Why a Classic Wedding Venue was the Perfect Choice for Jon and Danielle

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Feb 11, 2019 10:06:10 AM

Jon and Danielle McDonald wanted an elegant and classic wedding they could look back on 10 years later with the same love and awe as the day they were married. A big part of creating their timeless wedding was the venue itself. And North Oaks Golf Club proved to be an ideal wedding venue for exactly that.

"Our wedding was perfect," Danielle says.

But style wasn't the only reason the McDonalds chose North Oaks. The couple discussed several other factors that influenced their decision to celebrate their nuptials with us.

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Event Planning MVP: Tips for Hosting a High School Sports Banquet

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Jan 30, 2019 12:38:59 PM

As the season starts winding down for high school sports teams, the year-end sports banquet is just around the corner. The sports banquet is a celebration of both the players’ and the team’s accomplishments. If you’re part of planning this special event, you might be wondering where to start. Don’t worry, we have some great ideas to help you plan the perfect event.

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6 Fun and Creative Ways to Announce Your Engagement

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Jan 23, 2019 12:55:05 PM

The love of your life just asked for your hand in marriage. Of course, you said yes! You're so excited, you want to shout it from the rooftops. And we won't stop you! After enjoying a quiet moment with your special someone, you'll likely call your parents, siblings, and best friends as soon as possible to tell them the news. But, how will you tell the rest of your family and friends, not to mention your social media friends and followers?

There are countless ways to announce your engagement, but these are some of our favorites.

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6 Tips for Hosting a Graduation Party Outside Your Home

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Jan 16, 2019 12:52:06 PM

Whether it’s from high school or college, graduations are important milestones that call for a major celebration. But the idea of hosting a party at home can be a bit overwhelming for some. That’s why many people opt to rent space at a venue for the big celebration instead. While you won’t have to stay up late cleaning your house the night before, there are still plenty of other things you’ll need to consider when hosting an off-site party.

Here are some tips to help you host an amazing graduation party outside your home.

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6 Graceful Ways to Accommodate Your Guests' Dietary Needs

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Jan 10, 2019 4:01:53 PM

Whether you're hosting a large corporate meeting, gala, or wedding, chances are some of your guests have specific dietary needs. Some may simply be vegetarian, but others may be diabetic, lactose intolerant, have celiac disease, a nut allergy, soy allergy, etc. Of course, you don't want to exclude these guests, so what are some ways to accommodate these individuals without it becoming an issue? And, in the case of weddings, how do you address such needs on your invitation?

Here are six graceful ways to accommodate your guests' dietary needs.

Ask for Guests' Dietary Needs

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The Fiancé(e) Phase: Is a Short or Long Engagement Right for Us?

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Dec 26, 2018 1:18:48 PM

Your partner popped the question, you're newly engaged, and you have a wonderful wedding to plan! But you have one big question to ask before you get started. Do you want a short or long engagement?

Some couples are eager to tie the knot, flexible about their wedding date, and happy to make quick decisions. Other couples want to enjoy the engagement phase of life longer, want their parents' opinions included in the planning, and want more time to think up creative details for their big day.

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Work Retreat: How Getting Out of the Office is Good for Business

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Dec 5, 2018 12:26:05 PM

Working in the office is important for getting the job done, but every once in a while getting out for some new scenery and even a little fun can be very beneficial to your business. Here are some great ways work retreats can give your company a little boost.

Team Building

While confined to their small workspace, many employees can get bogged down by individual work and feel like they’re flying solo. This can make it more difficult to maintain a team atmosphere. Company outings are one of the best ways to bring your employees together.

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Something New: Unique Items to Incorporate into Your Big Day

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Oct 24, 2018 9:43:09 AM

You’ve probably heard the old wedding rhyme, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” Something new might be the easiest of the “somethings," but why not choose a rare new item to flaunt on your big day? We have some ideas to help you add a unique and special touch to your wedding day.

Have Something Embroidered or Engraved

Perhaps you’ve decided to take your partner’s name once you tie the knot. Commemorate your new moniker by having it stitched or engraved onto something for your special day. Embroidery can be used in a number of different ways:

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Fundraiser Finances: Best Practices to Budget for a Charitable Event

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Oct 17, 2018 1:16:16 PM

Creating a budget for any event takes time and careful consideration, but budgeting for a charitable event can be even more complex. After all, if you're a nonprofit, you want all your raised funds to benefit your cause, not pay for event decorations. To help make smart decisions, here are some things to consider as you craft your event budget.

Identify Your Donations

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Work Hard, Play Hard: 5 Tips for Hosting an Office Holiday Party

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Oct 10, 2018 3:03:23 PM

Your employees work hard all year-round, so when the colder months arrive and the holidays are in sight, take some time to plan a special event just for them. Wondering how do you plan the perfect get-together? We’ve got some tips to help you plan an office holiday party your employees will love.

Consider the Timing

Many offices take advantage of the holiday season to host a soiree for their workers. But, your office party doesn't necessarily have to be before the actual holidays. In fact, sometimes it's better to wait until after the hustle and bustle of the holidays wind down. It’s perfectly fine to wait until January or February to schedule your gathering.

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