Interview with Wind Watch Golf and Country Club
Wind Watch Golf and Country Club
Interviewed June 15
Wind Watch Golf and Country Club has also been awarded the following awards by our brides.
Q & A“The night went flawlessly & the food was fantastic. We have recommended the Hamlet Wind Watch to friends over the years and some people that attended our son’s affair booked their parties with the Hamlet Wind Watch. We received numerous phone calls from family & friends the next day telling us that the food was fantastic and the affair was one of the nicest they have attended. This could never have happened without your efforts and meticulous attention to detail.” -From a Hostess on May 27, 2009
Tell us about some of the wedding packages you offer?
We are running a special right now through the end of June. The response has been fantastic. We offer incredibly inventive menus that have given us rave reviews. We can create an international menu that’s incomparable.
What makes your location unique and special?
As we are the second highest point on Long Island, our ballroom was designed with floor to ceiling windows. The view is unique to Long Island. Our ballroom fireplace gives us a warm intimacy that brides love. Also, being located on one of Long Island’s most desirable golf courses gives our brides a great backdrop for photographs.
Tell us how your facility differs from the “norm” and how you can make a couple’s wedding magic happen and wedding dreams come true?
As is always the case, it comes down to people. Our staff of professional wedding planners have successfully catered over 2,000 weddings. We are always implementing new ideas. Coupling the new with tried and true, we have a blend that has created an international following. Our staff of award winning chefs has been able to create menus for families from East Asia, the Middle East, Europe, South America, the Caribbean and all over the Unites States. In keeping with our country club tradition, our brides and their guests are always treated by our staff as if they are part of our family.
What kind of couple would you say do you and your facility most cater to?
Because of the quality and experience of our staff we can make any couple truly enjoy what can sometimes be a stressful time. Whether the couple has a definitive image of their dream wedding or no thoughts at all, we will listen to them, contribute ideas and together create their perfect wedding. Our goal is to make any & every bride & groom a guest at their own wedding.
Tell us about the magic and ambiance your facility has to offer for each season?
The fact that we have floor to ceiling windows, a glass ceiling in our terrace room and a terrace overlooking Long Island, the outdoors is always indoors at the Hamlet Wind Watch. The changing leaves in the fall, the tranquility of a snowfall, the first bloom of spring and the splendor of the summer is what makes the Wind Watch a unique location.
Tell us about some of the most unique events you’ve hosted?
To us every event is unique and special. We take nothing for granted. Every bride is entitled to the day that she has been planning since her first tea party as a little girl. We have created shower packages that people tell us they have only seen in Manhattan’s finest hotels. We have hosted everything from Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Post-Wedding Brunches to Bachelor/Bachelorette Golf Outings.
Tell us about some hot trends in wedding catering and how you’re helping set such trends.
I have found in the last few years brides are going back to a more traditional style. From wedding gowns to wedding cakes what’s old is new again. I am also seeing a more eclectic style. Things like mac and cheese stations and grilled salami stations at cocktail hours along side passed hors d’ouevres such as gazpacho spoons, tuna tartare and filet mignon in bloody Mary sauce and been a big hit.
How far in advance should a couple start looking for a catering hall?
A couple should start looking when they are ready to start looking. By that I mean it’s never too early or too late. Of course, the earlier you start looking and reserve a space the more options you will have.
How far in advance should a couple book their catering hall?
If a couple is time constrained as to when they can marry they should book as soon as possible. If they are a little flexible with their date they have a little more time.
How can you help couples “customize” their special event?
We will spend as much time as a bride requires to come up with the perfect wedding she is entitled to. We never rush our brides and are open to all of their ideas & questions.