Bunker Hills Golf Course is a beautiful wedding venue and event space located just outside the Twin Cities. Their team of wedding experts, talented chefs, and trusted staff will ensure your wedding day is everything you’ve ever wanted. We talked to the Director of Catering, Sine, about why couples should consider this venue and what she’s up to when she isn’t planning dreamy days for brides and grooms.
Q: Let’s get to it, what’s your business’ specialty?
A: At Bunker Hills Event Center, we specialize in private and corporate events for all sizes. Located just 20 minutes from the Twin Cities, we offer indoor and outdoor spaces for groups from 12-384, award-winning catering, warm and friendly service, event coordination, and beautiful views of Bunker Hills Golf Course.
Q: Where can we find you?
A: We’re located twenty minutes from the Twin Cities in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Bunker Hills Event Center overlooks the beautiful Bunker Hills Golf Club.
Q: Tell us about the history of your venue.
A: Bunker Hills Event Center was built in 2011 to complement the Bunker Hills Golf Course, and the first wedding at BHEC was hosted in June of the same year. With over 37,000 square feet of event space, a full-service restaurant, a Golf Simulator Center, a 400-person banquet center, and a beautiful outdoor amphitheater, Bunker Hills Event Center is an award-winning gathering space for the community members, visitors, golf enthusiasts, and those looking to host exceptional special events.
Bunker Hills Golf Course is an internationally recognized 27-hole golf course with rolling hills, lush greenery, and challenging natural features. The original 18-hole course was opened in 1968, with nine additional holes added in 1989.
Q: What makes Bunker Hills Event Center unique from others?
A: Our team always puts our guests first. We work closely with our customers to plan their events – from our award-winning cuisine and menu planning to the ideal spaces for their needs, to music and technology support to decor, and all the little things in between. We are truly passionate about giving our guests the best experience possible when they host an event at Bunker Hills.
Q: How long have you been in the industry? What do you think has changed the most since then?
A: I’ve been in hospitality for 15 years. Things slowed down quite a bit through Covid, and that was really challenging. Things are starting to pick up now again, and everything is a little different! This new chapter gives us so many opportunities to improve and grow!
Q: Walk us through your average workday.
A: I usually spend my mornings catching up on emails and returning phone calls. I always have meetings throughout the day, and often give tours of the venue to new clients. Every day before I leave, I make sure to touch base with my teammates in the afternoons to make sure everyone has what they need and everything is running smoothly.
Q: What would you want engaged couples searching for their venue to know?
A: We throw really great parties! If you are looking for a gorgeous venue close to the Twin Cities with an amazing staff and award-winning food, you don’t have to look any further than Bunker Hills!
Q: How far in advance should a couple book with you?
A: It’s good to book a year ahead, whenever you can. Dates are already filling up for 2023!
Q: What’s one wedding trend you’d like to see fade away?
A: The bouquet toss needs to go! I’ve witnessed a full-blown fistfight at a wedding!
Q: What is the biggest crowd-pleaser at Bunker Hills Event Center?
A: Our performance and carvery station is very popular. Who doesn’t like the chef slicing a piece of juicy meat right in front of you!
Q: What are your other hobbies and passions besides creating beautiful wedding days?
A: When I’m not at Bunker Hills, I love hanging out with my pups and going up to North Shore to spend time in nature.
Q: Duck Duck Grey Duck or Duck Duck Goose?
A: Duck Duck Grey Duck
Q: Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall Wedding?
Q: Veil or no veil?
A: No veil
Q: Mountains or Beach?
Q: Chocolate or Vanilla?
Q: Go-to comfort food?
A: Mac n Cheese
Q: Favorite place you’ve traveled to?
Q: What show are you binging right now?
A: Wicked Tuna
Q: Go-to cocktail (or mocktail)?
A: Vodka soda with lime
Bunker Hills is already booking events into 2023 so schedule your tour now!
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