From diverse family backgrounds rooted in Vietnam and Puerto Rico, Bich (pronounced Bic) Le and Sandy Baez run Plantation Palms Golf Club’s new, elegant Banquet Center overlooking the golf course.
With over 40 years of combined event planning expertise, the two deliver an unparalleled wedding experience in Plantation Palms’ new venue. By listening to their clients, Le brings their vision to life, and Baez builds and orchestrates every detail to perfection.
After a church in the mountains of North Carolina sponsored Le’s family in 1979, Le’s father, a Vietnamese officer fighting alongside Americans, led his family halfway around the world to Banner Elk, North Carolina. There, they could pursue the American Dream.
For over 20 years, Le’s imaginative style for weddings was developed by running hundreds of events at Sotheby’s International Realty and Ruth’s Chris Steak House. She created memorable experiences that brought the imagination of her clients to life, and as director of sales at Plantation Palms, she brings that knowledge to the table when helping new clientele.
Concurrently, Baez navigated an entrepreneurial path leading to her present position as Plantation Palms banquet manager. Born and raised in Connecticut, her family hails from Puerto Rico. Baez leveraged her highly creative flair and attention to detail as a certified wedding planner and officiant.
“I grew my own wedding planning business, staging every type and size of event, while raising two sons and pursuing my other love of culinary school,” said Baez. While Bich sells the events, Sandy’s services are offered to craft every detail and décor to client’s taste and budget.
The women’s passion and expertise have led to a surge in events at Plantation Palms Golf Club. Built in 2017, the center’s spacious, high-ceilinged banquet room holds up to 200 guests, and boasts sparkling chandeliers and breathtaking sunset views from grand picture windows, and an extensive, covered veranda. From meetings to bar mitzvahs, quinceaneras to weddings, it is a full-service venue of which membership isn’t required.
“We have affordable and customizable wedding packages,” said Le. “We can include everything from champagne toasts and cake cuttings to an onsite event coordinator, to ensure a flawless execution.
Those considering a wedding or other event are invited to meet with Le and Baez for a tour of the venue and to exchange ideas. They value working closely with each bride to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Contact information: Bich Le: 813-996-4653, ext. 158
23253 Plantation Palms Blvd., Land O’ Lakes
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