New York Says “I DO” to 150 Wedding Guests

Governor Cuomo announces, “the promise of marital bliss returning” to New York State. Beginning March 15th, the New York social gathering limit for professional licensed venues will increase to a maximum capacity of 150 guests, or 50% occupancy, whichever is lower, for both indoor and outdoor events.  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in his January 29th press conference the State’s plan to allow New York businesses to reopen with higher guest counts under specific COVID-19 testing regulations. As more details become available from New York State, we will include them here. Create a Rapid Testing Network as a Tool to Help Businesses Reopen: Over the past several months, Governor Cuomo's New York Forward reopening plan has paved the way for many businesses to resume operations safely through a phased approach and in [...]

By |2023-12-15T14:01:11-05:00January 29, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Reasons Why Having A Weekday Wedding Is A Great Idea

By Taylor Checchia The idea of celebrating your wedding on a weekday has been a thing for a long time, but over the past few years, it has gained in popularity. There are endless reasons why choosing to celebrate on a weekday can be right for you. The current pandemic has changed the “typical” wedding planning process for many couples. But honestly, who wants to have a “typical” wedding anyway? Following state guidelines, many venues had to do the unthinkable – temporarily close their doors until the state deemed it safe to gather once again. Because of this, many couples postponed their celebration to a later date. With an increase in postponements, came a decrease in weekend availability, which led to an increase in weekday weddings; our favorite! Here are 5 reasons [...]

By |2023-12-15T14:01:59-05:00June 26, 2020|Weekday Wedding|0 Comments

What Happens When The Rain Won’t ‘Go Away’ On Your Wedding Day?

It is the week of your wedding and you just opened your weather app for the hundredth time. Sure enough, you see the notorious rain cloud on the one day of the year you were hoping for clear skies; your wedding day. By Janelle Menendez Weather is an element that is utterly 100% out of your control, and that is a tough pill to swallow. However, there is a silver lining to rainy days, and in my opinion, it is a really big one. Your photographer plays a key role in turning the dreaded rain storm into a beautifully unique photo shoot. Rain showers provide some amazing photo opportunities not normally available in dry or sunny conditions. If you don’t believe me, see for yourself some of the stunning images below. These [...]

By |2023-12-15T14:02:28-05:00December 16, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Hiring Professional and Experienced Wedding Vendors

There is no denying that weddings cost a lot of money. So what do you do when your wedding budget cannot accommodate your wedding fantasy?   The natural inclination is to cut corners wherever you can, including cutting back on professional services. Sure, you will save money by hiring the least expensive vendors you can find or delegating wedding services to relatives and friends. But the old adage, "You get what you pay for," really comes into play here. Skimp on services and you could easily end up paying a bigger price in the end: lots of headaches and a wedding that's memorable for all the wrong reasons.   Hiring a Professional DJ or Band There are two things your guests will be talking about after your wedding: food and entertainment. Entertainment is [...]

Finding Your Perfect Wedding Venue

By Taylor Checchia Touring potential wedding venues can definitely feel like an overwhelming process, especially after coming off the high of being newly engaged! Differentiating between the many site visits, and endless menu packages can be a bit difficult. This is why I always challenge my clients to find what sets a specific venue apart from all the others. What do they love about it, that they cannot get anywhere else? What makes it the perfect venue for them?! A lot of times my clients will then ask me what my favorite part about West Hills is. I have a personal top two favorites that I always share with them: Exclusivity! Devolve Imaging Photography Hosting only one wedding per day allows for our team to be extremely focused and [...]

By |2023-12-15T14:03:44-05:00June 24, 2019|Weddings|0 Comments

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall… Which Is The Best Season Of Them All?

Weddings at West Hills have the advantage of the ever changing seasons; spring’s fresh blooms, long, warm summer nights, fall’s vibrant colors, and cool, crisp days of winter. You cannot guarantee day-to-day weather. However, there are a few guarantees’ that come with each season. Spring Weddings Color Spring’s beauty is undeniably romantic. Nature is bursting with fresh blooms setting up a stunning scene for your wedding. There is nothing prettier than a blooming cherry blossom tree and seasonal pastel shades painting a gorgeous wedding backdrop. Limited Holidays There are few major holidays that you will be competing with during the spring time meaning more guests will be able to attend your wedding. Ideal Lighting April showers may bring May flowers, but it also provides cloud coverage which is ideal for flawless photos. [...]

By |2023-12-15T14:04:19-05:00April 25, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An Elegant Outdoor Ballroom

A Wedding Venue Unlike Any Other By Taylor Checchia   When you envision your wedding day, what do you see? A dramatic ballroom with elegant chandeliers and fabric-draped ceilings? Or maybe something more natural with views of the outdoors and rustic décor? What kind of atmosphere do you want for your guests? …Fun and relaxed, or sophisticated and formal; maybe even a combination of both? Here at West Hills Country Club you have the ability to transform and personalize the Grand Outdoor Ballroom to create YOUR perfect wedding. With private access to our non-traditional tented ballroom, and the exclusivity of hosting only one wedding per day, your options are seemingly endless. See what Eileen had to say about her autumn wedding at West Hills. “We were married a month ago at WHCC. [...]

Crazy Little Spring Called Love

By: Alli Winchell Spring is the season of warmth, renewal, and growth. The warmer temperatures and flower buds that appear overnight, bring new hope to our souls after what feels like a never ending winter. The Spring season itself, represents all the emotions of your wedding day at West Hills. The excitement and anticipation of FINALLY being able to go outdoors without a jacket will have your guests eager to spend as much time outside as possible. The butler passed champagne and signature cocktail will be thoroughly enjoyed while your guests take in the aroma of cherry blossoms and forsythia that fill the air. A short stroll brings them to your outdoor ceremony where they are surrounded by the greenery of the golf course and the newly budding trees. The cocktail hour [...]

Winter Wonderland at West Hills

There are very few times in life when you cross paths with a person or place you know is going to be a part of your future. Lenore and Robert first felt that with each other, and later with West Hills. “I just want to say how incredibly thankful Robert and I are for the experience we shared having our wedding at West Hills. You all went above and beyond, and I am blown away with how special our day was not only for us, but for our guests. Taylor, Thank you for not only being an amazing wedding planner and coordinator, but a friend and someone I will cherish getting to have experienced this milestone with. Getting to share the excitement and emotions of planning the wedding of our dreams with [...]

Love and Ice Cream

I first met Noelle and Brian in the beginning of 2018 at our March Tasting Event. I immediately connected with the two of them. It was most likely their personalities, but our mutual love for food was definitely a huge part of it! Now Noelle and I are pretty chatty people, so we talked about everything from her wedding vision, to the planning process, but most importantly the menu for their wedding day. When the topic of dessert came up, Noelle immediately started to smile, and she literally began laughing out loud! She has an infectious laugh, so Brian and I instantly began to smile and laugh as she started telling their “how we met story.” Their story is by far one of my favorites! It is hilarious and truly memorable… and [...]

By |2023-12-15T14:06:50-05:00December 4, 2018|Tent Wedding, Weddings|0 Comments
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