Hotels are one of the top choices for couples in County Down, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues come with all the mod cons, often boasting luxury guest accommodation, in-house catering and an abundance of professional staff 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.
Lots of hotels in County Down offer bespoke wedding packages tailored to you 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 right up to your on the day coordination. Another benefit 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 appetising full english breakfast in the morning. If this sounds like what you're looking for. We have lots of hotels listed in County Down so take a look.
Hotel wedding venues are perfect for you if:
- You're getting married abroad so have lots of guests that need to stay the night or two.
- You want all of your catering done in-house.
- Large function rooms are required to fit a high number of 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 wedding celebrations
What type of hotel should I book for my wedding celebrations?
You'll find a wide variety of hotels on Guides for Brides. We have hotels of all sizes and areas, whether you're looking for a small city centre hotel or a large country hotel. Our venue search lets you filter between Boutique, Small and Large Hotels depending on what size is best for you.
Small hotels often have somewhere between 10 and 50 guest rooms, so if you’d like a wedding celebrations venue that your whole wedding celebrations 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. 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 County Down, there's often hundreds of rooms for guest accommodation, so if you’re having a big wedding celebrations with plenty of guests, then you may find that a big hotel will suit you. Large hotels often have more wedding celebrations spaces to choose from, such as outdoor marquees, ballrooms or purpose-built wedding celebrations suites, and are a good choice for Asian wedding celebrations in particular.
When booking a hotel in County Down 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.
Exclusive use is available at most hotels in County Down, 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. 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.
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 man and wife in a gorgeously-appointed hotel room, but some hotels will also allow you to use the suite to get ready on the morning of the wedding. When booking your wedding venue viewing, be sure to ask whether the bridal suite is included in your booking in County Down
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 County Down. 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.