Lots of couples in County Antrim choose to marry in a hotel, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues come with all the mod cons, often priding themselves on luxurious guest rooms, in-house catering and an abundance of professional staff on hand to help make your dream day a reality. Hotels are the perfect choice for any couple, whether you want a city wedding with easy access on public transport or a country hotel wedding with beautiful grounds in County Antrim.
Many hotel wedding venues in County Antrim 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 date you put down your deposit right up to your on the day coordination. Another advantage to having a hotel wedding is that your guests can head up to their bedrooms 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:
- 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 guests with bedrooms.
- You'd like a wedding coordinator to help you with the logistics.
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 filter through small and large hotels to find the perfect size for you.
Small hotels often have somewhere between 10 and 50 guest 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 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.
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.
Does booking a hotel guarantee 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 County Antrim, 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. Its likely that your hotel wedding venue will offer your wedding guests a discounted rate on all hotel rooms for the wedding night.
If you’re booking your hotel venue on an exclusive use basis, you'll often be expected to fill all the accommodation. When contacting your venue options, remember to ask them if they have a minimum number of rooms they require to be booked when you have exclusive use.
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 happy married couple in the most luxurious suite in your hotel in County Antrim, it gives you a fabulous space for you and your bridesmaids to get ready in the morning. When booking your wedding venue viewing, be sure to ask whether the bridal suite is included in your booking in County Antrim
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 County Antrim. 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.