April 29, 2022
Westfield Country Club (Westfields Golf Club)
If you live within or around Washington DC or Northern Virginia at large, you probably have heard of the Westfield Country Club. Located in Clifton, Virginia and about 45 minutes away from Washington DC, the Westfield Country Club is one of the most popular gold clubs and wedding venues you can find in the United States.
From the beautiful course to the great staff, you can rest assured of a one-stop-shop for your wedding needs. It, therefore, comes as no surprise at all that the club has been voted for as the best wedding venue according to weddingwire.com five consecutive times since 2018.
Wondering what makes the Westfield Country Club unique? Let’s explore together.
Brief History of the venue
Westfield Country Club (or Westfields Golf Club), Fred Couples/Gene Bates signature course, was opened in October 1998. According to Gene Bates, the design partner of the club, the current location of the club used to be a hospital during the Civil War. Towards the right of the driving range is an old confederate fort that was donated to the county as a park. There is also a cemetery built in curing the Civil War era on the right side of #13 and extensive evidence of rifle pits and trenches found all over the place. There is also an account of a plethora of Civil War accouterments such as cannonballs, bullets, buttons, etc. according to Bates, which were discovered via archeological digging.
Some locals have made claims of sighting ghosts around the fort, which others believe could be due to the history of the land. On the other hand, these legacy elements make the Westfields Golf Club one event venue with a uniquely rich history.
Decription & Current State
From the name, one could deduce the purpose of the place to be for golf. However, it is very known for hosting weddings and other social events as well. Despite being relatively close to the city, the club is usually calm and relaxing on a regular day.
The club boasts of well-arranged sets of beech and oak trees, a verdant golf course, and a couple of rolling hills. Together, these elements provide a uniquely beautiful scenic avenue for various events and the right place to capture moments with friends and loved ones.
If you are looking for the best wedding venue with the best natural setting to enhance the wedding experience with a full-service experience, Westfields Golf Club is the place to be.
Some Noteworthy Features
Since our focus is on weddings, we have put together some of the noteworthy features for wedding (and social events) purposes.
There are four main wedding-centered facilities: Main Banquet Hall, the Outdoor deck, the Open-air pavilion and the get-ready Suite.
Main Banquet Room – this is a 200-seater banquet room ideal for your hosting wedding receptions and dinners. It is well designed to give your wedding reception that intimate touch of richness without stealing the joy out of your wedding.
Outdoor deck: This is a 1000-square-foot area overseeing the landscape and golf course, an ideal place for a couple and guests to interact, take pictures and socialize during and after the wedding.
Open-air pavilion: Just like the outdoor deck, this area is blessed with beautiful landscape and offers the couple the best place to exchange vows in the presence of up to 200 loved ones.
Get-ready suite: this is a less-talked-about yet very awesome facility to provide a space for the couple to prepare for their day.
An in-house wedding planning staff is always available to support you in your wedding journey. From decorating the place to suit your unique taste through managing guests to setting up and cleaning the place for your event, you can trust the dedicated staff of Westfields Golf Club to deliver to your expectations and even beyond.
Food plays a major role in wedding receptions. Fortunately (or unfortunately), Westfields Golf Club does not allow outside catering. Nonetheless, you can trust a dedicated executive chef to serve you just the right delectable delicacies just how you want them, right from the in-house kitchen. You don’t need to worry about the hassle of getting your loved ones sumptuous meals anymore once you are at Westfields. Whether you want hors d’oeuvres, a buffet, plated meals, or stations – you can count on the chef.
Other Recommended Best Practices:
External decorations: Though the club does not forbid external decoration materials, they need to go through approval by the staff before their usage on the premises. Also, these decorations shouldn’t bear any forms of attachment accessories like nails and tapes to preserve the natural and aesthetic furnishings of the place.
Security: The club offers the very basic safety and security for your wedding. However, like most public event centers, the facility does not assume responsibility for any damages and losses of properties and merchandise brought to the premises.
Guests Allowed: The club has a designated number of guests for each section of it. Therefore, it is advisable to inform your dedicated in-house wedding manager of the expected number of guests at least 7 days before your event date.
Alcoholic Beverages: All alcoholic beverages served and sold are regulated by the Virginia State Liquor Commission. These regulations are administered by the Westfields Golf Club.
Hours of Operation: Currently, one banquet event per day can be hosted at Westfields Golf Club. Months banquets are restricted to the evening only during peak season. The usually allowed event timing is between 4:00 pm – and 12:00 am.
Other Available Amenities include:
- Ceremony Area
- Covered Outdoors Space
- Dressing Room
- Handicap Accessible
- Indoor Event Space
- Liability Insurance
- Outdoor Event Space
- Reception Area
- Wireless Internet
Accommodations for ceremonies and receptions:
At the moment, Westfields Golf Club does not offer accommodation for ceremonies. However, there are several affordable choices for accommodation around the area such as LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Days Inn, SpringHill Suites, Westfields Marriott Washington Dulle, and Hilton Garden Inn.
Pricing and/or collections:
According to Wedding-Spot, the base pricing for a reception ranges from $2,500 to $4,000 depending on the site chosen. This also includes a 5-hour event time (excluding set up time and clean up time). Renting the pavilion or Banquest Hall for your wedding ceremony costs about $700. Subsequently, a couple in need of more time may arrange for additional hours at a fee of $500 per hour.
It is important to note that this pricing depends on availability, time, and season of the request. In addition, a 20% Service Charge and a 6% VA Sales tax are applied to all food and beverage prices.
It is undoubtedly true that Westfields Golf Club is one of the best sought-after and cherished wedding event venues of choice for many couples in the United States. We hope that this piece serves as a great overview for you as you plan for your wedding there if you should choose it. You benefit from a serene, green, and natural ambiance with a very interesting and rich history. On top of it all, you have top-notch staff to assist you at every step of the process.