Lots of couples in Central Scotland choose to marry in a hotel, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues feature lots of top quality facilities, 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. Hotel weddings are suitable for any couple, whether they are hoping for their wedding in an urban or rural environment.
The majority of hotels in Central Scotland offer bespoke packages to suit your requirements to make wedding planning as easy as possible. Hotels often have a professional wedding planner, who will be your point of contact from the day you book your wedding date until the day itself. Another perk to getting married in a hotel is that your guests can easily retire to their rooms 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:
- Lots of your guests need to stay overnight because they've travelled a long way.
- In-house catering is required.
- You require a venue with a large capacity to fit all of your guests in.
- You want to easily provide your guests with bedrooms.
- You wish to have a wedding coordinator who is connected with the venue.
FAQ's - Hotel special day Venues in Central Scotland
What type of hotel should I book for my special day?
We have hotels of all types and sizes on Guides for Brides. Ranging from large city hotels to small boutique country hotels. Our venue search lets you add filters to your search in order to find the best size and type of hotel for you in Central Scotland.
Small hotels tend to have between 10 and 50 rooms, so if you’d like a wedding venue that your whole wedding 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 are often decorated in a modern, stylish way. These types of hotels are often located in an urban environment, 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.
In a large hotel in Central Scotland, there's often hundreds of rooms for guest accommodation, so if you’re having a big special day with plenty of guests, then you may find that a big hotel will suit you. Large hotels often have more special day spaces to choose from, such as outdoor marquees, ballrooms or purpose-built special day suites, and are a good choice for Asian special 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 Central Scotland, 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. 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. Be sure to ask your shortlisted venues in Central Scotland 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 a married couple in a beautifully decorated suite, but it's also usually available for bridal prep on the wedding morning. When booking your wedding venue viewing, be sure to ask whether the bridal suite is included in your booking in Central Scotland
What do hotel wedding packages typically include?
Hotels are often some of the best value wedding venues, as many of them offer brilliant packages 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 Central Scotland. One way to save money is book a midweek wedding (Thursdays are often a popular day as it's the weekend straight after.) Choosing not to get married in the summer months will also save you money, you could opt for a winter or spring wedding instead.