Venue Spotlight: Race Brook Country Club

Nikki-Lynn BoathContributor

Race Brook Country Club prides itself on being one of the oldest and finest private country clubs in Connecticut. Since 1912, Race Brook Country Club has been providing its members and guests with an all-around unforgettable experience. Located in Orange amidst the natural magnificence that New England towns have to offer, Race Brook has become one of the most remarkable locations for enjoying life’s greatest moments.

Race Brook’s special event planning professionals will lend their talents to creating a custom event experience that will exceed all of your expectations. This club often hosts corporate golf outings, fundraising events, Sweet 16's, Bridal and Baby Showers, and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Their fabulous event staff is available to offer assistance in designing an unforgettable setting for your very own occasion.

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The main ballroom features a 2,800 square foot mahogany veranda that offers gorgeous views of their championship golf course. The veranda is a popular space for enjoying cocktails during wedding and other types of receptions. The ballroom is large enough to seat 250 guests for a sit down dinner prepared by Race Brook’s team of dedicated chefs. Race Brook offers flexibility in meal choices and bar packages, among other things, in order to accommodate individual needs and requests.

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With two locations for wedding ceremonies, Race Brook is able to accommodate your wedding day from start to finish. The gazebo provides a traditional setting with a contemporary twist for an intimate ceremony. In contrast, the area adjacent to the patio overlooking the golf course is perfect for a larger ceremony. The patio is equipped with its own mahogany bar and has ample space for any desired entertainment, making it an ideal location for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

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The event professionals at Race Brook can arrange for you to work with premiere special event vendors, if you choose to take advantage of their assistance. If not, they will work with the vendors that you choose to deliver a stress free day for the guests of honor. No other event will be scheduled on the same day as a wedding in order to ensure personal attention and supreme satisfaction until your band or DJ plays the last song!

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Race Brook Country Club’s golf course is also a highly desired golf outing location for several of the most notable corporate and non-profit organizations in Connecticut. Robert D. Pryde, Yale University’s first golf coach, designed the original 18 holes of golf which opened on July 1913. Today, 27 of the original 36 holes, sprawled out over 280 acres of turf grass and exquisite watercourses, are enjoyed by Race Brook’s members and their guests. With its picturesque setting, challenging course, and impeccable service, Race Brook Country Club has established itself as a premiere golfing location. 

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With Race Brook’s 100 years of experience behind every event, this unique venue is an obvious choice to host any celebration, big or small! Their team of accommodating coordinators and staff members will make your special day their number one priority while you enjoy a cocktail and the beauty of the sunset on the veranda.

Have you ever hosted a celebration or corporate outing at Race Brook Country Club? Share your thoughts with a comment below!