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Pine Knot Golf Country Club London Wedding Venue

Pine Knot offers picture-perfect setting and impeccable service

Request more pricing, details and info from this vendor!Pine Knot Golf and Country Club is for brides and grooms who love the idea of incorporating both nature and contemporary design into their wedding. It seems as if all things are possible here – from an outdoor ceremony aside a serene, beautifully landscaped pond accented with pine trees and stone-lined gardens to an indoor reception set within the large contemporary space of the Pine Knot Banquet Hall.

Located just minutes from the 401, Dorchester’s Pine Knot seems to have earned its reputation and popularity through great service and the ability to tune into what today’s local brides want in a wedding. Thanks to Events Manager Caprice George, staff at The Ring got our own inside peek at Pine Knot. This is what we found…

Designed with weddings in mind

When you arrive, the first thing you’ll notice is that this location is meant for weddings. In fact, when Pine Knot opened in 1992, it did so having been specifically designed as a full banquet facility in addition to a golf and country club. Pine Knot can host up to 200 guests for a cocktail reception or 170 guests for a seated dinner, with a multitude of options for your wedding ceremony, photos, reception, dinner and dance. And from wedding prep with the girls in your complimentary ‘ready room’ to on-site photos to cocktail hour and your reception, Pine Knot is truly an ideal all in one location venue.

This is the where you go if you want options such as a ceremony aside a large pond in front of a picture-perfect array of stone and flowers… or have cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the raised outdoor terrace with loved ones as you look onto surrounding woods and rolling hills.

Nearby, the landscaped pond, flowers, arbour, and even a tiny beach create all kinds of lovely backdrops for your photos. Not surprisingly, Pine Knot is a hit with many local photographers for its seemingly unlimited photo ops.

Friendly, experienced staff

Pine Knot plays host to more than thirty weddings a year, and even so, doesn’t seem to lose the hands-on approach to service that they are known for.

Caprice brings with her twenty plus years of planning experience, working on weddings, events, and large tournaments (she’s even worked in the kitchen). Caprice knows this business inside and out and will work with you to make your wedding exactly the way you’ve pictured it, whether it’s a traditional event or something a little bit out of the ordinary. “Every single one is different,” she says.

Melissa and Rasheed Arif told The Ring that the Pine Knot team went above and beyond as they planned their August wedding day, “Caprice bent over backwards for us and accommodated everything that we asked for. We had some special requests for the dinner and she made it happen, no problem. Caprice always had a great attitude and the staff were also very pleasant and accommodating. Caprice was great at getting back to me via email, telephone, text, to answer even the smallest questions. Having never planned a wedding before, Caprice walked us through the planning process, in terms of what we needed to do for the reception. She was very knowledgeable and helped us out a lot.”

Caprice personally handles all the arrangements for brides-to-be and is a fabulous source of advice. She’ll help you to plan all the little details and see everything through. It’s a job that she loves. “Sometimes I can become emotionally involved because I’ve worked so closely with the brides in the planning stages,” Caprice confesses.

On the big day itself, the Food and Beverage Manager, as well as Caprice and her team are always present to make sure everything goes smoothly. “We believe that there should be no need for a bride and groom to worry about last-minute hiccups,” Caprice told us.

“Just relax and focus on having a wonderful time.”

Complimentary ready room and on-site ceremonies

Pine Knot offers a complimentary room for the bride and her wedding party to prepare and relax before the ceremony. You can bring your hair and make-up team, hang dresses, order food right to your room or, bring your own snacks with you.

There are four ceremony sites for couples to choose from including a beautiful covered terrace that can be used in case of bad weather.

Banquet hall overlooking the greens

Pine Knot’s banquet hall in the clubhouse is filled with natural light, thanks to wall-to-wall windows with amazing views over the greens. They open onto an enormous covered deck – the perfect spot for your guests to sip pre-dinner drinks or take a break from dancing later in the evening.

The room itself features oak pillars and an impressive twenty-five foot oak bar, and the taupe and cream décor is guaranteed to go with whatever look you have in mind.

Caprice adds that, winter weddings at Pine Knot are a fabulous option as well. Although the site doesn’t offer indoor ceremonies, it’s ideal for your cocktail hour and reception, with beautiful views of the snow covered golf course. And, you’ll still get all the benefits of a summer booking- including the ready room and two rounds of golf!

Outstanding food and service

When it comes to the food, you won’t be disappointed. “We are well known for outstanding food and service,” says Caprice. “We go above and beyond most brides’ expectations.”

Everyone has different tastes, so Pine Knot offers an impressive selection of dishes that are sure to make your mouth water.

Caprice describes Pine Knot’s Executive Chef as, “versatile, creative and one of the best chefs in the business.” The result is phenomenal food that guests will rave about. And if you have a specific meal in mind, Chef can meet with you to discuss alternative meals and options.

The staff will work with you to create a customized menu. Accommodating special dietary requirements is no problem. And for drinks, you can choose from a host bar, cash bar, toonie bar, ticket bar, or any combination of these. Says Caprice, “if you can imagine it, we can do it!”

Pricing and appointments

Caprice approaches each wedding that comes her way with the intention of basing their services on your requirements. “Each wedding is tailored to your needs,” Caprice explains. “You choose what you would like from our extensive menu.” If you would like a package customized just for you, Caprice will work with you to make that happen.

Caprice says that wedding receptions have ranged from $5,000 to $18,000. That includes venue set-up, dinnerware, flatware, glassware, linens, serving staff, and bartenders, along with chair covers in your choice of white or black and floor-length table linens. There is also no cake-cutting fee!

And what’s more? When you book your reception at Pine Knot, there is no additional charge for on site photos. Pine Knot also offers two golf passes, a fabulous way for the groom and his best man to relax the day before the wedding!

One of our favourite things is that your on-site ceremony is also included in your Pine Knot wedding. Chairs are included too, so you don’t have to rent them from an outside vendor!

Details, details, details

• Caprice recommends booking a year in advance, if possible, although please call to check your date in case they have an opening.
• A deposit of $1000 and a signed contract secures your wedding date with Pine Knot.
• After your initial deposit, $1000 is due 6 months prior to the wedding, another $1000 3 months prior.
• Saturday weddings between July and October require a minimum of 125 guests.

Up close & personal…

Pine Knot Golf and Country Club is online at www.pineknotgolf.com for more information and photos. You can reach Caprice George, and the staff at Pine Knot Golf and Country Club using the form below :) She can get you set up with an appointment, check your wedding date or simply ask any questions you may have. Pine Knot is located at 5421 Hamilton Road in Dorchester, just minutes outside of London.

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We held our wedding at Pine Knot July 25, 2015 and it was "perfect" Caprice is so awesome she is very knowledgable and extremely great to work with! She made us feel so relaxed. This venue with Caprice and the staff at Pine knot are a perfect combination! We still get comments today from people who attended our wedding about how smooth and perfect the whole thing was from start to finish!! Thank you Caprice & Pine knot!!!

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We met with Caprice to discuss Pine Knot as an option for our wedding venue. After our meeting with her both of us knew we wanted to work with her. She has such a positive energy and we could sense she loves her job. The venue is stunning and the entire planning process was seamless. Pine Knot and the staff made the planning stress free. As for our wedding day...I couldn't ask for a better experience. Feedback from our guest were raves about the beauty of the grounds, the food was plentiful and delicious and the staff was wonderful in every way! We highly recommend Pine Knot Golf & Country Club !

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We had the pleasure of photographing a wedding at Pine Knot last year. Pine Knots perfectly manicured landscape and outdoor features provided fabulous photo opportunities!! The staff were also great to work with! We are looking forward to our next wedding at Pine Knot!!