We are so excited about our impending wedding season we have decided kick it off with our Venue Showcase series, where we will periodically showcase exceptional venues on our blog! We know that there are so many fantastic venues for you to choose from. We want to help you by highlighting the best wedding venues of the Gulf Coast!
PENSACOLA COUNTRY CLUB
-JULIE BLECKWENN | CLUBHOUSE MANAGER AND SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR
What makes your services unique?
“I will always consider this the most unique & special venue because not only do I work here, I also got married here but I would say that with us being the only private club in Pensacola coupled with the amazing view of Pensacola Bay that we stand out from the rest.”
What is the history of Pensacola Country Club?
“We are the oldest private club in Florida founded in 1902. The original club was destroyed following Hurricane Ivan and the new “ 2nd Century” club was reopened January 18th, 2006. The only piece that remains from the original club is the façade of the fireplace located in the foyer and that location has been used for a number of ceremonies.”
Do you have any tips for brides?
“For venues in general I would say make sure if your date is in May, October or November you should make sure and get the venue you want as soon as possible as those are the most busy wedding months. For this venue in particular I would say, don’t worry too much about it raining on your special day. I have worked for the club for almost 7 years and I have had rain only 3 times and we always have a backup plan either way so don’t stress too much.”
What is your favorite wedding memory?
“I have been lucky enough to be a part of so many weddings and it would be impossible to pick just one but I will say that two of my favorite parts of a wedding day are the first look because I feel like that is the most genuine sweet reaction a bride and groom will have together and also the Father/ Daughter reveal because a lifetime of feelings go into a Father’s reaction and it is really something special to see.”
How can future brides contact you?
“email@example.com, 850-455-7364 ext. 218”