Hotels are one of the top choices for couples in Highlands and Islands, 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. 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.
The majority of hotels in Highlands and Islands offer bespoke packages to suit your requirements 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 until the day itself, where they'll help to coordinate your wedding day. Another advantage 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 pleasant breakfast the day after the wedding. If this sounds like what you're looking for. We have lots of hotels listed in Highlands and Islands so take a look.
Hotel wedding venues are the perfect choice for you and your fiancé if:
- You have lots of guests travelling from far away who need accommodation.
- You wish to have in-house catering.
- You require a venue with a large capacity to fit all of your guests in.
- You want to easily provide your guests with accommodation.
- You want a wedding coordinator to help plan your wedding.
Frequently Asked Questions - Hotel Wedding Venues
What type of hotel should I book for my wedding?
On Guides for Brides, we have a wide range of hotels listed. Our venue finder lets you filter through small and large hotels to find the perfect size for you.
Small hotels usually have between 10 and 50 bedrooms, 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.
In a boutique hotel, there will usually be no more than 100 rooms, and they tend to be decorated in a trendy fashion. They're often situated in a city centre, 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 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.
Does booking a hotel guarantee 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.
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. Check with your chosen hotel in Highlands and Islands, 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.
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 Highlands and Islands
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 Highlands and Islands. The main two ways to cut down on your wedding venue cost is to have your wedding on a weekday and choosing a date that's off peak.