Friday, June 15, 2018

Choosing Wedding Flowers for Summer Weddings

Planning your wedding can bring about enough decisions to make your head spin! Let us help you decide decor with information about wedding flowers that will be in season during your summer wedding.

Choosing wedding flowers that bloom during the month you are marrying reduces cost and ensures your flowers are fresh and fabulous! Here are the beautiful blooms to choose from in June, July, and August.

June Flowers

In early summer, you are a bit limited with choices. Tulips are perfect for an early June wedding, peonies for big bold blooms, and irises for height and elegance. If you prefer wild flowers for a bohemian themed wedding, this is a great list of native species that would work well in a cascading bouquet.

July Flowers

In July, many blooms open each week and there is much beauty to choose from! Roses, lilies, baby’s breath, phlox, orchids, poppies, and other popular wedding flowers are all great bouquet choices! Read about the plethora of July blooming wedding flowers here.

August Flowers

During late summer, wedding blooms include mums, dahlias, zinnias, and carnations. During August many ornamental grasses go to bloom as well which can make for interesting and ethereal wedding decor. A trendy choice for 2018 is sunflowers which are perfect for late summer weddings!

Another great guide to logistics around planning your wedding flowers is’s tips and tricks article. Also, when choosing your flowers, it can be symbolic and special to learn the traditional history behind your flowers.

It is also good to keep in mind that St. Cloud Country Club is the perfect venue for your wedding! We will work with your florist to ensure the wedding flowers are all set up as expected and the day goes off without a hitch. To learn more, visit here!

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Top 5 Benefits of Becoming A St. Cloud Country Club Member

You may think you know all there is to do in Saint Cloud, but if you are not a member of the Country Club, you are missing out.

There is so much to do at the Saint Cloud Country Club if you are one of our members! Consider the top 5 benefits of becoming a member:

1. A Pristine Golf Course

The SCCC boasts the best 18-hole golf course in Saint Cloud. As a member, we offer many options for competitive play as well as junior, women's, and men’s leagues. If you are a novice, individual lessons and clinics are available to learn! You will absolutely love the quiet atmosphere and the gorgeous views on SCCC’s pristine golf course.

2. Splash in our Swimming Pool

Summer fun means pool time, but there are limited options in Saint Cloud for a place to dip your feet. As a member of the SCCC, you get access to our large outdoor swimming pool from May 27th through September 4th. If you have a family, this benefit is huge! The pool includes a water slide, kiddie pool, and we also offer swimming lessons. The SCCC also serves meals to order poolside and has ample snack and drink options while you relax.

3. Fun Family Events

As a member of SCCC, you have access to our large gathering space which can accommodate up to 200 guests. This is not just for weddings, think office parties, holiday gatherings, family celebrations, birthdays, and more! You have a venue ready to serve delicious food and do the clean-up for your family events.

4. Scrumptious Food

Speaking of delicious food, our dining experience is excellent. Our chefs use seasonal foods to shape a gourmet menu just for you. The cuisine paired with the gorgeous views of the rolling hills along the Mississippi river make for the perfect mealtime experience. Join us for a date night, a fish fry, a Thursday night pasta bar, or a Sunday brunch. You will not be disappointed!

5. Part of a Community

The best benefit of becoming a member at the Saint Cloud Country Club we saved for last. The community at the SCCC is outstanding! Many members have been a part of the Country Club for decades. Expand your professional network, meet a golf or tennis pro, and build relationships and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Consider becoming a member of the Saint Cloud Country Club today! With so much to do and so much to gain, the benefits really outweigh the costs.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Winter Wedding Planning Tips

Winter weddings are becoming more and more popular for many reasons. Many vendors will offer lower prices during the colder seasons. If it’s snowed recently before the wedding or even flurries during the wedding, it makes for perfect photo opportunities. Here are our top tips for planning your winter wedding.

Work with Your Caterer or Venue to Create a Winter-Themed Meal

There’s no need to have a heavy entree; you can still have light, winter-themed meals. Work with your caterer or venue to decide on savory soups and delicate appetizers. Instead of champagne, think about having mulled wine and ciders. At the end of the night, treat your guests to a hot chocolate bar.

Pick Flowers that are in Season

Although you will save money on most vendors for a winter wedding, florists are not one of them. Since the majority of flowers are in season during the spring and summer, the cost of flowers can increase significantly during the winter. If you choose to go with real flowers instead of faux, pick flowers that are in season to help keep costs down.

Create a Cozy Reception

To keep your guests comfortable, provide pillows and throws throughout the reception. Instead of turning on the bright lights, keep your lighting low and use lots of candles. It will help create a romantic environment, and the warmth from the candles will help keep it cozy.

Send your Save the Dates Early

Although it’s not the summer, people may be just as - if not more - busy. If you want a majority of your friends, family, and colleagues to make it to your winter wedding, send your Save the Dates early.

Don’t Get Obsessed with Tracking the Weather

Although you’re less likely to get rain on your wedding day, you will still be obsessed with tracking the weather. You’ll likely check each day before the wedding to ensure a snowstorm doesn’t happen on your perfect day. Plan for bad weather and make your plans early; the weather will come no matter what, so all you can do is let it happen.

St. Cloud Country Club can help you plan a fantastic winter wedding. Contact us today to learn more.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Host Your Holiday Party at the St. Cloud Country Club

Getting ready to plan the same old holiday party for your office? Take it up a notch by choosing the St. Cloud Country Club for your celebration venue. Here are just a few of the reasons you and your holiday guests will love it here!

The Location

Located amidst the rolling hills, tucked away in a quiet part of town, Saint Cloud Country Club is serene and private. Our indoor banquet hall seats 200 and you do not have to be a country club member to host a party. Enjoy Mississippi River views from the outdoor areas and take in the beautiful landscape. Conveniently located only a few miles from I-94 right off Highway 75, the location is also convenient for locals and those joining the party from afar.

The Menu

Our highly-reviewed food will not disappoint your guests, no matter how big the party! We have seasonal menus and customizable options to ensure you are serving food that everyone will enjoy. Leave it to our experienced chefs to cook up some Minnesota Chicken with Northwood's wild rice and mushrooms, offer a pasta buffet, or serve a smoked salmon platter. The best part is that there is no food or beverage minimum for parties. Enjoy and eat without the worry, just the wow.

The Details

Getting the details organized for a holiday party can be stressful. Rest assured that our food and beverage manager, Paige Bremer, will help you out. Paige can help work out all the details of your holiday party and make sure everything falls into place. To reserve a time and find out pricing details, call Paige at (320) 253-1331 ext 102.

The St. Cloud Country Club is the clear choice for this year's holiday party planning. Learn more about our excellent dining choices and holiday party options here. Your guests are looking to let loose and have fun, so celebrate your holiday party with us!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

DIY Wedding Decor for Fall Ceremonies

Are you planning on getting married this fall, but you’re still struggling to decide on the decor? We have the perfect DIY decor that will catch the eyes of your guests on your special day.

Here are the top 7 DIY decor ideas for your fall wedding:

1: Altar

Having an altar to your wedding is a must for your wedding. Using a one-of-a-kind piece such as a vintage buffet will be unique and cost-friendly for your wedding.

2: Chair Ties

Add a rustic touch with a Mr. & Mrs. chair ties. Burlap is a must-have texture at a fall wedding. Dress it up with a touch of lace for an elegant addition.

3: Rustic Beverage Sign

Create a rustic sign using chalkboard paint and chalk markers to let your guests know the drink options. You can also collect decorative frames from thrift stores and paint them to match your wedding theme. 

4: Personalized Cake Topper

Adding a simple cake topper will make it more personalized and give your cake that extra pizzazz. Instead of the traditional plastic bride and groom, go for a personal sculpture, wood plaque, or wire-wrapped accent to make your cake a one-of-a-kind.

5: Bark Centerpieces

Put your favorite fall flowers in a vase wrapped with bark. These centerpieces will add a beautiful fall touch.

6: Mini Caramel Apples

Candy buffets are a recent trend for weddings of any season. Take it a step further and offer your guests a sweet surprise at cocktail hour with mini caramel apples.

7: Flower Girl Leaves

Instead of the traditional flower petals, use leaves! This adds a beautiful, rustic touch.

Now that you have some decor ideas, it’s time to choose your venue. St. Cloud Country Club offers professional wedding planning and we are ready to answer all of your questions. Our goal is to give you a stress-free planning experience. From our first conversation to the last departing guest, we assure you we will execute everything to ensure the day is one you’ll cherish forever.

For more information about the venue, call Paige Bremer at 320-253-1331 ext. 102 or visit our website.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Teaching Your Kids The Game Of Golf

If you’re an avid golfer and have children, the natural instinct will be for you to teach them the game of golf.

There are several steps to remember when teaching your young ones about this great game. The most important thing, above all, is remembering to have patience as a parent. Golf takes a lot of time, effort and practice to become adept at. But when things get frustrating, always remember to have fun and talk things through with your child.

Let’s take a look at some of the steps parents can take to help their child love the game as much as they do:


Take Advantage Of Late Evenings

Golf courses usually see the least foot traffic in the evening. Not having a crowded course will allow you more time to focus on the mechanics of your child’s swing instead of worrying about a group of people running up behind you. You can also have a little more fun and be a lot more relaxed on an empty course.

Let Them Tell You What They’re Comfortable With

For a young child, let them learn the game at their speed. You can teach them fundamentals like a proper grip, but children just want to have a good time. Let them find their own way at first. Putting contests are a fun and easy way to start some form of direction. Chipping contests are also a great idea to see who gets closest to the hole.

Give Them The Proper Equipment.

A lot of young golfers get hand-me-down clubs that don’t always fit their height. The clubs are either too long, stiff or heavy. This can really mess with a young golfer’s swing. Make sure to fit them with the proper equipment so they can enjoy the game the right way.

Start When They’re Ready.

One of the worst things you can do as a golf parent is starting their lessons too young. Don’t try to teach your child to swing until they’re at least 5 years old. Bring them to the hitting range or practice green with you to see if they have any interest in what you’re doing. Start with toy clubs that are plastic and work your way up to the real thing.

Don’t Be Overbearing.

The worst thing a parent can become is an opinionated coach. Don’t focus on the negative and always give them positive feedback. If something negative happens, be supportive and encourage them to try again. Be a cheerleader for your kids, not a dictator. Always talk about the good shots and not the bad ones.

Don’t forget to sign up for the St. Cloud Country Club’s Junior Golf League, which begins June 22. Junior golf memberships are also available.

We have many other membership options available.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Membership at St. Cloud Country Club

Looking for the best swimming, dining, and golf recreation spot this summer? Look all you want, but you won’t find anywhere in Central Minnesota that matches the St. Cloud Country Club. We offer a variety of membership plans that allow everyone to find a plan tailored to their interests. From the avid golfer to the family looking for fun outdoors, we have a membership option that will be perfect for you.

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Golf Membership Options

Class A: $446.95/month

For families/couples age 40 & over
$1,000 Initiation Fee

This membership includes unlimited golf, unlimited swimming, unlimited tennis, and facilities usage. This plan is perfect for the family seeking activities to do together. Take advantage of all St. Cloud Country Club facilities for the season.

Class B: $332.46/month

For families/couples age 33-39, or singles aged 33 and over
$750 Initiation Fee

A class B membership for families includes unlimited golf, unlimited swimming, unlimited tennis, and facilities usage. Get your family out and active with this membership plan which features access to all St. Cloud Country Club activities.

Class C: $219.32/month

For heads of families ages 21-32
No Initiation Fee

This plan is perfect for young families looking for quality time together. Class C memberships in this age group includes unlimited golf, unlimited swimming, unlimited tennis, and facilities usage. Get your golf time in while your family spends the day at the pool or on the tennis courts.

Class C: $174.22/month

For singles age 21-32 and under
No Initiation Fee

Take advantage of all that St. Cloud Country Club has to offer with this unlimited plan at a newly reduced rate for millennials. Class C membership includes unlimited golf, unlimited swimming, unlimited tennis, and facilities usage.


Limited Golf Memberships

Limited Golf Membership: $169.22/month

$300 Initiation Fee

Take advantage of 6 rounds of golf throughout the season without compromising your family’s pool time. This membership includes 6 rounds of golf (per season per spouse), unlimited swimming, unlimited tennis, and facilities usage. This membership plan is perfect for those busy families who can’t make it out to the course every day.

Social Membership: $103.72/month

$200 Initiation Fee

Don’t golf but still want to get outdoors? No problem! This plan is perfect for the active individual with unlimited access to all facilities including our pool and tennis court. The membership Includes unlimited swimming, unlimited tennis, and facilities usage.

Dining Membership: $98.35/month

$100 Initiation Fee

Membership includes all clubhouse dining facilities. Access to top-notch dining can be yours with this affordable dining membership plan.

Interested in signing up for a membership? Visit our website to learn how you can join St. Cloud Country Club as a member.