If you’re having your wedding, its reception, or both in a hotel, it’s important to have all the bases covered so that you can relax and truly enjoy your wedding day. Hosting a reception at a hotel is beneficial and convenient for a number of reasons, but there are some things that you’ll want to double check to make sure are there for your day. Here’s what you need for your reception hotel to be a great venue.
Having your reception at a hotel is convenient for a lot of reasons, but one of the biggest reasons it’s so great is because you don’t have to worry about your guests driving or having to go elsewhere yourself. Additionally, when there’s a group of people choosing to stay at the hotel, most hotels will offer a discounted rate to encourage more guests to book at the same hotel. Not only does this offer your guests a great deal, but it makes it easy for your guests to plan and also gives everyone the option of sticking together the next day if they want to meet up for post-wedding brunch.
Parking is another important thing that a lot of wedding guests may be concerned about. Some hotels only offer parking for paying guests who are staying the night, which can present a problem if there isn’t much street parking. Check with the hotel you’re considering to find out what their parking policies are for your guests.
Another thing to check for with hotels you’re considering for your wedding or reception is if they have a list of recommended or required vendors. Recommended vendors are great if you need help finding a caterer, bartender, florist, baker, etc. However, if a hotel has a list of vendors that you absolutely must choose from (or be charged a fee for choosing off-list), this can be a deciding factor in whether you decide to have your wedding there.
One thing you’ll love about having your reception at a hotel are the perks that you’ll likely be offered. These will vary from location to location, but can include anything from a free Champagne toast to a free honeymoon suite for the evening. When you group a large amount of your wedding expenses toward one establishment, they’re more likely to offer you extras in exchange for the big sale.