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User2995676 · 2+ years ago
I was planning a wedding from the east coast and Sandy helped me out with every possible aspect. She gave me great recommendations for vendors and was so accomdating when I kept changing things. I had only been there once so I was very nervous about decorating a place that i briefly visited but Sandy was gracious enough to send me different photos of the venue to see how other brides had done certain things.Sent on 05/10/2013
Come the day of Rachal was our wedding coordinator. Wow , she was amazing! She had the whole day run perfectly! My wedding guests loved her and the staff becuase they were so prompt and kind.
The next day all my guests could talk about was how beautiful Bridges was, how the food was fantastic, and how the staff was awesome! They were all in love with it. So much that my younger cousin from Colorado now is looking to have her wedding there.
You cannot go wrong with having your wedding here. My ceremony and reception were perfect.
Ashley · Married on 02/17/2013
We got married at The Bridges on 2/17/13 and I could not be happier with the experience! I actually cannot believe how smoothly EVERYTHING went. No hick-ups!Sent on 03/17/2013
We worked with Alicia at first but mostly Sandy. They are both AMAZING! When we were deciding on the venue I had a lot of questions and Alicia answered all my emails in a very timely manner and with incredibly helpful and thoughtful answers. Sandy helped us actually plan the wedding. She had great advice, also answered emails incredibly quickly and made sure every single detail was taken care of. I could not believe how perfect everything was! I cannot thank those two ladies enough!
Rachel was our day of person and she gets five stars as well. I had a wedding day coordinator so I didn't work that directly with Rachel, but I'm sure she was awesome, and I did ask her to make sure there were snacks in the bridal room after the ceremony and there were. All the staff at the Bridges are professional, helpful, and wonderful to work with!
If I had to say one tiny thing that happened that wasn't how we planned it was that when we did our food tasting we ordered the salmon with pomegranate au jus. It was delicious at the tasting (our favorite thing we tasted). Day of the wedding the salmon was served with was a different sauce and it wasn't served with these delicious mash potatoes that we tasted at the tasting. To be honest, the day of the wedding, I didn't even notice, but the next day I remembered. I really didn't care, but if that kind of thing would bother you, I recommend checking in on that before the big day.
Other than that the food was great! I don't eat red meat myself, but we had quite a foodie crowd who raved about the prim rib. I thought the salmon was pretty good despite it not being with the sauce we planned, and the raviolis were pretty good too. The appetizers were awesome!
I cannot express how satisfied I was with the Bridges. I am thrilled I chose to get married there. I can't imagine there is a
Elise · Married on 01/19/2013
Words cannot describe my extreme gratitude for the Bridges and their staff for making my wedding the most amazing day of my life! From day one the Bridges staff was courteous, helpful, fun and never made me feel like a crazy bride! I worked with Sandy, who is absolutely amazing. I have to say that every single person who I came into contact with from Sandy, to the food coordinator, to my event captain just exceeded my expectations of what would happen the day of! The food was amazing, people are still telling me how awesome the lamb was (I am sure my now husband is still thinking about it too) and my rooms (I did the venue buyout) were gorgeous! They accommodated my large wedding party down to the tunnels with my photographer by lending us golf carts and you can imagine how awesome that was! I have absolutely no regrets at all and would HIGHLY recommend the Bridges over any other venue (and I did look quite extensively in the area and Bridges is by far the nicest, gorgeous venue!!). I again just have to give a HUGE thank you to Sandy and all employees of the Bridges, you made my wedding a dream come true and I cannot begin to thank you enough for everything that you did! Its no wonder they are a Knot pick!! Thank you and to all brides looking for venues pick the Bridges!!!Sent on 04/03/2013
Casey · Married on 11/02/2012
There is not an hour (let alone a day) that goes by where I don't think about our wedding. And not one of those thoughts are "I wish I had done this" or "I had hoped that would have been better". They are "that was the most amazing and perfect day of my life". :) Is that gushy enough for you?!Sent on 11/26/2012
But really, everyone says that planning a wedding can be stressful, challenging and exhausting...and looking back I didn't feel that way at all. And much of that is thanks to the entire staff at The Bridges who made everything so easy from start to finish. I couldn't have been happier with the final product. Every person that I worked with (sales, planning, catering & day of) were fantastic. They were incredibly organized, flexible, responsive, pleasant and patient.
I came in knowing exactly what we wanted (some call it bossy or head strong, I call it detail oriented and determined :) and everyone was very receptive and accommodating. I literally didn't worry about one thing all night which is exactly how it should be.
Throughout the planning process I had a suggestion for the sales team on sending out payment reminders further in advance so the couple has ample time to prepare. The staff took this feedback to heart and implemented a change immediately. Just a small situation that shows that they listen, care and act.
Some may say that the bride and groom have a different take on things since they are in a world of their own. Fair enough. But I can tell you that every one of my guests had the same rave reviews. About the service, the food, the venue and the staff. I am still getting notes from family and friends who enjoyed the evening as much as we did.
I would recommend The Bridges for any event, but it really is the perfect place to host your perfect wedding day.
Casey & Bobby
November 2nd, 2012
Vanessa · Married on 08/25/2012
My husband and I just got married at The Bridges on August 25th, 2012. We could not have been happier with the venue we had chosen. Sandy our coordinator was amazing from the get go and just made everything so easy for us. We had such a flawless experience with this place overall and could not have asked for anything more. We did a venue buyout, so we were the only party on the premises that entire day (besides the golfers which we did not even notice). I strongly recommend doing so and The Bridges easily accommodated our 230 guests and we had more than enough room on the grounds. We did our ceremony outside in the garden terrace, had our cocktail hour in the clubhouse and then our reception in the pavilion.Sent on 09/05/2012
Since we had an open bar, they allowed us to waive the champagne toast fee since everyone could hold up their own class of what they were drinking. I also had cupcakes instead of a wedding cake and they waived the cake cutting fee. These 2 fees being waived could have really added up.
My contact Sandy was incredible. I could bug her with any question at any time and she was more than happy to help me out. She was very personable, organized and on top of everything. I am so happy I had gotten to be able to work with her. Our day of coordinator Molly was also awesome and was on site the entire night making sure things ran smoothly.
I would strongly recommend this venue to any bride and groom out there. It was well worth every penny!!!
Maureen · Married on 08/18/2012
I had my wedding here on 8/18/12 and it was beautiful. My friends and family had a great time and had nothing but nice things to say about Bridges Golf Club. Sandy and Alicia (the event coordinators) were wonderful and answered all my questions in a timely manner. Would recommend it if you are looking at golf courses in San Ramon.Sent on 09/04/2012
Casey · Married on 07/13/2012
My husband and I recently had our wedding reception at the Bridges Golf Club and receive numerous compliments about the location, food, and service. Not only did we feel that the venue was a fantastic place to have our reception, but the event coordinators went above and beyond to accommodate our requests.Sent on 08/08/2012
We booked the venue in early January and had about 6 months to plan the entire reception from where we live, which is on the east coast. I chose this venue because of location, capacity, and professionalism of Sandy (our event coordinator). Our schedule for planning our reception was tight and we were limited on the amount of times we would actually be in California to do any wedding planning. Sandy, of course, assisted with everything - from food tasting, to arranging the set-up of the room as early as possible, and worked around my schedule for all meetings. If Sandy wasn't available to help by phone or email, she asked us to speak with Alicia, the other event coordinator. I was apprehensive at first that I was getting brushed aside, but that was NOT the case whatsoever. Alicia stepped right in and knew exactly what to do! Since I was planning this reception from across the country, Sandy responded to every email in a timely matter and made sure all my requests were met.
The location of the venue is beautiful and for a summer wedding in July it couldn't have been more perfect. The room we used seats 300 comfortably, even though we only had 130 guests. But, we did have a DJ, photo booth and even created a lounge with furniture. I think without the extra furniture, the room may have felt a little empty for a party of our size.
The food options vary and we chose NY steak, Salmon, and Eggplant parmesan for our reception. The service was wonderful and the food delicious!
If you are considering this venue, I would make sure to see it for yourself during the day and at night to get the true effect/feel of the lighting and location. In my opinion, this venue is fantastic for larger parties and spacious for smaller ones. Sandy and Alicia truly are a joy to work with when planning a wedding or event.
Melissa · Married on 09/24/2011
Alicia and her team are amazing! I couldn't have been happier with the way they were at the wedding. They helped make my dream wedding come true! The Bridges is such a beautiful venue. When you get married outside, you overlook the golf course! It's absolutely gorgeous.Sent on 01/22/2012
Denise · Married on 10/08/2010
Totally amazing venue and staff. They are wonderful to work with. Everything, and I mean everything was beyond our expectations. Absolute perfection. Not one thing went wrong. I would HIGHLY recommend Bridges and their staff (Alicia, Jennifer, Alan, Amanda, etc) to EVERYONE. Oh and did I mention...The food was AMAZING!!!!Sent on 10/26/2010
Sharon · Married on 09/19/2010
We had our ceremony on the grass which had spectacular views. After our ceremony we went into the golf shop and were greeted with champagne and h'orderves (which we ordered). Reception was in the club room/view room. The staff was awesome in guiding us through the wedding. They sure were on their game and when I didn't think they knew what was going on they were 2 steps ahead of us! The food was awesome at the wedding and not like usual wedding food. We also got to taste the food before hand and it was great. The bridges is perfect for a couple on a budget and well worth your time. Beautiful scenery and great staff! The perfect place to have a wedding!Sent on 10/03/2010
Andrea · Married on 08/07/2010
The staff was beyond friendly and helpful! More than we ever could have hoped for. As a bride, I was frantic and crazed that every little detail was perfect and Jacque, Alicia, Allan and Amanda handled all of our requests and specifics with ease and a huge smile on their faces! It was amazing.Sent on 12/29/2010
The food was amazing, the ambiance was great, and we even got comments on how friendly the bar and waitstaff were. Everyone had a wonderful time...including me, the bride! On the day of the wedding, I was so at ease knowing everything was handled.
A · Married on 07/04/2010
Jacque and Alicia have been great to work with and the food is amazing. The venue is picturesque and beautiful.Sent on 07/24/2010
Cecille · Married on 04/17/2010
The Bridges is so beautiful and scenic. It is the perfect venue for our spring wedding. Our pictures and video are both so breathtaking. Everyone was so helpful and always ready to address all our concerns, especially Alicia & Jacqui (wedding coordinators), Allan (food & beverage manager), and Benny, who was our personal server for the night. Benny made me feel like a queen! Our wedding is a dream come true and our guests were raving about it even up to this day!Sent on 05/10/2010
Diana · Married on 01/23/2009
We not only had our wedding there, but we had our baby shower there and it never disappoints... The clubhouse was perfect for our intimate reception. The location is very scenic and we loved the golf tunnel, the waterfalls, and the view! It was beautiful there!!!Sent on 02/13/2009
Catherine · Married on 08/08/2008
When I walked in there and saw a set-up of another wedding, I knew this was absolutely the perfect place to have the reception. The Garden Pavillion room is spacious with large open windows and great views. There is even a special area to display your cake. And down the street, there is a beautiful fountain to take pictures, but it's only on during the weekends. Alicia and Julie were very helpful.Sent on 07/31/2009
Heather · Married on 06/21/2008
The girls who work here are so helpful....They helped with tours, timelines for the day, set up the day of and so much more. They were quick to respond to all my e-mails. The food was amazing, and the venue itself is gorgeous. If you book the clubhouse it's very inexpensive for what you get. I would highly recomend it to any of my friends.Sent on 08/10/2008
Kristina · Married on 09/09/2016
From the very beginning the staff at the Bridges Golf Club were so great to work with. Sandy, the Director of Catering Services was quick to respond to my endless emails and questions and was so flexible with our requests. Since I did not hire a wedding coordinator, it was so great to receive the stress free customer service the Bridges staff provided. As for the wedding itself, the bridal party was well taken care of. They make sure that there's a place to hide in the gift shop after the ceremony and even set out a table of hors d'oeuvres, champagne and cocktails for the groomsmen and bridesmaids after the wedding ceremony. Their event captain and the rest of the event staff were so well organized and made sure that the entire wedding ran smoothly from the ceremony set up to the sparkler send off and conclusion. We were so happy with our experience and our guests had a great time.Sent on 09/19/2016
Christina · Married on 08/16/2015
We held our wedding here at Bridges a few weeks ago. While venue shopping, Bridges was by far the most beautiful (and reasonably priced) venue that we looked at in the East Bay. The ceremony took place on the beautiful outdoor Garden Terrace (during the recent heat wave, so we were dying in the 105F heat), and the reception in the grand Garden Pavilion.Sent on 08/30/2015
Aside from the gorgeous venue, working with the staff was quite easy during our wedding planning process. Our pre-wedding contacts were Katie and Sandy, who answered our (many, many) emailed questions very quickly, usually within 24 hours. They were a pleasure to work with, and made the wedding planning relatively painless. Since wedding planning requires juggling many things at once, they were good about sending us reminder emails for payment due dates and deciding on our ceremony/reception details. They were also good to bounce our ideas off of. On the day of the wedding, our day of coordinators were Andi and Rinna, and Rachel was our setup coordinator. They were a dream to work with (both before and during the wedding day) and definitely helped out a lot to make our special day happen! We had very detailed instructions of how we wanted things set up, and they were able to make everything happen exactly as we wanted it. They even provided us with plenty of ice water and snacks to keep us from passing out in the heat. They touched base with us several times during the night (but not so much that it was annoying) to make sure that we (and the vendors) were all on the same page for the next event on our timeline.
I will definitely recommend The Bridges to anyone looking for an elegant and classic-looking venue, not only for the gorgeous scenery, but also for the amazing staff!
User4260312 · 2+ years ago
Katie and Sandy were great to work with. They are very attentive and responsive to emails, which is wonderful since I seemed to email them every other day. I'm still getting compliments on how good the food and ambiance was. I highly recommend The Bridges!Sent on 06/19/2015
Linda · Married on 02/07/2014
My daughter had her wedding ceremony and reception at Bridges Golf Club and it turned outSent on 06/02/2014
just beautiful. They were very accommandating to what we wanted. The food was delicious. Everyone commented on how great the wedding was. I would reccomend this venue highly
Charlen · Married on 06/19/2010
The Bridges staff was extremely helpful!! I only had 6 months to plan my wedding and their staff was there to help me with every question. The site is beautiful... we have some amazing pictures!! And the food is awesome; all of my guest enjoyed the dinner and late night snacks!Sent on 01/05/2011
Anjie · Married on 09/15/2007
I cried the first time I saw this place. Just absolutely beautiful. We have our ceremony outside and the reception inside. The folks there were soo nice and attentive. Everything went smoothly ... the food there is really good too.Sent on 06/09/2009
janeane · Married on 08/22/2008
Alicia was very helpful! Very easy to work with, they set up everything for me so we didn't have to the day of the wedding. Guests really enjoyed the food, although I thought it didn't taste as good as it did on our tasting (thats the difference I guess when cooking 1 meal versus 200 meals). A little frustrating that you ahd to meet the minimum for dollar amount for food, and that other rental items from them does not get to be included in that (ex. charger or chairs). Overall beautiful wedding, and great staff to work with.Sent on 11/24/2008
Karen · Married on 05/14/2016
After visiting about 8 venues, we knew Bridges was our venue. From the patio area looking on to the amazing rolling greens hills, we could already imagine our ceremony taking place with the white rose bushes in the backdrop. The garden pavilion was spacious with the alcove area for the cake table and wall of windows offering natural light and breathtaking views of the golf course. We worked meticulously with Sandy and Elizabeth for the planning, and with Sylvia for the rehearsal and day-of as she was our event captain. Sandy and Elizabeth were so responsive and very sweet people who were there to ease your worries. We booked the Bridges 14 months before our wedding day, and every time I emailed a random question, it was answered within a few hours.Sent on 05/17/2016
You think you've done all the planning you can do, but some things are bound to come up, and I'm so thankful Sylvia was there. One example is, I was trying to bunch together some roses to make a toss bouquet. Sylvia was so sweet and attentive and took it upon herself to take care of it and told me not to worry (even when she had a list of tasks to take care of). For all the problems we encountered on our wedding day, we're glad that we're able to count on Bridges and its staff.
User6023602 · 2+ years ago
My fiance' and I had less then a year to plan for a wedding, so finding a venue was going to be limited with many dates already being taken. Bridges was our favorite out of the few that we checked out. The venue is so picturesque and allows for many beautiful picture opportunities. Even though a Sunday in November was one of the few of the remaining dates available, we booked it and hoped for the best that the weather would cooperate. Thank God, it was a dry day!Sent on 01/07/2016
Sandy and Katie were very professional in leading us up to the day of our wedding! Like many other reviewers have stated, they answered countless emails quickly and friendly. Sandy went above and beyond her work hours to help with time sensitive emails and last minute requests. (Thank you Sandy!) Rachel, Francisco and Andi were all accommodating on the day of. My bridesmaids enjoyed our own cocktail hour in the bridal room since we didn't have time to go to the actual cocktail hour. Francisco made sure we had appetizers and drinks!
Bridges has reasonable if not better rates compared to many other popular venues for their catering, especially if you book on Sundays, they'll throw in chiavari chair rentals and they don't charge extra for cake cutting. For the budget conscious couple, I would recommend hiring a DJ or dessert/snacks vendor outside of Bridges. Thumbtack will give you competitive vendors for much less. Also if your budget allows, booking Bridges on a Friday or Saturday would give your guests the freedom to celebrate longer with you and not worrying about getting home because of work the next day.
We received many compliments on how everyone enjoyed the venue and the evening with us! Bridges will always be a significant place in our hearts!