Killara Golf Club ensures “the competition sees green”
Enter Killara Golf Club and immediately you feel like you’ve gone back¬†in time to that 19th Century era of charm and sophistication.¬† Established in 1899, a couple of years before Federation,¬†it’s architecture oozes¬†the sort of character that¬†many venues lack due to modern blandness.¬† However, this is a wedding venue with history and a heritage that makes any function a grand event.
Step out onto their balcony and enjoy the views of the wide open expanses of the groomed fairways that are incredibly well looked after.¬† Enjoy cocktails & canap√©s as you watch the sun set in a blaze of glory beyond the tall trees as the attentive wait-staff look after the needs of you and your guests.
Nestled amongst the old stately homes of Killara in Sydney’s leafy¬†upper north shore yet sprawling as far as the eye can see, this is a golf course that warrants a closer look when planning your wedding.¬† Not only is it a terrific wedding reception¬†venue but it is also an¬†ideal spot for your wedding¬†ceremony and¬†location photographs.
Interestingly, despite being an older and very well established golf club, they are incredibly up-to-date in their thinking.¬† For example, one particular wedding¬†we photographed at Killara Golf Club was a little unusual as the bride’s¬†arrival was upstaged¬†by the big entrance of the groom and his groomsmen.
Having gained permission from the club, they arrived by helicopter touching down in sight of all the guests.¬† The brilliant, bold red colour of this ultra-modern piece of machinery was quite a contrast to the lush, green fairway where it landed.¬† Mind you, the poor pilot had to negotiate a hail storm that threated to put a dampener on proceedings.¬† Fortunately,¬†Killara Golf Club has the option of an indoor space should the weather¬†take a turn for the worst.
As it turned out, the¬†rain¬†held off and the bridal party were able to enjoy their time on the golf buggies as we shuttled from one great location to the next.¬† The course boasts tall eucalypts that catch the late afternoon sun,¬†devilish sand bunkers on the edge of putting greens,¬†and vibrant flowering trees all of which enable the bridal party to relax and enjoy their time away from the formal proceedings amongst stunning back-drops.
Back at the club house the family groups can be photographed on the first tee with some tall trees in the background.¬† And¬†a large group shot with all the guests’ faces¬†seen clearly¬†is achieved by having them all stand around the practice green and shooting down¬†from the balcony.¬† This area is also nicely maintained with a bed of¬†brilliant, colourful flowers.
But it’s not all about the photographs.¬† ¬†The service is excellent and the food delicious – always an important consideration at any wedding.