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Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club

8300 NW 31st Lane Road
Ocala, FL, FL
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(352) 402-4376
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 66 Reviews


    User4054637

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  • Pros 1. Julianne, the on-site coordinator, is incredibly sweet and accommodating- she worked well with many of our vendors to ensure everything ran smoothly 2. Erin, the attendant, pitched in to make sure everything was going to plan 3. Julianne was kind enough to let us use lots of the house decor to help fill in our guest tables and decorate our sweetheart table 4. At $100 per person (which includes taxes, food, fees, exclusive use of the venue), you simply cannot beat the value 5. The grounds are kept in impeccable shape and the venue is breathtaking 6. The pool, spa, tennis courts, etc are all available to guests who stay on site, making it perfect for a weekend getaway Cons 1. The food was not nearly as good at our wedding as it was at the tasting 2. Many small details were overlooked or captured incorrectly, which required us to constantly review our order, track our payments closely and take notes to ensure nothing was being dropped 3. Our bar bill was more than dou... Read more

    Kathi

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  • Golden Ocala was the perfect place to host our daughter's wedding! With magnificent views and a beautiful ballroom, our daughter's vision of her wedding day could be fulfilled. The breathtaking view from the garden (where the wedding was to take place), of the staircase where her Dad would one day walk her down the aisle, made it an easy decision to make this our venue! Not to mention the price was within the budget, as Golden Ocala offered much more in their price than most venues we had previously visited. Most of all, her wedding day could not have been so wonderful without the expertise of event coordinator, Julianne Cuomo and her staff. From the initial consultation to the wedding day, Julianne was attentive to our every need. Her knowledge and quick response to our phone calls and emails made this portion of the planning very easy, as we had chose a venue that was almost 2 hours away. She was there for us every step of the way! The chef at Golden Ocala is brilliant as he... Read more

    User3145471

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  • Absolutely Perfect! Choosing this venue was a no-brainier. We were offered $100 per person and that included the ceremony and reception area, chairs, tables, tablecloths, dinnerware, and food. The venue was ours the whole day if we wanted it. I got there at 10am and could have stayed until 11pm if we wanted. Anywhere else in the central FL area could only offer us 4hrs for twice the price and no food included. This is truly a hidden gem. Our guests traveled as much as 2hrs to get there and they all said it was worth it! The venue is breathtaking and the staff is just incredible. Julianne especially helped me all the way, from the initial walk through to the day of coordinating. She is prompt in responding to emails and calls and was always willing to answer any questions I had no matter how small or crazy. She has the patience of an angel. I definitely recommend using her as the coordinator for your wedding day, there can't possibly be anyone better. To me the most important pa... Read more

    Elizabeth

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  • Julianne and her staff were absolutely amazing! We had our ceremony and reception there and we are still receiving compliments about our choice in venue. We used the whole day to get ready and it was a great experience being able to see the ballroom transform for our event. The ease of a "one price for everything" made it very easy to budget our expenses. Julianne worked amazingly well with all my other vendors and she was quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had, no matter how trivial it might have been. I was able to experience and appreciate our wedding day and I am truly thankful for a stress free experience.

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    Thank you for your kind words Liz! I am pleased that we were able to exceed your expectations in the creation and execution of your Dream Wedding! It was a true pleasure being a part of your special day! I wish you both a very happy and healthy life together! ~ Julianne

    Ginny

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  • My daughter got married this past August and it was wonderful. Julianne and Erin made the day effortless and stress free for me and my daughter. We felt like royalty and we received so many compliments on the whole event. I cannot think of one thing that we would of changed or were disappointed. Julianne thought of every detail down to covering a road sign to make sure it did not show up in the photos. I would highly recommen this venue to anyone. The whole experience was outstanding the food was delicious love the private taste testing. One happy bride and Momma. Plus the staff was so courteous and very professional. TOP NOTCH.

    Mollie

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  • My husband and I cannot even put into words how wonderful our wedding was at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club. Not only was the ceremony location breathtaking, making our photos stunning, but the staff was more than accommodating. Julianne was our hero time and time again, making what could have been stressful wedding planning into something fun. She always seemed to be a step ahead of us, making our jobs easy! The fact that everything was included in one price made budgeting a breeze. I would HIGHLY recommend this venue and planner to any couple that wants to have the wedding of their dreams. I know that for us, our dreams came true!

    James

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  • We are both busy professionals and we had guests coming in from all over the globe. Julianne and her team made planning the wedding almost effortless. She helped guide us through the process incorporating every element of the bride's vision. From the location of the ceremony to the food tasting, the journey was fun and stress free. The venue itself is absolutely breathtaking and a perfect backdrop for such a joyous day. Julianne coordinated both the rehearsal and the wedding, ensuring that we all hit our marks. The food and celebrations were also amazing, topping off an incredible day. I cannot recommend Julianne and her team highly enough for any celebration worthy of such a beautiful setting. 100% satisfaction from these newlyweds!

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    Awe James... Thank you so much! I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed working with the two of you. You made my job very easy, and I had so much fun at our planning meetings. I wish you and Rebecca a lifetime of happiness together - you are such a beautiful couple! Please stay in touch! ~ Julianne

    Jeremy

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  • My wife and I began looking at venues last October in the Ocala and Gainesville area. After viewing the Golden Ocala Facility and all they had to offer I thought it was going to be very hard to beat but we looked at a number of other venues before making our decision. Turns out I was right. The Golden Ocala facility is beautiful and top notch. We had guests from Maine, Ohio, Georgia, and Indiana and several guests commented that this was the nicest reception location they had ever been to. Thanks to Julianne, our wedding coordinator, the event was excellent! Everything ran smoothly and Julianne provided top notch recommendations and feedback throughout the course of both the planning stage and the wedding itself. This was a great experience from the beginning to the end and neither my wife nor I could be happier on how this event turned out. If you are looking for a place to have your wedding I wouldn't consider anything else in the area because you have already found the be... Read more

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    Jeremy... I am so happy that we were successful at creating your dream wedding. It was a sincere pleasure working with you and Jackie. You are a beautiful couple, and so wonderful to work with! I wish you a lifetime of health and happiness! ~ Julianne

    Andrea

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  • After viewing 4 venues we decided on Golden Ocala the minute after finishing our tour. Julianne Cuomos, who is Golden Ocala's event coordinator, was THE BEST! Not only is she extremely helpful with everything you could possibly imagine, but she is welcoming, humble and genuine. She knows that you want your day to be nothing but perfect, so she aims for that and more! The ceremony and reception went perfectly all thanks to her direction. The location is breathtaking...inside for the reception and in the garden where we were married! Deciding to go with Golden Ocala meant using their chef for our appetizer and dinner selections. That was also a great thing. The food was phenomenal! I cannot tell you how many people came to us during and after the wedding complimenting how delicious the food was. Overall the place itself, the coordinators and staff and the food were all outstanding! I would highly recommend!!

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    I couldn't be more pleased that you enjoyed your Wedding Day so much! From the moment I met you and your wonderful family, I knew that I was going to love working with you. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments... Every bride deserves an amazing Wedding Day, and that is exactly what we strive for here at Golden Ocala! Best wishes as you settle into your new life as "Mrs Rutter"... Ahhh - that has a nice ring to it! :-)

    User4781169

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  • Julianne and Golden Ocala made us feel special, like we were the most important people that day. My first daughter was married at G.O. 5 years ago. So, you know it has to be a fabulous experience for her sister to get married at the same venue!! Best venue!!!!!! G.O. exceeded our expectations! Every detail was flawless. Julianne took the pressure off of the MOB , so I could enjoy my daughter. Highly recommend this venue.

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    I cannot thank you enough, Elisa, for your feedback. It is a pleasure to know that our efforts in creating the perfect environment for a Andrea's Dream Wedding, were successful! Working with your family was so enjoyable, I felt like I was planning my own daughter's wedding! Congratulations and a lifetime of happiness to my newest married couple! Hope to see you all back for their Anniversary... dinner is on me! :-)

    User4619198

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  • Excellent location and very professional to work with! I enjoyed the flexibility. Will definitely use them again.

    Dawn

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  • I have to say that my daughter's wedding at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club under Julianne Cuomo's supervision could not have been any more spectacular or magical!!! Everything just flowed so seamlessly that I felt as though I was there as a guest rather than the one in charge while my daughter was having her hair styled and getting dressed to the Sparkling send off ending our evening. Thank you again Julianne and Brooke for all your assistance from early morning to late in the evening. All the vendor recommendations were spot on and just as you represented them to be. We used Justin at Florida Wedding D.J's and BettyCakes for the cake, Jennifer at A Flower Hayven as well as Party Time Rentals and all were wonderful. We were so pleased with the officiant for the ceremony, Jack Edmonds. I wouldn't say "you can't go wrong" with Golden Ocala, rather I would say "you can't do better than Golden Ocala!". Dawn Piz

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    Dawn... I am so happy that you were pleased with our service, and that we exceeded your expectations. My staff and I strive for perfection with each event that we execute, and are thrilled that we were successful in creating the perfect day for your family and friends. All my love and best wishes to Candace and Lawrence!

    Angela

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  • Julianne is absolutely amazing! The architecture of the clubhouse is beautiful! She dosent just give you a beautiful venue to have your wedding, she provides guidance for when you don't know what the next step is and plenty of help throughout the planning process.

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    Thank you for your kind words Angela! I loved working with you on the creation of your Dream Wedding!!! It was wonderful getting to know you and David...and I sincerely hope that you stay in touch. Best wishes now and always! ~ Julianne

    Emily

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  • The venue was beautiful for pictures, however that's about the only thing I can vouch for this place. Julianne, made this place seem like a dream. Not only did her staff (or her!) steal over $1500 from our wedding card box, we were promised exceptional service, top notch meals, wedding coordination, seating set-ups, and she promised me that if "anything went wrong the day of, I would never know". The service was downright terrible. The staff was rude, pretentious, made nasty comments about my mom, and mocked my guests and table set ups. The meals were mediocre. Julianne's "wedding coordination" is not worth the extra $250. She refused to help with the seating set-ups that she "promised to do" and when I asked for help with anything she said it "wasn't her job". My family had a reserved row at the ceremony and when they sat down, Julianne kicked them out of the entire ceremony and made them stand in the back even after they said they were family. My own grandparents stood in the back of... Read more

    Megan

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  • My husband and I got married at Golden Ocala back in March and I got distracted from writing a review until now - oops! I definitely wanted to add one though because we had such a great experience throughout the entire process. Julianne is an absolute professional and was a great resource to us. I was raised only by my father who passed away very unexpectedly a few weeks after booking our venue. Without any other family members to help, Julianne was honest and so helpful to us in planning several aspects of our day. The staff who helped us the day-of were amazing - Felecia always seemed to be right there exactly when I needed her and everything ran so smoothly. If anything went wrong, I had no idea - it was such a peaceful, happy day! The venue was perfect and I received so many compliments about how beautiful it was, how delicious the food was, and how perfectly everything came together.

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