Wedding Ideas

Perks of a Country Club Wedding

Posted on September 14 by April Kabbash

Ask The Expert: Kelley Toohey of Forsgate Country Club

The phrase country club wedding conjures up images of luxury, prestige and exclusivity. But that exclusivity shouldn’t keep you from considering a private club for your wedding. “What many people don’t know is that you don’t have to be a member to have your wedding here,” says Kelley Toohey, director of catering at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. Country clubs are used to catering to discerning clients, and brides are no different. Your guests will be treated as members from the time they drive up, which lends an extra touch of elegance to the celebration, says Toohey. Many brides are also drawn to the history associated with a club.“We had a third-generation bride not long ago,” she says. “Her grandparents and parents had their weddings here, with photos in front of the fireplace. Now she has her own photos in front of that same fireplace.” There’s also a plethora of choices for ceremonies and photos. “We even have brides who want wedding photos on a golf cart!”