not book here. The location is absolutely beautiful and the food is amazing but it is NOT worth the hassle and stress that we have had to go through with the administration. Read less
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Macy
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.4/5.0
The bottom line is that the Bentwater Yacht Club is a gorgeous place for a wedding and the value is great. I was able to afford a better food and beverage package there than I would have at several of the other places I considered, and I have gotten endless comments about the beauty of the location and the quality of the food and service. I loved having my wedding there and the day went perfectly.

I would have loved to give Bentwater 5 stars in every category, but there were a few hitches during the planning process that I couldn't ignore. I think they've sorted out their administrative issues now, though, and I would recommend Bentwater to anyone.
The bottom line is that the Bentwater Yacht Club is a gorgeous place for a wedding and the value is great. I was able to Read more...
The bottom line is that the Bentwater Yacht Club is a gorgeous place for a wedding and the value is great. I was able to afford a better food and beverage package there than I would have at several of the other places I considered, and I have gotten endless comments about the beauty of the location and the quality of the food and service. I loved having my wedding there and the day went perfectly.

I would have loved to give Bentwater 5 stars in every category, but there were a few hitches during the planning process that I couldn't ignore. I think they've sorted out their administrative issues now, though, and I would recommend Bentwater to anyone. Read less
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BB
Wedding:
5/12/2012
2.3/5.0
We had our wedding here and it actually turned out great but the stress I had to endure in the planning was unreasonable. The catering department is a disaster, apparently. I never got anything in writing about the details of my wedding until two days before the wedding. I would call and leave messages and no one would return them. And if I did get a hold of them, they would say, oh ok, I'll have it to you by Friday and then nothing for weeks. My husband's aunt called a million times to set up a brunch for the next day and no one called her back for over a month. Luckily, we had a Day-Of coordinator not associated with Bentwater that made sure things happened correctly at the event so it turned out ok. Thank goodness
The Pros: Beautiful, nice villas, food was definitely decent, price, flexible (provided babysitter that was great and made us pies)
Cons: Not professional or responsive AT ALL, no follow up, they forgot my aisle runner so I walked down the aisle on concrete :( who knows what else would have been missing if it weren't for our coordinator??
We had our wedding here and it actually turned out great but the stress I had to endure in the planning was unreasonable. Read more...
We had our wedding here and it actually turned out great but the stress I had to endure in the planning was unreasonable. The catering department is a disaster, apparently. I never got anything in writing about the details of my wedding until two days before the wedding. I would call and leave messages and no one would return them. And if I did get a hold of them, they would say, oh ok, I'll have it to you by Friday and then nothing for weeks. My husband's aunt called a million times to set up a brunch for the next day and no one called her back for over a month. Luckily, we had a Day-Of coordinator not associated with Bentwater that made sure things happened correctly at the event so it turned out ok. Thank goodness
The Pros: Beautiful, nice villas, food was definitely decent, price, flexible (provided babysitter that was great and made us pies)
Cons: Not professional or responsive AT ALL, no follow up, they forgot my aisle runner so I walked down the aisle on concrete :( who knows what else would have been missing if it weren't for our coordinator?? Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.0/5.0
DO NOT BOOK HERE! This was the worst experience ever! They do not return calls and they have gone through 3 different wedding coordinators in 5 months. I would call and email with no response for 3 weeks!! No one ever calls to update the point of contact and let us know. You do not want this stress about your food and venue. Awful awful!!!
DO NOT BOOK HERE! This was the worst experience ever! They do not return calls and they have gone through 3 different Read more...
DO NOT BOOK HERE! This was the worst experience ever! They do not return calls and they have gone through 3 different wedding coordinators in 5 months. I would call and email with no response for 3 weeks!! No one ever calls to update the point of contact and let us know. You do not want this stress about your food and venue. Awful awful!!! Read less
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