South Florida Wedding Venue Packages

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!

What Not to Say to Someone Who Postponed Their Wedding

What Not to Say to Someone Who Postponed Their Wedding

A couple’s wedding day is one of the biggest milestones in their lives. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, plenty of weddings have been canceled or postponed. As you can imagine, a postponed wedding is a major change in the couple’s plans and can result in a lot of questions from guests. Postponing a wedding can be confusing for guests and frustrating for the couple and their families and everyone is bound to talk about it at some point, either to offer sympathy or make jokes to make the couple feel better. It’s important to know what NOT to say to someone who postponed their wedding this year. 

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Planning a Wedding During COVID-19

Planning a Wedding During COVID-19

As wedding venues shut their doors, strict social distancing guidelines are in place, and your wedding date is quickly approaching, it’s perfectly normal to feel an overwhelming amount of stress. The harsh reality is that your wedding plans are most likely going to be changing this year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. If you are planning a wedding during COVID-19, keep in mind these tips from the experts at our South Florida country club.  

 

Wedding Planning During Coronavirus Crisis

There is a lot that goes into planning your big day. From cake tastings, finding the perfect dress, and even the small details like the music list and party favors. Regardless of where your ceremony falls on the calendar this year, you might experience some wedding changes due to the coronavirus crisis.

There indeed are so many moving parts to planning a wedding during COVID-19. Regardless of the strict lockdowns, you can still successfully plan your wedding digitally. While COVID-19 has affected your wedding planning process, things should be looking up in the coming weeks. But for now, here are a few things you can do as you plan your wedding during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

 

1.      Make a Vision Board

One of the best things to do when planning a wedding during COVID-19 is to lay out all your ideas on a vision board. Either create a vision board through social media platforms like Pinterest or take the time and partake in arts and crafts. Gather images of flowers, cocktails, decorations, cakes, hair, makeup, venues, and more and lay them out in a visual vision board. Use your vision board to create the ideal plan you have for your big day.

 

2.      Virtual Dress Try-On

If you haven’t shopped for your dress yet, then it’s a good thing we live in a digital age. Grab your phone, tablet or computer, and get to online shopping. Many bridal shops and retailers have adapted to online shopping practices, so you should be able to search through a wide selection in the comfort of your home. You might even be able to have a video call with a stylist and do a virtual try-on. Check with the shops and see if they can send you a sample dress to try on and get a feel for what you like.

 

3.      Adjust Guest List

Due to strict stay-at-home orders as well as national and global lockdowns, your guests might have a hard time traveling to your wedding. Take the time to reconsider your guest list to ensure your loved ones can arrive safely on your special day. And for those who wouldn’t be able to make it, consider setting up a live stream so your guests can still take part in your wedding.

 

4.      DIY Decorations

While you are most likely bored in the house, use this as the perfect opportunity to create DIY decorations. Find inspiration from magazines and social media and see what you can create in the comfort of your home during the coronavirus crisis. Order supplies right to your door with a click of a button and get to crafting!

 

5.      Stay Positive

The most important thing to do when planning a wedding during COVID-19 is to stay positive. Keep calm, cool and collected as you go through this unimaginable pandemic. Meditate, take bubble baths, go for walks, and anything else that will keep your stress levels down. You can even follow positive social media accounts for daily affirmations. We promise you will have a beautiful wedding, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

At the end of the day, you are marrying the love of your life. Planning a wedding during COVID-19 might seem stressful, but it is not the time to panic. Our South Florida wedding venue if you need any help for your memorable day. Contact our director of events today at 954-426-6588 to further discuss your wedding.   

 

DIY Wedding Hair and Makeup Ideas During Coronavirus Pandemic

DIY Wedding Hair and Makeup Ideas During Coronavirus Pandemic

Hiring a professional hairstylist and makeup artist are very common for weddings. Unfortunately, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, you are most likely going to have to do your hair and makeup by yourself. Don’t panic! The wedding professionals at our South Florida country club are here to share DIY wedding hair and makeup trends.  

 

Easy Wedding Hairstyles

These easy wedding hairstyles can be completed with just a few tools and minutes of your time.

 

1.      Soft Waves

For this look, simply take any size hair curler and section off your hair. Take small pieces of your hair and wrap it around the curler. Hold the hair wrapped around the curler for 7-12 seconds. Make sure you leave about an inch of the ends out to create the soft waves. You can either curl your entire head or just do a few sections for an effortless look. Once the curls have set for a few minutes, brush them out with your fingers, add a texturizing spray, and lock them in with hairspray.

 

2.      Sleek and Straight

Who says you can’t wear your hair straight for your wedding? The sleek, straight look is very in this year, and it’s effortless to accomplish during the COVID-19 pandemic. First and foremost, for this look, you have to wash your hair so it’s clean, soft, and manageable. Once it’s washed, either blowdry it or let it air dry and then apply a heat protection spray. Set the flat iron to the appropriate temperature for your hair type, apply the flat iron to small sections of hair, and pull down along the 1” – 2” strand. If it’s not completely smooth the first time, pull the flat iron through again. To tame your flyaways, you can use styling products to maximize the sleek wedding hairstyle.

 

3.      Add Accessories

The easiest way to spice up your wedding hair is by adding accessories. You can use beautiful headbands to tame your hair but also to add something special to your look. Choose a white, bedazzled headband for an elegant look. For a bohemian style, add flowers to your hair or even a floral crown. With the extra time on your hands due to the coronavirus crisis, create your own flower crown for your wedding hair.

 

Simple Makeup Looks

The best place to get inspiration for your wedding makeup is on YouTube. Follow the step by step tutorials from makeup gurus and complete your DIY wedding makeup during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

1.      Barely There – Natural Look

The minimalist wedding makeup has been a massive trend for the 2020 season. Celebrities like Meghan Markle have chosen to go the natural route when it comes to their big day. Achieve the barely-there, natural look by feathering your brows, enhancing the flush in your cheeks, and adding a nude lip. You can also add a hint of sparkle to your eyes and cheekbones to enhance your natural features.  

 

2.      Full Glam

Completing the full glam wedding makeup is going to take time and practice. Gather your desired makeup, and follow along to makeup gurus like Jaclyn Hill, Desi Perkins, NikkieTutorials and Alissa Ashley. Pack on the glitter, smoke out your lashes, contour your cheekbones, add a bold lip, and get ready to marry the love of your life.

 

The Deer Creek wedding venue is here to help you with any assistance regarding your upcoming event. While doing your own wedding hair and makeup isn’t what you expect, you are still going to look absolutely stunning on your big day. Keep in mind our wonderful tips as you complete your wedding look during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact us today for additional information regarding our wedding services.

Welcome Tay “Ty” Dubocq – the New Director of Catering At Deer Creek

Welcome Tay “Ty” Dubocq – the New Director of Catering At Deer Creek

Welcome Tay “Ty” Dubocq – the New Director of Catering At Deer Creek

Everyone at Deer Creek Golf Club is so happy to welcome our new Director of Catering, Tay Dybocq! Tay is an experienced wedding planner, catering manager, events coordinator, and all-round wonder woman. She has a knack for making dream weddings come true and creating memorable mid-week conferences and events.

Tay comes to us from the Palm Beach Marriot Resort & Spa. All said and done, Tay has over a decade of experience in South Florida events venue coordination and international sales.

We asked her to talk a little about herself and what get her into event planning. This is what she told us:

Q: What drew you to get into catering and event planning?

TD: Since I was a young girl, I have always enjoyed hosting and planning a party! I took upon myself the planning of family events, school dances and activities, neighborhood holiday parties, summer BBQs, and all other year-round gatherings; it was then when I decided that I wanted to focus my career in Catering and Event & Wedding Planning.

Q: What do you think is the most important ingredient/element of successful event planning?

TD: It’s all in the details! From the moment you start planning your event – from vision, structuring a planning timeline, meeting with all vendors, to tracking RSVPs and Vendor Payments, etc., it’s important to be organized and detailed to ensure a successful event.

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure desert?

TD: Oh my! You put me on the spot! Just kidding! I will never say no to crème brûlée, tiramisu, or affogato.

Q: What was your favorite unplanned moment in an event you have planned?

TD: Funny you ask me this… this was actually my own 30th Birthday. I had this entire vision in my mind of what I wanted my 30th Birthday to be! I had theme, menu planned, invitations ordered, cake designed, everything! Then my husband cancelled the party and told me “you are not going to plan your own birthday party.” So, I threw away all invitations and sadly (maybe even mad) I stopped planning the entire event. Long story short, it was the best surprise party EVER! I was not in control and I was completely surprised by my husband, friends, and family who delivered my vision in a way that I would’ve never imagined. It was a fun day!

Q: Do you love or hate Pinterest?

TD: I like it! I occasionally use it as a source of inspiration to get my creative mind going.

Q: What is one pitfall that amateur event planners fall into often?

TD: I would say understanding contracts/catering terms and event budgeting.

Q: What quick advice would you give a couple who is planning a wedding by themselves?

TD: Hire professionals! Industry professionals gain their reputation because they consistently offer outstanding services to their clients. A professional vendor will take great care of you and your guests, and will take a huge burden off your shoulders as a couple. Also, enjoy the process! It is a once in a lifetime event – the day you have been planning since you were young and it’s a reason for celebration. Everything you do in the planning process should be an enjoyable experience. Trust your professionals and let them guide you – sit back, make choices, and enjoy every moment!

We also asked Tay Dybocq if she has any words she’d like to say to our lovely readers:

TD: I hope that all of us here at Deer Creek Golf & Country Club have the opportunity to work with you in making sure your day is perfect and just like you imagined!

For more information, call us at our South Florida golf course location and ask to speak with Tay directly.