This is a beautiful Club! What a fabulous place to have a wedding! Everything was great, the service, the food, and the beautiful open space. Appetizers were crabcakes, mozz brushetta (to die for), and beef meatballs. The dinner was very nice. Loved it and Thankful to attend! :)
Horribly rude members and environment. Was there for league sports and hated every minute of it.
I came here for dinner with out of town family last month. We had a very arrogant waiter who accidentally spilled glass of water on my aunt. The waiter then picked the glass and the ice up off the floor and refilled it with water!!! The food was average AT BEST and the quality was not in line with the posh posh country club atmosphere. Overall a poor experience. We will NEVER return and will not recommend it to anyone. I don't understand why anyone would pony up $100,000+ to rub elbows with richie riches and their lazy stuck-up housewives. I'm not bitter... all the members we encountered were snobby and acted like they were better than us just because we weren't part of their exclusive club. WHO CARES! It's just a stupid country club! Wow.
Went here for a relative's post-funeral memorial gathering. There were 400 (!) mourners and we were very well taken care of. Plenty of servers kept the wine, beer, and snack flowing, Beautidul, huge building overlooking beautiful grounds. Lots of parking attendants kept thing organized in the lot. Hi quality very evident.
2012 Review #252:
So, I know that no one who belongs to the DCC actually gives a damn what I think, but for prospective brides and grooms who are considering using the DCC as their wedding location, hopefully this will be informative. I am assuming you must be a member of the DCC in order to have your wedding here, so not only is the wedding itself probably insanely expensive, you have to already be a member, which costs a reported $100,000.
I arrived and asked a security person where the wedding was. He pointed me to the reception area. I found someone in the reception tent and asked where the ceremony was. She told me "it's a long walk" and gave me directions. "Will there be signage?" I asked, "There will not," she said. I asked "Even for when the guests arrive?" and she repeated "There will not." I said "what a shame" and she agreed it was. I made it to the ceremony site and met the nice, but frazzled, wedding coordinator. The one great thing was that they had given me a tent for coverage from sun and rain. It was, however, a Coleman-type tent you'd use for tailgating, so it didn't exactly look appropriate.
The outdoor ceremony site is flanked by trees but unfortunately overlooks what appears to be a previous tennis court, as well as one of the holes on the green for golf. It's unfortunate, because the amount of land the DCC sits on is astounding; it truly is beautiful, and feels like you've escaped to some secluded place in New England. Traffic cannot be heard, but unfortunately you're still surrounded by lots of people in khaki shorts and polo shirts, putting in their 18 holes during your wedding.
The greatest annoyance was actually with the guests, who arrived so late that the wedding didn't begin for 30 minutes. Obviously this isn't the fault with the DCC itself but the staff did nothing to actually help the guests be seated in a timely fashion. In a location like this, I began to wonder if it was due to the fact that many guests were paying members of the club and would therefore not take kindly to being told what to do? Right before the ceremony was supposed to begin, the same security officer who told me where to go snuck up behind me and asked "is this where the wedding is?" which is exactly what I asked him not an hour previously. It was very odd.
The wedding coordinator was a bit harried, and not very subtle in her mouthing directions to me. She told me to wait until I had been instructed to begin, then missed a cue, didn't cue me, and then asked if I had started the correct song, despite instructing me not to until she asked. I don't mind being directed, and I don't mind not being directed, but i do mind both happening simultaneously by the same person. For a wedding that I estimate had to have cost several tens of thousands of dollars, this beautiful location is not quite supported enough to be worth it. Oh, and the inside of the DCC? Smells like any other old mansion in the area; sour. I guess all the 100k memberships in the world can't buy you a box of Arm and Hammer.