bull valley golf club in summerI had only seen summertime pictures of the Bull Valley Golf Club that showed it in all its glory during perfect summer days.  Even at their website, the majority of the photos they provide (that showcase weddings) feature the outside of the club.  Clearly, the grounds are spectacular.

But just as amazing, is the architecture of the inside of the club, making it a perfect place to get married even when the grounds are covered with snow, and frigid arctic air has the potential to cause frostbite in a mere matter of minutes.

foyer at bull valley golf clubFrom the moment you walk in, the ambiance speaks warmth. An amazing fireplace and grand staircase are in the foyer area, just hinting at the luxury and comfort that await.

Just beyond the fireplace is a room that is perfect for any wedding ceremony, with two-story windows, stretching from the main floor to the top of the balcony level.  That room happens to be where Dave, Licia, and I, set up our sound gear to provide classical music, for the entrances.  Near the end of the ceremony, Dave and Licia sang a duet, that had been written by a friend of the bride and groom.  It was a beautiful song called, “You Are Holy.”

bull valley golf club weddingAs they made their exit, we DJ’d “Ordinary Love” by U2, as requested, and immediately began our transition to providing jazz for the cocktail our, and then moving our keyboards into a more centered area for the reception party.

The Reception Party

Unfortunately, I did not capture enough photos to show the awesomeness of the lower level.  And even if I had, I’m not sure my camera would have been able to fit it all into a few stills.  This was by no means, just one large spacious area.  Although the main area could easily accommodate a few hundred guests, there was also a sitting room by the grand fireplace that you see pictured on the main level and an additional cocktail lounge area.

Because I was so busy, I simply did not have a chance to explore the club as much as I would have liked to.

The Entertainment

Dave and I are not simply wedding crashers.  We were there in fact for a reason and that was to provide the entertainment for the entire wedding.  This consisted of classical music for the ceremony, jazz music for cocktails and dinner, dueling pianos for the after-dinner reception party, and finally DJ’d music at the end of the night, as we began to pack up our gear.

lower floor at bull valley golf clubIf I had to choose just one thing that would measure the success of our entertainment, it would ask the question, “Did we keep people on the dance floor the entire night?”  The answer to that question was absolutely, yes.  Although we did not receive a whole lot of requests, compared to other dueling piano all-request shows, we played plenty of high-energy songs, and a measure of slow dance songs as well, that kept people out of their chairs for the entire night.

And they did not just dance, but I saw some amazing break dancing, and another guy even did a back flip.  But it was a young boy, who was maybe only 7-years old, who kicked the night off.  He was the first to hit the dance floor, and the crowd fell in love with him immediately, and got up to join him.

It was another successful event.  Bull Valley Golf Club is clearly a winner when it comes to hosting wedding parties.  Not only has it won the Bride’s Choice award 3 years straight at Wedding Wire (ahem… where we have also dominated with our entrainment and rave reviews,) but it is also the chosen location of the original “Fingers,” who is getting married there just next week!

With that, I leave a congratulations to Karen and James for their wedding last Saturday, as well as an early congratulations to Mike and Jessica who will be tying the knot this coming Saturday.  A congratulations to Bull Valley Golf Club for providing such accommodating and luxurious grounds for hosting weddings and other events.  And of course, a congratulations to Dave, Licia, and myself for providing the music throughout the day and night.

Remember if you are looking for wedding entertainment, or music for any other event, to visit our contact page.

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