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:


Devolve Imaging Photography

Hosting only one wedding per day allows for our team to be extremely focused and detailed when it comes to executing your event. There is also flexibility when it comes to the wedding start time, so you are not locked into a specific timeframe. Another perk is having private access to our Wedding Suite starting at 10:00am, which allows you to get ready here on site.

Endless Photo Opportunities!

There are definitely many, but here are a few of my favorite photo spots:

Jessie Casey Photography

Our beautiful outdoor ceremony location with a built in gazebo, features a panoramic view of the golf course.

Thompson Photography Group

Our suspension bridge, which connects the front 9 to the back 9 on the golf course. This is a special place for the wedding couple to capture formal portraits with views of the Wallkill River.

Owl’s Eye Studios Photography

The weeping willow trees, which are adjacent to Hole 12, provide a romantic setting for private photos of the wedding couple.

Chris Carter Photography

Hole 6 overlooks the entire golf course and provides stunning views of the mountains.

Essentially, my list of favorites can continue on, because I truly love it all! West Hills has so much to offer!!

But to provide insight to those who are looking, or those who have already chosen us, I asked a few of our past clients a simple question.

“What was your favorite part about having your wedding at West Hills?”

Lenore Gillespie, January 10, 2019

April Vidal Photography

“There are too many things that were my favorite. Every detail was amazing but I would say the number one thing is how incredibly special you made not only myself and Rob, but our entire family feel. We felt so welcome, so taken care of, and so special. The entire team was so incredibly kind and accommodating, as if they were taking care of their own family, and that felt really good. I love that my family is still talking about my wedding and what a wonderful time they had.”

Noelle Siniscalchi, June 24, 2018

Peter Demuth Photography

“The best part of having our wedding at West Hills was the service! From the first consult to the execution of our wedding celebration, we always felt taken care of and it helped ease any wedding stress I had. We always felt like we were in good hands. The day of our wedding we felt so pampered. At one point my husband was talking, and a staff member noticed his drink was getting watered down, so they replaced it for him on the spot. We got to try all of the food at our wedding too, because we were served plates with everything; we didn’t even have to leave our sweetheart table! Everything was top notch.”

Amy Blondin, April 25, 2019

Windcatcher Photography

“Seriously, I can’t pick. I have too many favorites… but if I had to, I definitely would say how smoothly the wedding flowed and how delicious the food was! I didn’t have to do anything on the day of. West Hills took care of everything, and they helped deliver the wedding of the year. All the guests keep talking about how amazing the venue was and how attentive the staff was. The food was insane and I still dream about the cocktail hour.”

Julia Parker, May 17, 2018

Magnanimous Pictures

I got married at WHCC in May and I have to say everything was perfect. If I had to choose just a few things that were my absolute favorite, I would have to start with the staff! Everyone was extremely attentive and friendly. The food was amazing and there was room for everyone on the dance floor. The atmosphere is beautiful and it made for amazing photos.