Some of the best wedding venues in Gloucestershire are hotels, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues often have many modern features, often boasting luxury guest accommodation, in-house catering and lots of highly trained employees on hand to help make your dream day a reality. You'll find many hotel wedding venues in Gloucestershire are suitable for any couple, whether you want a wedding in the city or in the countryside. City weddings are the perfect choice for ease of travel (by public transport), whereas a hotel in the country is ideal for parking and stunning gardens.
Many hotel wedding venues in Gloucestershire 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 minute you place your deposit for you wedding until the day itself, where they'll help to coordinate your wedding day. Another plus 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 delightful breakfast the following day.
Having your wedding at a hotel is the perfect idea for you if:
- You're having a destination wedding, or have lots of guests travelling from far away.
- You want on-site catering.
- You require a big reception room because you have a large number of wedding guests.
- You want to easily provide your wedding guests with rooms to stay in close by.
- A wedding planner is required for the planning process and on the day coordination.
FAQ's - Hotel Wedding Venues
What type of hotel should I book for my wedding?
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 Gloucestershire.
Small hotels often have somewhere between 10 and 50 guest 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.
Boutique hotels often have 100 bedrooms or less, 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 with plenty of guests, then you may find that a big hotel will suit you. Large hotels often have more wedding spaces to choose from, such as outdoor marquees, ballrooms or purpose-built wedding suites, and are a good choice for Asian weddings in particular.
Will I always get exclusive use when I book a hotel for my wedding?
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.
Lots of hotels in Gloucestershire do have a package that guarantees you are the only users of the hotel that day, you will need to ask them about this specifically though and what options they have to offer. 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 Gloucestershire 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 happy married couple in the most luxurious suite in your hotel in Gloucestershire, 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 Gloucestershire
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 Gloucestershire. 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.