Pymble Golf Club in St Ives is “sublimely sophisticated”
It can seem a little confusing at first to discover Pymble Golf Club is actually in St Ives.¬† But finding the club is not difficult as it’s located just across the road from Christ Church St Ives¬†on Sydney’s upper north shore.¬† And this is one¬†golf club¬†that makes quite the statement as a wedding ceremony and¬†reception venue!
Sporting a fascinating history since its formation in 1924 and official opening in 1926, the course is wonderfully picturesque with dams, sculptured sand bunkers¬†and rolling fairways.
The gardens make a beautiful backdrop for wedding photographs and the requisite family photos.¬† But then it’s always fun for the¬†bridal party to drive the golf buggies around the course as there are ample opportunities amongst the¬†trees and bushland for the location photographs.¬† One of the most popular stops is the quaint, cobbled-stone bridge across one of the dams.
Pymble Golf Club¬†is well-known¬†for the¬†variety of bird life found on the course including¬†cockatoos, crimson & eastern rosellas, rainbow lorikeets, king parrots, magpies¬†and kookaburras just to name a few.¬†¬†Yet it’s the¬†geese, ducks and black swans often found down at the dams near the 16th hole that will add a twist to your location photographs.
Photographing in the late afternoon adds a delicate touch to the photographs as the sun is gently filtered through the trees on the western side of the course creating long shadows across the greens.¬† It can be nice to grab some shots of the bride and groom beneath the veil¬†as they spend a few quiet moments together before the bridal party heads back to the clubhouse.
If the family shots were not captured earlier, there is a practice green amongst the trees on the car park side that comes in handy.¬† Inside the clubhouse the dining room has been refurbished to take full advantage of the stunning views with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Catering for functions from 10 to 200, the feel of the room is both smart and sophisticated.¬† Outside on the wide balcony guests can delight in the rays of the setting sun through the eucalypts as they sip pre-dinner drinks and indulge in canap√©s.
So if you’re thinking about a wedding venue then take a good, long¬†look at¬†Pymble Golf Club¬†- you won’t be disappointed.