Meet the Vendor: New Era Golf

Emma Frankart Henterly
A wedding at Royal American Links

With six golf clubs in its portfolio, New Era Golf is a powerhouse of this particular genre of wedding venue. There’s Bent Tree Golf Club in Sunbury, Clover Valley Golf Club in Johnstown, Glenross Golf Club in Delaware, Royal American Links in Galena (which graciously hosted a recent photo shoot for us), Golf Club of Dublin and New Albany Links. We chatted with Lisa Johnson to learn more about the lovely properties.

Who are the event coordinators at the six venues?

Shannon Riffe takes care of business at Glenross, Jackie Packer is at Bent Tree, and I handle the other four!

Can you sum up weddings at New Era clubs in a few words?

Quaint to grand-scale celebrations!

What sets you apart from other golf club venues in the area?

We will help you plan special events that leave a lasting impression because our venues have a unique allure.

What’s something about planning a wedding reception that you wish more people knew?

That the experience may be more carefree for them than anticipated—and at our properties, it will be!

Which traits do you adore about your staff?

Their dedication to hospitality and attention to detail!

What added hospitality features at New Era do couples find pleasing?

Treating their guests specially, with greetings and butler-passed appetizers; bridal party appetizer platters before they enter the reception—since they typically are taking photos during cocktail hour—packing their décor items for them and even holding them for a few days if needed.