Congratulations on your engagement, now the real fun begins! If you’re planning a wedding, the first thing to think about is where to hold your ceremony and wedding party. Holding your wedding in a hotel wedding venue has huge benefits, some you may not even realise. Here are our top reasons to use a hotel as your wedding venue.
Weddings are always fun but getting there are back may not be. Choosing a venue in a convenient location and cutting out the hassle of moving between church and venue can make a huge difference to you and your guests. It makes your day flow more smoothly and stops the need for expensive wedding cars. It also lessens the burden on your guests to arrange transport.
Do your research and choose a hotel that offers a fantastic wedding package for your big day including top class service. Hotels usually have reputations for providing really high standards of service throughout the year but especially when there is an important event in-house, like your wedding! Trust the staff and their experience to take care of your guests.
Hotels have experience accommodating big groups and are versed in large scale dining events. Trust your hotel to cater to your large group in an appropriate and timely manner as they have a huge amount of experience doing so. Their experience means they have all of the necessary equipment needed so you don’t need to worry about bringing anything of your own.
Instead of finding a nice place and trying to spruce it up, hotels are already luxurious venues with very little effort needed. Don’t worry about finding the perfect backdrop for your pictures or ceremony, Osprey Hotel is a beautiful destination for your hotel wedding.
Arranging your own wedding can be the most stressful thing you’ll ever do. You have to consider absolutely everything including cakes, flowers, dresses/suits down to the red carpet and the table plan. If you opt for a hotel wedding venue, you have access to a personal coordinator dedicated to taking the stress out of your big day with minimal effort from the happy couple.
An unexpected cost often arises when you don’t hold your wedding at a hotel is the cost of AV equipment and lighting. You don’t want your speakers to have to shout over the noise of a busy room to deliver the speeches, or for the music to be so low that your guests can’t enjoy a dance. Hotels have their own in-house equipment and usually don’t charge anything extra on top of your wedding package.
When you book a non-hotel wedding, you’re essentially leaving your guests accommodation completely up to them. It can be a last-minute scramble to find somewhere to stay and prices can be extortionately high. Booking a hotel means you have a built-in place to stay, which is especially convenient for your out of town guests. Hotels often offer discounted rates on a certain number of rooms included in your wedding package.
Hotels have experience hosting weddings of all shapes and sizes, from an intimate dinner party to a large scale, late night dining event. They often have different shapes and sizes of rooms to hold both your ceremony and wedding party. Hotels offer a lot of flexibility with weddings and you can often customise anything you’d like to change.
If you don’t want the fun to stop the night of your wedding, hotels often offer the option of hosting a smaller, more intimate party the night after. For example, Osprey Hotel can offer the option of a BBQ or some reserved tables in our bar or restaurant the following day, so the fun doesn’t have to end so soon!
Did you know Osprey Hotel are an experienced wedding venue that is also registered to hold Civil Ceremony, Humanist Ceremonies & Civil Partnerships? Our all-inclusive packages are the stress-free way to plan your dream wedding and our dedicated wedding team are here to help every step of the way. Contact us for a show round or to discuss your options today.