Houston Astros owner Jim Crane — whose team opened The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches earlier this year in West Palm Beach — got married over the Memorial Day weekend to Whitney Wheeler at his Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City.
The sunset wedding ceremony took place in front of more than 120 friends — all dressed in white — on a grass bluff overlooking the resort’s marina. The couple stood between two large floral swan sculptures.
Country music star Clay Walker performed. Guests included Houston Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow, NBA Hall of Famer and Houston Rockets legend Clude Drexler and Monterey County Superior Court Judge Pamela Butler.
Whitney Crane wore a custom-designed wedding gown by Carolina Herrera.
No officials from West Palm Beach or Palm Beach County attended the wedding. Crane attended several County Commission meetings over the last few years to lobby officials for the $113 million in bed-tax revenue that helped finance The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
The Astros share the spring training facility with the Washington Nationals. The $150 million complex is located south of 45th Street between Haverhill Road and Military Trail.