Dunes West offered what I had wanted in my wedding: a green lawn with white chairs and a view of the river. The location is simply GORGEOUS. The club has a large changing room for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready, as well as for the groom and groomsmen. There are large trees on the property with Spanish moss hanging down which provides for a romantic setting. Dunes West has three areas/possible set-up for ceremonies which includes the lawn, as I chose, and a large garden area in the back of the club house. You can also choose to have your reception at the same site, as I chose to do. It made it easy to have everything in one location so that no one would be required to drive from one sit to another.
Dunes West Golf Club offers a great view of the river in the back of the building. The building has been updated and there are several areas for your guests to sit back and enjoy themselves, including indoor and outdoor spots. What I did not like about this venue was that you go inside for the cocktail hour and your guests are downstairs, then they must go upstairs where dinner is served and then go back downstairs for dancing and cake-cutting. Although there is an elevator, we found the set-up a bit inconvenient for our older guests and my sister-in-law who is wheelchair bound. Other than that, the staff is helpful and accommodating.
Dunes West Golf Club offers a variety of food to choose from and various "plans" to choose from depending on your budget. There is a list that can be emailed to you with all of your options and pricing. Everything was stated clearly and there is no room for confusion. I chose the buffet style since I had many vegetarians and picky eaters as guests. The vegetarians were impressed by the quality and variety of dishes that Dunes West had to offer. The picky eaters were happy because there was much to choose from. As a bride, a sample of all of the food was prepared for me and put at my table before I sat down to eat. The food was delicious and I recommend them to make your life simpler if you are planning your own wedding at the Dunes West location.