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Vineyards Country Club offers stunning backdrops for memorable celebrations

Father of the bride Scott Vender dances with his daughter, Ashley Smith, during the father-daughter dance portion of her wedding reception in the Fairmont Ballroom of Vineyards Country Club.
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When recalling her recent wedding reception at Vineyards Country Club, newlywed Kate TerHarr called it truly a wonderful and beautiful experience. “The Vineyards is a gorgeous venue, the food was delicious and the entire team was amazing,” she said. “We are still getting rave reviews from our guests about the venue, the food and the staff.”

“I was happy to simply enjoy the experience, because the entire Vineyards team made sure everything went smoothly,” said TerHarr. “I would recommend Vineyards Country Club to any bride and groom, or anyone searching for a venue for a special event.”

Unlike many masterplanned communities throughout southwest Florida, membership is not required to host a private event at Vineyards Country Club. The public at-large can reserve the community’s indoor and outdoor areas for various events through Vineyards’ activities office.

“Our top-notch team is happy to help bring your vision to life,” said Activities Director Julie Inman. “From social events to corporate and association events and more, we have a variety of unique and flexible spaces to transform your special day into an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind event.”

Vineyards Country Club offers a spacious, elegant atmosphere for events designed to create lifelong memories with loved ones, friends and guests. Highlighted by a warm, classic entry experience with rich mahogany and transitional coastal architectural flair, the clubhouse offers the perfect setting for a full spectrum of social events such as weddings and vow renewals; bridal showers; anniversary and birthday parties; reunions and celebrations of life; bar/bat mitzvas; quinceañeras; award galas; corporate events such as meetings and training sessions; as well as fundraising events, golf tournaments, and more.

“This venue is absolutely stunning,” said Merline Jaques, who recently chose Vineyards Country Club as the site of her wedding. “As soon as we walked through the front door, my husband immediately said, ’this is our venue.’”

Indoors, the community’s newly renovated, 70,000-square-foot clubhouse features the spacious Fairmont and Oakmont ballrooms for gatherings of up to 300 people. The Heritage, Sterling and Cypress Banquet Rooms are suitable for hosting networking events, meetings, private dining and small reunions. These adjustable rooms may be connected to increase guest accommodation, or they may remain separate to allow for small, more intimate settings. In addition, Vineyards is one of the only clubs in Naples to offer spacious, comfortable bride and groom suites with abundant countertop areas for hair and make-up application, lounge areas to relax, and more.  

“We fell in love with everything about it, from the chandeliers to the high ceilings to the gorgeous bathrooms,” said Marissa Secades, who also held her wedding at Vineyards. “There was very little extra decor we had to add because the place is beautiful on its own.”

The club’s lobby bar offers a welcoming, comfortable space that can serve guests and attendees with ease. Its gracious accommodations extend outside to a covered veranda with picturesque views of Vineyards’ two renowned golf courses. The porte cochère offers an amazingly picturesque and unforgettable photography location. The clubhouse’s rear terraces, redesigned to include a large fire pit and seating area adjacent to the dining rooms, are an extension of the indoor/outdoor gathering areas and are perfect for celebrating and socializing while appreciating scenic views.

“Since we were getting married during the rainy season, we loved having the option to have an indoor/outdoor cocktail area with built-in bar and areas for guests to enjoy,” said Secades. “Our guests had so many compliments for the venue and staff as well. Everyone had a wonderful time. We definitely recommend Vineyards to a friend or family.”

The community’s carefully designed, 300-acre grounds are highlighted by natural, subtropical landscaping and lush gardens, providing picture-perfect scenery for memorable photography. Native, drought-resistant, low-maintenance plants in various colors and textures are situated among mature palm and oak trees throughout the community, creating a brilliant, multi-colored background for dazzling wedding photographs.

“We are regularly stunned by the amazing wedding and event photographs, both indoors and out, taken during events within the community,” said Inman. “Just when we think we’ve seen the best there is, a photographer will capture even more mind-blowing images incorporating Vineyards’ multiple backgrounds and eye-catching views.” 

Vineyard’s Country Club’s professional event staff and experienced catering team consistently delivers extraordinary quality, unparalleled service, sophisticated style and exceptional cuisine, tailoring each individual event to ensure it is seamless and unforgettable.

“Planning a wedding can be stressful, but the Vineyards Country Club team made it so much easier with their guidance, responsiveness and positive attitude,” said TerHarr.

“The Vineyards team went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day was perfect,” agreed Jacques. “They were easy to work with, easy to contact and promptly responsive. I cannot express how appreciative and grateful we are for their help on our special day.”

For more information or to schedule a personalized tour of Vineyards Country Club, contact Catering Sales Manager Demi Munar at or 239-353-1500.  

About Vineyards Country Club

Vineyards Country Club is a Blue Zones-certified, 1,400-acre private, non-equity master-planned golf and country club community open to both residents and non-residents for more than 30 years. The family-owned community, founded in 1988, is located just east of Interstate 75 between Pine Ridge and Vanderbilt Beach roads and includes 2,719 homes in 38 individual gated neighborhoods, a 70,000-square-foot clubhouse, and 450,000 square feet of commercial space. The award-winning Club has been enhanced through three renovations since its original construction, with no member assessments. The Club offers 36 holes of members-only championship golf; a new, 15,000 square-foot Wellness Center & Spa with technologically advanced fitness equipment – including a new, state-of-the-art outdoor gym, five-star spa, salt water lap pool, smoothie café, and salt room; Racquet Center with 12 Har-Tru lite tennis courts, six lit, gel cushioned pickleball courts, three regulation lit bocce courts, and year-round scheduled play; formal and casual indoor and al fresco dining; banquet, reception, meeting and event facilities; and one of Naples’ most active club social calendars. For membership or residential information, call 239-353-1500, visit online at, or visit the community’s Administration Office, located at 400 Vineyards Blvd., Naples.

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