Woodbury Country Club’s Bridal Showcase
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Enjoy fabulous hors d’oeuvres, innovative food stations and sumptuous desserts.
Meet our recommended vendors and speak with our accommodating banquet staff regarding packages and prices.
Vendors Include: Photography, Video, Favors, Flowers, Bands, Dj’s Invitations, Hotels, Limousines, Linens, Tuxedo’s and much, much more.
Tour our beautifully appointed dining salons and our 18-acre estate complete with lush gardens, decorative fountains, magnificent reflecting pools, private lake with gazebo and botanical gardens.
RSVP online at www.woodburycc.com/rsvp
Tickets: $10.00 admission at the door. Pre-register online at www.woodburycc.com/rsvp to reserve your spot.
For more information: 516-692-6200 or www.woodburycc.com
884 Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury, NY 11797
GPS ADDRESS: 8533 Jericho Turnpike
I had my daughter’s shower at the Woodbury Country Club yesterday afternoon. It was an amazing affair and I want everyone to know what a fantastic job they did. Sara, our Matra’d was unbelievable. As it turned out, there was a one-day snowstorm and the last minute we had 10 cancellations. As a result we realized that two of the tables would only have three and four guests sitting there. I was so upset and overwhelmed as we already had place cards printed with table numbers, etc and I knew we had to make changes. Sara took total control, broke down the table, redistributed guests, place card numbers were changed, etc. all in about 10 minutes. Sara took care of everything during the shower. No matter what I asked to have done, it was taken care of by her and always with a smile on her face and a hug for me. She helped organize packing the gifts, and getting everything ready when we left. The cocktail hour, dinner, the dessert bar was unbelievable. Everyone raved about the food (steak, chicken and salmon)….I could not have asked for a more perfect shower.
Next I need to tell you about Mary B. Mary is the Sales Manager that worked with me from the day I went to look at the WCC as a possibility for the shower (in August) until I left the Woodbury the night of the shower (last night). She was my “go to” person for everything that I did. She calmed me down when I was a crazy lunatic and made me smile, when I was just about in tears. I wanted a white and gold (which was the color theme of the shower) candy buffet and I didn’t have a clue what to do, what to order, etc. She was right there by my side ordering the candy with me, giving me a list of what I needed to buy for the table and on her hands and knees putting the finishing touches on the buffet when I arrived for the shower. The candy buffet table looked AMAZING. There isn’t a decorator around that could have done a better job than she did. Everyone said it was one of the “highlights of the shower”.
The only way I can describe my experience with her is to write down what I said to her in my thank you note to her. So here it is:
I would like to express my appreciation for all you have done to help with the planning and execution of Dyanna’s bridal shower. You went far beyond the “Sales Manager” call of duty, and that certainly did not go unnoticed.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness, patience and consideration through this entire process. Your genuine concern for your clients and love of what you do are apparent, and make you stand out from so many others I have dealt with in business.
I feel very lucky that the Woodbury Country Club assigned you to work with me, as I know I could not have done this without you.
I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy,Healthy 2014.
So to all of you out there, whether it be a wedding, shower, or any special occasion event, just note that the Woodbury Country Club does a quality job. Kudos to the owners, The Passavia Family, who have done a great job in hiring the right people for their beautiful venue.
Words cannot express how you made Alexa’s “magical” night one of the best memories in her life. We were thoroughly satisfied with the entire affair- food, service, room arrangements, etc.
Thank you is not enough to express our sincerest thanks and what a wonderful job you did to ensure us a fabulous night- which it was!!
All of our warmest regards,
Pete, Janine and Alexa
We, at the Long Island Life Center are so very grateful to you and your staff for helping to make our Annual Fundraising Banquet on October 3, 2013 a success. Sarah was an exceptional maître d as well as Jason. The waitresses and waiters were not only kind, but were truly there to meet our needs. They went out of their way to help us collect the napkins and bring them out to the car
Our goal at the Life Center is to empower pregnant and parenting women by providing them with the resources required to take care of themselves and their children. It is essential that pregnant women choosing life have access to much needed support services.
Consistent with the mission of the Life Center to promote, encourage and foster public sentiment and respect for the dignity of human life, the Life Center also provides healing opportunities for men and women that struggle with the emotional pain of an abortion experience through the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat program.
Thank you for al making it possible for us to continue our work at the Life Center in helping all the members of our community.
Just wanted to take a moment to thank you and the entire staff for making my son and daughter in law’s wedding such a success. All of you were a pleasure to work with and contributed to making this the “wedding of the year”. I truly enjoyed working with you and hope we can do it again in the near future.
I wanted to thank you again for taking care of us and making our event truly special. Our guests raved about the venue, from the setting, to the food, to the service.
We will be very happy to serve as a reference for you and if you let me know the social networking sites you’d like me to advocate for you on, it would be our pleasure.
Please share our positive comments with your entire staff and let everyone know how happy our family is that we chose the Woodbury CC!!!
Thank you so so much!!!!
Jonathan, Susie, Haley and Sari
I recently got married at the Woodbury Country Club and we could not have asked for a better venue. My husband and I had looked at a few venues before heading to Woodbury and once we took a tour we knew we had to book this place. We took the tour with Mary and she wound up being our wedding coordinator. She did such a great job keeping in touch with us through emails, phone calls and meetings. She was on hand the day of the wedding to check in and make sure everything went smoothly. When we originally toured the venue Mary had mentioned that the garden room was going to be renovated. They finished the renovations a few months before our wedding and the room now looks gorgeous. We really loved the outdoor space for our ceremony over looking the pool and the fact that there was a huge tent up for cocktail hour. Our bridal attendant was Fran who was so nice and very attentive. She did a fantastic job. Matt our maitre de did a wonderful job coordinating everything. Our guests were raving about how beautiful Woodbury Country Club was. They also gave us a lot of compliments about the food and cocktail hour. We upgraded our cocktail hour and had the seafood fantasia station which was a big hit. Our guests enjoyed crab legs and lobster which you don’t always see at a wedding so it was a nice touch. Our guests had five different entrees to choose from and luckily my husband and I were given a sampler plate. The guests enjoyed wedding cake that was provided by Dortoni’s Bakery and they also were served apple crisp. My husband and I loved this venue. Everything went smoothly and we had a great time. Be sure to ask for Mary if you took a tour. She made us feel like we were apart of her family.
I really don’t know where to begin. As a newly engaged pair we were lost as to what to do first. As I researched venues Woodbury Country Club stood out to me because of the grounds. It had an amazing tropical feel with beautiful lounge chairs, a pool with waterfall, well manicured greens and a beautiful setting. WCC was the first and only venue we visited . An added bonus was that our banquet room was completely renovated right in time for our wedding as Anthony promised.From the moment we met Anthony Calogero we felt at ease and knew he would be helpful and awesome every step of the way. And that he was. As our wedding approached Anthony was so helpful and always available to help me in every single detail, we couldn’t be more grateful..Anthony was kind, patient and gave me all the attention I needed.Our wedding day went by FLAWLESSLY. The WCC team was wonderful, they really made us feel special. The food was the most delicious food I’ve ever had from a venue, our guests are still talking about it. I wish I could do it all over again.
Woodbury Country Club wedding takes top prize on TLC’s Four Weddings competition
A romantic, resort-style ceremony and reception at Woodbury Country Club was voted best wedding on the September 19 episode of Four Weddings, a TLC reality show in which four brides attend and rate one another’s nuptials, scoring them for the dress, the venue, the food, and the overall experience.
The bride, a 26-year-old business manager from Long Island, originally wanted a destination wedding but chose Woodbury Country Club because she could get the same tropical resort feel closer to home, said Anthony Calogero, Banquet Manager at Woodbury. “You get a lot of people who are thinking of going away, but can’t really afford that and are worried that their guests can’t come,” he said. “We give them everything they need to have that destination feel, right here on Long Island.”
Nestled on 18 secluded acres, the Woodbury Country Club is Long Island’s premier wedding reception venue. Guests are greeted in the country club’s elegant wood-trimmed lobby with live piano music and a glass of champagne before joining their party in one of two exquisitely decorated dining halls, each connected to elegant outdoor spaces perfect for romantic ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and dramatic photo backdrops.
The impeccably manicured gardens feature a multi-fountain reflecting pool surrounded by plenty of comfortable seating and a flower-decked lakeside gazebo perfect for exchanging vows. In addition, the professional staff offers experienced event planning, exceptional catering services, and gourmet menus by world-renowned French master chef, Guy Thomas.
In planning the prize-winning wedding, Calogero first met with the bride, Terri, to discuss her vision of destination resort style and a “Sweet Romance” theme. Then he used his experience and expertise to make that dream come true.
“Woodbury Country Club hosts 30 to 40 weddings per month – over 300 affairs per year,” said Calogero. “I’ve seen a lot of set ups. I know the space. I know where guests are going to go and how they’re going to react. And I know what we can do. That continues through the menu, the lighting, the whole theme.” In this case, he said, the bride really placed her trust in him. “She said, ‘Anthony, do what you think is right.’ So I was able to really get creative and just kind of go with it. I don’t always get that, but the results were tremendous.”
The bridal couple’s dream of a romance retreat was a great fit for Woodbury Country Club’s Garden Room, which opens onto a backyard cocktail area decorated with palm trees, lounge furniture and a tikki bar around a sparkling pool with dramatic fountains. Inside, the room pairs mirrors with a metallic faux finish on the walls to capture and reflect the light from candles, wall washing uplights, and glowing Lucite bars.
“It’s got a contemporary South Beach kind of feel, perfect for a high-energy, night club vibe,” said Calogero. Woodbury Country Club’s other ballroom, the Mills Room, is a more intimate space with a more traditional ambiance, and features access to a private courtyard called the Terrace Room for an indoor-outdoor cocktail hour experience.
After a beautiful ceremony on a spacious dock overlooking the peaceful waters of Woodbury Country Club’s private lake, guests gathered poolside for the outdoor cocktail party. “We had tremendous tents, with lots of tulle, decorative lighting and a beautiful tikki bar with a glowing effect,” said Calogero. Chef Guy created a menu that included hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a carving station, a mashed potato bar, sliders, and a southwestern fajita bar. In addition to Terri’s signature drink – a TNT, made with peach schnapps, Ciroc peach vodka, white cranberry juice, peach juice and cranberry juice – there was an ‘Ice Luge,’ an ice sculpture with a built-in spigot that dispensed flavored vodka.
At the cocktail hour, Calogero said, the other brides from the show “were raving about the stations, the variety of food, the beautiful ice sculpture, and the amount of room people had.” Even with 220 guests, there were plenty of chairs, sofas and daybeds for everyone. “The décor was awesome, the weather was great, and everyone was outside having a great time,” he said.
Inside the ballroom, guests dined on Chef Guy’s menu of shell steak, tilapia oreganata and chicken Madeira, followed by a dessert bar that included cheesecake pops, macaroons, cupcakes, mousse shooters and an ice cream parlor. Then the party began, with music and dancing to rival the most exclusive nightclub. It was a combination that really impressed the other Four Weddings contestants.
“When they went into the ballroom, they were blown away by the vibe of the room, the lighting, and the excitement the room was giving off,” said Calogero. “The table décor was different on each table but very classically done. Then there was the food – that was a very high percentage of why we won. We got rated very high on both food and venue.”
The result was a big win for Terri and (her husband), who won Four Wedding’s top prize – a five-star fantasy honeymoon to a tropical paradise. It was also a win for Calogero and the Woodbury Country Club.
“On a personal level, I was really ecstatic,” he said. “There are a lot of great places out there, and I was really honored that Woodbury Country Club was chosen. I know I did everything possible to create a successful night – but that’s what I do for every bride.”
To view a segment on the prize-winning ‘Sweet Romance’ wedding at Woodbury Country Club, visit Four Weddings on TLC’s website at: http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/four-weddings.