Some of the best wedding venues in Derbyshire are hotels, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues come hand in hand with modern features, often boasting luxury guest accommodation, on-site catering and plenty of staff with a wealth of experience on hand to help make your dream day a reality. If you’re hoping for a city wedding, then hotels are often easy to access (especially when it comes to parking), whereas country hotels are likely to have beautiful grounds for you to enjoy on your wedding day.
Lots of hotels in Derbyshire 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 moment you book your date to your wedding day. Another plus to holding your wedding celebrations in a hotel setting is that your guests can head to their bedrooms with ease 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'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 require a big reception room because you have a large number of wedding guests.
- You want to easily provide your guests with bedrooms.
- A wedding planner is required for the planning process and on the day coordination.
FAQ's - Hotel wedding celebrations
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 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 Derbyshire.
Small hotels have between 10 to 50 guest rooms on average, 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. Boutique hotels tend to be located in the city, 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.
Larger hotels can have hundreds and hundreds of bedrooms, 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 Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire, 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. Check with your chosen hotel in Derbyshire, but they are likely to offer your wedding guests a preferential rate on all rooms.
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 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 Derbyshire
What do hotel wedding packages typically include?
The typical hotel will have a few different levels of wedding packages, depending on what you want included and what your budget is 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 Derbyshire. 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.