For my wife and I, the wedding planning process started out like everyone else’s with an overwhelming number of choices for wedding venues. When we met with Sharon at Greate Bay Country Club (GBCC), we loved how “at ease” she made us feel. When...
we decided to go with GBCC as our wedding venue, at that time did not know how lucky we were in making that decision. We were one of the countless number of couples impacted by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Our original wedding date was April 4, 2020. After 4 rescheduled wedding dates, we finally got married in person on March 19, 2022. Throughout the two years of rescheduled wedding dates, Sharon was incredibly understanding, sympathetic and accommodating. My wife and I just wanted everyone to be safe at our wedding, but also understood that GBCC is a business that needs to generate a profit. The pandemic hit everyone hard financially, and the wedding industry was no exception. The cost of everything went up. We were speechless when, through the multiple rescheduled dates, GBCC did not raise the price over the course of the two years, when in fact, they would have been perfectly justified in doing so. We were so thankful for choosing GBCC as our wedding venue.
Sharon was easy to work with throughout the wedding planning process. She returned emails and phone calls quickly and answered all our questions thoroughly. You could tell that she has a vast knowledge and great deal of experience in all facets of planning a wedding. We appreciated her attention to detail and suggestions. My wife and I got married at GBCC and the reception immediately followed the wedding. The day of the wedding, when my wife and I arrived at GBCC, we were blown away by how amazing everything looked! The room where the ceremony was to be held was beautiful, as was the reception and cocktail areas. Sharon, Danielle and their team implemented our vision for our wedding flawlessly. No detail was overlooked. Throughout the day, the staff gave excellent customer service.
The end of this review is going to be unlike any other review that you will have read because at our wedding, my Mom fell on the dance floor and broke her hip. My sister went to the hospital with my Mom, and my wife and I helped to load her in the ambulance. Throughout the whole ordeal, Danielle from GBCC was right by our side, even getting my Mom a table cloth to use as a blanket when we were outside waiting for the ambulance because she was cold. Danielle navigated an extremely difficult crisis with grace and class. When we went back to the wedding reception, Danielle informed my wife and I that GBCC was going to extend our wedding reception by a half hour at no cost to us. No one had asked them to do that – they just did it because they saw how awful the situation was and wanted to help. To this day, my wife and I cannot adequately put into words how much we appreciated that beautiful gesture. Through that experience, we were able to see that not only was the staff at GBCC able to provide excellent service, but in addition, they were really exceptional people who genuinely care for others.
If you are looking for a beautiful wedding venue, who will provide excellent customer service, who were absolutely amazing to work with, and who are genuinely good people, then my wife and I give GBCC our highest recommendation. Sharon and her team will not disappoint, and you will be so happy that you selected the best in the wedding industry!