There were well over 70,000 marriages last year in Pennsylvania alone. Most of these couples choose to commemorate such an important milestone in their love stories with a wedding where they can invite their families and friends to help them celebrate. Planning a wedding can be a fun venture but can also feel overwhelming at times.
When you choose to have your wedding at Colonial Golf and Tennis Club, however, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that every detail will be taken care of to give you the beautiful dream day you’ve looked forward to.
There is an overwhelming number of golf course wedding venues in PA to consider, and even quite a few golf course wedding venues in Harrisburg. So, if you’re planning a wedding in the central PA area, you may find yourself visiting venue after venue, all of which look similar and start to run together.
In general, golf course wedding venues make excellent fall, spring or summer wedding venues in PA if you want to enjoy the great outdoors since they include wide expanses of beautiful green space. Some outdoor wedding venues in Central PA are located close to major roads and lack the seclusion you need to create an intimate experience. No one wants to hear cars whizzing by or — worse — honking during their ceremony.
Colonial Golf and Tennis Club offers you the seclusion you deserve. You won’t find a more beautiful outdoor wedding venue in Harrisburg. With its rolling hills, sprawling trees and lush greenery, Colonial’s grounds make the perfect backdrop for your big day. It’s not only the perfect place to say “I do” but the perfect place to take breathtaking pictures you can treasure for years to come.
If it happens to rain on your wedding day, there’s no need to break out tents and umbrellas. Our staff can go to work moving your ceremony inside. We never book more than one wedding for the same day, so you’ll have access to whatever facilities you need.
Colonial doesn’t just offer beautiful outdoor spaces. We also have indoor facilities for your reception that are a cut above the rest. When it comes to indoor wedding spaces, other country club wedding venues in PA fall short. For one, they may only have one space option that is either too big or too small for your wedding. At Colonial, we can offer you the perfect space for your event, whether you’re looking for an intimate space for close friends and family or need a large wedding venue for 300 guests.
Some indoor venues you’ll visit are poorly lit rooms with outdated decor. Or, in some cases, the space provides a nice blank canvas, but you have to do all the work to dress it up for your big day. At Colonial, you and your guests will be impressed by the elegance of our event halls. We can also help you put your personal touch on the space so it feels like the perfect place to celebrate your love with your friends and family.
An all-inclusive venue is one that simplifies your wedding planning by offering catering on-site, as well as other services to make your big day a success. Some couples choose to opt for a bare-bones venue where they can contract with several different vendors to bring in tables and chairs, linens, other decor and catering from outside. In fact, the average couple has 14 vendors contributing to their wedding.
Hiring a long list of vendors can end up adding to your workload and make it more difficult to coordinate all the moving parts that are going into your event. Why should you instead choose an all-inclusive venue, such as a golf club wedding venue in PA, for your wedding? There are three main advantages:
One of the biggest advantages of an all-inclusive venue is the convenience. For one, it makes planning much simpler since you don’t need to find and hire a whole slew of rental services, caterers and bartenders for your wedding. Instead, you can rely on one source for all these critical aspects of your wedding.
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On-premise catering, in particular, has some major benefits. The food is always fresh since it doesn’t need to be transported to the wedding location, and your caterer will have easy access to everything they need to make the reception meal a showstopper. They will likely even be able to accommodate last-minute changes.
If you choose a venue that can accommodate both your ceremony and reception, you and your guests can enjoy the convenience of staying in one place for all the festivities. Guests can go straight to the reception hall to enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while you and your wedding party have your pictures taken outside before making your way over.
Cost is almost always a concern when choosing a wedding venue. Some couples look for ways to DIY and combine affordable vendors to stay within their budget. An all-inclusive option may seem too extravagant, but did you know you can actually save money by choosing an all-inclusive venue?
The more vendors you can roll into one, the more you could save in some instances. One reason an all-inclusive venue, like a country club, can charge less is because they already have much of what you need for your event on-site, which means they don’t incur the cost of transporting equipment there.
Not only will the cost be lower — it will also all be on one bill, which you can typically pay in installments leading up to the event. This simplifies things considerably. Gratuity is also simplified since you’ll pay one amount to cover gratuity rather than having to tip various vendors separately.
One of the drawbacks that may keep some couples from choosing an all-inclusive venue is the fact that it may seem too prearranged, not affording room for them to customize their reception. Some venues may be too cookie-cutter, but not all are — certainly not Colonial.
Our team works with couples to ensure their wedding day looks exactly as they had imagined. We understand that every wedding is unique. You can choose from three different wedding packages to start and then customize nearly everything about the reception, from the drinks served at the bar to the hors d’oeuvres, the salad and the entree options.
Our catering director, Melissa Zimmerman, has experience working with many brides and grooms and will help ensure you’re pleased with every detail of your special day. With an all-inclusive wedding venue like ours, you can decide on every detail and then leave us to carry out your vision on your special day.
Colonial Golf and Tennis Club wedding packages include three options that you can customize to create the perfect reception for you and your guests. These wedding package options consist of the buffet package, the premiere package and the deluxe package.
If you’re looking for affordable wedding packages in PA, the buffet package at Colonial Golf and Tennis Club is a great one to consider. Like all the packages, it includes a four-hour open bar. In addition to the bar, your guests can get hot drinks at the gourmet coffee and tea station. You can choose two stationed hors d’oeuvres and four butlered hors d’oeuvres that will delight guests during your cocktail hour.
The main courses are served buffet-style, so guests can help themselves to two entrée options, which you can choose from a selection of delicious pasta, chicken, beef and fish options. Guests can also enjoy warm bread along with chef-selected vegetables and a starch. As with all packages, guests can also enjoy a salad with freshly baked dinner rolls and butter.
A step up from our buffet package is the premiere package. You’ll also have a four-hour open bar and a gourmet coffee and tea station with our premiere package, along with four butlered hors d’oeuvres to enjoy. Once guests are seated for the meal, they’ll receive a plated salad and fresh-baked rolls before the main course comes out.
Instead of a buffet, the premiere package allows guests to choose from two plated entrees that you select. Choose from delicious dishes like prime rib, crab-stuffed flounder, almond-crusted chicken and more. As always, entrees will be paired with warm bread and chef-selected sides of seasonal vegetables and a starch.
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The deluxe package is the most exclusive package we offer. It is the only package option that includes chair covers to give the reception hall an extra touch of elegance. As with other packages, you’ll have access to a four-hour open bar. Rather than our standard tea and coffee station, with the deluxe package, we’ll include a Viennese coffee station, complete with cordials and spirits. Tea will also be available.
For your cocktail hour, your guests will be able to try your choice of a stationed hors d’oeuvre along with five different butlered hors d’oeuvres. The options you get to choose from for these butlered hors d’oeuvres include items that are exclusive to the deluxe package, such as miniature beef wellington and bacon-wrapped maple-glazed scallops.
For dinner, your guests will be served a plated salad of your choice, along with fresh-baked rolls and whipped butter. You can choose from three different salad options with the deluxe package. As with the premiere package, your guests can choose from two entrees that you handpick from our list, but the deluxe package offers additional options, including two sumptuous filet mignon dishes. As always, entrees come with sides chosen by our chef along with warm bread.
Our wedding packages are mainly distinguished by the food options each includes, but all packages come with some wonderful perks.
We’ll start by looking at perks you’ll enjoy leading up to your big day. As you explore our menu of gourmet dishes, we’ll provide two complimentary dishes of your choice to sample. Any additional dishes you’d like to try will cost $29 per plate. As you compile your guest list, you’ll be pleased to know that we can accommodate special dietary needs and that we will lower the cost for any guests under 21 years of age by $10 each.
Another perk to take advantage of leading up to the wedding is a discount for wedding showers and rehearsal dinners held at our facility. Once you fall in love with our venue, why not make it your go-to location for all wedding festivities? Plus, when you invite guests to pre-wedding events at Colonial, they will become familiar with how to get there, which can help ensure that guests know right where to go on the day of the wedding.
You’ll experience many wonderful perks on the day of your wedding. We offer complimentary golf for the happy couple, along with their best man and maid or matron of honor. Anyone who wants to join them will receive a discount. When it’s time to get dressed to the nines, you can get ready on-site and take photos outside where you’ll be framed by breathtaking views.
Our catering director will be on-site throughout your big day, so you don’t have to worry about any snags. Everything will be handled professionally to ensure your event goes as smoothly as possible and you can simply focus on enjoying it. You’ll never have to worry about rushing around to handle things yourself. We’ll take care of setup, including dressing the tables with linens and more.
To top it all off, all Colonial couples get complimentary access to a lovely bridal suite, which comes with champagne and cocktail service. When you choose Colonial Golf and Tennis Club for your wedding, you can expect a luxurious experience that allows you to soak in all the special moments of the day and know your guests will have a wonderful time.
With three great packages to choose from and lots of room for customization, Colonial Golf and Tennis weddings give couples the opportunity to realize their vision in the most convenient way possible. We can create the perfect environment for any wedding — big or small, indoor, outdoor or both.
You don’t need to be a member at Colonial Golf and Tennis Club to book our event spaces, so why not come tour the grounds, speak to our staff and determine for yourself if Colonial is the right place for your wedding. We’re guessing the beautiful outdoor views and elegant indoor spaces will quickly have you saying “I do” to our venue. Contact us today to learn more about our facility and wedding packages.