Some of the best wedding venues in Greater Manchester are hotels, 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 lots of highly trained employees on hand to help make your dream day a reality. City weddings are the perfect choice for those of you who have guests wanting to travel to you by public transport. Whereas if you opt for a hotel wedding in the countryside, you'll benefit from easier parking and stunning grounds for wedding photos.
Plenty of hotels in Greater Manchester offer easily customisable wedding packages to make wedding planning as easy as possible. Hotels often have a professional wedding planner, who will be your point of contact from the minute you place your deposit for you wedding to 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 appetising full english breakfast in the morning. If this sounds like what you're looking for. We have lots of hotels listed in Greater Manchester so take a look.
Hotel wedding venues are perfect for you if:
- You have lots of guests travelling from far away who need accommodation.
- You wish to have in-house catering.
- You're planning a big wedding with a large reception.
- You want to easily provide your guests with bedrooms.
- A wedding planner is required for the planning process and on the day coordination.
Frequently Asked Questions - Hotel wedding day Venues
What type of hotel should I book for my wedding day?
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 Greater Manchester.
Small hotels have between 10 to 50 guest rooms on average, so if you’d prefer to have a wedding venue where you and your guests are the only hotel customers that night, 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 are usually decorated in a particularly stylish way. 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.
Larger hotels can have hundreds and hundreds of bedrooms, 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.
When booking a hotel in Greater Manchester 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 Greater Manchester, 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. 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 Greater Manchester
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 Greater Manchester. 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.