There are a few wedding venues in my past experiences that could be voted most likely to want to shoot at again, Trump National Golf Club is definitely in the top 5! And these photos will soon show you why.
Let’s face it: I’m a sucker for a luxurious country club. Northern Virginia has some of the most stunning country clubs on the East Coast. And it’s hard to deny that Trump facilities drip with beauty and architectural genius. This Trump National Golf Club wedding was a dream and I would LOVE to shoot there again.
This venue has it all. Gorgeously detailed stone lion fountains greet you in the roundabout valet drive. A quaint tennis house makes for a beautiful, naturally lit bridal suite off to the left of the lot. Then there’s the bold, white pillars hold up a charming balcony, where I’m kicking myself for not pulling the bride into for a photo the day I was there.
Then inside, the little ornate gold details and stunning moldings and trimmings make you feel as though you waltzed into an era of American royalty. Mahogany wood and comfortable but formal furnishings only reinstate the masterful design of the interiors. Any bride getting married here will feel like a princess!
The reception space is, to this day, my favorite to have photographed. The large floor-to-ceiling windows let in glorious, golden light all day long. Also, the creamy walls only made the crystal chandeliers glisten all the more.
Always consider getting a quote directly from Trump National Golf Club wedding staff. That said, hopefully this gives you enough information to either rule out or rule in this gorgeous venue for your wedding plans.
According to Here Comes the Guide, three things determine the overall bill a couple will get to book this venue for their wedding: Rental Fee, Guest Count, and Food & Beverage Minimums.
Approximately $2000-$5000, depending upon the time of year. Be sure to call for an exact quote.
Assume you’ll pay somewhere around $160/guest or more to secure your wedding package. Their collections include food, alcohol, wait staff, an on-site wedding coordinator, dance floor, parking, and more.
Depending on what day of the week your wedding takes place, you could be expected to meet a food and beverage minimum of $10,000-$20,000.
If you are hoping to have a larger event, this is a great venue option for you! The venue does not accommodate weddings with less than 75 people, and can host a party of up to 250. And trust me, those grand halls and spacious dance floor are begging for more pairs of feet to really make the event feel extra special.
If you are looking to save a little, consider hosting your event in the off-season. You may be able to score a lower rate. Wedding Wire estimates this venue charges for peak season rates between April and October. November through March are considered off-season.
If you have your heart set on third-party catering or bartending, you may have those hopes dashed. This venue exclusively offers its in-house catering and bar services. But don’t be too disappointed, because their food is amazing and their bar is well-stocked. They even offer signature drinks at your request.
For your Trump National Golf Club wedding, you’ll get acquainted with five spaces:
See photos of these locations on their website, HERE.
You can read their whole website and talk to their event specialist, but sometimes it takes insider knowledge to learn the ins and outs of a venue. After serving as a wedding photographer at Trump National Golf Club, there are some things I learned you may want to keep in mind before dreaming up your photos:
I served Adam and Erica as their second shooter alongside Julia Summers Photography.
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