Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Do I have to be a Member to have my wedding at the Club?


No. All of our events are open to the public.




How many people can your location accommodate?


We can accommodate up to 275 people, but we'll make a smaller party feel intimate and cozy, too.




What is the facility rental fee, and what is included in that price?


Our current promotion offers NO rental fee! This includes a coordinator, all staff (including bartenders), set up, tear down, a space to get ready before your event, linens in a variety of colors, pictures on the golf course for wedding parties, ceremony space, a microphone and 100 chairs. If you don't see something listed here, please email us and we can clarify or help you get what you want.




How long do we have the space for? Is there an overtime fee if we stay longer? We really like to party.


We work with you to be here as early as needed with your last song at midnight. If the wedding goes past midnight, there is a $50 per hour additional bartender fee.




How much is the deposit, when is it due, and is it refundable?


We charge a $1,000 deposit with $500 due initially when you book and $500 due three months following. The amount is nonrefundable.




What's the payment plan for the entire bill? What forms of payment do you accept?


The payment for the bill total is due one week prior to the wedding, with any additional charges - such as the bar charges - due two business days after the wedding. We accept cash, card and check.




Can I have my ceremony here, too? Is there an additional cost?


Yes, you can have your ceremony on-site. There is currently NO cost to add the ceremony onto your experience!




Are there changing areas for the bride, groom and/or wedding party?


Yes, we have a great space for the bridesmaids and groomsmen to get ready on our lower level.




Can we have our rehearsal dinner here? What about a morning-after mimosa brunch?


Yes! We would love to host these events for you here at South Hills since it would be so easy for you and the wedding party. A small minimum may apply for food and beverage, but there is NO rental fee.




How much time is allocated for the rehearsal?


We plan for 1/2 hour on the 10th tee and 1/2 hour in the Clubhouse to go over the details.




What is the cancellation policy?


Cancellations can be made at any time with the deposit being forfeited. If 30 days or less prior to the event, additional fees may apply.




What's your weather contingency (backup) plan for outdoor spaces?


We understand that Mother Nature is unpredictable, so your ceremony would be held in the bar of the Clubhouse.




Do you have liability insurance?


Yes.





Food & Beverage

Do you have an in-house caterer or a list of "preferred" caterers, or do I need to provide my own? Do I have the option of using an outside caterer instead?


We have an in-house caterer and require all food - with the exception of a late-night snack and/or your dessert - to use our South Hills catering service.




Is there a food and beverage minimum?


The food and beverage minimum is $6,500 May through October and $2,000 November through April.




What's the tax and service charge?


5.5% sales tax and 21% service charge (on food and beverage).




Can we do a food tasting before we finalize our menu selection? Does it cost extra?


There is NO cost for the food tasting when it is done 3 months or fewer prior to the wedding date. Couples can try two soups, two salads, two starches, two vegetables and three entrees. Additional entrees cost a fee of $25 per entree.




Are tables, linens, chairs, plates, silversare and glassware included?


Yes, all of these items are included and provided by South Hills.




Can I bring in a cake from an outside baker, or do I have to use a cake made on site?


As long as the baker is licensed, you are encouraged to bring in a cake from an outside vendor.




Is there a cake-cutting fee?


There is NO cake-cutting fee for weddings.




Can we bring our own wine, beer or champagne? What about hard liquor?


No. Due to liquor laws, bringing in alcohol is strictly prohibited.




Are you licensed to provide alcohol service?


Yes.




How is alcohol priced, and is there a bar minimum?


The bar minimum is included in the food and beverage minimum as a package.




Are there additoinal charges for bar staff?


Only if you want more bartenders, or more portable bars, than what the Club provides.





Décor & Rentals

Are we allowed to bring in our own decorations?


Yes. We help you by taking care of lighting all candles, string lights, etc. before the reception.




Can I move things around or do I have to leave everything as is?


Each room is fully customizable based on your needs and wants.




Can we use candles/confetti/sparklers/fireworks/animals/lawn games/bounce houses/food trucks/insert your own fun-but-potentially-dangerous liability here?


Open flame candles, confetti, and fireworks are NOT allowed.




Do you provide heaters and/or umbrellas for the outdoor spaces?


Yes. We have heaters on the patio for guests when seated outdoors.





Vendors & Staffing

Can I hire my own vendors or is there a preferred vendor list we need to stick to?


You can hire your own, or we can provide a great list of vendors.




Do you offer on-site coordination? What services are included?


Yes. We believe you should not have to take care of all the details. Leave that to us. We include help coordinating the on-site ceremony and rehearsal.




Can the venue accommodate a DJ or live band?


Yes.




What security services do you offer?


We don't have security guards, but there are cameras at every entrance.




What time can my vendors start setting up on the day of the wedding?


As early as 7:30 AM.





Logistics

Is there a separate space for cocktail hour?


Yes. Our bar is separated from the dining room.




Do you have a sound system and/or microphones for speeches?


Yes, we do have a great sound system for speeches that the DJ can hook into for the dance so their music can be heard throughout the facility.




Are there any noise restrictions?


No!




Is there parking on-site and if so, is it complimentary?


Yes, we have complimentary parking on-site.




How many restrooms are there?


We have two sets of restrooms, each one with four stalls.




Is yoru venue handicap accessible?


Yes, our venue is fully handicap accessible.





South Hills Golf & Country Club

920-921-3636 ext. 103

info@southhillsfdl.com

1175 Fond du Lac Ave.

Fond du Lac, WI 54935

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