Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club has carved out a piece of paradise in the rolling hills of Central Florida. Home to championship golf and tennis, an equestrian center, luxury living and more, our community is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Amidst the gently rolling hills of Central Florida, Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club has carved out a piece of paradise on 1,200 beautiful acres. Home to championship golf and tennis, an equestrian center, a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center, and a stately 77,000 square foot clubhouse, our gated community fosters an elegant, one-of-a-kind lifestyle. Golden Ocala offers an array of elite memberships and provides members with exclusive benefits. For golf enthusiasts, Golden Ocala boasts a riveting 18-hole, Ron Garl-designed course, incorporating eight masterfully recreated tribute holes from some of the world’s finest golf courses…Augusta, Royal Troon, Baltusrol and St. Andrews. The Spa & Tennis Club at Golden Ocala is a 17,000 square-foot monument dedicated to total well-being. Golden Ocala’s state-of-the-art Equestrian Center features an attractive stable, paddocks, riding arena and all manner of equestrian services.
With the excitement of the engagement comes the joys of the planning stages! And we’re talking about more than just the wedding… we do engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, and bachelor/bachelorette parties!
“Julianne Cuomo is one of the single most professional, accommodating, and genuine people I've had the pleasure to work with in my career. Planning a wedding is without question, stressful. Julianne's calm demeanor, coupled with the expertise with which she guided us through the entire planning process and the day of helped make this day so special for my daughter and new son- in-law. She managed to do all of this in the face of our florist and decorator, showing up 2 hours late for setup; thereby, creating a fire drill for everyone. In addition, we planned an outdoor ceremony and the weather was questionable but ultimately came through for a beautiful ceremony. In the meantime, Julianne expertly dealt with reluctant guests and guided everyone to their seats. She calmly directed everything and never lost her cool. I recommend her highly to anyone who is looking for a beautiful venue and the ultimate professional planner for your wedding.”
"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 prepared a spectacular dinner for both the wedding and rehearsal. We chose prime rib and chicken marsala for our entrees and it was simply delicious. Not to mention the fantastic veal chop we had the night before for the rehearsal. The entire weekend the food was something to remember. Choosing Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Center for our daughter's big day was perfect! We cannot be more thankful to Julianne and her wonderful staff for making our daughter's wedding day a dream come true."
“Golden Ocala made our wedding day run so smoothly. If I had it to do all over again, I would not change a single thing. Comparing our wedding day to our friends’ wedding days, it is clear that Golden Ocala takes extra measures to insure that the day is perfect.”
“Absolutely Perfect! Choosing this venue was a no-brainer. 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 4 hrs for twice the price and no food included. This is truly a hidden gem. Our guests traveled as much as 2 hrs 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 part of a wedding is the food because food brings family and friends together. There was not a single person who did not enjoy every item on the menu. We had crab cakes and chicken wellingtons as appetizers, prime rib and salmon in a lobster sauce as the entree with garlic mashed potatoes and a vegetable rice as well as asparagus and carrots in a spice sweet sauce. Spectacular! You cannot go wrong with any of their choices, and that was proven to us since the food tasting. Honestly I can write all day about how wonderful this venue and the workers are but I doubt anyone has the time to read it. Do yourself a favor and at least meet with Julianne and take a tour of the venue because it is truly a dream come true.”
“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.”
Golden Ocala is the perfect location to host any event. From business meetings and luncheons to family reunions and corporate retreats, we welcome groups of all sizes and can accommodate parties up to 1200 persons.
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