Lots of couples in London choose to marry in a hotel, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues often have many modern features, often priding themselves on luxurious guest rooms, 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 London 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.
The majority of hotels in London 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 date you put down your deposit to your wedding day. Another advantage to holding your wedding celebrations in a hotel setting is that your guests can head to their bedrooms with ease 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 London so take a look.
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 wedding guests with rooms to stay in close by.
- You'd like a wedding coordinator to help you with the logistics.
FAQ's - Hotel wedding day Venues
What type of hotel should I book for my wedding 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 London.
Small hotels often have somewhere between 10 and 50 guest rooms, 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.
There's often less that 100 guests rooms in a boutique hotel, and are often decorated in a modern, 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 London, there's often hundreds of rooms for guest accommodation, 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.
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 London 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. Check with your chosen hotel in London, 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. When contacting your venue options, remember to ask them if they have a minimum number of rooms they require to be booked when you have exclusive use.
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 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 London
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 London. One way to save money is book a midweek wedding (Thursdays are often a popular day as it's the weekend straight after.) Choosing not to get married in the summer months will also save you money, you could opt for a winter or spring wedding instead.