Whether you’re searching for a venue for a chic urban wedding, or a quite event in the countryside, a hotel can provide just the right combination of elegance and practicality.
Advantages of Hotel Wedding Venues
The convenience of having everything in the same place allows you to relax and enjoy a stress free day. A hotel will usually be able to provide you with:
- Rooms for you and your fiance to get ready in
- A dedicated room for your wedding ceremony
- A bar or lounge area for a drinks reception
- A formal dining area for your wedding breakfast
- A room with a stage and dance floor to keep the party going
- Accommodation for your wedding night
Your guests may enjoy a hotel wedding because they will also be able to book accommodation meaning that they don’t need to worry about transport. They will also be able to see you and your fiance for breakfast the day after the wedding as well as on the day itself.
Most large hotels are very experienced at hosting weddings, and many have a dedicated wedding co-ordinator to help you to plan your big day. They usually have their own caterers on site and will be able to recommend local suppliers for the flowers, cake, entertainment, and celebrant.
You can usually guarantee that hotels will have an elegant and well maintained interior and great facilities as they will need to keep these things up to scratch for their everyday guests. Facilities should include ample parking, good bathroom facilities, and quiet areas to sit down if the party gets a bit too rowdy for your older guests.
Possible Disadvantages of a Hotel Venue
Because hotels are so popular for weddings, it can be difficult to make your event unique and memorable. Most hotels have standard wedding packages and they aren’t always flexible enough to allow you to do something different. If you are using a local hotel that several of your friends have used for their weddings you may end up with very similar events.
Unless you have booked the hotel for exclusive use, you will have to show some consideration for other hotel guests during your wedding. This may mean the band has to stop playing at a certain time to reduce the noise. Large hotels may have enough reception rooms to host more than one wedding at the same time meaning you will have to share the popular photo locations and hotel facilities.
It may be that you can get a good deal for your guests on hotel accommodation, and as the happy couple you’ll probably get a few ‘freebies’ thrown in such as use of the honeymoon suite. Try to see past the special offers. Hotels tend to inflate the price of everything from room hire to drinks as soon as the word wedding is mentioned.