5 Reasons to Have your Wedding at the Warrington Country Club in Bucks County

bucks county venueAre you in the process of planning a wedding? If you are, you know that one of the very first items of business that needs to be discussed with your fiancé involves where to have your wedding and reception.

Look no further, because the Warrington Country Club is a phenomenal Bucks County venue that specializes in hosting weddings.

Whether you want both the ceremony and your reception here, or just the reception, we can absolutely accommodate your needs, your desires … you name it. There are so many different reasons to consider having your wedding at the Warrington Country Club — here are five of our favorites.

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Experience the Warrington!

Check Out Our Delicious Catering And Beautiful Outdoor Ceremony Garden Area!

Catering at the WarringtonThe Warrington Country Club is your ideal wedding venue because it combines the highest-quality food with the best environment for your ceremony and reception. Our food and gorgeous outdoor locations complement each other perfectly.

The menus at our wedding venue are created by Executive Chef, John Smola, who takes a great deal of pride in his excellent food and furthers our commitment to quality. John has been an executive chef for over 16 years and his talents, state-of-the-art techniques, and kitchen management skills are boldly displayed at every event at The Warrington. Before joining Warrington, Smola studied in New York at the Culinary Institute of America and honed his talents at such prestigious establishments as the Clinton Inn Hotel (Tenafly, NJ), Pen Ryn Mansion/Belle Voir Manor (On the Delaware River in Bensalem, PA), Chef Tells Grand Old House (Cayman Islands, B.W.I.), and Concepts by Staib-Shula’s Steak 2 (Ft. Lauderdale Beach, FL). He has also been recognized by Catersource Magazine and Brandywine Magazine for his culinary achievements and creating elaborate displays, elegant events, and the best entrée. All food at The Warrington is freshly prepared using the best ingredients with John’s special attention to the perfect fusion of color, taste, and presentation. Continue Reading Experience the Warrington!

Summer News From The Warrington: New Venue and Same Sex Weddings

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The beautiful new outdoor venue at the Warrington Country Club.

As summer moves in, bringing longer days, sunnier afternoons, and the vibrant colors of nature in full bloom, we at the Warrington Country Club are always looking for new ways to give your special day just that little extra sparkle that means so much. And that goes for everyone, as the Warrington celebrates advances in marriage equality by officially declaring availability as a venue for same sex weddings. Continue Reading Summer News From The Warrington: New Venue and Same Sex Weddings

Why Have a Wedding at Warrington Country Club

Bucks County Wedding VenueFirst, let us say, congratulations on your engagement! This very exciting time in your life can sometimes become consumed with the task of planning your wedding. Next to choosing the date for your big day, choosing your wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. We understand you are busy researching every possible place for a Philadelphia wedding ceremony, so to save you time, we have compiled a list of all the reasons you should choose Warrington Country Club as your wedding venue:

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WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards 2013: The Warrington Country Club Bucks County

Once again Warrington Country Club has been awarded Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award for 2013. This means we are in the top 5% of Wedding Pros nationwide! The WeddingWire Bride’s Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award 2013 - The Warrington Country Club Bucks County Wedding VenueChoice Awards™ recognizes the top local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ are determined solely by the reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds.

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Choosing an Outdoor Ceremony

So, you are in the process of planning your special day and haven’t yet picked a wedding venue? This decision can be very difficult, especially if you are only considering the traditional options which can be limited. Many brides and grooms focus too much on traditional church ceremonies, and forget about some of the more modern ideas like outdoor ceremonies. An outdoor ceremony in Bucks County provides so many benefits for you, your guests and the memories of your special day.

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Beautiful Scenery

Of course one of the biggest advantages of an outdoor wedding is the unique scenery. If you plan your wedding reception in a beautiful garden, your view will be full of colorful plants and flowers. Our Award-Winning garden is full of lush floral accents that create the perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony. Other outdoor ceremony settings like rustic forests, sunlight beaches and serene mountains make for all memorable ceremonies. Just keep in mind the season you plan your wedding in and what the weather will be like for you and your guests. Most wedding venues will go over what the alternative plan will be if there is unfortunate bad weather.

Perfect Photos

There’s nothing like natural sunlight and a light breeze to make your wedding pictures even more beautiful. Just make sure you hire a photographer that is experienced in shooting outdoor ceremonies with variable light. No matter how the sky looks on your special day, a skilled photographer will know just how to capture the beauty of the scenery within your photos.

On-Site Decorations

A major component of planning a wedding is the decorations. Fortunately, if you choose an outdoor ceremony you have so many natural resources. Nature will provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding venue, with not much else needed.  Also, other decorative components like a gazebo, trellis or water fountain will add an extra touch to the ceremony decor.

Relaxed & Intimate Setting

An outdoor wedding creates a more relaxed feeling compared to that of an indoor church wedding. Your guests will feel more comfortable and will be able to be social with others allowing them to enjoy the overall experience that much more. Also, if you are planning for a smaller wedding reception, garden weddings are an ideal, more intimate choice. They are generally designed for smaller weddings and your guests will be able to hear and see the ceremony much easier.

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An outdoor location not only provides a perfect setting for the ceremony but also for the cocktail hour or reception following afterwards. This allows the guests to relax more and not have to worry about where they need to go following the ceremony. Not to mention, it is one last venue or space you need to book for your celebration.

­Looking to plan an outdoor ceremony in Bucks County? The award-winning gardens at Warrington Country Club provide a picturesque backdrop for any couple looking to plan their day outside.

Fall in Love: Points to Ponder When Planning a Fall Bucks County Wedding

By nature, fall was custom-made for getting’ hitched.

Bucks County Fall Wedding at Warrington Country Club

Bucks County in the Fall

The brilliant colors that accentuate this special time of year– nestled between the end of the sweltering summer heat and the starkness of the winter frost are ready-made for a celebration. The rich vibrancy of fall hues of yellow, orange, burgundy and gold is a perfect launching point to create a magnificent indoor or outdoor Bucks County wedding.

As beautiful as fall is with the splendor of nature, there are certainly many challenges that must be considered when planning autumnal nuptials.

1. Variable fall weather:

  •   Autumn weather can be unpredictable. A warm and sunny afternoon and quickly turn down-right cold the moment the sun goes down. Prepare your bridal party for both extremes by choosing a layered ensemble. Be sure bare shoulders by the light of day can be quickly, and stylishly, covered when evening arrives. Remind your quests, via a wedding website or other forms of communication, to also be prepared for a changeable thermostat. If hosting an outdoor event, provide heating lamps or a fire pit to warm guests unaccustomed to those first blasts of chilly fall air.
  • Using seasonal flowers is an elegant strategy for keeping costs down, however, be ready should an early cold-snap send your snap-dragons out-of-season in an instant. Consider switching to hardier fall favorites such as Dahlias or chrysanthemums. Take advantage of the many beautiful fall fruits and vegetables, like crabapples and ornamental cabbage, to spice up the bouquet and venue.

2. Fall is a busy time of year.

  • Back to school, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and several Jewish holidays can wreak havoc on a schedule. A little research and a save-the-date announcement delivered far in advance will go a long way in accommodating as many guests as possible.

3. As picturesque as fall foliage is, ragweed can steal the show.

  • Even if you or the members of your wedding party have never experienced the sneezing and watery-eyes associated with allergies, on your wedding day it is best to make like a boy scout and be prepared. This means having non-drowsy, over-the-counter antihistamine, tissues and eye drops on hand should an allergy attack arise.

4. You might want to take a pass on your mother’s pure white dress.

  • A bright white dress can clash among the deep, rich colors of fall. Consider an off-white variation to take full advantage of the season. Of course the day won’t be ruined nor your vows nullified should you choose to wear bright white. Just realize that it is these kinds of details that make the aesthetics of your day go from just “lovely” to a resounding “WOW!”

Contact the Warrington Country Club today to schedule an appointment to discuss your vision of the perfect Autumn Bucks County Wedding. They will provide solutions to any questions you have about making your special day the Autumn Event of the Year!!!

A Small Bucks County Wedding

Chances are astronomical that whenever a couple announces a new engagement, the conversation will swiftly turn to the breadth and width of the impending nuptials. While this knee jerk-reaction to the word “wedding” is understandable, one must remember that not every celebration of marriage must be measured in tonnage.

There is another way…Bucks County Wedding at the Warrington Country Club

The wedding coordinators at the Warrington Country Club are expert in planning a Bucks County wedding of any size. A small, more intimate celebration may be more preferable to the wedding couple than the big, splashy, event-of-the-century type of affair for a variety of reasons:

1. The budget is small—fewer guests, by its very nature, cost less. Or, if the couple is determined to indulge their guests with only the finest of culinary offerings, the couple can treat fewer guests like royalty and not blow the lid off the budget.
2. Creative freedom—a small event allows the couple to customize the day and fully express who they are. This kind of personalization tends to get watered down when the numbers on the invitation list goes up.
3. Emotional connection — with fewer people to contend with, the couple can spend more of their precious time with the very people who mean the most to them. Also, the guests in attendance feel welcomed, special and more intimately connected with the couple because, well, they made the cut…
4. Everyone can play – Requesting assistance with the minor tasks that come along with planning any event is an easier ask when the event is small, as opposed to asking for help with an event resembling the size of fleet week.
5. Creating an atmosphere that celebrates the guests as much as the wedding couple – Very few people make it to the alter without a parade of people behind them who helped get them along to this stage in life. Why should this day be just about the newly married couple? Fewer guests mean everyone is celebrated. Everyone is in the pictures, everyone has a chance wish the couple well, and everyone is attendance matters.

No waiting in a reception line, no impersonal “table 7” cards – Plan an event that is personal, intimate and memorable for all in attendance.

Call us at 215-343-1630, or request more information  about making your small Bucks County Wedding the biggest event of a lifetime!!

Second Weddings: Answers to the Top 4 Most Pressing Etiquette Questions

It’s been saidGreater Philadelphia Area Wedding Venue-Warrington Country Club that love is “sweeter the second time around”, but planning a second wedding can quickly turn sour if wedding plans get off on the wrong foot. Let the professional Bucks County wedding planners of the Warrington Country Club guide you in the best customs and practices of a second wedding — so getting hitched goes without a hitch.

Here are the most frequently asked questions of encore brides and grooms:

  1. Q: Is it appropriate for the bride to wear white?
    A: It is a myth that a re-bride cannot wear white. The beauty and freedom in the second wedding it that the bride is not bound to any particular custom or tradition. She can wear whatever looks best on her; be it ivory, cream, pink, yellow or any other color of her choice.
  2. Q: Should there be attendants?
    A: The good news for the girlfriends of the bride is that a gaggle of identically dressed bridesmaids in a row probably seems out of place at a second wedding. That’s not to say that the bridal couple won’t benefit from the supportive presence of their children, friends, family and other loved ones. One maid of honor and one best man should probably do the trick.
  3. Q: Is a big splashy event tacky?
    A: If the first nuptials for either party were a large, traditional occasion-to-remember style event, a splashy soirée the second time around may be too similar for comfort—especially if the first marriage ended badly. Furthermore, first weddings are often driven by the agenda (and wallets) of the couple’s parents, and frequently include many parent-inspired guests. A more mature couple, most likely footing their own bill, will probably desire a more intimate, low-key affair with the most important people of their choosing.This being said, the beauty of a second wedding is that there are no hard-and-fast rules. If either the bride or groom missed out on a big event the first time around and wants to celebrate large, there is nothing in the rule books that says they can’t.
  4. Q: What about the kids?
    A: Absolutely include the children to the extent that they want to be involved. The best rule of thumb is to ask the children for their input, then respect their wishes and include them as much (or little) as they want to be included. There are endless ways to include the kids: a bride may have her son walk her down the aisle or have her daughter and or new step-daughter serve as the special attendant. A son may act as his father’s best man. Lighting a unity candle all together during the ceremony is a nice touch and symbolizes the blending of two families into one. Couples can incorporate “family vows” into the wedding vows during which the parents promise to love and care for their new step children. Having the new family sit together as one unit is a nice touch at the reception. Of course gift giving, before, during or after the event is always appreciated by youngsters. The point is to make the children feel important and valuable during this important time in their parents, and their own, life history.

Planning a second wedding need not be a source of anxiety. Ask the helpful wedding planners at the Warrington Country Club for guidance in making a “re-do” into the “must-do” event of a lifetime!! Call us at (215) 343-1630.

The Only Limit is Your Imagination When Devising a Wedding Theme

Your wedding can be anything you want it to be at the Warrington Country Club. Are you considering an Arabian Nights fantasy, a 1920’s jazz-age gala, a celebration of Irish / Chinese / French / Italian / Scottish (think kilts) heritage, a take-me-out-to-the-ballgame motif, or a hunk of burin’ love Vegas-style extravaganza? Your wedding planning partners at the Warrington Country Club are prepared to make your special day an event to remember!

Theme weddings have become all the rage, as brides and grooms increasingly seek a personalized alternative to wedding-business-as-usual. Many couples who initially consider the possibility of a themed event dismiss it out of fear of botching the delicate balance between creative and tacky. Let the expert wedding planners at the Warrington Country Club assuage your fears, develop your vision fully and take the stress and guesswork out of planning the most significant event of your life!

The popularity of wedding inspired reality television has elevated the “destination wedding” to near cult status. However, in actual reality, traveling to a far-off land is often not practical for couples, or the people they want to share their once-in-a-lifetime day with. With expert planning, an exotic island, beach or even Renaissance Faire can come to you and is as close as Bucks County!

Seasonal themes are a specialty at the Warrington Country Club. You and your guests can enjoy the best of Bucks County year-round:

  • Maybe a summer family-style barbeque of grilled seasonal fair and gazpacho shooters is your speed, complete with checkered-print table linens, lush greenery and flip-flop wearing guests. Or perhaps you’re more of an elegant summer-in-Hamptons type, with a decadent meal of lobster and filet served under a canopy twinkling with outdoor lights.
  • Burnt orange, rich fabrics like taffeta and brocade, and leaves (lots of them) accent your fall wedding. Guests can enjoy a rich cream soup in a small hollowed out pumpkin shell and hot apple cider while cozying up at our fireplace.
  • Illuminate the drama of your winter wedding with sleek white décor, crystal and metallic accents and soft blue hues in the glow of candle light. Winter weddings were made for a formal black-tie event commemorated in black and white photography. A vodka luges ice sculpture is a fun and memorable way to thaw the frostiest reception guest and get the party started.
  • The soft, romantic pastels of spring may be the traditional choice; however, an all-white wedding with a surprising “pop” of fluorescent color is the trend for fashionable spring nuptials. Romance rules in the spring, so don’t hesitate to up the ante of a spring wedding with fairy-tale-esque details such as ultra-romantic attire, layers of tulle, a meadow-full of peonies and hyacinths, and a meal consisting of tasting plates of watermelon salad, sweet pea risotto and finger sandwiches.

These suggestions are only the tip of the iceberg (hum, an ocean theme in the making, perhaps?) when it comes to the endless possibilities for your theme wedding at the Warrington Country Club.

What theme are you considering for your wedding, or what interesting/unusual theme weddings have you been the guest of? Let us know!