Stephanie & Chris

When the couple began their search for the perfect wedding reception venue, they hoped to find something other than an expansive rectangular ballroom. Their search was over when they discovered the beauty and warmth of the Raleigh Country Club.

Because their guest list was over 200 people, they reserved four interconnected spaces: a ballroom adorned with natural wood colored shutters encasing the windows, a smaller room with a fireplace and comfy couches, a lounge dominated by a gorgeous mahogany bar that also opened to the ballroom, and an adjoining patio. All spaces except the ballroom overlooked the beautiful rolling hills of the Raleigh Country Club golf course.

The golf course played a role in the wedding in many ways. Chris, and his groomsmen, and the fathers of the bride and groom played a round of golf on the day before the wedding. Stephanie had bridal portraits taken on the golf course in May and despite the rain on the August 2, 2014 wedding day, the bride and groom took golf carts out to the golf course with the photographer and videographer for pictures. At the end of the reception, since the rain had stopped, the wedding party sent off Chinese lanterns while their guests watched from the patio. 

Photo credit: Rebecca Ames Photography