Hotels are one of the top choices for couples in Cambridgeshire, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues feature lots of top quality facilities, often having luxury bedrooms, in-house catering and lots of highly trained employees on hand to help make your dream day a reality. City weddings are the perfect choice for those of you who have guests wanting to travel to you by public transport. Whereas if you opt for a hotel wedding in the countryside, you'll benefit from easier parking and stunning grounds for wedding photos.
Many hotel wedding venues in Cambridgeshire offer personalised packages for your dream wedding day to make wedding planning as easy as possible. There's usually a member of staff dedicated to being the wedding coordinator at hotel wedding venues, who will be your point of contact from the minute you place your deposit for you wedding right up to your on the day coordination. Another plus to having your ceremony and reception in a hotel is that your guests can easily roll into bed after dancing the night away only to meet you for a delicious breakfast the next morning.
Having your wedding at a hotel is the perfect idea for you if:
- You have lots of guests travelling from far away who need accommodation.
- You wish to have in-house catering.
- 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.
Hotel wedding day Venues Frequently Asked Questions
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 Cambridgeshire.
Small hotels tend to have between 10 and 50 rooms, so if you’d like a wedding day venue that your whole wedding day party can take over, 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.
In a boutique hotel, there will usually be no more than 100 rooms, and have unique, stylish decor. They're often situated in a city centre, 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.
There's hundreds of guest rooms in a large hotel, 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.
Will we be the only people in the venue when booking a hotel for my wedding day?
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.
Exclusive use is available at most hotels in Cambridgeshire, however you will need to contact them directly to see if they have this option. 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. Often, your guests will be given a preferential rate on their accommodation, and can book directly with the hotel.
If you’re booking your hotel venue on an exclusive use basis, you'll often be expected to fill all the accommodation. Be sure to ask your shortlisted venues in Cambridgeshire when enquiring if they have a minimum number of rooms to be filled.
Will I get a bridal suite included in my hotel package?
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 Cambridgeshire
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 Cambridgeshire. The main two ways to cut down on your wedding venue cost is to have your wedding on a weekday and choosing a date that's off peak.