Hotels As Wedding Venues
By Natalie T.
December 12, 2011
Where do you want to get wed? The choices are often baffling. While your wedding dress choice is often limited by your budget and body type -- my five foot two body frame is just not bodacious enough for a mermaid silhouette -- I could get married at any sort of venue. Where does a bride even start? In the next several posts, we'll give you the lowdown on different types of venues.
Today's topic is hotels. Hotels come in all shapes in sizes from the mega luxurious hotels that have hundreds of guests per night and built in malls to small and cozy bed and breakfasts. While the smallest venues can accommodate a small wedding in the yard, the largest have multiple reception halls.
Hotels is an easy and convenient wedding venue, especially if you or a significant part of your guest list are traveling to the site. In fact, since reception halls are generally decorated and furnished, brides don't have to worry as much about color palettes and rentals. They can also offer lots of services such as dry cleaning and valet parking. The in-house chef will be used to service large groups of people.
The downside of hotel is often the lack of exclusivity. While you might be the only wedding of the day, there may be other events such as conventions. The food and wine at your wedding is often pricier than if you just went with an independent caterer. Some wedding contracts with hotels require that you use their contacts or have to pay a fee.