South Florida Wedding Venue Packages

South Florida Wedding Venue Packages

Deer Creek Golf Club is not only one of the best golf courses, but we also offer some of the best South Florida wedding venue packages, as well. We have a variety of options for our happy couples to choose from to make their day as special as we can. 

All of our wedding packages include:

 

  • Open bar
  • Cocktail hour displays & passed hors d’oeuvres 
  • Buffet or plated dinner reception
  • Champagne toast
  • Custom wedding cake with the preferred bakery
  • Round guest tables with floor-length linen & napkins
  • Chiavari chairs in 7 different color options with cushions
  • Day-of coordinator
  • Food tasting (for a minimum of $5,000+)
  • Charger plates in gold or silver
  • Table numbers
  • Cake stand

 

The details change depending on which package is selected by the couple, but this is the basic list of what is included in all of them. As for the fees, the ceremony fee is $1,200. For parties of under 120 people, the fee is $1,000. 

Before we get into the details of each package, there are some other options and items included in our wedding venue packages:

 

  • Ceremony at Arbor Terrace or Waterfall Terrace
  • Indoor ceremony location, if needed
  • White padded folding garden chairs
  • Infused water stations
  • Rehearsal with the day-of coordinator 
  • Use of bridal suite with champagne
  • Small fruit & cheese platter

 

Different Wedding Packages

Using wedding venues with packages will make planning easier for the couple, but it is important to understand what each of our packages offers. 

Sterling Package – $115 Per Guest

  • Four-hour brand name open bar
  • Two displays
  • Four passed hors d’oeuvres 
  • Buffet dinner – 1 salad, 2 entrees, 2 sides (chef’s fees may apply)
  • Wedding cake

 

Gold Package – $125 Per Guest

  • Four-hour brand name open bar
  • Three displays
  • Four passed hors d’oeuvres 
  • Plated dinner – 1 salad, 3 entrees, 2 sides
  • Wedding cake

 

Platinum Package – $140 Per Guest

  • Five-hour premium brand open bar
  • Three displays 
  • Five passed hors d’oeuvres 
  • Buffet dinner – 1 salad, 2 entrees, 2 sides (Chef’s fees may apply)
  • Wedding cake

 

Sapphire Package – $150 Per Guest

  • Five-hour premium brand open bar
  • Three displays 
  • Five passed hors d’oeuvres 
  • Plated dinner – 1 salad, 3 entrees, 2 sides
  • One specialty station
  • Wedding cake

 

Diamond Package – 170 Per Guest

  • Five-hour premium brand open bar
  • Unlimited Champagne & Cordials with Desert
  • Three displays 
  • Six passed hors d’oeuvres 
  • Plated dinner – 1 appetizer, 1 salad, intermezzo sorbet, 3 entrees, 2 sides
  • One specialty station
  • Wedding cake

 

Bar Packages for Weddings

All of our South Florida wedding packages include beer and wine for our selections, as well as a champagne toast. Here are the differences between each of our bar packages for weddings.

Our brand name open bar includes Absolute, Bacardi, Jim Beam, Jack Daniel’s, Dewar’s, and Cuervo Tequila. The premium brand open bar has Ketel One, Bombay Sapphire, Bacardi, Johnny Walker Black, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Malibu, Crown Royal, and Patron Silver. 

Upon choosing Deer Creek as the venue, couples will be met with different menus for each of the packages. They will be able to choose from options for:

 

  • Displays
  • Passed hors d’oeuvres 
  • Salads
  • Sides
  • Plated appetizers
  • Entrees (upgraded entrees available)
  • Savory specialty stations
  • Sweet specialty stations
  • Brunch wedding reception

 

 

Contact Deer Creek Today!

Deer Creek is proud to offer some of the best outdoor wedding venues in Broward county. Contact us today for more information about our South Florida wedding venue packages. More wedding facts and guidance can be found in our blog here!

Halloween Wedding Ideas

Halloween Wedding Ideas

If couples are tying the knot on October 31st, there is probably a chance that they are planning spooky weddings. Halloween-themed weddings celebrate the love between you and the holiday! Our wedding venue has seen a few Halloween weddings in our time, and here Deer Creek wants to share some tips and Halloween wedding ideas!

Tips for Halloween-Themed Weddings

When it comes to spooky weddings, the first thing you’ll want to do is to make sure your guests are fully aware of the theme and their parts in it. If you want a dress code or anything else from your guests, include it on the invitations. This will give them enough time to prepare before the wedding. 

 

Communicating with your guests will help keep your special day on the theme if that is what you wish! 

 

Have Fun With it!

Holidays and weddings alike are meant to be celebrated with the ones you love in the way that you want to celebrate. You can incorporate details that excite you and just enjoy decorating and playing into your theme. 

 

Here are some Halloween wedding ideas:

 

  • Black place settings with crystal wedding favors
  • Black wedding suits with silver accents
  • Halloween-themed desserts 
  • Incorporating Halloween details into your cake (ex. Skull cake topper)
  • ‘Til Death neon sign to hang behind the newlyweds
  • Bride with dark and dramatic wedding makeup
  • Bridesmaids in dark, vampy, gothic dresses and styles
  • Leather jackets for the wedding party
  • Coffin ring box for the ring bearer 
  • Dark pumpkins, skulls, webs, and other spooky wedding decorations lining the aisle
  • Black candles and other dark tables decor 
  • Dark flowers for the bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces

 

Learn More!

If you have any questions about our wedding venue or Halloween wedding ideas, contact us! And check out some more examples of the best spooky wedding below. 

Golf Halloween Costumes

Golf Halloween Costumes

Deer Creek gets to see all kinds of golf attire on our courses. With Halloween approaching, we are ready to see what kind of golf Halloween costumes there are. In fact, we wanted to help some of our readers come up with some golfer costumes! 

 

Here are 10 easy and excellent costume ideas:

 

  • Old Tyme Golfer
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Happy Gilmore Caddy
  • Caddyshack Carl Spackler
  • Caddyshack Gopher
  • Caddyshack Al Czervik
  • “Tiger” Woods
  • Zombie Golfer
  • John Daly
  • Masters Winner

 

Old Time Golfer

This is one of the fun golf Halloween costumes that are also easy! Dressing up as an old-time golfer takes putting together some old clothes or heading out and grabbing the costume. All it takes is a hat, sweater, and some knickers. This kind of outfit is great for work parties or nicer Halloween events, when you may not want to go completely crazy with your costume. 

 

Happy Gilmore

Easily one of the most famous golf movies of all time, Happy Gilmore has inspired children, young adults, and older adults alike with his bold golfing form. Grabbing a hockey jersey that sports the ‘Gilmore’ name and number ‘18’ on it is perfect! If you plan on booking a tee time in this outfit, we do recommend leaving the hockey stick at home!

 

Happy Gilmore Caddy

If you know Happy Gilmore, then you know his hairy caddy! This is another easy costume, even if you don’t have long, messy hair to work with. A wig is easy to purchase along with the beard and outfit. It is one of the best Happy Gilmore costume ideas.

 

Caddyshack Carl Spackler

Caddyshack is another classic golf comedy with iconic characters, humor, and some of the best golf Halloween costumes. Portraying Caddyshack’s Carl Spackler, played by Bill Murray, takes a few clothing articles to bring the look together:

  • Bucket hat, preferably camouflage patterned
  • Light green t-shirt
  • Khaki shorts or pants
  • Black ankle books

You can even put together the outfit with clothes you already own

 

Caddyshack Gopher

This character was one of the most iconic of the movie! This may be a harder costume to get your hands on, but if you and a partner dress up as Carl Spackler and a gopher, the combo is sure to be a hit at any party or event!

 

Caddyshack Al Czervik

One of the easiest characters to spot from this movie is Al Czervik, played by the notorious Rodney Dangerfield. From his rainbow and colorful outfits to his sarcasm and humor, this costume can let you take on a whole character – personality and all. This costume is sold in stores, but it can also be created using golfer costumes that are brightly colored and patterned to bring this outfit to life.

 

“Tiger” Woods  

Though Tiger Woods can be created with a red polo with black golfing pants, costumes that are punny can sometimes be the best! Our South Florida Golf Club loves a good golf pun. For example, you can wear a tiger onesie with a hat and golf clubs. The choice is yours!  

 

Zombie Golfer

This golf spin on a classic Halloween costume is an easy go-to! Tear up some old golf clothes, apply zombie makeup, and you’ll have the zombie aesthetic down. You could also find the outfit in local costume shops. 

 

John Daly

This is one of the easiest golf Halloween Costumes to put together. Known for his loud golf pants and bright shirts, to dress like John Daly, just grab some loudmouth pants and a bright shirt (they can match, but they don’t have to). Then sport a semi-mullet haircut or wig, walk around with a golf club, and you’re done! If you want to go the extra mile, then don’t forget a can of Diet Coke. 

 

Masters Winner

This is probably the easiest golfer costume out there. Grab a golf outfit and green jacket, and you’re done! You’ll fit right in on the golf course and hopefully boost your confidence as you play! 

 

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If you are interested in playing our courses or have any further questions, contact us today

Summer Wedding Food Ideas

Summer Wedding Food Ideas

While some may think of it as an afterthought, it’s the food at a wedding that has the power to truly bring guests from all walks of life together. If you are looking at summer wedding food ideas, there are a number of factors that must be considered. 

  • Are there any known dietary restrictions? 
  • Do you prefer buffet style or plated dishes?
  • What foods are in season?

Deer Creek’s Fort Lauderdale Country Club maps out delicious summer party food ideas to wow your guests and enhance the beauty of your reception!

 

First Course Ideas to Get the Party Started!

To get your party started, here are some summer wedding food ideas for appetizers. These are the first impressions your guests will get of your party, so here are some fabulous appetizers to accentuate the season.

 

  • Caprese Salad: Bright tomatoes pair beautifully with fresh mozzarella and basil, topped with a light drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This dish can be served plated or passed out on skewers for an on-the-go snack, plus it’s a wonderful vegetarian option. 
  • Sushi Bar: Nothing screams summer like sushi! The versatility of this grab-and-go snack means it can satisfy a number of palettes. Make sure to include California or tempura rolls for those who don’t prefer raw fish.
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe: This unique yet popular bite is the perfect blend of sweet, fruity, and salty. Its allure lies in its simplicity, showcasing the beautiful dance of flavors between the minimal ingredients. 
  • Lobster Rolls: A classic summer dish that is both filling and mouth-watering. Feel free to collaborate with your caterer if you’d prefer a substitution for the lobster.
  • Charcuterie Graze: By showcasing an assortment of combinations, including cheese, fruit, meats, and crackers, guests will have the ability to craft their perfect bite and go back for seconds throughout the night.

 

Summer Main Courses

As the party gets underway and guests grow hungrier after dancing the night away, these fresh and filling foods will keep the party going.

 

  • Fresh Pizza: Don’t let the popularity of this classic dish fool you. An artisanal wood-fired pizza is a perfect vessel for a wide array of ingredients and tastes.
  • Braised Short Ribs: Pair this easy yet decadent dish with your favorite summer vegetables.
  • Elote (Mexican street corn): This vegetarian option is packed with bright and powerful flavors and can be served on the cob or plated.
  • Summer Salads: The options are endless when deciding what to include. Pair in-season vegetables with bright, citrusy dressings to pair great with champagne and wine.

 

Wedding Desserts to End the Night

Wrap up your magical evening on a high note with these mouth-watering summer dessert ideas. 

 

  • Make Your Own Acai Bowls: Nothing says summer like fresh fruit. What better way to showcase these ingredients than in a filling and refreshing smoothie bowl? 
  • Boozy Popsicles: Pair bright fruit juices with your favorite spirit in this delicious frozen treat. Have non-alcoholic versions on hand for children and those who don’t imbibe.
  • Macarons: These gluten-free confections provide the perfect vessel for sweet summer flavors like peach or watermelon. 
  • Crepes: A classic dessert that can be paired with delectable ingredients like Nutella, cinnamon, and fruit.
  • Key Lime Pie: Nothing screams a Florida summer celebration like this iconic dessert. Serve as small bites or in classic slices.

 

Contact Deer Creek to Learn More!

At Deer Creek, we take pride in both our extravagant venue and top-notch facilities, including excellent kitchens, eliminating the need for a caterer! If you have been inspired by these summer wedding food ideas, don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about these accommodations, and read more on wedding ideas on our blog.

Spring Weddings

Spring Weddings

Spring is finally here and love is in the air! Between the warmer weather and the new blooms all around it’s one of the best times for nuptials. Deer Creek Golf Club is here to help pull off a great spring wedding, at the perfect venue. While springtime is busy with all the prom-goers and spring breakers, there are plenty of ways to pull off your special day in the midst of it. 

There are a variety of things to focus on for a successful spring wedding, we have narrowed some of those for you. 

 

The Flowers 

One of the best parts of a spring wedding is that everything is in bloom at this time. There is such a wide range of stems in-season to dress up your wedding with. Peonies, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, nature supplies some of the most beautiful decorations. Cherry blossoms, dogwood, wheatgrass, herbs, and moss are great non-traditional touches to your floral arrangements. Deer Creek ballroom is adjacent to the beautiful outdoor gardens and country club. We are also an outdoor wedding venue with lush landscaping and an amazon cascading waterfall. 

 

Spring Wedding Colors

Springtime is for pastels and softer but beautiful colors. When planning out your color palette,  here are some wedding themes for spring:

  • Blue, Purple, and Pink: softer, cooler shades are always a great way to go. Pops of these colors bring a subtle but radiant touch to your centerpieces, napkins, drapery, and even table cloths. 
  • Pink, Orange, White: Using various shades of pinks and oranges against white will add a bright splash of color in a classic way to your wedding day. They are happy hues for a reason, why not have them surrounding the happiest of days?
  • Shades of Pink: Pink is incredibly versatile due to its many different shades. It will let you bring a soft pop of color or a brighter one! 
  • Warms Hues and Green: One of the most popular spring wedding colors are the subdued shades that also bring brightness. Using saturated fiery reds, oranges, and yellows mixed in with warm greens is a fantastic way to go.
  • Red, Pink, and White: This is a classy way to incorporate color into your big day. Dark reds mellowed out with softer shades of pinks and white are great for Spring. 

 

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding?

Finding the perfect dress or outfit is one of the biggest parts of your wedding day. Choosing between a sexy or classy wedding dress can be a lot, but there are also new spring wedding dress trends to consider:

  • Bridal Dresses With Floral Motifs 
  • Deep V Necklines Dresses
  • Puff Sleeve Wedding Gowns
  • Mini Wedding Dresses
  • Minimalist Bridal  Gowns
  • Sexy Silhouette Gowns
  • Thigh-High Slits Bridal Gowns

 

For the grooms, it’s all about what fabric their suit is made from. We recommend cotton suits because they are a nice, lightweight option, especially for outdoor weddings in South Florida

Contact Us

If you want a beautifully scenic wedding venue, contact us today, availability runs out quickly!

 

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How to Master the Natural Makeup Look

The Natural Makeup Look

With wedding season approaching, many brides have been planning for months, running walkthroughs, booking vendor after vendor, and looking for venues for all of their wedding-related events, such as bridal shower venues. One vendor they have probably booked is a makeup artist. Brides want to look their absolute best on their big day, but they still want to look like themselves. 

The “No Makeup” makeup look is a top ask from brides that a wedding makeup artist must fulfill. Soft glam makeup is one look that highlights the bride’s natural features while covering any discoloration or insecurities. But how do you achieve natural bridal makeup?

Here is what you’ll need to do to achieve the perfect “No Makeup” look:

  •   Apply your regular skincare routine (prep first to make sure the skin is hydrated)
  •   Use a pore-filling or gripping primer
  •   Find a medium/buildable coverage foundation that fits your skin type
  •   Under the eyes, use a concealer one or two shades lighter than the foundation
  •   Set your foundation with a translucent or setting powder
  •   Work with a bronzer or heavy contouring to accent the shape of your face
  •   Blush should be lightly applied and a complementing shade to your skin tone
  •   Highlighter is optional but, if used, should be put on the high point of the face

 

Wedding Day Makeup Prep

A proper skincare routine is key to a more flawless makeup application. As a bride, if you don’t already have them, you should test out a few skincare products weeks before your wedding day. It is recommended to give your skin some time to adjust to the new products or see if they have any reaction. Another important tip is to consult with a skincare professional before testing any new products.

When it comes to finding all the right shades of foundations, concealers, and powders, the wedding makeup artist should know how to see the skin tone and undertones of a bride’s skin. This is why most artists will recommend a “trial” run a few weeks or months in advance to establish which shades and which look the bride will need and want.

Getting the “No Makeup” Makeup Look

To achieve the natural makeup look, you want it to look like the makeup is barely there. A light to medium buildable coverage foundation is integral in this process. It allows you to even out the skin tone while covering any blemishes or discoloration. For the rest of the face, the artist doing this bridal makeup should have a light hand and shouldn’t be packing on the products, which would make any face look cakey. Lightly bronzing instead of intensely contouring, feathering brows and not having sculpted out ones, and choosing a natural pink or nude lip with a gloss on top are additional features that help create a natural bridal look. The eyeshadows should be neutral and, once again, a compliment to the bride’s skin tone. Adding a shimmer or highlight to the eyes, bridge and tip of the nose, high points of the cheeks, and the cupid’s bow on the upper lip will leave you with a subtle but very bridal glow. Applying the highlighter to the points of the face where the light naturally hits is what brings this glow to life.

Our Florida golf course wedding venue, Deer Creek Golf Club, has so many more tips to offer for your special day! Contact us today to get started!

 

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