Lots of couples in Norfolk choose to marry in a hotel, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues come with all the mod cons, often priding themselves on luxurious guest rooms, on-site catering and plenty of staff with a wealth of experience 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.
Many hotel wedding venues in Norfolk offer personalised packages for your dream wedding day 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 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.
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're planning a big wedding with a large reception.
- You want to easily provide your guests with accommodation.
- A wedding planner is required for the planning process and on the day coordination.
FAQ's - Hotel wedding celebrations
What type of hotel should I book for my wedding celebrations?
You'll find a wide variety of hotels on Guides for Brides. We have hotels of all sizes and areas, whether you're looking for a small city centre hotel or a large country hotel. Our venue finder lets you filter through small and large hotels to find the perfect size for you.
Small hotels have between 10 to 50 guest rooms on average, so if you’d like a wedding celebrations venue that your whole wedding celebrations 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.
There's often less that 100 guests rooms in a boutique hotel, and are often decorated in a modern, 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.
There's hundreds of guest rooms in a large hotel, so if you’re having a big wedding celebrations with plenty of guests, then you may find that a big hotel will suit you. Large hotels often have more wedding celebrations spaces to choose from, such as outdoor marquees, ballrooms or purpose-built wedding celebrations suites, and are a good choice for Asian wedding celebrations in particular.
When booking a hotel in Norfolk for your wedding celebrations, will I have 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.
Lots of hotels in Norfolk 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. Its likely that your hotel wedding venue will offer your wedding guests a discounted rate on all hotel rooms for the wedding night.
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.
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 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 Norfolk
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 Norfolk. 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.