Old South Country Club
Overall, Old South was great. They only do one wedding a day, so that's nice. We could use the building any time we wanted. It was private- golfers on the course, but you could hardly tell and no one came up into the private space. You have to see to understand. For the wedding day, they did a good job serving everyone and keeping the bar moving. It was very nice. The grounds were also well-upkept, freshly painted and cleaned. Bridal suite was beautiful!
Downsides were- the turnover with the Catering Manager made communications difficult for awhile. The catering manager we ended up with- Diva Lynch, also made calculation errors and tried to blame everyone for it (she still owes us like $40). I rated value a little low because I didn't like having to pay for alcohol and the meal together, for kids and non-drinkers it felt priced too...
After touring several suburban DC venues, Old South knocked it out of the park. They were the first venue I visited, and nothing else ever compared. Fall weddings are especially beautiful here. There were a few snags in the planning process (mainly staff turnover), but I would not have changed the venue. This place made my wedding.
-Allows lots of set up time
-The catering pricing includes an open bar! Very affordable
-The club has space for a ceremony, a cocktail hour, and a reception, so no need for transportation; also has a bridal suite, a make up room, a room for gifts/guestbook, coats, etc
-A stunningly beautiful but also modern building that is well-maintained
-The grounds also provide lots of photo ops
-Only one wedding per day
-Very reasonable site fee/room rental
-Food was pretty good, we got a lot of it
-If you want an outdoor ceremony but don't want to worry about rain, they have a beautiful veranda overlooking the golf course that has a (free) large tent in place from spring to fall
-I had a long engagement and booked this venue roughly 1.5 years out; this resulted in three different catering managers during my relationship with the club. Staff turnover is a huge problem
-The permanent dance floor in the ballroom is a tad small, so if you're planning on having a big dance party, people will wind up on the carpet, but then again, you don't have to pay for it
-A word of caution about the tent: it's not the prettiest thing on the underside, but I was quoted $2,000 to drape it.... I decided in the end that no one would remember the tent from out 5 minute ceremony and that I should spend the money elsewhere, but just something to think about
-I recommend hiring a day-of coordinator, even if it is your OCD problem-solving friend who...
Old South was a beautiful location for our wedding. They were extremely flexible as we changed our mind several times. On the day of the wedding the coordinator had everything under control and greeted us with confidence and smiles. We ran a little late but the staff members pulled it off with class. We were very happy with this location and loved the backdrop it gave for our pictures. Definitely would recommend the site to another couple.... gotta try the crab cakes!
The Old South Country Club is beautiful inside and out! All of the staff were accommodating and so pleasant! Cati Mitchell is absolutely amazing to work with! She is so sweet and helpful! Cati made sure that everything was done just how I wanted it and was so flexible in allowing me to bring things to the venue. She was always available to answer all of my questions and could be contacted via email or phone. The food was absolutely delicious! We served prime rib and chicken chesapeake. The prime rib was so tender and had very little fat. YUM!
The country club is beautiful. The director or catering did a great job and made sure that the wedding, ceremony and reception, went smoothly. I think this location is a nice choice to have a wedding.
Old South Country Club is a wonderful venue to host your wedding or event. The scenic view of the golf course is spectacular. The staff is one of the best in the area. They are accomodating and very courteous. If you are looking for an event in the Anne Arundel or Calvert County areas, contact this vendor for your event!