Some of the best wedding venues in Cumbria are hotels, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues often have many modern features, often boasting luxurious rooms, on-site catering and plenty of staff with a wealth of experience 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 Cumbria.
The majority of hotels in Cumbria offer bespoke packages to suit your requirements 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 until the day itself, where they'll help to coordinate your wedding day. Another benefit 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'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.
- You're planning a big wedding with a large reception.
- You want to easily provide your guests with accommodation.
- You want a wedding coordinator to help plan your wedding.
Hotel wedding celebrations Frequently Asked Questions
What type of hotel should I book for my wedding celebrations?
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 Cumbria.
Small hotels tend to have between 10 and 50 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.
There's often less that 100 guests rooms in a boutique hotel, 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.
There's hundreds of guest rooms in a large hotel, 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.
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.
Many hotels offer an option for exclusive use. Be sure to ask about this option if you like the idea of hiring the entire hotel for your guests. 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. 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.
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 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 Cumbria
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 Cumbria. 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.