For couples who want the feel of a picturesque hunt country wedding in a convenient setting with personalized service, Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club provides the best of both worlds.
Located just off I-66 in Gainesville, Heritage Hunt offers two wedding venues on property that was once a horse farm. With indoor and outdoor wedding options, couples can choose based on their style and guest count, said Cary Muirhead, director of sales.
- The Great Oak Ballroom is located in the 28,000 square-foot Heritage Hunt Clubhouse, which was designed to emulate the grand Colonial-style of a Virginia plantation. The classically appointed space can accommodate up to 330 guests. It features a built-in wood dance floor, a raised stage with lighting and an integrated sound system.
- The Marsh Mansion offers a more intimate venue, about a mile and half past the clubhouse. Nestled adjacent to the 10th tee, the graciously restored home offers a private garden and lawn along with its indoor spaces. The setting lends itself to a rustic or vintage themed wedding.
When couples select Heritage Hunt for their wedding, Muirhead and her team are dedicated to making their dreams a reality. “We treat them like they are our own family members,” she said.
With event coordination included, Heritage Hunt offers one-stop shopping. Couples have a dedicated staff member to guide them through the process. On-site catering is available. Couples receive private tours, menu tastings and unlimited meetings.
“We are here to take the pressure off our couples so they can relax and enjoy their big day,” Muirhead said. “That’s why it’s so awesome that we include coordination so they have one-on-one attention.”
And when it’s time for the photos that will last a lifetime, Heritage Hunt has several spots for breathtaking pictures. “The most popular is our great oak tree, which is over 150 years old,” Muirhead said. “We also offer a gazebo next to our pond and a waterfall.”
During her time at Heritage Hunt, Muirhead has watched the property evolve to become a sought-after venue for weddings and events. The 750-acre property was originally a horse farm before it was developed into an adult community with an 18-hole championship golf course. The original owners’ home was transformed into Marsh Mansion, and the clubhouse has been the location for everything from social gatherings to corporate events.
Because of Heritage Hunt’s setting and hospitality, Muirhead said, “we are now well known for our weddings and customer service.”