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Nashville’s Spot for Life Celebrations – The Governors Club

Posted on: November 12th, 2012 by grandave No Comments

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It’s that time of week where I tell you about another venue in the Nashville metro area that stands out among the rest.

For our second installment I’d like to introduce you to the Governors Club.

A Brentwood institution, the Governors Club sits right on Concord Road surrounded by acres and acres of rich green golf course grass.  The neighborhood itself is breathtaking. Flowers and sculpted landscaping decorate the streets and homes and there is a brightness to the community that I can’t really explain. Maybe because I was there on a beautiful sunny day or maybe it’s the pristinely maintained yards, or the bright white entrance or signs, or the absolute utter friendliness of the staff and club members.  Maybe it’s their stunning historic mansion that they use for occasions of all kinds, Pleasant Hill.  Special Events Director, Cathy Bucek and Marketing Director Jaime Vogt took some time to show me around and tell me a little bit about this jewel at the top of the hill at the Governors Club.

Pleasant Hill was built in 1854 and has been restored and decorated as a romantic tribute to the Colonial Revival motifs.  It’s spacious and intimate and boasts a beautiful outdoor area complete with stage for entertainment and a gazebo should there be a ceremony held there. 

In Winter, the house is decorated for the holidays. “Twenty three Christmas parties in two weeks,” says Bucek. “And half are already booked for December 2011!”  In Spring and Summer it is wedding season. Already this year there have been twenty six weddings booked at Pleasant Hill and I know why. The location is ideal for the bride who wants her wedding to be memorable, unique, lovely and elegant.  The other reason is Bucek herself.  Cathy has been planning special occasions for ten years and her six person staff has also been at the Club for as long.  She prides herself on the vendor relationships she has and maintains that she can provide a bride “anything she could ever dream of, except the husband.”  And she is serious.  The brides are welcome to bring in their own vendors but should they want Cathy’s guidance she can recommend the very best. 

Pleasant Hill is affordable.  Patrons pay for per person catering and venue rental – Cathy’s help is a part of the overall package.  It’s also available to non-members.

And let’s say you’re not up to getting married this year.  Pleasant Hill is the perfect place for board meetings and business events.  Meet in the stately dining room for the morning and adjourn in the afternoon for a round of golf. 

 Go to, and click on the events tab.  Make an appointment to see the grounds and the mansion. I promise you – nothing will compare after you do. 

-Julie Atlas

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