The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Sweetwater Country Club is a beautiful ceremony and reception venue for couples in and around the Houston area. Located in Sugarland, Texas, the clubhouse is set among two pristine golf courses. Couples give positive reviews about the venue, the staff and the food. Sweetwater Country Club has several options for ceremony and reception spaces.
The grand ballroom . The most frequently used space for receptions, the ballroom has a capacity of 300 for a seated dinner, or 260 with a dance floor. Three sides of the room have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the golf course, and crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling.
Salons A and B. These rooms can hold 30 and 40 people, respectively, or can be combined to hold 70 people. This space is perfect for an indoor ceremony, or a more intimate reception.
The loft. This room is located on the third floor of the clubhouse, giving couples a truly private feel. It can hold up to 50 people with a dance floor.
Outdoor ceremony location. Sweetwater Country Club has a beautiful outdoor ceremony site filled with colorful landscaping and plenty of space for guests.
What You Should Know
Sweetwater Country Club offers couples three wedding receptions packages to choose from. All packages offer valet parking, a four-hour bar package, a champagne toast, butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and a plated or buffet dinner option. The difference in the packages involves the brand of alcoholic beverages served, type and variety of linens used, and some additional perks for the most expensive package. These include an international coffee station and late-night milk and cookies for guests. All reception packages are priced per guest.
Typical event rental includes four hours for the reception, with an additional 30 minutes added for a ceremony, if applicable. Couples may use an outside caterer for an ethnic menu, but will still be required to meet the food and beverage minimums for the club. The club chefs are willing to work with couples to create a customized menu for their event. Outside alcohol is not allowed.
Sweetwater Country Club offers several perks for couples choosing to host their wedding festivities at the club. These include:
- Valet parking
- Private menu tasting for the couple prior to the event
- A wedding coordinator to oversee all events
Additionally, Sweetwater Country Club offers several unique and trendy additions to their standard wedding packages. These include:
- Signature cocktail
- Late-night concession stand with snacks
- Custom champagne bar
From the Vendor
Classic. Elegant. Exclusive
Save the Date for Sweetwater Country Clubs 2017 Bridal Open House Saturday, January 28, 2017 11AM - 1:30PM Bring your Fiance, Family, and Friends and enjoy complimentary Hors D'oeuvres & Champagne while mingling with our featured vendors & planning your special day! Please RSVP to 281.980.4100 Ext. 201 or [email protected] Imagine your perfect day in our magnificent setting. Our event consultants will customize a package as unique as your love story! We invite you to experience the luxurious ambiance that is Sweetwater Country Club.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Country Club
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning
Absolutely amazing,!Deanna and Johanna, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a wonderful experience on our wedding day. Everything was perfect. Your love and commitment to executing the best for us did not go unnoticed. Thank you for letting our vision come alive through your expertise. It was a blast and the best ever. Fondly , Britt and Anthony T.
Adrianna & Deanna did a great job in assisting us with our engagement party! Sweet water country club had a beautiful ballroom and were very easy to work with! Our guests could not stop raving about the Italian buffet!
Couldn't Have Asked For MoreReviewed on 11/21/2015 Brittany G
My father is a member of Sweetwater Country Club, so when it came time to select a venue this was my first and only option. We booked the venue over a year out, and I am super glad we did. Someone came in the next week wanting the same date! Jennifer Keefe, the coordinator at the club was super accommodating and always there to answer my questions. She made you feel like you were the only clients. In addition she is super organized and does great communicating with your other vendors if you have any. The night of the wedding she is there to make sure everything flows accordingly, and is there to get you whatever you need (food, drinks, even a to go box for me because I was super nervous). The club also has valet parking and the venue overall is beautiful. I couldn't have asked for anything more!
AMAZING!Reviewed on 10/21/2015 Jennifer P
We loved doing our ceremony and reception here! It was the perfect experience and really was a storybook event space. We worked with Deanna and she was one of the main reasons why we chose Sweetwater. She put us at ease from the moment that we met her and we definitely recommend Sweetwater to anybody for any event - large or small!
Loved Sweetwater Country Club!Reviewed on 10/01/2015 Amanda J
I just had my wedding reception here and I was so pleased! The service was above and beyond for my H and I. Deanna is the sweetest and so helpful in helping decide what your vision is. I also love that the use all-inclusive packages (tables, linen, cake, food, etc). And you can make those packages as simple or extravagant as you'd like. The layout was so great and I received so many compliments about this place. I will definiely refer SWCC to any friends getting married! Thank you for helping make my wedding day a dream come true! :)
What can I say about Sweetwater? We worked with Jennifer Keefe and her staff and we could not have had a better experience. We were having a small wedding and our budget was rather tight, so I never expected for us to get the wow factor. But she worked with us and our budget until we worked out an amazing package that everyone was talking about. From the initial tour through the final detail planning, Jennifer was and invaluable help every step of the way. I tend to be a Type A client – over-planning and generally stressing about everything. But Jennifer was the consummate professional. After each meeting with her, I was always more relaxed. She had thought of all the little details I hadn't in my meticulous plans, so I knew we were in good hands. The day of, everything flowed so smoothly. If something went wrong, we certainly didn't know it! Our special day would not have been nearly as wonderful without Jennifer and her staff. We would recommend them whole heartedly and are planning on using them for future events!
This venue was the perfect place for our reception. We especially want to acknowledge Deanna for all of her help and support. She did an amazing job working with us and tending to our every desires. It was absolutely flawless. Everything happened exactly how we wanted. Thank you Sweetwater Country Club and thank you Deanna!!! It was the most wonderful day of our lives!!!
Would do againReviewed on 7/20/2015 Anju J
I'm so glad I chose SWCC. The staff was great, the location was great, overall 10/10
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!Reviewed on 3/01/2015 Jeannette S
Working with Jennifer was a dream come true! She was so helpful with the entire planning process and even offered to take more off my plate when I told her I was stressed. The food was soooooo good! Guests had the option between the beef filet, chicken cordon bleu and tilapia. We got nothing but great feedback from our guests on the food, venue and entire night. If I could do it all over again, I would choose Sweetwater and Jennifer again. They were a DREAM to work with!
More than I dreamedReviewed on 10/27/2014 Shanika H
We chose Sweetwater Country Club as our venue and it was one of the best decisions ever. Deanna Packard was a joy to work with. She listens and was there for us every step of the way. Choosing Sweetwater was a no brainer for us. We were able to get all that we desired within our budget. I visited a number of other venues and none compared to Sweetwater when it came to price and value. We had out ceremony on the back lawn and our reception was in the Grand Ballroom. The view was spectacular and every photo taken was perfect. The food is amazing! Our guest went on and on about how delicious the hors d'oeuvres were during cocktail hour and the main course. We had seated dinner and an open bar as we desired. The staff was amazing. If we had to do it all over again we would not change a thing. I highly recommend Sweetwater Country Club and Deanna Packard.
Perfect Setting for Rehearsal DinnerReviewed on 5/24/2013 Amanda H
My now Mother in Law arranged the event. The grounds were beautiful, the room was the perfect size for our group (not too big, not too small), and the food was GREAT. I believe they had several other very large events that same night right down the hallways but we never felt like our event mattered any less, nor did we hear a lot of other noise that could have drowned out our intimate event of toasts and bonding :)
AMAZING!Reviewed on 2/26/2013 Kelly B
Jennifer was fabulous to work with! She made our day so special and she even handled my difficult father flawlessly. I would strongly recommend Sweetwater to anyone planning a wedding. Our reception was perfect and everyone raved about the food!! (especially the macaroni and cheese bar!)
Great!Reviewed on 2/26/2013 Jennifer C
I planned a "quickie" Saturday afternoon wedding and Sweetwater did a lot of the heavy lifting for me. They took care of set up, food, beverages, and even threw in free champagne, no cake cutting fee, chair covers, and sashes too, all for less than $60/person including gratuity! All I had to do was pick out the cake from their great vendor, find some flowers, and get a dress. Believe me, that's enough work. There's a great suite upstairs to get ready in, and plenty of beautiful vistas around the golf course for photos. Deanna the wedding coordinator was more than helpful. All I had to do Overall beautiful, very affordable, and saved me when I was in a pinch! Two drawbacks: first, if you rent their AV equipment be warned it is NOT Mac compatible and you will need a special DJ soundboard to plug your computer into to use their overhead speakers. If you hire a DJ, this should not be an issue. I was lucky and a friend of mine had a prior life as a DJ and he had the gear we needed. You may not be so lucky. Second, I heard from several guests that the bartender they had at the "champagne station" was carding people and acting somewhat unreasonable. Given that I am Asian so most of the women in my family look like they could be 15 or 55, this seemed very silly to me, but I guess they need to protect their liquor license.
Deanna AMAZING, wait staff needs helpReviewed on 8/04/2012 Melanie D
We actually had stopped by the Sweetwater Country Club looking for the location for our rehearsal dinner, but ended up selecting them as our caterer. Deanna was amazing! She was so friendly and helpful, even before we chose them. Even though we were getting married in Sugar Land, we live in Arizona, so Deanna actually offered to help be the middle man between us and the place we were renting stuff from even though we could rent them through the country club as well. This made thing so much easier for us. They also provided some table skirts, which we didn’t even rent, free of charge so that our cake table looked nicer. Their food was amazing! And I only wish I could have had more at my wedding. If this rating was on purely Deanna I would give her a 5, however their wait staff needs some serious help. They didn’t ask about what wine to use as the toast wine, so when my now husband went over to get me a glass of a white wine we got, they didn’t have it out because they thought it was the toast wine. After we had informed them on which one was which they didn’t say anything when my coordinator went to use the wrong wine for the toast. The removed plates before people were done with their food (including my husband and I) and removed cups from tables when people weren’t sitting down (making it so that our guests couldn’t get refills). The biggest issue was that they only gave guests that were sitting down cake. My husband and I didn’t even get slices. What they are supposed to do is only remove plates that are empty, LEAVE ALL GLASSES ALONE! and place a slice of cake at every single seat whether someone is there or not, that way when our guests and ourselves decide to go to our seat for a bite, it’s there and I don’t have my mother-in-law complaining that she didn’t get any cake as well as the rest of my in-laws. I’m thinking if we held our reception at the club itself things would have gone a lot smoother, because they would have had someone there to look over their shoulders.
Elegant & AccomodatingReviewed on 5/13/2012 Marissa M
We really enjoyed working with Deanna at Sweetwater. They were very accommodating to our requests on tailoring the menu and even last minute changes to our reception. We felt the night went very smoothly and we had many compliments on the food. We (bride & groom) appreciated that they took care of us very well by ensuring we had our food as soon as we sat down and ensuring we were being taken care of throughout the evening. This was nice because it gave us more time to visit with our guests. The staff did a great job of setting up the room how we envisioned it and we were so happy with how the reception turned out. It was beautiful!
Absolutely Amazing!Reviewed on 11/01/2011 Deanna P
I can not even begin to say how wonderful our wedding was! Jill and Jennifer were absolutely amazing to work with. I trusted them completely and had no worries that when I showed up to the reception that everything was going to be just as I imagined; It was even better than I could have imagined it was spectacular! The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. They were totally flexible with their packages and we were able to customize our menu to our favorite foods. We got so much more for our money that we ever could have imagined we would get. My parents even received a thank you card from one of the guests at our wedding telling us thank you for inviting them to such a fun, beautiful and amazing wedding. They said they had never had such an amazing time at a wedding before that they just had to let us know. I could not have asked for a more perfect day! We had so much fun, I can guarantee that we will be celebrating many future occasions at Sweetwater!
Awesome Venue!!Reviewed on 10/06/2011 Melissa N
I loved Sweetwater Country Club. We worked with Jennifer and she made everything so easy with no stress at all. Our reception was flawless and went so smoothly! The food was also great!! I would recommend this place to anyone.
Sweetwater Country ClubReviewed on 5/31/2011 Kim R
This venue is beautiful, and they take care of everything. My planner, Deanna patiently answered our never ending questions, and was there on the wedding day to make sure everything moved along smoothly. It is pricey but not more so than comparable venues.
Love them!!Reviewed on 1/05/2011 Neha S
SWCC was amazing, the venue was beutiful and the food fantastic!
Reception LocationReviewed on 12/04/2010 Lacey L
I used Sweetwater for our reception location and they gave us tons for such a great deal.
Anticlimax after a great build up!Reviewed on 11/22/2010 Lasairiona C
So many things went wrong with our venue, I can't fit them all in here!! - Coordinator did not return emails in a timely fashion (sometimes over a week) - Coordinator left a number of concerning voicemails, 'I just wanted to discuss your changing your date to next year' and the worst, 2 days before the wedding, 'Did you change to a plated style or are we keeping the buffet?' when we'd been plated style from the get-go. - At the rehearsal the day before the wedding, we were left to our own devices while the coordinator instructed the cleaners and team who were setting up for the Halloween party that night and a number of the wedding party felt that she was inattentive and rude to them – which, again, when you’re paying top dollar for a wedding, that is not the service you expect. - I was informed, by the coordinator, that I had little need for an ‘on the day’ coordinator, as she would serve as my coordinator for my big day and I should not waste my money on an outsider as she had done this many times before. However, what I received instead was chaos – the complete opposite of coordination and I feel it necessary to voice my complaints, especially when you’re paying the amount of money we did, for everything to go smoothly and trouble free, when in fact, it did not. - The coordinator had not told me at the time we booked our wedding that we could not get into the club the night before the wedding due to a Halloween party being booked. So, when we discovered this fact, I voiced some concerns that both my bridesmaids and I shared about having enough time to decorate the rooms in time for the wedding. I was informed that the cleaning crew would be in the club from 6am the morning following the Halloween party (the morning of the Wedding) and that she’d be at the club from 8am that day to set up the decorations (which she told me to bring to her a few days before the wedding in labeled boxes, with instructions on what went where) and that I’d have nothing to worry about, she had it all covered. On the day of the wedding, the coordinator did not arrive to the country club until after 11am, around the same time as my bridesmaid did. When my ladies discovered there had been no decorating done, they enlisted the help of the groomsmen AND the groom who was assembling ‘pipe and drape’ and making the club ‘pretty’ on his own wedding day. We had to ask friends to come from various parts of the greater Houston area to lend a hand in getting the club ready on time for the wedding. It ought to be pointed out at this point, that we had originally decided to do pre-wedding wedding party photos from noon on the grounds (as we’d been informed the country club would be decorated and we’d only need some ‘finishing touches’ which wouldn’t take long). However since the club wasn’t in fact decorated as we’d been informed it would be, my ‘team’ of helpers had to work almost right up until the last second before the ceremony started to get the place the way it was supposed to be. This in turn meant that we had no opportunity to take pictures before the ceremony started and, as such, meant that my entire bridal party INCLUDING myself and the groom missed the vast majority of our own reception due to the fact that we had to have bridal party pictures taken before the sunset and we lost the light needed to take pictures. 'bridal suite' for us to get ready was a PUBLIC LOCKER ROOM that I'd not been told about!!
BraunMomReviewed on 11/11/2010 Lou B
The head of catering for us is no longer there and the new person has been wonderful to work with in wrapping it all up. So I am not sure my review will be valid, but I did have a lot of trouble getting Lisa to answer my emails and/or phone calls. She had her way of doing things and it took me reminding her I was the one paying the bill and I wanted the reception in the prder I wanted it in. I was not satisfied with my experience with Lisa. Deanna has been quick to respond and very easy to communicate with since she has taken over. The staff was very helpful and always responded to my questions.
Wedding at the Sweetwater Country ClubReviewed on 10/20/2010 Steven L
The Club itself isn't really new. But the ballroom was recently renovated. So if you are looking for a good, classy, traditional place to host your wedding, the SWCC would be a safe choice. You do not have to be a member of the club to host the event there, but would receive a discount if you/your family is/are members or get a member to sponsor you. The club offers the use of its ballroom and salon area for your event. The ballroom itself gets you a pretty good view of the golf courses around. If you decide to go with this venue, you will get the event facility, your food catered (which they make themselves), and complimentary valet service for you and your guests. You will have to get your own wedding events planner because the club does not provide one, we found this out eventually and had to plan on our own. The bridal changing room isn't located in the most convenient spot, half of the salon area doubled as the bridal changing room, my wife had to walk across the hall just to use the bathroom. Being a catering club, we got food tasting as part of the package we selected, the food tasted pretty good and you get to pick from a good selection (could be more), kind of a shame we didn't get to eat most of what we picked. The catering managers will do their best to work with you on what you need plus give you some ideas. But in the end, it's about what you and your significant other want for your event.
Beautiful!!Reviewed on 10/19/2010 Bonnie H
This venue is so beautiful!! The tree lined street leading up to the Country Club is gorgeous! The catering managers make sure everything goes perfectly! Love this place and would definitely recommend.
LOVE THEM!!Reviewed on 9/30/2010 Cari C
PGPCC is the best place to hold your wedding reception in the Richmond, TX area. Sarah, the director there is AH - MAZING!! She handled everything to a T for us. They were willing to work with is in every aspect of the wedding, monitarly and otherwise. She is an absolute jewel!!
Meet The Director of Catering
Jennifer Keefe has over 2 decades of experience in the world of hospitality. Her love of events started with a 21 year career working with Clubcorp, formerly Club Corporation of America, as a Private Event Director, trainer, and regional food & beverage specialist over the years. Jennifer joined the Sweetwater team in 2011. Jennifer has been involved with NACE, MPI & ACCP over the years. She plans, coordinates, and produces weddings, mitzvahs, social occasions, and non-profits as well as corporate events. Whether she is planning a meeting for five people or a Gala for five hundred, Jennifer