As a newly engaged couple, deciding on your venue is the very first and the most difficult process of planning your wedding. Comparing prices, décor, the coordinator, the dates, the distance for friends and family, and your ceremony location can be quite stressful.
While barns, wineries, orchards, museums etc., are beautiful and unique settings for the big day, there are many factors to consider. There is the rental of the space, the hiring of a caterer and staff, renting your own linens, tables and chairs, and being responsible for your own setup and cleanup. Not to mention, hiring an outside coordinator to take care of all of your wedding day needs, renting a shuttle to take guests back and forth to the hotel, and reserving a hotel block. Yes, the pictures will be beautiful, but why go through all of that extra added stress when you can go to a place that just does it all?
That’s where the benefit of having your wedding in a full service hotel comes in. Many hotels are just as beautiful and unique as the above places mentioned, and no matter what hotel you choose, there are plenty of options not only for you and your fiancé, but for your family and friends as well. Hotels have the catering and alcohol on site, so you get to pay one price per person, which includes a lot of amenities. The linens, the ballroom, the staff, and (with a lot of hotels), the wedding cake is all included in that price as well. Hotels also have a coordinator on site to help walk you through the process, and be there the day of to set up your décor, and handle every step of the way in between.
There are usually options for ceremonies on site as well. You and your bridal party can wake up and get ready at the hotel, and not worry about moving a muscle! Most hotels offer your guests discounted room rates as well, so not only can they enjoy your special day, but a weekend getaway too! If a guest needs to change their shoes, or forgets your card, or is just ready for bed, all they have to do is get on an elevator, and they are good to go! You can even have a get together with everyone the next morning for breakfast at the restaurant on property.
When making the choice where to host your wedding, take in to consideration the value of the venue you are choosing. If you go with a full service hotel, truly all of your needs for the best day of your life can be met in one location, and can be celebrated all weekend long with your loved ones!