Grey Silo Golf Club’s popularity owed to breathtaking property, first class amenities and large, rustic “Timber Room” banquet hall
Having earned a reputation as one of the most sought after premium wedding locations in the Kitchener-Waterloo areas, Grey Silo Golf Club offers a rustically unique wedding venue surrounded by the natural beauty of the golf course. Situated along the shores of the Grand River and nestled in the scenic surroundings of Waterloo’s RIM Park, Grey Silo offers a unique and memorable setting for that you and your guests will soon not forget.
Aside from the spectacular location, Grey Silo’s full service facility offers first class amenities to wine and dine your guests – all delivered by competent professional staff that strive to ensure each and every wedding held at Grey Silo Golf Club helps to continue a couple’s journey to happily ever after.
From the beautiful banquet hall, spectacular photo opportunities, rustic setting for your ceremony and reception, large selection of menu options, and of course ability to golf 18 breathtaking holes of championship golf, Grey Silo Golf Club welcomes the opportunity to make your wedding day an enjoyable celebration for you, your family and your guests.
Staff at The Ring sat down with Rochelle Helmer, Hospitality Manager at Grey Silo Golf Club to find out everything an engaged couple would need to know about this stunning venue.
A glimpse at the history of Grey Silo Golf Club
The Grey Silo Golf Club has been in operation since 2001. It joined the GolfNorth Properties family in 2008. Grey Silo is now one of twenty-five golf courses in the area that is owned and operated by GolfNorth. Presenting golfers with 18 breathtaking holes of championship golf, the links styled course has gained an outstanding reputation and respect from players of all abilities. Grey Silo has hosted the LPGA Manulife Tournament from 2012 to 2014 and many world class female golfers frequent the greens. GolfNorth is also highly involved with the Grand River Hospital for various fundraising events.
Products and Services
Grey Silo joined the GolfNorth Properties family in 2008. As the Hospitality Manager at Grey Silo, Rochelle is a wealth of information and experience with all things wedding. She is responsible for all events, functions, and weddings held at the club. From setting up the room, greeting the bride and groom and making sure everything goes smoothly for the entire day, Rochelle and her assistant strive to put everyone at ease so they can enjoy the day. It’s Rochelle’s responsibility to take care of the myriad of details necessary to ensure that brides and grooms can experience and cherish their day, without worrying about the wedding details.
“I am the person who sits down and discusses all the details that are involved with the wedding and I am also here on the day of the event to make sure it goes as plan,” Rochelle says. Couples often have a hundred questions about the venue and what actually happens on the wedding day. Rochelle strives to inform each bride and groom, and assures them that no question is a silly question. For most couples, this is their first time planning a wedding, whereas Rochelle has helped plan many. Couples also appreciate the fact that Rochelle is the only person they need to deal with for all wedding questions and enquiries.
As a result of the attention to detail, excellent customer service and teamwork, Rochelle and her dedicated team have increased the number of weddings hosted at Grey Silo. “We average about 25 weddings per year,” Rochelle says proudly, adding that they also manage about 60 golf tournaments throughout the year. “Our staff offers great customer services and we have lots of compliments from the guests, brides, and grooms about our staff service.”
For Rochelle, helping couples make their special day the best it can be is inspirational and one of the biggest reasons for coming into work each morning.
Packages and Prices
Timber Room, the main hall at Grey Silo, features a high, vaulted ceiling supported by massive wooden posts and beams, anchored at one end of the room by a large oak bar and at the other, a magnificent fieldstone gas fireplace. This, the ideal setting for either your on-site ceremony or after service reception and dinner, or potentially both, can accommodate a maximum of 130 people. According to Rochelle, this huge, unique, rustic space, called the Timber Room, is the number one reason brides choose Grey Silo Golf Club, “Our banquet hall is very unique as it is a post and beam construction and is a rustic looking venue.”
For guests wanting a breath of fresh air during the celebration, the wrap-around deck opens off the Timber Room. Perched high above the golf course, the deck provides the perfect place to enjoy a quiet moment, a cocktail or an intimate conversation.
As the structure of the venue offers such natural, rustic appeal, many brides relish the thought of using the simplicity of the Timber Room to eliminate the need for extra decorations. “Our banquet hall does not need a lot of decorations to make it look presentable for a wedding,” Rochelle admits. Sometimes all it takes to make the hall look incredibly romantic are some candles placed on the mantel. “We have all types of weddings here – from sophisticated to the simplistic wedding,” says Rochelle. “Our hall can be decorated to the nines or very simply decorated and it looks great both ways.”
And thirdly, for an afternoon or early evening function, the large windows of the Timber Room flood the hall with natural daylight creating a warm ambiance for weddings. Of course, the large windows also allow for a spectacular view of the manicured lawns of the golf course.
All three of these combined elements attribute to a stunning venue.
“Most weddings that come to Grey Silo are looking for that rustic feel. They want things down to earth and simple. They are here to have a fun day and enjoy themselves.”
Details, details, details…
• The average bride at Grey Silo Golf Club spends between $8,000 and $13,000.
• Plated meals include fresh rolls, salad or soup, main entrée, dessert and coffee all in one price.
• Additional fees besides hall rental, food and alcohol include a SOCAN fee and a cake cutting fee.
• The beautiful chivari chairs are available for your use for an additional $2 per chair.
• 13 percent HST is added to the final invoice.
• A 15% event fee is added to your final invoice
• When booking, a contract signed by both the bride and groom and a $500 non-refundable deposit is required. In the situation that the event is canceled, the initial deposit is non-refundable.
• Another $1,000 deposit is required at 6 months, and another $1,000 at 3 months prior to the wedding.
• Grey Silo offers wedding amenities year-round, but summer months are the first to be booked.
• Booking inquiries and holds on dates often book a year to two years before the actual wedding date.
• If you have a specific date in mind, it is advisable to book as soon as you get engaged!
Contacting Grey Silo Golf Course
Rochelle Helmer at Grey Silo Golf Course can be reached by email directly using the form below 🙂 The Grey Silo website can be found at golfnorth.ca/greysilo. Visit all Golf North properties online at www.golfnorth.ca. Grey Silo is regularly featured in the Ring including in this Real Wedding Story.