Gleneagles Country Club
Gleneagles CC, Delray Beach-
We looked at A LOT of venues. I wanted everything to be inside, and needed three separate rooms. We had the cocktail hour first, so we couldnâ€™t have the ceremony be in the same room as the reception. We didnâ€™t have that hour of cocktails to turn the room around. Also, most places (since it is S. Florida) want the ceremony, or cocktail hour to take place outside. Knowing the weather in Mayâ€¦ I didnâ€™t want to take that chance. Also, I sweat, I didnâ€™t want to be outside for a long period of time. Gleneagles only offers non-members to book parties from May-October. The place was perfect. It wasnâ€™t too stuffy looking. It had the old Florida feel without being overly obnoxious. Cocktail hour is in their lounge which has 126 chairs. Most cocktail hours I have been to there are only a few chairs and most people have to stand. The ceremony room was nice and spacious. There are windows that look out to a waterfall. Reception room holds 400 people. They block off a portion of the room if you arenâ€™t using the whole thing so it doesnâ€™t look too big and not â€śfilledâ€ť. There are floor to ceiling windows on one side that shows the golf course. Just lovely. The colors were mute and went really well with the color scheme. The chairs were so nice we didnâ€™t even cover those for the reception! The staff were all cordial and right on top of everything. Guests actually commented how their napkins were always folded when they came back to the table. Food tasted great and came out hot. Peopleâ€™s water and wine were constantly filled. They also were able to order drinks tableside and did not have to wait long for them to come out. We had our own personal waiter. I felt like royalty!
Melanie Oâ€™Brien was our coordinator. She was BEYOND amazing. There was no reason to hire a DOC. From the moment we met her I knew we were in good hands. Emails and phone calls were always answered immediately. They do not have a vendor list you have to go off of which is nice. When we brought all the stuff for the wedding on Wednesday she sat down with us to go over all the items. She also called our vendors and made sure everyone was on the same timeline. She blocked off the ladies card room downstairs that is connected to the locker room. We were able to use that room while getting dressed and taking pictures. We signed the ketubah down there as well. She had our hor dourves down there for us so we wouldnâ€™t miss out. She was constantly checking up on us and keeping the schedule. We left the clothes we changed out of down there and other items. By the end of the night they were all packed and in our car along with our presents. She setup our bathroom baskets, guestbook and had a cd of our pictures playing on their electronic billboard. They did our place cards, menus, table numbers, and drink signs. They came out amazing! Again, I know I wouldnâ€™t have been as calm as I was if we didnâ€™t have Melanie.