Westridge Golf Club
We recently hosted a 200-person wedding here. Though it was beautiful, here is what happened:
• Event/Banquet Coordinator: she was unresponsive to our e-mails and phone calls. Some open items, despite multiple inquiries, were never addressed until, literally, the day of the wedding.
• Day-of Prep: We were originally told we could come as early as we wanted on the day of the wedding to set up. However, a last-minute event was scheduled the morning of our wedding and we could not start until 3pm. The event coordinator, Kimberly, assured us she would also arrive early. She did not. Other set-up issues:
o Bridal Room: The bridal room was full of chairs and tables as the Bride arrived at the venue.
o Ceremony Chairs: Westridge only has 180 chairs on site (for the ceremony). If a party is larger than 180, they will order more ahead of time. We learned this at 4:30pm on our wedding day. Westridge had forgotten to order any extra chairs.
Cocktail Hour: During the cocktail hour, the appetizer table ran out of plates and toothpicks about 30 minutes in and none of it was ever replenished. Plus, Golfers helped themselves to our appetizers!
Open Bar: We were covering the bar tab for all our guests (on a per drink basis) however, some of our guests had to pay for premium drinks and the bar was cut off without our permission.
Uninvited Guests: During the entire reception, three to five people in their mid-twenties hung out in our bar area.
Guest Book Vandalism: The day after the wedding, we found lewd comments and drawings in our guest book, presumably, by the uninvited patrons sitting in on our wedding.
Hello future Brides & Grooms,
Just wanted to start off by saying what an amazing and beautiful location this is for a wedding. It really is the best kept little secret La Habra has to offer. Westridge was the first location my husband and I visited for wedding locations. And it was the only place we visited, because we fell in love with it right away.
I have to say the staff, starting with Kimberly Lee, were absolutely amazing. I always felt welcomed every time I visited. They were all very professional and courteous. They attended to our every need and request. The whole process was smooth, starting with the contract and ending with the night of the wedding.
I would definately recommend Westridge to any couple that wants a beautiful location to have their ceremony, picture ops and reception all in one location.
Thanks again Kim for all your help.
Mr. & Mrs. Ricardo & Marianna...
With a limited budget, we were limited with our choices of venues. I saw this venue in a magazine and was amazed how beautiful it was...and within our budget!! Though the coordinator was a little hard to get a hold of at times and would take a few days to get back to me (if at all), when we did finally connect, she was perfectly pleasant and easy to deal with. I would highly recommend this place to anybody, big budget or small.
My husband and I visited over 30 different venues and then I remembered that my friend had gotten married at a WGC. My parents and I went to visit WGC and we put a deposit down right then and there. Robert even offered us to stay and enjoy the Sunday brunch. WGC had everything we were looking for: one event per day(we had the whole venue to ourselves…well the golfers were around for part of the day but they didn’t bother us), outdoor ceremony site (they have a beautiful gazebo and semi-shady area for guests to sit), water element (they have a pond right behind the gazebo, nice backdrop), catering (prime rib, chicken Florentine and garlic mashed potatoes were so yummy! Guests also raved about the appetizers), big windows in the main hall, good selection of alcohol, free parking (big lot in the back ), bridal changing room, easily fits 150-200 guests (their banquet hall is huge and even opens up into another room if necessary), great package deals (we went with the platinum pck and added chivari chairs and satin napkins). Robert (catering director) is very direct. He will answer all your questions but as briefly and succinctly as possible. His wife Kimberly is friendly and was very helpful in directing our bridal party during the ceremony. It has many beautiful spots to take your wedding photos onsite. I recommend for all newly engaged couples to visit WGC and consider it for their wedding venue.
Westridge provided a beautiful setting for our wedding and Kimberly and Robert made the experience smooth and easy.
We have had nothing but compliments from guests on our choice of venue. We both had fun planning and on the big day but it is all a blur. We have heard from relatives and friends that the food was delicious and never ran out. Everyone thought the lake outside the window of the ballroom made for a gorgeous backdrop. We have heard only positive things about the gazebo where we got married and the fact that the large tree in that area shaded all the seats on both sides of the aisle making our guests very comfortable. This is something that we were delighted with when first looking at the venue because Coyote Hills and the Summit House made for very sunny seating and we were told that guests would even resort to sitting on only one side of the aisle if the sun was at the right angle. With Westridge that was not an issue at all. We had a problem with the walkway being wet the day of the rehearsal but as soon as we brought it to Kimberly's attention she made a change and all was right on our wedding day.
I would recommend Westridge highly if you are looking for an elegant setting and a classic wedding vibe.
The Westridge is a gorgeous place, the food is great and service is exceptional. Kimberly and Robert were very helpful and very attentive. The entire staff was wonderful and made our wedding day run smooth with no problems. We highly recommend The Westridge Golf Club. Thanks again Westridge staff for a wonderful night!
Westridge Golf Club was GREAT. After visiting about 10 different places Westridge had everything we wanted and the price too. Robert was great to work with. He was honest and this is a plus when you are spending thousands of dollars.
The food – what can I say… When we booked our wedding we also had lunch there (thanks Robert) and we realized how great the food was. But when we had our tasting – OMG we were really impressed. Food and photography are some of the things that were important to us and Westridge didn’t let us down at all. The Chef was amazing and it was great because he came out and talked to us and answered all of our additional questions. The food was well seasoned and was plentiful. We left our tasting full and very well satisfied.
Our rehearsal was the night before our wedding. The was another reception going on but it didn’t affect our rehearsal. Kim was great – and she answered any question I or my Day of Coordinator had. It was also nice that Westridge allowed us to store our water bottles and apples in their refrigerator overnight so they would be cold and our apples would not spoil.
Since there wasn’t anything scheduled the day of our wedding our coordinator and linen person were able to go as early as they wanted. When I got there everything looked amazing, people were drinking and talking, music was playing – everyone was in a GREAT mood. Robert was really really helpful to me because I misplaced my poem I wanted to read at our reception and he let me use his office/computer twice to print it out.
All of the staff there were GREAT!!! Thank you Gloria for taking extra special care of Kelvin and I. She made sure we had drinks when we wanted and our plates were removed as soon as we were done. The bartenders ROCK!!! Our guests were really impressed with them and the drinks – they were friendly and they moved – they weren’t slow by any means. And the food – our hats go off for the Chef. The food was amazing – we have received so many compliments that the food was great – our guest were full and well feed – exactly what we wanted.
Robert and Kimberly – thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
I highly recommend Westridge Golf Club for a wedding, retirement, birthday, graduation – anything – you will not be sorry.
I booked this place a year before my wedding as I heard it is in high demand, not only for weddings but for other celebrations. The location is beautiful, especially for spring weddings as the flowers lining the drive up to the clubhouse are in full bloom and so colorful. The water fountains on the course nearby are gorgeous too. I had a small wedding (average of 100 guests) and this was perfect. Kimberly was great to work with. She was so helpful in every aspect, especially for the rehearsal and on the actual day of the wedding. Her husband Robert takes care of the logistics and he's the one with whom I communicated most of the time. He was very professional. The food exceeded our expectations - we had the buffet with prime rib and salmon which were both great. They'll tell you that the buffet is the way to go because you get more for your money. I had a Saturday morning wedding which was cheaper than the Saturday evening spot. Also, the parking was abundant. There weren't too many golfers around the clubhouse, either, which made it so much more intimate. I would highly recommend this venue.
The guest loved the food, which we had three different entrees. A great location for the price and what you get. The reception area looked spectacular and the staff was courteous and professional. Thanks to the coordinator, Kim, things went smoothly and if we had any concerns she was there to help.
Great site, great prices! We had our wedding on a Friday b/c all the Saturday dates were gone, but we ended up saving a ton of money b/c of it! They are very laid back there, which can be a good or a bad thing. I liked it...It's a husband and wife who run the catering and banquet events. The day of the wife was the main person we dealt with and she is a doll and was very professional. Great size room, pretty good food, and large dance floor. We had 200 guests at our wedding and they fit perfectly in the room. We did uplighting too to make the room a little more special! I would recommend this place for sure! Oh and we had our ceremony here too! Cute site for ceremony wasn't wow, but cute!
I recommend the services of Westridge Golf Club to make your Wedding Day that very special day you always wanted,that will be remembered and cherished by you and all your guests for many years to come. ~~ Angela Neik, www.calligraphybyangela.com Dallas Calligrapher
When an occasion demands nothing but the best, come to Westridge Golf Club and experience traditional style and elegance.