At the Lincoln Club, the head table can become a focal point for an elegant wedding reception.
At the Lincoln Club, the head table can become a focal point for an elegant wedding reception.
August 28, 2012

GLIDDEN — The Lincoln Club in Glidden is a convenient place to hold an event for everything wedding-related from a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, wedding reception, and even an anniversary party.

The club has been completely remodeled and features a spacious seating area, a beautiful round bar area with gorgeous woodwork and a granite topped bar.

The new addition on the south side of the building is currently under way and will be able to seat up to 500 people.  

Connie Bock, building manager, takes care of everything from bookings to working one-on-one with the bride and groom and everything in between to ensure the big day will run smoothly.

The Lincoln Club’s rental fee includes table linens, skirting, china, silverware, bar service, and wait staff with the purchase of food.

The Lincoln Club has an in-house kitchen to freshly prepare food. Ray Wampler, the chef, has put together several menu options for buffet and plated dinners. The menus include their most popular items, broasted chicken and Lincoln Club seasoned roast beef, as well as lemon pepper baked tilapia, cranberry stuffed pork loin, etc. Several side dish selections include an assortment of potatoes, vegetables and salads. All meals are served with a dinner roll.

There is also an Italian menu featuring lasagna, chicken fettuccine, etc. Many appetizers and snacks are also available. Vegetable and fruit trays, hot wings, shrimp cocktail, and bacon wrapped scallops are among some of the choices.

There are numerous meal options from which to choose and Ray is very willing to help with food suggestions. “No menu is etched in stone. The bride and groom have the luxury of designing their own menu,” said Bock.

If a bride and groom prefer, food can be catered from outside for a kitchen fee. If food is catered in china, silverware, and stainless steel chafers can be rented from The Lincoln club.

The décor of the Lincoln Club is described as elegant and simple by Bock. For a wedding reception, decorating can be done the day before the wedding. The club has table decorations available including glass cylinders, fish bowls, and beveled mirrors or a bride may bring in her own decorations. The Lincoln Club has also worked with Wow Weddings of Carroll for several events. Arrangements can be made to pick up decorations the day after the wedding.

The Lincoln Club will take care of all set up and clean up. Bock assures, “Once the bride and groom book The Lincoln Club, they don’t have to worry about anything.”

Amenities at The Lincoln Club include a full service bar, completely stocked and ready to go. Special orders for certain liquors can be made. The head table can be set on risers and a lighted backdrop for the head table is available.

To get guests moving and grooving, there is a 750-square-foot dance floor and a large sound system that is iPod ready. A screen and microphone are also available for slideshows and speeches.

Another advantage of The Lincoln Club is the accessibility for all guests as the building does not have any stairs. It is all on one level with adequate accessible handicapped parking.

When the bride and groom arrive at their wedding reception, they can relax and enjoy themselves and celebrate with family and friends. All arrangements and details have been worked out before wedding and a manager always is on site. There will be plenty of staff on hand to assist and serve guests. For larger weddings two bartenders and three servers are scheduled for the reception.

“We are here to assist them to make that day the best day possible to remember for the rest of their lives,” assures Bock.

Engaged couples should plan ahead and book their reception as early as possible. Bock recommends booking the wedding reception venue right after booking the church. 2013 is filling up fast as April and May are already full and so is most of June. Bock said she even has a few bookings for 2014.