A hotel that has the right combination of amenities can be an ideal place for a wedding. Here’s what to look for.
A wedding day is a very special occasion to be remembered. Of course, the couple getting married will hold this day close to their hearts, but to make it especially memorable for guests, the right setting can make a big difference.
Hotels with lovely backdrops have aesthetic elements that guests and everyone in the wedding party will find pleasing. An attractive landscape with trees and flowers provides picturesque environs for both the ceremony and the reception. Courtyards with stylish features, along with well-kept buildings with appealing architecture, complete the picture.
With so much to coordinate before and on the wedding day, it’s a good idea to consider only hotels that have dedicated staff experienced in setting up special events. They will need to work with many different vendors to help make the day a success, including florists, caterers, photographers, and cake bakers, to name a few. Prior experience with setting up weddings means the staff will be able to anticipate needs and even make recommendations.
Whether the event is held outside in the open or under a tent, or inside one of the buildings, having attractive interiors is important. Guests will be walking throughout the premises, so visual appeal needs to extend indoors.
When considering various hotels, it would be helpful to tour each one to get a firsthand feel for each place. The staff should be willing to show you all of the available spaces. Lobbies, conference rooms, patios, and other common areas should be checked out thoroughly. Also, check out the guest rooms to make sure there are no surprises for friends and family.
Ample Accommodations For Guests
Whatever the size of the guest list may be, the selected hotel must be able to accommodate everyone comfortably. Another option is to offer guests the choice of staying at the location where the wedding will be held or at nearby accommodations. Again, the staff should be able to help with these logistics.
If there are special considerations, the staff needs to be notified as early in advance as possible to make arrangements. Not every location is accessible to all. If there are needs regarding wheelchair or walker-friendly pathways, for example, prior notice can make sure these individuals will be taken care of.
There are many other questions to keep in mind. Which staff member will coordinate the wedding? Will this person also oversee the details on the day of the event? Will he or she work with your wedding coordinator? Is there a dance floor on the premises? If not, can one be brought in? What happens if the event is scheduled to take place outside and there’s inclement weather? Are there discounted accommodation rates for attendees? Asking plenty of questions beforehand will help the entire event run smoothly from start to finish.