The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Ford’s Colony Country Club provides an exceptional setting for a wedding event in historic Williamsburg. This semi-private club in Virginia is set on 3,000 acres of land, which encompasses a 200-acre preserve and three championship golf courses. If the couple and their guests are not viewing the wildlife or playing a round of golf around the wedding event, they enjoy using the tennis courts and junior Olympic swimming pools or investigating one of the walking trails. The breathtaking natural surroundings and Georgian-style clubhouse provide many memorable wedding photo opportunities. Ford’s Colony Country Club has indoor and outdoor venues to offer for a ceremony and a reception.
Lakeside Ceremony Site. This beautiful outdoor site is a romantic setting for a ceremony. The lakeside venue is next to the lush fairways of Marsh Hawk Golf Course.
Garden Pavilion. This is the country club’s largest venue and it offers spectacular views of the golf course through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Its elegant decor includes brass chandeliers and flowing white drapery. A garden terrace lit by lanterns is an ideal spot for guests to enjoy cocktails and the spacious whitewashed deck means that the Garden Pavilion is able to accommodate up to 250 guests.
Formal Dining Room. This elegant room features exquisite fabrics, colonial-style decor and a marble fireplace. The large windows lining the walls provide stunning views for the guests to enjoy. French doors open onto a brick terrace. This intimate venue is ideal for a smaller wedding event and accommodates up to 80 guests.
Colonial Banquet Room. This warm and inviting room features gold sconces, romantic lighting and a large marble fireplace. The spacious venues accommodates up to 100 guests comfortably.
What You Should Know
Every banquet package offered by Ford’s Colony Country Club includes a private reception venue, customized menu selections and the assistance of the Catering Director with planning the event. Tables, gold chiavari chairs, china, stemware, flatware, floor-length linens in white or ivory, colored linen napkins and round mirrors for the centerpieces are provided. Tables with linen and skirting are also included for the guest book, DJ and cake. The country club has a list of recommended vendors for all other wedding services required.
Various menu options are available and these are customized by the culinary team to meet the couple’s requirements. The country club is proud to have received the AAA Five Diamond award for dining.
The Special Touches menu offers a number of displays, such as vegetable crudités, fresh fruit, smoked salmon and an antipasto display, as well as hot and cold dips. A raw bar is also included on the menu. The Hors d’oeuvres a la Carte menu has three categories of hot dishes and two chilled categories. These include dishes such as chicken satay, mini crab cakes, spanakopitas, Virginia ham and smoked salmon. Selections from the Carving Board include roasted orange glazed turkey breast and steamship of beef, while the action stations include risotto, pasta and a smashed potato bar, to name a few. The Cocktail Receptions menu has a choice of three packages including displays and hors d’oeuvres.
The Plated Dinner Selections menu begins with an appetizer and a choice of salad. The entree dishes include pan seared fresh crab cakes, dill crusted Atlantic salmon filet, filet mignon and pan seared pork loin, among others. The Build Your Own Buffet menu includes a choice of two salads and three sides followed by an entree. Examples of the entree selections are chicken parmesan and sliced flank steak. The dessert choices include New York style cheesecake, super rich chocolate pie and seasonal fruit cobbler.
Four bar packages are available, each having four hours duration. The couple chooses a wine and beer bar, a premium bar or between two super premium bars with different brands. Specialty cocktails are also available.
Choosing to host a wedding event at Ford’s Colony Country Club has extra perks:
- A portable dance floor is included
- Access to the grounds is given for wedding photos
- Discounted rounds of golf are provided
- The country club has 24-hour security
From the Vendor
Perfecting Life's Special Moments
Fords Colony Country club overlooks three gorgeous 18-hole golf courses. We provide three perfect venues to suit any bride's dream wedding. Let our experienced staff help you plan out every detail, from menu to linens, to ensure that your day goes exactly as planned.
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$$ – Affordable
Food + Catering
Brittany is wonderful! She goes over and beyond to make everything so perfect. So attentive, knowledgeable, personable and always quick responses throughout the whole preparation. The food was outstanding, the staff very attentive. From the ceremony to the reception, everything went so smooth even with the weather, it never missed a step. We would highly recommend having your wedding and reception here.
A good venueReviewed on 11/13/2013 Jessica G
We recently celebrated our big day here and it went very well. The event coordinator is extremely helpful and responsive and leading up to the big day everything was great and planning went well. On the actual day we had a few issues on-site but we were able to resolve them with some very helpful wedding guests and things turned out beautifully. The place itself is very pretty and the food was quite good. The waitstaff were very friendly and nice. Ford's Colony was also very flexible with us, which I appreciated. Overall we had a very good experience and I would recommend it.
Love the placeReviewed on 9/17/2013 T'Londa F
I love this place the room price was great. The staff was very helpful and everything was nice and clean....
Great venue!Reviewed on 11/23/2011 Colby P
My wedding reception was held at Fords Colony early November. Everything was fantastic! Midway through my planning process Fords Colony was taken over by new management and all was handled great throughout the change. I was looking for a low cost venue with a BBQ menu to serve and Fords Colony was one of the very few places I could find that had this option. We served the BBQ menu and the food was GREAT. We were fairly picky about the beer that was served and they were able to find any type of keg that we were looking for. One staff member was assigned to my husband and I to ensure we had everything we needed throughout the evening, and she was very attentive and helped getting our drinks, food, and anything else throughout the night. Overall everything was great and I would highly recommend.
The Garden PavilionReviewed on 6/29/2010 Leah S
My reception was held in the Garden Pavilion at Ford's Colony and it was stunning. The coordinator, Lynn Ford, really takes care of all of the details and I felt like it couldn't have been any better. I have received nothing but compliments on everything about it!
Review for Ford's Colony Country ClubReviewed on 2/16/2009 Theresa D
I loved everything about it. Two months later I am still getting compliments on the room the food and everything that Ford's Colony did. They were outstanding.