The long wait is finally over. Our Restaurant reopens on Monday, April 20th! It’s been a quiet, lonely few months without the operation of our restaurant, so we’re excited to once again serve you all the paninis, beef on wecks, fish fries, and whatever else your stomach desires! Mine is currently screaming Eggplant Parmesan Flatbread: breaded eggplant topped with marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella, Asiago and Romano cheeses served in a grilled flatbread... but I digress.
In the anticipation of our restaurant waking from its hibernation, we thought there would be no better employee to feature than the woman behind it all- our Restaurant & Banquet Manager: Danielle.
Danielle has worked in the golf course and restaurant business for over 17 years. She earned her business degree in Golf Club Management from SUNY Delhi and has been a Board Member of the Western New York Ladies Public Links for the past 7 years. She is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Genesee. Danielle oversees daily operations of the restaurant and coordinates banquets, parties, weddings and functions at our banquet facility… in other words: she does it all! And we’re not just talking Restaurant and Banquet Facility- Danielle is no stranger to the golf course either.
She holds our 2013 and 2014 Ladies’ Club Championship titles, and our 2014 Women’s Match Play title! If you’re still not convinced that Danielle is the master of all trades, just take a peek at (virtually) any review ever written about Terry Hills. Here’s only a snippet of what our customers are saying about our Restaurant & Banquet Manager:
“Danielle helped us out with the planning of almost our entire wedding and was a superstar the day of the event!”
“Danielle coordinated the day of our dreams and we couldn't appreciate her incredible work any more!”
“Danielle, I sincerely thank you for the perfect day. You’re amazing”
See? If you weren’t going to take my word for it… there you have it- superstar! Booking your private event at Terry Hills ensures you’ll have an expert Event Planner helping you along the way! And just in case all of the above information wasn’t enough for you to get to know Danielle (plus, so many of you already do); we quizzed her a bit more on the important stuff:
Best meal you’ve ever made: Does a bowl of cereal count?
Favorite Food at Terry Hills: Lunch: Pittsburgh Salad, Dinner: Chicken Marilee
Least favorite or most challenging hole: Hole 14 (Par 3, 147 yards)- Can’t hit a straight shot!
If you could travel to one destination, what would it be? Ireland
Wine & Cheese or Beer & Pizza? Scotch & Chocolate! Or Wine & Cheese
(Speaking of Wine & Cheese- who is coming to our Spring Wine Dinner on May 7th?)
Favorite memory from your time at Terry Hills: Demolition Day - October 2004 - Taking the first swing with the backhoe through the old restaurant
Crazy to see all that has changed over 10 short years, and excited to bring you even more fun changes this year! In addition to our Wine Dinner series, we'll have contests & giveaways, Patio Happy Hours, and more!
Hope to see you Monday!
When this season was first starting out, we tried to think of ways to start it off with a bang.
Golf was easy- our course is always one of the first to dry up after winter (and what a long winter it was), so golfers were flocking to our 9’s to play on some of the best early-April conditions around.
Our Restaurant & Banquet Facility are a little trickier, and usually require a larger window after we open to really get into full swing. We had the realization that since our new clubhouse was built in 2005, we have approached our 10 year anniversary. That alone was enough of an impetus to celebrate, and put some new exciting initiatives into place. That also got us thinking though, that after 10 great years of business, we really do owe it to our amazing customers to give back.
We decided we would run a contest to give away an Office Party.
The response we got was much more than we anticipated. Hundreds of businesses entered to win.
With such an overwhelming response, we couldn’t hold out on everyone and only give away just the one. As part of our 10th anniversary bang, we decided to offer up not just one, but FIVE office parties!
The lucky winners are:
5th Place: Oxbo
4th Place: Crossroads House
3rd Place: Rochester Business Alliance
2nd Place: Milton CAT
And a drumroll please for our 1st Place Grand Prize Winner: College at Brockport Alumni Relations!
Winners will be notified of their parties via email. If you entered our contest and were not chosen as a winner, don’t worry! We still have a way for you to become the office hero:
Again, thank you to all of our entrants and for your interest in Terry Hills! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask or comment below!
Summer is synonymous with weddings for Terry Hills. Because we see so many throughout the course of the year, we’d like to think we are unofficial experts on each season’s trends (fully knowing that the term “unofficial expert” is an oxymoron). Although it’s only July, we’re already calling this year the wedding year of the untraditional!
Less Formal, More Party
So far this season, a lot of couples are opting out of a lot of the formalities of a wedding. The focus has definitely shifted off of the ceremony itself, and onto the party portion of the night: the reception. Ceremonies are becoming more quick & to-the-point, to leave plenty of time for drinks, dinner & dancing.
And speaking of dinner, we’ve had more and more couples turn down a formal dinner, whether sit-down, or buffet, in favor of a more “cocktail reception” feel. Hor d’oeurves, food stations, even food trucks (ok, not here at Terry Hills yet for that one, but maybe sooner than later) are taking over the role of a formal dinner. We’ve already seen a wedding this year with a “stations dinner”, including a macaroni & cheese station, hot pretzel station, and salad station, to give their wedding a more casual vibe. Nothing screams “party” more than bar grub.
Going along with the party atmosphere, traditional church and reception halls are becoming a thing of the past. This year, we’ve had a record number of weddings in our outdoor covered pavilion. Couples are thinking outside of the box, so some of these untraditional venues have become more and more popular in recent years. In addition to outdoor tent or pavilion weddings, venues like barns, restaurants, and art galleries are also hot commodities. We’d like to think we have the best of both worlds: the untraditional and breathtaking outdoor ceremony, followed by your choice of indoor or outdoor reception.
The options are endless!
Don't Break the Bank
Again, on the topic of untraditional, it’s becoming less and less traditional for couples to seek out the parents of the bride to fund their weddings. Whether that be because some couples are not getting married until later in life, so they are much more financially-independent, or because the current economy is not super agreeable, the extravagant costs of a wedding can become problematic for some. Here at Terry Hills, you won’t find that your budget clashes with our pricing. We offer a wide-variety of affordable wedding packages to suit every budget, so that couples don’t have to sacrifice any elements of their dream wedding.