Hotels make for some of the most popular wedding venues in Oxfordshire, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues come hand in hand with modern features, often boasting luxury guest accommodation, on-site catering and plenty of expert staff on hand to help make your dream day a reality. You'll find many hotel wedding venues in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire offer bespoke packages to suit your requirements to make wedding planning as easy as possible. Hotel wedding venues often have a dedicated wedding coordinator on staff, who will be your point of contact from the date you put down your deposit to your wedding day. Another plus 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 pleasant breakfast the day after the wedding. If this sounds like what you're looking for. We have lots of hotels listed in Oxfordshire so take a look.
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.
- 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 wish to have a wedding coordinator who is connected with the venue.
Hotel wedding celebrations Frequently Asked Questions
What type of hotel should I book for my wedding celebrations?
On Guides for Brides, we have a wide range of hotels listed. Our venue search lets you filter between Boutique, Small and Large Hotels depending on what size is best 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.
In a boutique hotel, there will usually be no more than 100 rooms, 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 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.
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 Oxfordshire 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. 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 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 Oxfordshire
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 Oxfordshire. 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.