Choosing the wedding venue is one of the biggest and often most daunting decisions on the wedding to-do list. So many options are beautifully appointed with gorgeous rooms for your reception and manicured grounds for your wedding day photos. What sets each apart from the other is the staff and the service you get at a given place. In that spirit, I am pleased to highly recommend not only Great River Golf Club, in Milford, as a fantastic wedding venue but also Gail Hunt and all the staff there who help make wedding day dreams come true.
As Events Director, Gail truly loves working with wedding couples. Often going above and beyond, it’s not unusual for her to arrive extra early to meet a last-minute request or solve an unexpected issue. Gail understands how stressful wedding planning can be, so she makes it her mission to take as much of that away from the couple as possible. For couple’s that book very far in advance, Gail likes to have “one-year check-ins” with them so she can assist with any remaining items or vendor selection. This relationship continues to build all the way to wedding day. The week before, Gail and her team contact all the vendors and make sure everyone is on the same page. I experienced this myself last week, when I received a friendly call from Erin checking in on my arrival for Justin and Gilyzta’s wedding on Friday night.
Great River Golf Club sits in front of the lush rolling greens of their award winning 18-hole golf course with a perfect overlook of the Housatonic River. While this setting is “great” for an afternoon of golf, wedding clients will find endless picturesque spots for pre- and post-ceremony pictures.
The Bridal Golf Cart shuttles the couple and their photography team to the best spots on the course in style. While the wedding day often focuses on the bride, Great River has something special for all their golfing grooms – a special golf package to unwind before the big moment.
Monty’s River Grille, Great River’s on-site full-service restaurant is not only a great place for dinner or brunch, anytime, but can also host the rehearsal dinner or cocktail hour on your wedding day. Review after review on The Knot, Wedding Wire and their Facebook page features brides gushing about their experience with Great River. So many cite the personal attention as well as being the only wedding of the day as a huge plus. They also highly regard the staff and the service they received from the moment of booking all the way through to “I do!” and beyond!
As a wedding officiant, I see many lovely properties but it’s the passion from those who makes the events happen that really make each a true wedding destination. I asked Gail about her favorite moments working in the wedding business. For her, the list was endless. From the initial tours, to watching the ceremonies, introductions at the reception and meeting all the family; Gail loves them all. Each couple has a different story and she enjoys hearing each one. The dedication and joy the staff at Great River Golf Club applies to every event, means they need to be at the top of your venue selection list.
All my best, with no stress