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affordable elegance for any occasion

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THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING CHEMUNG HILLS GOLF & BANQUET CENTER We would be pleased and honored to make your most memorable occasion or special event into everything you want it to be. Our staff will help you plan and custom design your event from start to finish. We are certain you will be pleased with the manner in which our courteous and experienced staff will tend to every detail. Chemung Hills Golf & Banquet Center prides itself on providing you with a gourmet’s delight of specialty items to ensure your satisfaction. Please contact us at 517.546.4230 to reserve time for your personal tour of our venue.

CHEMUNG HILLS OFFERS: • Elegant Banquet and Meeting Facility • Professionally-Trained Staff • Bartending Services • Event Coordinator • Centrally Located From Metro Areas • Easy Access to Major Freeways • Local Hotel Packages Available • Onsite Ceremonies

SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND CORPORATE FUNCTIONS • Wedding Ceremonies • Wedding Receptions • Bridal and Baby Showers • Anniversary Celebrations • Business Meetings • Retirement Parties • Graduation Parties • Reunions • Private Parties • Company Receptions • Christmas Parties • Fundraising Events

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PROFESSIONAL PRIDE IN SERVICE

A TRADITION OF COMMITMENT

At Chemung Hills Golf & Banquet Center we pride ourselves on

What is the recipe for a positively unique and elegant banquet,

our commitment to excellence. Whether your event is casual and

one that you and your guests will remember and cherish for years

small or a black-tie for 300 guests, your function will be handled

to come? To begin, you would need a facility that is committed to

with the highest level of professionalism and care.

excellence. A distinguished atmosphere that can accommodate

Our experienced Event Coordinators will be by your side from start to finish. With enthusiastic personalities and an extreme desire to make your event memorable, they will be there to guide you through your planning process.

gatherings up to 300 guests, and remain competitively priced. Next you would expect a fabulous menu. We offer an array of gourmet delights that will satisfy everyone with savory entrees. Lastly, you and your special guests would be pampered by courteous and professionally-trained staff that is attentive to every detail of your event.

AN OCCASION TO REMEMBER BEGINS HERE AT CHEMUNG HILLS GOLF & BANQUET CENTER

These are the ingredients for an unforgettable experience. WELCOME to Chemung Hills Golf & Banquet Center.

Chemung Hills Golf & Banquet Center offers you a professional and courteous staff, a choice of delightful menus and a full range of deluxe services that will make any occasion memorable. We treat every special event as though it were our own.

commitment

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wedding budget

ESTABLISH A

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Difficult as it may seem, it is very important to establish a budget for your wedding, regardless of whether you or someone else is paying for it. Keeping track of expenses makes it easier on everyone and serves as a ready reference. We have created a general list of key elements for today’s wedding: BUDGET

ACTUAL

BUDGET

ACTUAL

STATIONERY:

PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER:

Invitations

Bridal portrait

Calligraphy

Wedding photos

Postage

Album

FLOWERS:

RECEPTION:

Bride’s bouquet

Site rental fee

Bridesmaids’ bouquets

Food

Boutonnieres

Alcohol

Bride’s mother

Champagne

Groom’s mother

Wait staff

Grandmothers

Bride’s cake

Flowers girls

Groom’s cake

Church

Gratuities

Reception location

Music

Miscellaneous

Favors Miscellaneous items

WEDDING ATTIRE:

Gown

GIFTS:

Headpiece, veil

Rings

Jewelry

Groom’s gift

Shoes/gloves

Bridesmaids’ gifts

Groom’s formal wear

Groomsmen’s gifts

Groom’s shoes

Miscellaneous items

Going away outfit THIS ‘N’ THAT: CEREMONY:

Clergy fee Site rental fee Music Consultant (optional)

Rehearsal dinner Transportation of bridesmaids and bride to the church Transportation of wedding party from the ceremony to the reception Marriage license

WHO PAYS FOR WHAT?

BRIDE & FAMILY

GROOM & FAMILY

The answer to who takes on the financial

Groom’s ring Groom’s wedding gift Wedding gown, veil & accessories Trousseau Flowers (ceremony, reception and bouquets for attendants) Photographs Video Reception Church/Chapel rental fee Ceremony musicians/soloist Bridal party transportation to ceremony & reception Invitations/postage Lodging for out-of-town attendants Ceremony rentals (aisle runner, candle holders, etc.) Bride’s attendants gifts

Bride’s rings Bride’s wedding gifts Premarital class Marriage license Flowers (bride’s bouquet, mothers’ corsages & men's boutonnieres) Gloves & ascots/ties for men (if not included in rental fee) Lodging for out-of-town attendants Clergy fee Alcohol/Champagne Groom’s attendants gifts Honeymoon Rehearsal dinner (optional)

responsibility for the wedding is not as clear as it once was. The bride, groom and all parents should set up a meeting to discuss the upcoming event and how financial responsibility will be distributed. Here is a list of how financial obligations have traditionally been allocated.


Alice in Wonderland

A young girl's favorite book becomes an exquisite wedding theme! A cake decorated with flowers made from the pages of an old Alice in Wonderland book. The tables had homemade English crackers, each containing a set of keys and watch both from the book inside plus centerpieces with small terrariums inside glass vases to represent the small little world that Alice found herself in. It's a childhood dream come true.

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Creating a truly unique and memorable wedding is something

the area. Consider including an ice sculpture and a winter sleigh

every couple wants. For some, it's a meaningful date on the

into the event as well.

calendar or a special location. For others, creating a theme that best exemplifies the relationship the soon-to-be spouses have is

Another winter holiday to consider is Valentine's Day as it pretty

the most fun and meaningful.

much oozes love! Incorporate red roses on the tables and have a

Couples choose wedding themes for a number of different

the guest favors and base that on your theme as well.

fun cake topper. You can also be creative with the invitations and

reasons. Planning a wedding day close to a holiday makes a theme easy. But what about a theme that highlights a common interest that you and your fiancĂŠ share? Read on for some popular wedding themes.

WINTER HOLIDAYS

LOCATION-BASED THEMES Love Vegas but don't want to leave the rest of your family behind on your trip to the chapel? Simple, incorporate the fun and magic of Vegas, right here! Incorporating casino games and big buffet meals into your reception will make your guests feel like they're

Christmas and winter time has become a very popular time to get

on the Vegas Strip. What trip to Vegas would be complete without

married. It's almost as if the world has decorated itself just for

a little Elvis-themed entertainment? Many of the entertainment

you! Most businesses and churches have been decorated for the

companies have Elvis impersonators. Shop around and find the

holidays with wreaths, trees and large assortments of lights and

one that best fits you and your fiance. Bottom line - this is a

other holiday finery giving you a number of photo opps throughout

theme to have fun with!


Happy Halloween!

From outlandish costumes and haunted house decorations to more simple fall colored themes, Halloween is one of the easiest holidays for a couple to express themselves!

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Incorporate your memorable Paris trip in your wedding plans. It's the city of high fashion, great food, beautiful surroundings and most of all LOVE! Indulge in the incredible pastries of France with lady fingers with the guests' name in icing as your place cards and an incredible dessert table after dinner. And of course, incorporating the Eiffel Tower into table decorations and your cake topper is a given. Have fun with it! Parisian style weddings are romantic and elegant.

TV AND MOVIE INSPIRED Whether it's a technology based theme inspired by the U.S.S. Enterprise or a romantic approach based on Edward and Bella's own nuptials, many couples find inspiration in their favorites from TV and the movies. Consider being bold with costumes for you and your wedding party or playing it a little safer and incorporate items from the show into things like the table names, centerpieces, hall decorations or guest favors.

SPORTS THEME We've all seen the couples on the jumbo-tron who've just tied the knot, right? How about incorporating your love for the game into your wedding. From wearing team apparel to using the team colors, all sorts of memorabilia can be incorporated into your wedding. Create tickets as invitations and have popcorn and peanuts at your reception. You can even work your team's fight song into your wedding ceremony or reception!

SPECIAL INTEREST OR ACTIVITIES Are you hikers? Coffee aficionados? Travel Lovers? Couples who share a love for a particular activity can incorporate aspects of it into their wedding. Create unique invitations that have the perfect blend of light and dark and even smell like a coffee bean for the couple who met in a coffee shop for that first date. Further explore that theme by including a coffee bar at the reception and having coffee based centerpieces at each of the tables. No matter what the activity that brought you two together, there's

FAIRYTALE Ahhh, it's the "happily ever after" every little girl dreams about. Your prince picks you up in a horse-drawn and leads you down the aisle to exchange your vows. There's a reason why castles around the world are wedding hot spots - they make the most romantic backdrops! Look to books like Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland for fun and exciting ideas.

bound to be a way to express it for your wedding. Your wedding is a celebration of your life together as a couple, why not add a little bit of who you really are into the decorations and flavor of the event. Whatever the theme you choose, make it reflect your own personality and style. It's a day you're going to remember for the rest of your life!


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Chemung Hills Golf Club & Banquet Center

3125 GOLF CLUB ROAD ~ HOWELL, MI ~ 517-546-4230 (Easy access from I-96 & M-59)

Chemung Hills highly recommends these fine businesses to assist you in making your event a complete success! ACCOMMODATIONS Baymont Inn & Suites 517-546-0712 www.howellbaymont.com Best Western Howell 517-548-2900 www.bwhowell.com

BRIDAL GOWN PRESERVATION Marcy’s Dry Cleaning 517-546-2692 www.marcyscleaners.com

INVITATIONS Wed Ink 734-355-6446 www.wed-ink.com MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT Big Machine Entertainment 248-979-1624 586-625-2686

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 517-548-0100 www.hiehowell.com

BRIDAL MAGAZINE & WEBSITE Premier Bride of Michigan 734-464-1018 www.pbdetroit.com

BRIDAL ATTIRE Amy’s Elegance by Design 517-851-4627 www.amyselegance.com

CAKES / DESERTS Cakes Especially 4 You 517-304-0283 www.cakesespecially4you.com

Something Blue Bridal Boutique 248-634-4500 www.somethingblue4u.com

The Wedding Cake Art & Design Center Ignited Photography 810-229-5790 www.weddingcakeartanddesigncenter.com 248-670-6346 www.ignitedphotography.com

BRIDAL CONSULTANT Jewel Occasions 517-376-6600 www.jeweloccasions.com

EVENT DÉCOR Bella I’venti Beautiful Events 517-404-3343 www.beautifuleventsonline.com

Mobile Rhythm DJ Service 517-548-1954 www.mobilerhythmdjs.com PHOTOGRAPHY Bravo Studios Photography 810-225-6145 www.bravostudiosphotography.com

Noreen Owens Photography 734-260-4353 www.noreenowens.com TRANSPORTATION Millennium Limousines, Inc. 248-478-3600 www.limogiant.com TRAVEL Better World Travel 517-548-3151 www.bwtravelonline.com WEDDING ASSOCIATIONS The Wedding Solution 734-355-6446 www.theweddingsolutiononline.com

Laura B. Photography 517-420-1074 www.laurabphotography.net

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Ask for Chemung Hills Special Pricing

Call today to reserve your date!

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Exit 133 of I-96 near the Tanger Outlet Center HOWELL

• Free Shuttle Service within 10 mile radius • Free Express Start Hot Breakfast Bar • Free Wireless High Speed Internet • 32” Flat Screen Televisions • Refreshing Indoor Pool • Invigorating Fitness Center • Convenient Business Center • Board Room • Corporate & Group Rates Available

1397 N. BURKHART RD. HOWELL, MICHIGAN 48855

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Bella’s Glass Creations

Where Beautiful appen things happen to glass

Looking For Unique Gifts for Your Wedding Party? Let Bella create your unique customize gift for your bridal party. She can take your wedding color or favorite colors & make Your Toasting Champaign Flutes, Center Pieces, Wine Glasses & Charger Plates. www.BellasGlass.com ~ 248.252.9049

Amy’s Elegance

by Design

“Heirlooms of the future” Custom Designed ~ Christening, Bridal Gowns Quilts & Alterations ~ In Home Fittings

Amy L Cattell, Designer ~ Stockbridge, MI ~ catt@cablespeed.com

(517) 851-4627 ~ www.amyselegance.com

Marcy’s DRY CLEANING

Two locations to serve you!

920 E. Grand River, Howell 517-546-2692

8028 W. Grand River, Brighton 810-225-3160

www.marcyscleaners.com

Bridal Gown Preservation


Indoor Pool & Hot Tub Discounted Group Rates Complimentary Wedding Shuttle Hair Dryer, Coffee Maker, Refrigerator, Iron/Ironing Board & Microwave in Every Room

4120 Lambert Drive, Howell

517.546.0712 www.howellbaymont.com

517-420-1074

laura@laurabphotography.net www.laurabphotography.net

Wedding, Engagement and Portrait Photography


Julie Hall

Professional Bridal Consultant

517.376.6600

jeweloccasions@comcast.net www.jeweloccasions.com

BIG MACHINE ENTERTAINMENT for all your entertainment needs!

• Expert Wedding DJ’s • Huge Catalog of Music for Any Occasion • Karaoke for Any Event • P.A. Rentals Available • Over 25 Years Experience

CoMplETE RECEpTIoN MusIC plANNING FRoM sTART To FINIsH Dean Valenti

Kelley Huff

586-625-2686 248-979-1624


We are proud to offer you and your guests exceptional service for your wedding accommodations. Whirlpool Suites Great for Out of Town Guests Special Group Rates Available Just South of I-96 & Exit 137

Howell 1500 Pinckney Road, Howell

517-548-2900 www.bwhowell.com


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Chemung Hills Wedding Planner  

The 2013 guide to planning your wedding or event at Chemung Hills.

Chemung Hills Wedding Planner  

The 2013 guide to planning your wedding or event at Chemung Hills.