Lush green fairways, fine and casual dining options, a newly renovated fitness center, an Olympic-size swimming pool with cabanas, a world-class tennis facility featuring 11 fast-clay and two hard courts – you should expect no less at two of Central Florida’s premier country clubs, both right here in our backyard. But the best-kept secret at Heathrow Country Club and the Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes isn’t a perk, it’s a person! It’s Toni Curlin’s job to put any and all of the amenities at both clubs to work for you to craft the perfect party, wedding, or entertainment event. Toni has been every bride and party planner’s best friend since she started at Heathrow Country Club in 1997.
“Toni’s upbeat personality, creativity, and organizational skills are evident in everything she touches,” says Nancy Wolf of Heathrow Woods. “She has planned and executed everything from family events to corporate dinners. The events are always wonderful, stress-free (at least for me as the hostess), and a good time for our guests.”
“What I really love is that I’ve become a part of so many families,” says Toni. “From the bridal shower to the rehearsal dinner, the wedding, the brunch, followed by the baby showers and anniversaries – over the years, hundreds of families have brought us their celebrations.”
Toni makes it her mission to ensure that every last detail is perfect.
“I love that with the addition of the Legacy Club and our new partnership with Lake County’s The Farm, A Place to Gather, we have so many diverse options with our venues,” says Toni.
From an outdoor, country-themed rehearsal dinner, to a large formal wedding in the grand ballroom, to an intimate Sunday brunch at Legacy Club, Toni can make any client’s dream come true.
“Many brides are now choosing to have their entire weekend with us, and they can have a different venue each step of the way!” says Toni.
Jen Lomedico of Heathrow has nothing but praise for Toni and the personal approach she takes with her clients.
“Toni brought her individual and unique style to each of my three children’s bar and bat mitzvahs,” Jen says. “Toni also arranged for an intimate family brunch at our home on the Sunday after our oldest child’s celebration. She made sure that everything was just perfect.”
From menu planning to theming to color scheme and decorations, Toni is on top of every last detail. Her creative spark makes every occasion unique. Under Toni’s guidance, both country clubs also offer their fabulous cuisine as an in-home catering option that has grown exponentially over the past few years.
“What many people in our community don’t realize is that you don’t have to be a member of either club to take advantage of the catering and hosting services that they provide,” says Toni. “Membership does have its rewards, but we’re happy to help you in any way we can.
“Whenever I’ve had the need to entertain – whether it’s been a corporate party, a baby shower, or a staff celebration – I invariably turn to Toni for her expert guidance to create and host the most fabulous parties,” says Sheila Kramer, Lake Mary Life’s owner and publisher. “She always makes me feel like an insider!”