Hotels are one of the top choices for couples in South Wales, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues feature lots of top quality facilities, often boasting luxurious rooms, on-site catering and an abundance of professional staff on hand to help make your dream day a reality. You'll find many hotel wedding venues in South Wales 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.
Lots of hotels in South Wales offer bespoke wedding packages tailored to you to make wedding planning as easy as possible. Hotels often have a professional wedding planner, who will be your point of contact from the moment you book your date until the day itself, where they'll help to coordinate your wedding day. Another advantage to getting married in a hotel is that your guests can easily retire to their rooms 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 South Wales so take a look.
Getting married in a hotel setting is ideal for you if:
- You're getting married abroad so have lots of guests that need to stay the night or two.
- You want all of your catering done in-house.
- Large function rooms are required to fit a high number of guests in.
- You want to easily provide your guests with bedrooms.
- You want a wedding coordinator to help plan your wedding.
Hotel special day Venues Frequently Asked Questions
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 Wales.
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.
Boutique hotels tend to have less than 100 rooms, 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.
Large hotels can have hundreds of rooms, 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.
Many hotels offer an option for exclusive use. Be sure to ask about this option if you like the idea of hiring the entire hotel for your guests. 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 South Wales, 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. 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.
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 happy married couple in the most luxurious suite in your hotel in South Wales, it gives you a fabulous space for you and your bridesmaids to get ready in the morning. When booking your wedding venue viewing, be sure to ask whether the bridal suite is included in your booking in South Wales
What do hotel wedding packages typically include?
Hotels are often some of the best value wedding venues, as many of them offer brilliant packages 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 Wales. 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.