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 & canapés 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.