Lots of couples in Isle of Wight choose to marry in a hotel, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues come hand in hand with modern features, often having luxury bedrooms, on-site catering and plenty of expert staff on hand to help make your dream day a reality. Hotel weddings are suitable for any couple, whether they are hoping for their wedding in an urban or rural environment.
The majority of hotels in Isle of Wight 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 date you put down your deposit 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 delightful breakfast the following day.
Getting married in a hotel setting is ideal for you if:
- Lots of your guests need to stay overnight because they've travelled a long way.
- In-house catering is required.
- You require a big reception room because you have a large number of wedding guests.
- You want to easily provide your wedding guests with a place to sleep.
- A wedding planner is required for the planning process and on the day coordination.
FAQ's - Hotel special day Venues in Isle of Wight
What type of hotel should I book for my special 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 filter between Boutique, Small and Large Hotels depending on what size is best for you.
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 are usually decorated in a particularly stylish way. 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.
Larger hotels can have hundreds and hundreds of bedrooms, so if you’re having a big special day with plenty of guests, then you may find that a big hotel will suit you. Large hotels often have more special day spaces to choose from, such as outdoor marquees, ballrooms or purpose-built special day suites, and are a good choice for Asian special days 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 Isle of Wight 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.
Is the bridal suite included in my wedding package when I book a hotel wedding venue?
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 husband and wife in a beautiful hotel suite, but you can use it for your bridal preparations on the morning of your special day. When booking your wedding venue viewing, be sure to ask whether the bridal suite is included in your booking in Isle of Wight
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 Isle of Wight. 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.