Post # 1
The name of my reception venue is Twin Oaks Country Inn, and it’s a fine-dining kind of restaurant and fairly upscale for my area. A lot of people seem to have heard of them and everyone says their food and wine selection are very good.
When I tell my vendors where the reception is, most of them say “Oh your reception is at the country club out there?” My venue doesn’t have a golf course or any other recreational activities and doesn’t require any membership, so I’m not sure how people get the impression it’s a country club. Not to mention, I don’t know any country clubs in my area that I would classify as fine dining – most of them would serve chicken buffet or something.
Do I just have the wrong idea about what a country club is? Am I wrong in correcting my vendors when they call it a country club?
Post # 3
I think you’re being a little over sensitive. As long as you are sure your vendors are going to show up at the right place on the day of your wedding… there is no need to correct them. i have been to plenty of weddings at country clubs with delicious food.
Post # 4
Is there a problem with having a wedding at a country club? Some of them are really beautiful. I agree with Moose – as long as the vendors show up at the right venue, I wouldn’t be concerned otherwise.
Post # 5
Having a wedding here at a country club is considered fancy! Maybe they are just refering to it as a “general” term, like how people are like “I’m going to the car!” when they own a truck.
Post # 6
No you don’t have the wrong idea of what it is and no you’re not wrong correcting your vendors.
I would suggest you keep on correcting them… you don’t want them to think you are going to set for services that are inadequate to the venue.
Good luck (vendors can be a pain in the neck!!!
Post # 7
It’s not a country club and you should correct them. If they get lost and ask for directions to the country club, they’ll be misdirected. It’s odd that they hear “country inn” and think country club. I don’t know of any country clubs that have inns.
Post # 8
Yeah it’s weird because the place isn’t an inn or a country club, but I can see how the name would confuse people into thinking that. I just looked it up, and sure enough, there’s a place called Twin Lakes Country Club nearby… I’m definitely going to keep correcting my vendors so they don’t end up going to this place instead of my place!
Post # 9
I think the name is confusing people. Juts make sure to correct them so they dont have the wrong venue in mind.