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Willow Oaks Country Club

Richmond , VA
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6228 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, VA 23225 US (map)

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804-228-4137

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Anna
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
I had my reception at Willow Oaks and was so happy with the outcome. The food was delicious, the staff friendly and the room looked beautiful. Working with them was easy and fun and my reception was exactly what I wanted.
I had my reception at Willow Oaks and was so happy with the outcome. The food was delicious, the staff friendly and the Read more...
I had my reception at Willow Oaks and was so happy with the outcome. The food was delicious, the staff friendly and the room looked beautiful. Working with them was easy and fun and my reception was exactly what I wanted. Read less
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Miranda
Wedding:
10/24/2015
4.0/5.0
I never saw myself getting married at a country club, but I fell in love with Willow Oaks' colonial charm, outdoor patio for the ceremony, and their staff. The patio for the ceremony was just perfect - beautiful view, looked GREAT in photos! They have this great room in the "old house" that has so much character and was fantastic for getting ready. (Also fun for pictures!) The reception rooms are wonderful - it's technically 3 rooms, but they really flow and give you a TON of space without feeling separated! They also have the outdoor patio with tables and rocking chairs, where they put lanterns and such - guests really enjoyed that!

That said, a couple things I'd consider:
* You CANNOT use sparklers. So if you have your heart set on that perfect departure with sparklers, look elsewhere.

If food is important to you, you may want to look elsewhere - you do have to use their catering, which was pretty mediocre. We did the heavy hors d'oeuvres option, and it was okay at the tasting, but sorta disappointing at the wedding. Not really hot. Nothing your guests are going to rave about, but they didn't complain either.

I originally booked with Sherri, who was amazing! Professional, gracious, and walked me through every detail - I trusted her completely! Unfortunately, she left midway through planning our wedding, and her replacement was just okay. We were not overly impressed with her management of the rehearsal/wedding day. She was fine for coordinating vendors (DJ, florist, cake, musicians) on the wedding day, setting up our decorations, but sort of disappeared during our rehearsal, and directed guests sort of oddly before the wedding, argued with my mother in law about seating. I would maybe recommend a day of planner or have a friend/family member you trust run the ceremony! (Even though they say they will do that for you.)

That said, I had a great wedding day, I have beautiful pictures, and the guests really enjoyed the venue!
I never saw myself getting married at a country club, but I fell in love with Willow Oaks' colonial charm, outdoor patio Read more...
I never saw myself getting married at a country club, but I fell in love with Willow Oaks' colonial charm, outdoor patio for the ceremony, and their staff. The patio for the ceremony was just perfect - beautiful view, looked GREAT in photos! They have this great room in the "old house" that has so much character and was fantastic for getting ready. (Also fun for pictures!) The reception rooms are wonderful - it's technically 3 rooms, but they really flow and give you a TON of space without feeling separated! They also have the outdoor patio with tables and rocking chairs, where they put lanterns and such - guests really enjoyed that!

That said, a couple things I'd consider:
* You CANNOT use sparklers. So if you have your heart set on that perfect departure with sparklers, look elsewhere.

If food is important to you, you may want to look elsewhere - you do have to use their catering, which was pretty mediocre. We did the heavy hors d'oeuvres option, and it was okay at the tasting, but sorta disappointing at the wedding. Not really hot. Nothing your guests are going to rave about, but they didn't complain either.

I originally booked with Sherri, who was amazing! Professional, gracious, and walked me through every detail - I trusted her completely! Unfortunately, she left midway through planning our wedding, and her replacement was just okay. We were not overly impressed with her management of the rehearsal/wedding day. She was fine for coordinating vendors (DJ, florist, cake, musicians) on the wedding day, setting up our decorations, but sort of disappeared during our rehearsal, and directed guests sort of oddly before the wedding, argued with my mother in law about seating. I would maybe recommend a day of planner or have a friend/family member you trust run the ceremony! (Even though they say they will do that for you.)

That said, I had a great wedding day, I have beautiful pictures, and the guests really enjoyed the venue! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I never thought that I would have my wedding reception at a country club. But after we met Sherri and spending a little time on the grounds, we were caught off guard by how much we loved it and how "right" it felt. On the day of, everything, indeed, was "right."

Willow Oaks is beautiful. I was drawn to it for its understated elegance. The original clubhouse was an 18th century home relocated from NC, and the colonial aesthetic has been extended throughout the newer areas, giving it a "very Richmond" feel: colonial, historic, elegant, but never over the top. I love the color scheme of the three reception rooms, and the main parlor with the piano is so pretty.

For a reception, the three rooms flow nicely into each other so that everyone feels united no matter where they sit, but still offers enough space so that if anyone wants to get away from the loud music, they can. It's a space that can fit over 200 guests but still have it feel like an intimate affair.

The patio is a gem. It's huge and has sweeping views of the golf course. Depending on how full the trees are, you can see the James. It's great for the cocktail hour, and we had people enjoying it for most of the night.

But what makes it all really worth it is the staff. Sherri was our main point of contact, but we worked with a few other members of the staff throughout the process, and each one was incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and gracious. I was planning the wedding long-distance, and as soon as I met Sherri, I knew I could trust her. She's so good at what she does, and her thoroughness makes her like a pseudo wedding planner, ensuring that you haven't forgotten any details. On the day of, when we arrived, she couldn't have been better at putting us at ease. We felt so taken care of; didn't have to worry about a thing. Emily, who works
I never thought that I would have my wedding reception at a country club. But after we met Sherri and spending a little Read more...
I never thought that I would have my wedding reception at a country club. But after we met Sherri and spending a little time on the grounds, we were caught off guard by how much we loved it and how "right" it felt. On the day of, everything, indeed, was "right."

Willow Oaks is beautiful. I was drawn to it for its understated elegance. The original clubhouse was an 18th century home relocated from NC, and the colonial aesthetic has been extended throughout the newer areas, giving it a "very Richmond" feel: colonial, historic, elegant, but never over the top. I love the color scheme of the three reception rooms, and the main parlor with the piano is so pretty.

For a reception, the three rooms flow nicely into each other so that everyone feels united no matter where they sit, but still offers enough space so that if anyone wants to get away from the loud music, they can. It's a space that can fit over 200 guests but still have it feel like an intimate affair.

The patio is a gem. It's huge and has sweeping views of the golf course. Depending on how full the trees are, you can see the James. It's great for the cocktail hour, and we had people enjoying it for most of the night.

But what makes it all really worth it is the staff. Sherri was our main point of contact, but we worked with a few other members of the staff throughout the process, and each one was incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and gracious. I was planning the wedding long-distance, and as soon as I met Sherri, I knew I could trust her. She's so good at what she does, and her thoroughness makes her like a pseudo wedding planner, ensuring that you haven't forgotten any details. On the day of, when we arrived, she couldn't have been better at putting us at ease. We felt so taken care of; didn't have to worry about a thing. Emily, who works Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding ceremony and reception was simply amazing at Willow Oaks! Everything from the beautiful venue, to the sweet and helpful event staff and event planners, to the delicious food! Such a memorable day! I highly recommend!
Our wedding ceremony and reception was simply amazing at Willow Oaks! Everything from the beautiful venue, to the sweet Read more...
Our wedding ceremony and reception was simply amazing at Willow Oaks! Everything from the beautiful venue, to the sweet and helpful event staff and event planners, to the delicious food! Such a memorable day! I highly recommend! Read less
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Sheena
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding and reception here and I was very happy with how everything turned out. The employees at this country club really do go above and beyond to provide you with anything you may need not to mention the country club itself is beautiful. I highly recommend this venue.
I had my wedding and reception here and I was very happy with how everything turned out. The employees at this country Read more...
I had my wedding and reception here and I was very happy with how everything turned out. The employees at this country club really do go above and beyond to provide you with anything you may need not to mention the country club itself is beautiful. I highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Sherri, the wedding coordinator, was fantastic. She was willing to try all of my ideas and incorporate what I wanted into my special day. She was there all day the day of the wedding and left around 8:00 after all the major coordination was through. The room where the bridal party gets ready is perfect!! Also, the chef prepared us snacks like wraps and sandwiches as well as a variety of soda's.

I highly recommend renting reception chairs because WOCC uses old, maroon colored chairs that stick out like sore thumbs. Other then that, this venue was PHENOMENAL!!
Sherri, the wedding coordinator, was fantastic. She was willing to try all of my ideas and incorporate what I wanted into Read more...
Sherri, the wedding coordinator, was fantastic. She was willing to try all of my ideas and incorporate what I wanted into my special day. She was there all day the day of the wedding and left around 8:00 after all the major coordination was through. The room where the bridal party gets ready is perfect!! Also, the chef prepared us snacks like wraps and sandwiches as well as a variety of soda's.

I highly recommend renting reception chairs because WOCC uses old, maroon colored chairs that stick out like sore thumbs. Other then that, this venue was PHENOMENAL!! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful place for our ceremony and reception! Amazing food!
Beautiful place for our ceremony and reception! Amazing food!
Beautiful place for our ceremony and reception! Amazing food! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Willow Oaks saved my wedding. Due to the awful Richmond storms, Willow Oaks unfortunately lost power, but with their connections, I was able to change my venue, and they did all of the coordination. I still wish I would have had my wedding at Willow Oaks though, because their location is gorgeous and the food is uber yummy! And best of all, they are affordable and very respectful and professional.
Willow Oaks saved my wedding. Due to the awful Richmond storms, Willow Oaks unfortunately lost power, but with their Read more...
Willow Oaks saved my wedding. Due to the awful Richmond storms, Willow Oaks unfortunately lost power, but with their connections, I was able to change my venue, and they did all of the coordination. I still wish I would have had my wedding at Willow Oaks though, because their location is gorgeous and the food is uber yummy! And best of all, they are affordable and very respectful and professional. Read less
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Richmond Bride
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
-From the very first time we came to see the Willow Oaks Country Club, to the moment we left the reception the service and attention was consistent and simply amazing. All our friends and family were very happy with the food, the set-up and the bridal consultant was outstanding at keeping us on schedule and making the whole night run smoothly, everything went just as we wanted :)
-From the very first time we came to see the Willow Oaks Country Club, to the moment we left the reception the service and Read more...
-From the very first time we came to see the Willow Oaks Country Club, to the moment we left the reception the service and attention was consistent and simply amazing. All our friends and family were very happy with the food, the set-up and the bridal consultant was outstanding at keeping us on schedule and making the whole night run smoothly, everything went just as we wanted :) Read less
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Kirsten
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.0/5.0
Beautiful venue, great food, good times!
Beautiful venue, great food, good times!
Beautiful venue, great food, good times! Read less
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