A fairway to begin new life in marriage

A Bridlington golf club is now only one of two in the region to become a wedding venue.

Bridlington Belvedere Golf Club has obtained a licence to hold civil ceremonies and is hoping its scenic surrounds and ability to offer full catering will attract couples wanting to tee off on the matrimonial course.

Dave Allen, house chairman of the 400 member plus social members club, said couples have the choice of getting married in several of its rooms.

The club’s main function room is capable of seating up to 120 people and is ideal for receptions.

Obtaining a licence is the latest in a number of changes at the club which until recently was owned by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The Club has been able to buy it from the authority and is now in the final stages of making several changes, including getting a public bar licence to fit in with ceremonies, but the club will still belong to its members. Getting a weddings licence is seen by the club as another source of income.

“The ceremonies can be conducted by a registrar any day of the week, the terrace is ideal for photographs and we are surrounded by beautiful scenery. We can also cater for the reception and have recently invested £34,000 to improve our kitchen facilities,” said Mr Allen.

At present the club is the only one in the Bridlington area offering civil marriages.

Pocklington is the only other golf club in the region which has recently taken the plunge.

There are only two other civil wedding venues listed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in Bridlington – The Town Hall and Sewerby Hall.

More information about functions, or getting married at the club are available from: functions@bridlingtongolfclub.co.uk or by contacting Kayleigh on 01262 672092.