PART 1: From a COVID Bride: 9/26/21
This review is long overdue. I had the privilege of having my rehearsal dinner and wedding at one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the Southeast, Governors Towne Club.
From the moment of my first tou...
r, I was brought to tears by the space. Entering the grand ballroom, this place exuberates elegance and class. The first person I came into contact with at the venue was Amanda. She is the Director of Weddings and Events and has had years of experience in the events/wedding industry. Not only is Amanda an expert at her craft, she cares about her brides. I was planning our wedding 18 months ahead, then COVID hit. She kept me up to date with policies and venue development. In Facebook bridal groups and amongst my friends, I hear about horror stories of venue coordinators that are horrible. I would look at those posts and feel so bad that other brides do not have someone like Amanda in their corner. I toured three other prestigious courses in the area and nothing held a candle to Governors Towne Club. As my wedding planner said the moment she saw the venue, “It is the best country club venue I have ever seen, down to the attention to décor details”.
The week before the wedding, I had an unfortunate event occur with my mother in regards to the financial aspect of the event. I won’t get into details because it was extremely hurtful, but my wedding planner and Mother-in-Law let Amanda know what was going on. Not only did Amanda and her team figure out a solution, but they let me know to not worry about one thing that everything was under control and would be ok. The days leading up to the wedding, Amanda was only worried about me. They asked me what my boundaries were and she made it clear to everyone on the team to keep an eye out for me. Amanda checked on me multiple times throughout the night of the rehearsal dinner and continuously on the wedding day. When I tell you things were going sideways real quick, they could have, but Amanda literally saved my wedding day. Right before I got engaged, I lost my father and a few years before that I lost my big sister. Amanda knew I was worried about the emotional aspect of the day, I will never forget her kindness and grace she showed me throughout this entire planning experience. She will forever be engrained in my heart and a lifelong friend. Amanda, I love you so much!
Maelee is another person I will never forget at GTC. She is the Food and Beverage Manager. Not only does she manage an excellent team, you can tell everyone in the Food/Beverage department at GTC has a solid team feel to them, and I credit that to her. Maelee made sure I never went hungry, and most importantly, never ran out of my favorite wine! Like a lot of brides, I wanted two signature cocktails and an open bar. They made sure my entire beverage list was fully stocked and put emphasis on my signature cocktails. For our plated menu, I had a dream of recreating our first date meal (filet and seabass) that we had at Blue Ridge Grill back in 2015. Maelee and her team made it happen. Maelee also was a point person, along with Amanda, that made sure our night was everything we could have ever dreamt of. Thank you so much Maelee, I love you so much!