The Bridges Golf Club
I was planning a wedding from the east coast and Sandy helped me out with every possible aspect. She gave me great recommendations for vendors and was so accomdating when I kept changing things. I had only been there once so I was very nervous about decorating a place that i briefly visited but Sandy was gracious enough to send me different photos of the venue to see how other brides had done certain things.
Come the day of Rachal was our wedding coordinator. Wow , she was amazing! She had the whole day run perfectly! My wedding guests loved her and the staff becuase they were so prompt and kind.
The next day all my guests could talk about was how beautiful Bridges was, how the food was fantastic, and how the staff was awesome! They were all in love with it. So much that my younger cousin from Colorado now is looking to have her wedding there.
You cannot go wrong with having your wedding here. My ceremony and reception were...
We got married at The Bridges on 2/17/13 and I could not be happier with the experience! I actually cannot believe how smoothly EVERYTHING went. No hick-ups!
We worked with Alicia at first but mostly Sandy. They are both AMAZING! When we were deciding on the venue I had a lot of questions and Alicia answered all my emails in a very timely manner and with incredibly helpful and thoughtful answers. Sandy helped us actually plan the wedding. She had great advice, also answered emails incredibly quickly and made sure every single detail was taken care of. I could not believe how perfect everything was! I cannot thank those two ladies enough!
Rachel was our day of person and she gets five stars as well. I had a wedding day coordinator so I didn't work that directly with Rachel, but I'm sure she was awesome, and I did ask her to make sure there were snacks in the bridal room after the ceremony and there were. All the staff at the Bridges are professional, helpful, and wonderful to work with!
If I had to say one tiny thing that happened that wasn't how we planned it was that when we did our food tasting we ordered the salmon with pomegranate au jus. It was delicious at the tasting (our favorite thing we tasted). Day of the wedding the salmon was served with was a different sauce and it wasn't served with these delicious mash potatoes that we tasted at the tasting. To be honest, the day of the wedding, I didn't even notice, but the next day I remembered. I really didn't care, but if that kind of thing would bother you, I recommend checking in on that before the big day.
Other than that the food was great! I don't eat red meat myself, but we had quite a foodie crowd who raved about the prim rib. I thought the salmon was pretty good despite it not being with the sauce we planned, and the raviolis were pretty good too. The appetizers were awesome!
I cannot express how satisfied I was with the Bridges. I am thrilled I chose to get married there. I can't...
Words cannot describe my extreme gratitude for the Bridges and their staff for making my wedding the most amazing day of my life! From day one the Bridges staff was courteous, helpful, fun and never made me feel like a crazy bride! I worked with Sandy, who is absolutely amazing. I have to say that every single person who I came into contact with from Sandy, to the food coordinator, to my event captain just exceeded my expectations of what would happen the day of! The food was amazing, people are still telling me how awesome the lamb was (I am sure my now husband is still thinking about it too) and my rooms (I did the venue buyout) were gorgeous! They accommodated my large wedding party down to the tunnels with my photographer by lending us golf carts and you can imagine how awesome that was! I have absolutely no regrets at all and would HIGHLY recommend the Bridges over any other venue (and I did look quite extensively in the area and Bridges is by far the nicest, gorgeous venue!!). I again just have to give a HUGE thank you to Sandy and all employees of the Bridges, you made my wedding a dream come true and I cannot begin to thank you enough for everything that you did! Its no wonder they are a Knot pick!! Thank you and to all brides looking for venues pick the Bridges!!!
There is not an hour (let alone a day) that goes by where I don't think about our wedding. And not one of those thoughts are "I wish I had done this" or "I had hoped that would have been better". They are "that was the most amazing and perfect day of my life". :) Is that gushy enough for you?!
But really, everyone says that planning a wedding can be stressful, challenging and exhausting...and looking back I didn't feel that way at all. And much of that is thanks to the entire staff at The Bridges who made everything so easy from start to finish. I couldn't have been happier with the final product. Every person that I worked with (sales, planning, catering & day of) were fantastic. They were incredibly organized, flexible, responsive, pleasant and patient.
I came in knowing exactly what we wanted (some call it bossy or head strong, I call it detail oriented and determined :) and everyone was very receptive and accommodating. I literally didn't worry about one thing all night which is exactly how it should be.
Throughout the planning process I had a suggestion for the sales team on sending out payment reminders further in advance so the couple has ample time to prepare. The staff took this feedback to heart and implemented a change immediately. Just a small situation that shows that they listen, care and act.
Some may say that the bride and groom have a different take on things since they are in a world of their own. Fair enough. But I can tell you that every one of my guests had the same rave reviews. About the service, the food, the venue and the staff. I am still getting notes from family and friends who enjoyed the evening as much as we did.
I would recommend The Bridges for any event, but it really is the perfect place to host your perfect wedding day.
Casey & Bobby
November 2nd, 2012
My husband and I just got married at The Bridges on August 25th, 2012. We could not have been happier with the venue we had chosen. Sandy our coordinator was amazing from the get go and just made everything so easy for us. We had such a flawless experience with this place overall and could not have asked for anything more. We did a venue buyout, so we were the only party on the premises that entire day (besides the golfers which we did not even notice). I strongly recommend doing so and The Bridges easily accommodated our 230 guests and we had more than enough room on the grounds. We did our ceremony outside in the garden terrace, had our cocktail hour in the clubhouse and then our reception in the pavilion.
Since we had an open bar, they allowed us to waive the champagne toast fee since everyone could hold up their own class of what they were drinking. I also had cupcakes instead of a wedding cake and they waived the cake cutting fee. These 2 fees being waived could have really added up.
My contact Sandy was incredible. I could bug her with any question at any time and she was more than happy to help me out. She was very personable, organized and on top of everything. I am so happy I had gotten to be able to work with her. Our day of coordinator Molly was also awesome and was on site the entire night making sure things ran smoothly.
I would strongly recommend this venue to any bride and groom out there. It was well worth every penny!!!
I had my wedding here on 8/18/12 and it was beautiful. My friends and family had a great time and had nothing but nice things to say about Bridges Golf Club. Sandy and Alicia (the event coordinators) were wonderful and answered all my questions in a timely manner. Would recommend it if you are looking at golf courses in San Ramon.
My husband and I recently had our wedding reception at the Bridges Golf Club and receive numerous compliments about the location, food, and service. Not only did we feel that the venue was a fantastic place to have our reception, but the event coordinators went above and beyond to accommodate our requests.
We booked the venue in early January and had about 6 months to plan the entire reception from where we live, which is on the east coast. I chose this venue because of location, capacity, and professionalism of Sandy (our event coordinator). Our schedule for planning our reception was tight and we were limited on the amount of times we would actually be in California to do any wedding planning. Sandy, of course, assisted with everything - from food tasting, to arranging the set-up of the room as early as possible, and worked around my schedule for all meetings. If Sandy wasn't available to help by phone or email, she asked us to speak with Alicia, the other event coordinator. I was apprehensive at first that I was getting brushed aside, but that was NOT the case whatsoever. Alicia stepped right in and knew exactly what to do! Since I was planning this reception from across the country, Sandy responded to every email in a timely matter and made sure all my requests were met.
The location of the venue is beautiful and for a summer wedding in July it couldn't have been more perfect. The room we used seats 300 comfortably, even though we only had 130 guests. But, we did have a DJ, photo booth and even created a lounge with furniture. I think without the extra furniture, the room may have felt a little empty for a party of our size.
The food options vary and we chose NY steak, Salmon, and Eggplant parmesan for our reception. The service was wonderful and the food delicious!
If you are considering this venue, I would make sure to see it for yourself during the day and at night to get the true effect/feel of the lighting and location. In my opinion, this venue is fantastic for larger parties and spacious for smaller ones. Sandy and Alicia truly are a joy to work with when planning a wedding or event.
Alicia and her team are amazing! I couldn't have been happier with the way they were at the wedding. They helped make my dream wedding come true! The Bridges is such a beautiful venue. When you get married outside, you overlook the golf course! It's absolutely gorgeous.
Alicia is FANTASTIC! I love every minute working with her. Shes very responsive via phone and email and was pleasant and accomodating all the time. She was deiniftely one of the main reasons we chose this venue and she didnt disappoint. Alan, the catering director, is great and was willing to accomodate for food as best he could. They also provide decent discounts, especially for off-season weddings.
The venue itself is beautiful and open. The garden pavillion for the reception has high vaulted ceilings, a beautiful walkway ramp that provided that "wow" factor of the room, and floor to ceiling windows across the back wall that provides a beautiful panoramic view of the course and San Ramon. We planned our ceremony outside and our cocktail and reception indoors. Unfortunately, due to weather, we promptly moved our ceremony indoors. The team was prompt and kept me stress free. They even gave me until noon the day OF the wedding to decide if we wanted to move the ceremony indoors or keep it outside... no hassle, no stress, just "whenever you decide". The day was overcast but the venue itself is green and lush and made for fantastic pictures.
My only problem was with our wedding-day coordinators. I felt as though I was chasing them half the night, trying to figure out when things were supposed to happen. I thought it was the other way around. At some points during the night when I needed to talk to them, they were nowhere to be found. (i think it's because one was a trainee).
Overall, the veue is fantastic, Alicia is wonderful, and their staff is accomodating but a bit out of touch. I would highly recommend Bridges nonetheless
Totally amazing venue and staff. They are wonderful to work with. Everything, and I mean everything was beyond our expectations. Absolute perfection. Not one thing went wrong. I would HIGHLY recommend Bridges and their staff (Alicia, Jennifer, Alan, Amanda, etc) to EVERYONE. Oh and did I mention...The food was AMAZING!!!!
We had our ceremony on the grass which had spectacular views. After our ceremony we went into the golf shop and were greeted with champagne and h'orderves (which we ordered). Reception was in the club room/view room. The staff was awesome in guiding us through the wedding. They sure were on their game and when I didn't think they knew what was going on they were 2 steps ahead of us! The food was awesome at the wedding and not like usual wedding food. We also got to taste the food before hand and it was great. The bridges is perfect for a couple on a budget and well worth your time. Beautiful scenery and great staff! The perfect place to have a wedding!
The staff was beyond friendly and helpful! More than we ever could have hoped for. As a bride, I was frantic and crazed that every little detail was perfect and Jacque, Alicia, Allan and Amanda handled all of our requests and specifics with ease and a huge smile on their faces! It was amazing.
The food was amazing, the ambiance was great, and we even got comments on how friendly the bar and waitstaff were. Everyone had a wonderful time...including me, the bride! On the day of the wedding, I was so at ease knowing everything was handled.
Jacque and Alicia have been great to work with and the food is amazing. The venue is picturesque and beautiful.
The Bridges staff was extremely helpful!! I only had 6 months to plan my wedding and their staff was there to help me with every question. The site is beautiful... we have some amazing pictures!! And the food is awesome; all of my guest enjoyed the dinner and late night snacks!
We just recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at Bridges and absolutely loved this venue! Our guests did also, as we had so many compliments! The staff, specifically Alicia and Jackie were so helpful in the planning process. I would definitely recommend this wedding venue!
The Bridges is so beautiful and scenic. It is the perfect venue for our spring wedding. Our pictures and video are both so breathtaking. Everyone was so helpful and always ready to address all our concerns, especially Alicia & Jacqui (wedding coordinators), Allan (food & beverage manager), and Benny, who was our personal server for the night. Benny made me feel like a queen! Our wedding is a dream come true and our guests were raving about it even up to this day!
Excellent set up!
Excellent location and price!
Excellent wedding photo shot location!
Becareful of wedding guests getting your wedding coordinator drunk! This can result in your venue being delayed! Don't let your guests force wedding coordinators to drink! It's not the coordinators fault but it is, cause she's on the clock, but trying to make sure everyone is happy.
We not only had our wedding there, but we had our baby shower there and it never disappoints... The clubhouse was perfect for our intimate reception. The location is very scenic and we loved the golf tunnel, the waterfalls, and the view! It was beautiful there!!!
I am so glad to have read the first review for the The Bridges. It helped me decided to go with Clay at Palms Event Center! To future brides & Grooms, Don't bother having your dream wedding at this place!
Let me just start off by saying that the customer service from both Alicia & Julie were awful. The overall feeling that I got was that they don't care for my business. The first time I met with Alicia, she failed to greet my finance & I. She pretty much just sat there & did not even bother getting up to meet with us. Despite this bad initial impression, I have to say that we both really like the feel & look of the entire clubhouse. So, I thought to myself that maybe it was just me being too sensitive to Alicia's indifference/snobbish attitude. I was willing to overlook this.
After the initial visit,I called Alicia back to ask some questions & I got Julie. I scheduled appointment to meet with her & to go over the details. To my surprise, I got the similar greeting that I got from Alicia as well. She pretty much just sat there & eyed me up & down. There was no warmth in her greeting. I felt as if I was intruding her time even though I made an appointment with her. She gave me a quick information session & I felt rushed through out the session. I asked her to look into the possibility of having the reception dinner 30 minutes earlier than their set time & she said that she will get back to me on that.
I waited for Julie to get back to me & a week went by without any response. So, I called Julie & got Alicia. She said that she will look into that. A week and half later, I still have not heard back from Alicia nor Julie. So, my fiance & I went into the The Bridges to see if we can get our question answered. So, when we arrived to Julie/Alicia's office, no one was in the office. Then when I turned around, I saw Julie standing at the golf register counter watching us as we peered into her office. Obviously, anyone can tell that we needed help. But Julie just stood there at the counter and kept on looking at us without any smiles as we approached her. She did not even recognize me & just stood there until we arrived at the counter. I asked her the question & she looked really reluctant to help us. She then said that Alicia has already sent out an email to me, but I informed her otherwise. She then went to her office to check the email & she could not find any email being sent to me. But she did not even bother apologizing for this delay & she just stated that it's impossible for them to start 30 minutes early & that we would need to pay $1500 more to have an cocktail hour before the reception dinner. I don't mind the extra cost, but it's her overall attitude that I don't appreciate. On the initial visit, she made it sound like it's pretty possible for me to have the reception 30 minute early, but it was really the delay in the response time in getting back to me that irritated me.
I have to say that The bridges was really a #1 choice for me because of the views & location, where it's 15 minutes away from our home. I would have chose them if they had better customer service. It's really their loss. Because of this hesitation, I looked elsewhere & found Palms Event Center. Clay, the catering director was so friendly & I have decided to go with them.
Alicia was very helpful! Very easy to work with, they set up everything for me so we didn't have to the day of the wedding. Guests really enjoyed the food, although I thought it didn't taste as good as it did on our tasting (thats the difference I guess when cooking 1 meal versus 200 meals). A little frustrating that you ahd to meet the minimum for dollar amount for food, and that other rental items from them does not get to be included in that (ex. charger or chairs). Overall beautiful wedding, and great staff to work with.
I guess I'll start by saying that you can't always trust your first impression. Just like the other brides who reviewed Bridges, I also visited Palm Event Center and Bridges Golf Club on the same day. When at Palm, I met with Clay and was very impressed. He spent about an hour with me, giving me a tour and explaining my options - fabulous first impression. Afterward, I went to Bridges and was met by Julie, who I agree, wasn't the friendliest. She gave me a 5 minute tour, chatted with me for another 5 minutes, handed me a folder of info and walked me out. At that point, I was ready to go with Palm. However...
After discussing things with my fiance, we decided to ask the two vendors for more info and then make a decision, though we were still leaning towards Palm. I emailed Alicia (Bridges) quite a few times and each time, she replied within 24 hours and was very friendly, more than willing to answer any question, big or small. She wrote me a proposal and updated it a few times whenever I changed my mind on something. Though I wasn't very keen on Julie, I'm very happy to work with Alicia, she's great.
When at Palm Event Center, Clay gave me a general estimation of cost, but said if I gave him more info, he could provide a more detailed proposal. He emailed me asking specific questions, and I emailed back with all the info (I also CCed it to his Event Manager). I never received a response. I contacted them a week later to follow-up, yet still no response whatsoever. Finally, I got a call from Clay about a month later - turns out another couple was interested in my date and he wanted to know where I stood. I said they could have it (I had already booked with Bridges).
The service was good. I made an appointment with Alicia and she was very professional. We didn't have any problems with them. Even when we canceled with them, our refund was processed the same day. We decided to book a place closer to our church in San Francisco.
When I walked in there and saw a set-up of another wedding, I knew this was absolutely the perfect place to have the reception. The Garden Pavillion room is spacious with large open windows and great views. There is even a special area to display your cake. And down the street, there is a beautiful fountain to take pictures, but it's only on during the weekends. Alicia and Julie were very helpful.
The girls who work here are so helpful....They helped with tours, timelines for the day, set up the day of and so much more. They were quick to respond to all my e-mails. The food was amazing, and the venue itself is gorgeous. If you book the clubhouse it's very inexpensive for what you get. I would highly recomend it to any of my friends.
Bridges is a gorgeous location to get married. They were very flexible with the decor I wanted to bring in and the hours of our setup and teardown. The food was good.
I cried the first time I saw this place. Just absolutely beautiful. We have our ceremony outside and the reception inside. The folks there were soo nice and attentive. Everything went smoothly ... the food there is really good too.
don't even bother stopping by this site. they don't want your business. seriously. if you are not representing a company and holding a huge corporate event, they are not interested in your business.
my fiance and i scheduled an appt and met with julie, which was good because i had read some very bad things about the other rep, alicia. alicia was sitting in the office as we arrived and just gave me a look and didnt even say a word.. no smile.. no nothing. honestly, she didnt seem very pleasant. julie is like 20 years old, completely unkempt. i think she was wearing cargo pants. not that i care but everyone at this place acted so pretentious. i dont really know why as its san ramon not woodside or beverly hills. just little old san ramon.
julie gave us some quick info and after learning we were to have 130 guest, she only showed us the fireside room. she said we would get "lost" in the ballroom and we really wouldnt want it in there. we were only interested in the ballroom and she pretty much wouldnt even show it to us. she just assumed that since i only have 130 guests that i wouldnt make the 12,000 minimum. i was aware of the minimum and was still interested. i would have paid the extra but she didnt even bother to ask; she just made assumptions and wasnt very helpful at all. the vibe was that they truly did not want my business because my party was not large enough. within 4 minutes i was ready to leave. my fiance gave me the look after two indicating he was through with the place. i told julie its not what i had in mind and made for the exit.
oh.. one posting i remember complaining about bridges was that the bride wanted some plants moved out of the ballroom for the reception as she did not like plants. alicia never called her back to discuss her request. after a few days the bride-to-be called alicia and she told her that she asked around and thinks "it's a pretty ridiculous request". way to go. what great customer service.
thats fine with me. i plan on having my wedding in january on a sunday. good luck booking those days alicia and julie. you two are truly just as terrible as other brides-to-be have said. i was apprehensive about even visiting the bridges and really wish i hadnt. what a waste of time.
try palm event center. clay is absolutely out of this world. i had heard great things about him and it turned out to be true. he is the best to work with and he shared a lot of helpful advice. i visited palm event center on the same day as the bridges golf club and the differences were like black and white.
Very professional staf and very elegant setting. Would highly recommend!
The Bridges Golf Club has a gorgeous ceremony site, overlooking the bay area. There are plenty of amazing locations for pictures. Jacque, Alicia, and the rest of the staff are amazing to work with, and the food is incredible!
The Bridges Golf Club is a beautiful venue! They have a variety of packages to chose from for a variety of budgets. Send the groom and his groomsmen off to relax and play a round of golf on their course. You will not regret holding your wedding at The Bridges Golf Club! Jay at The D'Jay Company
I love working at Bridges Golf Course. Their staff is always professional. The food is amazing!
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Wonderful venue,awesome staff! I love to work here.
Step inside the lobby and you’ll be greeted with flawless elegance and sophistication. Soothing earth tones, elegant chandeliers, and refined décor create an ambiance for celebration. The Fireside Room is a cozy space for a rehearsal dinner or other small gathering. Your focus here is drawn to a grand stone hearth, which brings intimacy to any event.
The most dramatic room is the Garden Pavilion with a 25-foot ceiling, antique wrought-iron chandeliers and a wall of huge archways overlooking the fairways. Creative menus, artful presentation and professional, poised staff help to make your special event truly exceptional. The Bridges is the perfect Bay Area reception setting for an intimate rehearsal dinner or an extravagant celebration, with facilities seating 25 to 300 guests.
Save up to $3000 on your wedding with our packages and specials. FRIDAYS AND SUNDAY WEDDING RECEPTION SPECIAL includes 50% off the room rental fee $1000 – $3000 off the food and beverage minimum and Cake-cutting and decorative charger fees are waived. Call for Details.