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The First Look
Exchange vows on the waterfront of the picturesque Lake Geneva when you decide to have a wedding at the Geneva National Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. This venue supports outdoor ceremonies, indoor receptions and any other wedding event you can think of. Complete with personalized catering and a professional wedding planner, Geneva National Golf Club provides everything you need to have a happy and successful wedding day.
Grand Ballroom. Your imagination holds no limit when you host an event at the Grand Ballroom. Located inside the Clubhouse, this dynamic room can be easily adjusted to fit any theme you desire. As many as 475 of your nearest and dearest can fit comfortably here. Also enjoy the huge wall of windows that overlooks the luscious greens, making for a ideal backdrop to the day's festivities.
Legends Room. For those with a somewhat smaller guest list, consider using the Legends Room for your wedding reception. This space can accommodate up to 230 people, depending on the layout that you decide to go with. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, you and your guests will get a truly panoramic view of the grounds of the Geneva National Golf Club. This room also features an exposed-brick wall, bronze fixtures and a white-washed tin ceiling, giving a dramatic, yet flexible atmosphere for your wedding event.
Lake Geneva Room & Lounge. This space is ideal for a more intimate affair, whether you'd like a private cocktail hour or a rehearsal dinner for your closest friends and family. Still spacious, as many as 200 people here could fit for a standing reception. This room has a balcony, a built-in mahogany bar and a fireplace, giving plenty of ambience to your event.
Lakeview Terrace. Those who decide to wed on the Lakeview Terrace will enjoy stunning views of Lake Geneva and the lush greens of the Geneva National Golf Club. This spot resides on a bluff and features a wooden pergola and a stone pathway for the bride to walk down the aisle.
Outdoor Pavilion. Ideal for those who want an outdoor reception, the pavilion can hold up to 280 people. The canopy will protect you from the weather while also providing breathtaking views of the golf course and Lake Geneva. The cement floor makes it even easier to set up tables and chairs for a banquet or provides a great dance floor for a reception. Whatever your decor plans, this space easily accommodates it.
What You Should Know
Geneva National Golf Club offers catering for your wedding. Wedding packages include a three-course meal, champagne toast, open bar, wine with dinner, china and stemware, linen tablecloths and napkins, cake table, dance floor, coffee service and cake cutting.
The menus contain a wide variety of food options. Some of these include heirloom tomato bisque, smoked salmon rosette, grilled pork loin, lemon sorbet, vegetarian butternut squash ravioli, scallopini of chicken piccata and a wild mushroom and asparagus risotto.
Some of the benefits that you will enjoy when you decide to host your wedding at the Geneva National Golf Club include:
- Salon services: professionals to do your hair and makeup
- Spa services: the nearby Ridge Salon & Spa will happily relax you and your wedding party
- Wedding planners
- Audiovisual capability
- Overnight rooms for you and your guests
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Waterfront, Country Club, Hotel, Restaurant, Tented
Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
Geneva National is the BEST!Reviewed on 4/23/2014 Melissa B
Where do I even begin?!? My husband and I had our dream wedding at Geneva National this past weekend (April 19th, 2014), and we are still on cloud nine from how perfect our day was. We wanted something modern and intimate, but still some elements of tradition. And most importantly, we wanted it to be the best party of our lives. Geneva National completely exceeded our expectations. We knew from our first meeting with their on-site coordinator, Jenna, that we would be in good hands. We decided to try for an outdoor ceremony (they had several back up options in case of bad weather but we lucked out with a great sunny day!), followed by our reception in the Lake Geneva Lounge. The space was perfect! We loved that the room is so gorgeous on it's own that we didn't have to do much in terms of decor, the connected outdoor patio space our guests could use if they wanted fresh air, the GORGEOUS view that overlooked the lake, and the fact that the space doesn't feel too big or cause the party to be too spread out. We also loved that we got so much for our money as opposed to other venues where you have to bring in your own tables, catering, etc. They do everything in house and the prices are spelled out for you so there were never any surprises. Plus, they were always willing to accommodate any special requests we had! Our guests raved about how flawlessly the entire event went, and how well they were treated by the staff members. Our coordinator Jenna was the BEST ever! She must have received hundreds of emails and phone calls from us over the course of our year of planning, and she always got back to us right away and was so sweet! I felt so dumb calling her sometimes, asking about the littlest thing, and she never once made me feel as though I was annoying or bothering her. She was so patient and nice, and I can't imagine having to go through this process with anyone else! I wish I could have my wedding there all over again I loved everything about it so much!
My husband and I knew we liked this venue right away. It's a very beautiful venue and they are semi-flexible with you to a point. The problems that we encountered consisted of the venue not taking responsibility for anything that they did wrong. They served us the WRONG food. What is the point of having a tasting when what you chose wasn't served at your wedding? When I inquired about this after the wedding because both my own mother and my mother in law noticed that the entrees were not what was discussed, they said that it was correct even though it clearly was not. They then tried comparing the dishes saying that even though they were different dishes, the protein was still the same - again, not taking any responsibility for their wrongdoing and degrading the fact that it was wrong. They have yet to actually apologize for the blatant mistake. The only compensation I received was a drop in the bucket in comparison to what I paid for. They didn't even have enough salads on the day of the wedding even though I paid for everyone to have a salad. They went around to the tables and asked if who wanted a salad so they could get away with not serving it. They also threw away the items from the wedding cake that were supposed to be saved even though it is standard procedure to save the cake plates/dowels for the bakery. The "coordinator" that they give you isn't very reliable. I would suggest hiring your own as theirs can change the story to benefit them at a moment's notice. Just make sure your food choice is super clear because they will change it to whatever suits them! Good luck if you choose them.... you'll need it!!
We couldn't be happier with our choice to get married and have our reception at Geneva National. We received so many compliments about how breathtaking and beautiful the venue and view were. Michelle, our coordinator, was PHENOMINAL. She made the entire planning process fun and memorable! Everything ran so smooth! There wasn't a single hiccup in the day. :) We can't thank Geneva National enough for helping make our wedding the perfect day.
I wish I were writing a 5-star review as I am for all of my other vendors. I decided I needed to be truly honest about my experience to help future brides and their families. I hosted my “mini-destination” wedding (from Chicago) at Geneva National that included golf, staying at the inns, use of the outdoor Pavilion and Grand Ballroom. The service we were sold on was not the service we encountered. I want to be clear that I think you can have a great wedding here if you’re either A) up for the challenge or B) have a wedding planner/coordinator who will deal directly with their staff. We had a lovely wedding, but it was beyond stressful and ultimately, I wouldn’t recommend the venue. Although a stunning space, Geneva National seems to embody a mediocre staff with high turnover. I had heard this from two friends prior to booking it, but figured things had sorted out. We initially had Jenna as our wedding coordinator. She was wonderful as the earlier reviews suggest. When she left the venue, we were placed with someone new. While she tried very hard, she wasn’t detail or solutions oriented leading to details falling through the cracks and unnecessary stress. When I expressed my concern, I had to “prove” my issues by providing emails and any written proof on multiple occasions, which I found to be completely inappropriate. In using their golf services, reception venue and inns, it’s safe to say that each piece acts in a silo making it nearly impossible to have a seamless event. I had to follow up a minimum of 3x on every single detail. No matter how many times I confirmed it, they had either taken the wrong notes, not included the proper person or simply changed their answer. As an example, we rented 4 Inns on the property. It took me TWO months to get a hold of someone to pay for our rooms up front. After two months of unanswered phone calls, voice mails and emails via the Inns manager and our coordinator, they tried to charge us unnecessarily for unused rooms due to their poor notes and response times. The venue comes with a wedding coordinator, which is a major selling point. Unfortunately, that benefit did not come to fruition for us. Their coordinators don’t have the staffing to support proper set-up and execution. The week of the wedding, we ended up having to pay to have a day-of coordinator come up last minute because it was clear the Geneva National coordinator was in over her head. Our hired coordinator ended up setting up our reception room (which she was just meant to be a back-up) while the Geneva National coordinator was selling the reception room to a new couple. Saying the Geneva National staff is a nightmare to work with is a severe understatement. Aside from that, we couldn’t get into the inns for 2 hours after our initial check-in time. AC was broken in one inn and their fix was to open all of the unscreened windows, which lead to a plethora of bees in the house and bee stings. The food was mediocre at best. Overcooked mahi mahi and rubber filet is not what we had at our tasting. Lastly, the 8 sets of the gold flatware we rented were lost/stolen/thrown out in which Geneva National expected we pay the bill. The issues were solved, but not without intense phone calls, proof and long discussions. Buyer beware and just make sure it’s worth for your event. I wish I could say it was for ours.
Wedding venueReviewed on 6/10/2015 Ashley S
This venue is absolutely beautiful ! They just redid the legends room and one of their outdoor ceremony sites. There food is excellent ! If it were a restaurant, I would go there again. The service was excellent as well! All my guests were very pleased and so was I !
Beautiful VenueReviewed on 11/12/2014 Heather C
Beautiful venue. Kelly and Alma were extremely helpful and pleasant to work with. The decor was amazing and the Wedding went perfectly.
So HelpfulReviewed on 9/25/2014 Cassie Z
The venue was absolutely beautiful. The stunning views of the lake behind us during the ceremony made for amazing pictures. Our wedding coordinator went above and beyond to help set up the reception and make sure everything was perfect. She was always just a phone call or email away to answer any questions or help ease my concerns. I couldn't have asked for a better place or better wedding coordinator for our special day.
Absolutely Outstanding!Reviewed on 7/06/2014 Birgit D
Jenna and all of the staff at Geneva National were fabulous. We had our wedding reception and next morning brunch at the venue. Everything was meticulously set up exactly how we wanted and everything ran perfectly. Nothing didn't go according to plan! Jenna is outstanding to work with and I would absolutely recommend to anyone!
My dream wedding!Reviewed on 10/03/2013 Carly G
We fell in love with Geneva National the first time we saw it. The venue was perfect for our style of wedding, the food was spectacular, and our coordinator was amazing! The venue is beautiful and doesn't need any extra decorations. We had so many options for the food, it was very hard to decide what to serve our guests. People still tell us how good the food was at our wedding. Our coordinator took care of everything! She made sure everything happened on schedule, people were where they needed to be, and the night went off without a hitch! I would recommend Geneva National Golf Club to every bride and groom! Carly Griffis
Geneva NationalReviewed on 10/03/2013 Laura T
I had 100 people at my wedding, so we had it in the Geneva room. Everything turned out amazing! Jenna, the wedding planner was so organized that I didn't need to worry about anything.The venue was really beautiful. I highly recommend Geneva National for a wedding.
July 19, 2013Reviewed on 8/24/2013 Laura B
Jenna at the Geneva National was the best. She is a very helpful and energetic wedding coordinator. The flowers on the grounds were beautiful and well maintained. The Grand Ballroom has a beautiful view of Lake Como. I would recommend Geneva National.
Gorgeous Venue and Stacey Rocks!!!Reviewed on 7/25/2013 Mike P
I had been to a wedding once before at Geneva National and was blown away by the venue, it's absolutely beautiful everywhere you look! And planning the wedding with Stacey was an absolute breeze :) Stacey was extremely well organized from the get go and quick to answer any questions. I was very impressed by the execution of the ceremony, the food, and Stacey's ability to effortlessly accommodate all the guests! She's the real thing, and the wedding wouldn't have been the same without her :) Thanks!!
Amazing!Reviewed on 7/17/2013 Courtney K
When I saw this location, I immediately had envisioned my whole wedding there. The course is so beautiful and everything is set up perfectly by the Geneva National team, especially Jenna. Jenna went above and beyond to make sure all my questions were answered and took care of everything on the big day so I had not one thing to worry about. I highly recommend Geneva National as a wedding venue.
January Wedding ReceptionReviewed on 1/28/2013 Katie B
We used Geneva National as our reception site and I can't say anything less then they were perfect. Working with their part planner Jenna was really easy and she was so accommodating to all of our needs. We did the couture package to do an hors d'oeuvres and cocktail reception. We can't thank the staff enough for everthing that they did for us.
Great Day!Reviewed on 12/19/2012 Kelly D
We used this facility for our November wedding. Everything was beautiful. Staff was kind and helpful. We were able to get beautiful pictures outside. They were really great about letting us pick up our decorations that next morning. I know that is not the case with other vendors. We had no issues! Food was as good as it was on the day of our tasting. We had a pasta station with our appetizers. It was a huge hit with our guests at the party. It was a wonderful reception.
Amazing Winter WeddingReviewed on 12/17/2012 Nicole S
My husband and I recently had our wedding at Geneva National Golf Course. I can't say enough on how beautiful my wedding turned out to be. I know that people are usually very nice when they tell you how your wedding is, but I have yet to hear a complaint. We had a good size wedding, about 240 people. We got married, had our cocktail hour and had our reception at Geneva National. Our wedding planner Heather worked with us to help make our vision come true. We had a few problems in the beginning of the year with the switching of our wedding planner several times, but once that was resolved everything else was perfect. I would highly recommend this venue to everyone.
Great EveningReviewed on 11/06/2012 Christa B
The night of was fantastic. We were a little unhappy because we paid as part of our package price for a wedding coordinator, and worked with her for 5 months, and a month and a half before the wedding recieved an e-mail that she no longer worked there and someone else took over our file. Everything turned out well in the end, but it was un-nerving to have that happen. And, there were little things that we would have liked to of been reminded about, like when our balance was due, and our head count. It came more like, your head count was due last week and I need your balance today. So heads up would have been great. But they set up, cleaned up and put all of our belongings into a room and we collected them the next day. It worked out beautifully.
Love Geneva National!Reviewed on 10/23/2012 Cathy L
Geneva National was a fantastic venue for our wedding. We had both the ceremony and reception there. The scenery was gorgeous for our outdoor ceremony (though they have good back up plan options if it rains). They have multiple room options for different sizes of weddings up to around 300 (ours was large so we were in the ballroom). Jenna was our coordinator and she was wonderful - very organized, friendly, had good ideas and was knowledgable. You knew she was there to help make your wedding perfect for you (not get the most money she could out of you). Our wedding day itself was well organized and flowed smoothly. The food was good, have a good number of options. They have packages including food, wine, bar, etc - but are flexible about substituting things and making changes (ex. we added an extra hour of open bar instead of having a champaign toast and glass of wine for every guest). The also have a shuttle and options for lodging close by, which was important for us. We had a brunch there on Sunday as well. We also had our rehearsal dinner at the Hunt Club, a restaurant affilated with Geneva National and on the same grounds - Jenna was able to coordinate this for us as well. The cost can get high if you have a large wedding (like we did - ours was just over 20,000), but doesn't have to be. Overall we had a great experience and would definitely recommend it for others!
Amazing Venue!!Reviewed on 10/22/2012 Carissa D
All I have to say is Thank the Lord for Jenna!! She was an amazing wedding coordinator and put any stress at bay. She was responsive, flexible, and so much fun to work with. The venue itself was absolutely gorgeous. I had an outdoor sunset ceremony and used the Bar/Lounge and mini-ballroom area for my wedding. It worked out so well and the outdoor veranda was a hit! I will absolutely be using this venue for future events. AMAZING!!
Beautiful!Reviewed on 8/14/2012 Angela D
I fell in love with this location from the start but every one of my guests complimented our choice. For our wedding it was perfect, intimate and quite lovely. Few things- we didn't take into consideration travel time for the guests- they had to go downtown through Lake Geneva on a Saturday late afternoon which made the entire event late. Not anyone's fault really just an oversight. Also- we went into specific detail about food allergies and I am not sure where it happened but there was one dish that was not prepared according to the contract. Also, half of our guests didn't show but somehow we ran out of food. I didn't get to taste everything at the reception; however the food that I did taste was delicious and everyone complimented us on that as well. They have wedding/event planners and I would have literally have died that day of stress if it wasn't for her and she was my calming saint. I found it odd that the ceremony on the grass was more to rent than the rooms for the reception but the package we used was exquisite and priced right. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone. The ambiance alone was worth it.
Beautiful Venue, Terrible ServiceReviewed on 6/16/2012 Julie T
Geneva National is a beautiful facility with many options for a wedding. The food was outstanding and have heard nothing but rave revues from our guests. The golf course and lake give tons of options for stunning photos. Despite the beautiful setting, the service the wedding planners provided was unprofessional and disappointing. In the 9 months we spent working with them, 3 wedding 3 different planners chose to find employment elsewhere. We weren't informed of our change in planners by the company, but heard it thru community gossip. Needless to say we had to go in and run thru our plans 4 different times. The day of the wedding many of the things we had discussed in our planning weren't done as planned or missing entirely. Our wedding planner went missing during the ceremony, causing a little chaos afterwards. I only saw her twice the entire night (while she was flirting with our guests) and then she informed at 8:00 that she was leaving for the night. We didn't get there until 530)
brideReviewed on 4/22/2012 Becky G
This venue was outstanding!!!! I highly recommend Geneva National Golf Club!
Our wedding venueReviewed on 11/23/2011 Brian M
The staff at Geneva National Golf Club were fantastic especially Andrea, she was our wedding coordinator. The day of our wedding Andrea made sure everything everything went smoothly and made sure we were happy. The venue is beautiful. It was the perfect place to get married!
Perfect eveningReviewed on 11/15/2011 Morgan M
From our wedding coordinator, Jaffe, to the wait staff, food and bartenders, everyone was professional, courteous and the evening was above and beyond our wildest expectations.
WeddingReviewed on 8/31/2011 jean s
Very beautiful vendor