Interview with Bill DePerry of Apostle Highlands Golf Course
With incredible views of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands, Apostle Highlands Golf Course is a beautiful venue for weddings and events here in Bayfield, Wisconsin.
A large patio perfect for a ceremony and cocktail hour with a pavilion for dinners and receptions, this space has everything you need for your destination wedding. We interviewed Bill DePerry to learn all about the Apostle Highlands Golf Course venue, enjoy!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and the Apostle Highlands Golf Course venue.
I grew up in Bayfield and have worked here at the Highlands for 7 years. I’ve worked a variety of different jobs over the years…most of them in the hospitality industry in one form or another. Our wedding venue is located near our clubhouse, with a pavilion and patio that overlooks Lake Superior and the surrounding countryside. We sit above the city of Bayfield, about 500 feet above Lake Superior so the views are incredible. We can host a maximum of 200 guests and most couples have their ceremony and reception here since everything is close by.
When and why did Apostle Highlands start hosting weddings?
Our wedding venue was built 9 years ago with the hope of increasing the number of people that come up to the hill. The pavilion is also the perfect size to host golf tournaments and the after parties.
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Tell us a little bit about the space.
The pavilion is roughly 2,000 square feet that can seat 200. It has two bathrooms, a small kitchen area and a storage room. It has dimmable lights, retractable screens, ceiling fans, a projector and movie screen and WiFi. Included with the rental of space are many 5 ft round tables, rectangular tables and white folding chairs. The food catering, photographers, florists, and music are all things that need to be hired.
Do you have any recommendations for couples looking to get married in the Bayfield area?
Figure out what lodging establishment you want to book a block of rooms because lodging is tough to find on weekends in the summer.
What is a piece of advice you tell all of your clients?
I tell them to relax and enjoy the day. So much planning has gone into the weekend that when it arrives, trust your planning and enjoy all your family and friends that made the journey to be with you on your special day.