Some of the best wedding venues in South London are hotels, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues feature lots of top quality facilities, often having luxury bedrooms, in-house catering and an abundance of professional staff on hand to help make your dream day a reality. Hotels are the perfect choice for any couple, whether you want a city wedding with easy access on public transport or a country hotel wedding with beautiful grounds in South London.
Lots of hotels in South London offer bespoke wedding packages tailored to you 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 right up to your on the day coordination. Another perk 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 delightful breakfast the following day.
Hotel wedding venues are perfect for you if:
- You're having a destination wedding, or have lots of guests travelling from far away.
- You want on-site catering.
- You require a venue with a large capacity to fit all of your guests in.
- You want to easily provide your wedding guests with rooms to stay in close by.
- You wish to have a wedding coordinator who is connected with the venue.
FAQ's - Hotel special day Venues in South London
What type of hotel should I book for my special day?
At Guides for Brides we have hotels of all sizes, from city centre boutique hotels to countryside houses and well-known chains. Our venue search lets you add filters to your search in order to find the best size and type of hotel for you in South London.
Small hotels have between 10 to 50 guest rooms on average, 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 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 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.
At most hotels in South London, they will offer you an option to book out the whole hotel for your day so that no other guests will be in the premises. You need to ask your chosen hotel about this extra feature though . 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. 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.
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 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 South London
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 South London. 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.