Lots of couples in Bedfordshire choose to marry in a hotel, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues often have many modern features, often priding themselves on luxurious guest rooms, in-house catering and lots of highly trained employees on hand to help make your dream day a reality. You'll find many hotel wedding venues in Bedfordshire are suitable for any couple, whether you want a wedding in the city or in the countryside. City weddings are the perfect choice for ease of travel (by public transport), whereas a hotel in the country is ideal for parking and stunning gardens.
The majority of hotels in Bedfordshire offer bespoke packages to suit your requirements to make wedding planning as easy as possible. Hotel wedding venues often have a dedicated wedding coordinator on staff, who will be your point of contact from the day you book your wedding date until the day itself. Another advantage to holding your wedding celebrations in a hotel setting is that your guests can head to their bedrooms with ease after dancing the night away only to meet you for a delightful breakfast the following day.
Getting married in a hotel setting is ideal for you if:
- Lots of your guests need to stay overnight because they've travelled a long way.
- In-house catering is required.
- Large function rooms are required to fit a high number of guests in.
- You want to easily provide your wedding guests with rooms to stay in close by.
- You wish to have a wedding coordinator who is connected with the venue.
FAQ's - Hotel wedding day Venues
What type of hotel should I book for my wedding day?
On Guides for Brides, we have a wide range of hotels listed. Our venue finder lets you select filters to narrow it down to exactly what you want, whether it's boutique, large or a small hotel. It also lets you filter through different capacities, prices and facilities that the hotel has. This should help you find the perfect hotel wedding venue for you in Bedfordshire.
Small hotels have between 10 to 50 guest rooms on average, so if you’d prefer to have a wedding venue where you and your guests are the only hotel customers that night, then a small hotel may be the perfect choice for you. This also means that you’re less likely to encounter other guests on your day, if you don’t already have an exclusive use booking.
Boutique hotels tend to have less than 100 rooms, and have unique, stylish decor. They often have city centre locations, so if you’re marrying in the city and want your guests to have super chic accommodation, then a boutique hotel is a great choice.
Large hotels can have hundreds of rooms, so if you’re having a big wedding day with plenty of guests, then you may find that a big hotel will suit you. Large hotels often have more wedding day spaces to choose from, such as outdoor marquees, ballrooms or purpose-built wedding day suites, and are a good choice for Asian wedding days in particular.
When booking a hotel in Bedfordshire for your wedding celebrations, will I have exclusive use?
If you’re booking a hotel for your wedding, it’s possible that there will be be other guests on site. Don’t assume that just because you’ve made a wedding booking, you’ll have the entire hotel to yourself.
At most hotels in Bedfordshire, they will offer you an option to book out the whole hotel for your day so that no other guests will be in the premises. You need to ask your chosen hotel about this extra feature though . You can even hire out the hotel for the whole weekend in some cases! However, this may incur an extra charge. There are Exclusive Use and One Wedding Per Day filters in the Guides for Brides search if you know these are important criteria for your wedding venue.
Will my guests have their pick of hotel rooms?
Again, it’s important to check with your hotel wedding venue how many rooms are included in your wedding package. Some packages come with a certain number of rooms included, whereas others will require you to book separately. Hotels are likely to offer a discount on rooms to all wedding guests so they can then book this themselves.
If you’re booking your hotel venue on an exclusive use basis, you'll often be expected to fill all the accommodation. You'll have to contact the hotel wedding venue directly to asked if they would like a certain amount of accommodation to be booked by guests.
Is the bridal suite included in my wedding package when I book a hotel wedding venue?
One of the best bits about having a hotel wedding is that you’ll often have a fabulous bridal suite included! Not only does this mean that you’ll be able to spend your first night as husband and wife in a beautiful hotel suite, but you can use it for your bridal preparations on the morning of your special day. When booking your wedding venue viewing, be sure to ask whether the bridal suite is included in your booking in Bedfordshire
What do hotel wedding packages typically include?
Hotel wedding packages often include the catering, drinks, table linens and glassware, to start. They can also include everything from floral arrangements to DJs and even wedding cakes or stationery.
How can I save money on my hotel wedding?
Taking advantage of packages like this is a brilliant way to make your wedding budget go further, but there are other ways to save money on your hotel wedding in Bedfordshire. Having your wedding on a weekday will save a lot of money, as will picking a date in winter or spring and it's not during the peak summer months, meaning less competition.