Lighter and brighter was the theme of the recent renovation at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. The $1.5 million in updates included a new color pallet, window treatments and wool carpets. While most of the renovation has been cosmetic, the space was also updated with more power options to give guests a wider variety of stage capabilities for events.
The director of food and beverage, Tyler Hagin, said the public’s reaction to the recent renovation has been universally positive. “The best feedback we've gotten is from potential brides or current brides that are really blown away with the space,” Hagin said. “With it being wedding related, I think they like it to be light and airy.”
The redesign encompassed the entirety of the 9,500-sq.ft. clubhouse. By choosing a more neutral color pallet, applying fresh paint and redressing the windows, Hagin said the transformation has been impressive.
“Before it was very closed off and dark, even though we do have prominent windows in all the rooms,” Hagin said. “It feels more open. It actually feels like a bigger space now. The windows and the brightness were really the biggest thing. People said, 'Wow, look at those views.' You never used to even see the views with the 18th hole. Now it's wide open and it's so much more dramatic in a way.”
The clubhouse aimed at trying to lighten the space while also staying true to the “Mediterranean Revival” architecture design that inspired the building. By removing the valences from the windows, Hagin said the banquet hall now makes for a great photo op while staying true to its original form.
“That was kind of the balance,” Hagin said. “How do you update it and make it more modern and more appealing to while staying within the concept of what our building is? That was the real challenge, and I think we've done a really good job with it.”
To find out more about booking the TPC Sawgrass event space, visit tpc.com/sawgrass/meetings-and-events.