When you’re considering different venues for your wedding or reception, chances are you’ll be told by someone at some point about a beautiful hotel to host your wedding at. If your first impression, however, is that hotels aren’t really wedding material, prepare to be swayed! Hosting your wedding or reception at a hotel offers a handful of great benefits and features, some of which you might not initially think of.
It Helps Keep Your Budget Controlled
One benefit of hosting your wedding or reception at a hotel is that it can help keep your costs constrained—the hotel can provide things that, at another venue, you might have to pay another vendor for. For instance, things like tables and chairs, dishes, and other accommodations may be included in the hotel’s wedding package, whereas at a different location, you’d have to rent yours separately. This can help you keep your costs and budget manageable.
Ease of Planning
In a similar vein, hosting your wedding and reception at a hotel can make the planning process much simpler than having to source things from every different direction at a different type of venue. Hotels may have caterers on staff, and if not, they probably have a list of trusted vendors to choose from.
While many hotels will allow you to bring in the vendors you personally choose, it can be very convenient to work with the hotel’s affiliates, as they tend to be great businesses—otherwise they wouldn’t be asked back to work with more wedding clients.
Instead of having to search out the best vendors in an area—especially If you’re not familiar with the area you are getting married in—the hotel can provide you with lists of vendors they’ve worked and had positive results with.
Convenient Lodging and Nearby Attractions
One thing that you won’t have to worry about when you book your reception or wedding is whether your guests will have trouble finding somewhere to stay or whether they’ll be safe driving to their lodging after the event.
Many hotels offer block pricing specials, wherein a wedding’s guests will have access to a section of rooms at the hotel for a lower price than the normal rate. This allows not only for easy booking, but also affords your guests the option of staying in the same place—this lets them either keep the party going after the reception’s over or meet up easily the next day for brunch, for example.
If safety’s a concern, staying at the hotel is perfect—it means that no one has to drive to their hotel room after partaking in any champagne toasts, and it keeps everyone safe and sound. Past the convenience, the guests will be able to take advantage of the hotel’s amenities, such as the pools, for fun, as well as the location—if there are great restaurants, tourist attractions, or shopping destinations nearby, they can use the time before or after your wedding for a mini-vacation.
This takes the pressure off of the newly-married couple to entertain out-of-town guests, as there’ll be plenty for the guests to explore on their own.
Want more information about what planning a wedding reception at a hotel entails? Contact us at Barcelona Suites today!