Some of the best wedding venues in Kent are hotels, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues often have many modern features, often boasting luxury guest accommodation, on-site catering and an abundance of professional staff 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 Kent offer easily customisable wedding packages to make wedding planning as easy as possible. Wedding venues, especially hotels, usually have a wedding coordinator on-site, 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 a hotel wedding is that your guests can head up to their bedrooms after dancing the night away only to meet you for a delicious breakfast the next morning.
Having your wedding at a hotel is the perfect idea for you if:
- You have lots of guests travelling from far away who need accommodation.
- You wish to have in-house catering.
- Large function rooms are required to fit a high number of guests in.
- You want to easily provide your guests with bedrooms.
- You wish to have a wedding coordinator who is connected with the venue.
Hotel special day Venues FAQ
What type of hotel should I book for my special day?
On Guides for Brides, we have a wide range of hotels listed. 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 Kent.
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.
In a boutique hotel, there will usually be no more than 100 rooms, and are usually decorated in a particularly stylish way. 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.
In a large hotel in Kent, there's often hundreds of rooms for guest accommodation, 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 we be the only people in the venue when booking a hotel for my wedding day?
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 Kent 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. Often, your guests will be given a preferential rate on their accommodation, and can book directly with the hotel.
If you’re booking your hotel venue on an exclusive use basis, you'll often be expected to fill all the accommodation.
If I get married in a hotel, will the bridal suite be included in the price I pay?
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 Kent
What do hotel wedding packages typically include?
You get the best value for money when you choose a hotel wedding venue because they offer packages to suit any budget 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 Kent. 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.