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Helpful tidbits for planning your wedding


Posted: November 14, 2019
By: Laura Mitchell, Director of Event Sales

When planning a wedding there are a lot of small details that can become stressful. Let’s face-it most brides are novices at planning weddings and look to the experts such as Vista valley to help plan their big day.

Vista Valley Country Club includes a facility Coordinator in our packages. Your Coordinator will assist you with your timeline, menu selections, vendor references, room layout and more. She will also assist with your rehearsal and ceremony. Day of, she will greet your vendors and make sure things stay on time. If you have your own Coordinator, she will work side-by-side with them to assure a seamless event.

If you are doing a plated meal, you will need to do the following - put the entrée options on your invitations; give your final counts for each item to your Coordinator; make place cards that have the entrée selection on them and then day of, your guests change their minds. It’s for this reason, we recommend a Duet meal where you get two petite portions of each entree on every plate. This is normally a $8-10 upgrade as it is an impressive presentation; however, we include this option at no additional cost. We also offer buffet or buffet stations, which are always an exciting option!

When doing your seating chart or place cards, you will want to list your guest’s names alphabetically as opposed to listing the names by table number. Having 100 plus people searching for their names at each table is a nightmare and causes a lot of delays.

Flowers used at the ceremony should be re-purposed to the Reception. Make sure to discuss this with your florist so they can assist with what may or may not work in both areas. Adding linen upgrades or chargers is a simple and inexpensive way to change the whole appearance of a room.

Planning simplified… we have partnered with the best of the best vendors in the industry. They are licensed, insured and familiar with our property. Vista Valley has unique logistics and tons of pictures opportunities so using people who are familiar with the property just makes sense.

Hope these tips are helpful! Please give us a call today at 760-842-6689 or send us an email at lmitchell@vistavalley.com.

Vista Valley Wedding & Events


Posted: July 31, 2019
By: Laura Mitchell, Director of Event Sales

When planning your wedding, there are many things to consider – the date, the guest list, the color palette, the bridal party, the cost, the style, the vendors, and of course the most important, the venue!

Where you decide to have your wedding and reception will determine many of the elements of your wedding. If you decide to go with a rustic barn, you won‘t need a Cinderella carriage and likewise if you decide on a fairytale theme, cowboy boots probably won’t be in your attire for the day! Selecting a venue that encompasses multiple styles, can make your life easier and your wedding memories plentiful.

We believe each wedding should be unique so the possibilities are endless at Vista Valley Country Club. From our Provence Garden Ceremony Site and Parkside Cocktail and Reception Venue with its 18th century gates and columns to our private and beautifully adorned Clubhouse with its wall of windows and two terraces that overlook the surrounding mountains and golf course, Vista Valley has a surplus of options! We believe it’s your day and choices are very important so no two weddings are the same. This also offers our brides and grooms countless photo op locations!

Most Country Clubs do not make concessions on the golf course or in the clubhouse for weddings; however, Vista Valley is not your ordinary Country Club. Your wedding is very important to us, so we put things in place to make sure your day runs seamlessly and without any outside interference. We only host one wedding a day giving you our undivided attention and the privacy you deserve.

Since we have so many selections to choose from, we highly recommend scheduling a visit for a private tour of our amazing venue. The property is shown by appointment only. We are closed on Mondays but schedule appointments around our events every other day of the week. Please give us a call today at 760-842-6689 or send us an email at lmitchell@vistavalley.com.

Where Historic Charm and Nature Unite As One

Posted: June 1, 2019
By: Laura Mitchell, Director of Event Sales

An absolutely stunning venue offering rustic charm and privacy, Vista Valley is not your ordinary Country Club! With gorgeous views, delicious food and impeccable service, this venue is sure to create amazing memories that will last you a lifetime.
Six years ago, Vista Valley Country Club went through an extensive, eight million dollar renovation. In addition to a complete make over on the outside of the building some of the other changes were - a spacious new bar area featuring a wall of windows; beautifully crafted fireplaces; expanded dining room, which also has a wall of windows; the private dining room with its stain-glass ceiling and private terrace; the southern terrace with palatial views; substantial rustic chandeliers; and massive mirrors and tapestry complete the look. Also added were a bridal suite, a Library, which is also used as a groom’s room, and a gym and fitness area complete with saunas and spas. Every dollar is evident as you walk through the 39,000 square feet of facilities!

Then (1979 - 2012)

NOW (2012 to Present)

Ceremony Site

The ceremony site was created with historical significance and boasts 18th Century gates and columns imported from Provence, France, unique Antique Viewing Portals reclaimed from a 1700 Orangerie in the South of France, and shade timbers ordered in the 1730s by George Washington!

Vista Valley is a private Country Club and offers three different levels of membership however, if you are planning an event, you do not need to be a member! For more information you can contact the Director of Event Sales, Laura Mitchell at (760) 842-6689 or by email to lmitchell@vistavalley.com

Awards & Accolades

Great Club. The golf course is like being on vacation out of town in the country; it is very peaceful and never over crowded yet very demanding and challenging. The clubhouse is beautiful after the full remodel. The food and Bar are awesome and most of all, the staff is so friendly and welcoming. Dana G.