I wasn't sure what I was expecting, attending a wedding at the Springfield Golf & Country Club -- golfers wearing trucker hats? A Bill Murray groundskeeper? Fried chicken at the buffet? My thoughts going into the evening definitely revealed deep-seated and unfair biases against this suburb to the south.
SG&CC was the opposite of all my preconceived notions. Set back from Old Keene Mill, the clubhouse is a lovely brick Colonial, quite appealing from the outside. The upstairs ballroom where the wedding ceremony and reception were held, is beautiful: a large but intimate hall with huge picture windows along the back length of the room where doors open to a balcony overlooking the immaculately kept golf course. We were able to watch players driving and putting in the setting sun while enjoying glasses of wine and passed hors d'oeuvres.
Speaking of hors d'oeuvres, they were mostly a hit. A shrimp and avocado ceviche, brie and raspberry filo puffs, mushroom and goat cheese crostini, crab cakes set in Chinese soup spoons, sweet and sour chicken bites, and bacon and gorgonzola wrapped filet were all gobbled down. The dinner of mahi and steak accompanied by haricots verts amandine and roasted potatoes was a success. And the bar -- while completely overwhelmed by thirsty partygoers -- kept the wine and beer flowing and poured some of the stiffest bourbon and ginger ales I've ever had the pleasure of imbibing. Big ups to our server Yana, too, who took special care of us and our friends all evening, even managing to score an extra mahi mahi dinner for me when the vegetarian plate turned out to be a stack of my most-reviled veg, eggplant.
A gorgeous space, delicious food, excellent service, and strong drinks: SG&CC is a welcome Springfield surprise.
I attended a wedding at Springfield CC this weekend and enjoyed every minute of it. Their service was top notch. The food was surprisingly delicious! They have a nice event space that was large enough for 150 guests and a large dance floor. The space overlooks the golf course, which is lush and green. If you are looking for an event space, check this place out!