Some of the best wedding venues in Surrey are hotels, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues come with all the mod cons, often boasting luxury guest accommodation, on-site catering and plenty of staff with a wealth of experience on hand to help make your dream day a reality. If you’re hoping for a city wedding, then hotels are often easy to access (especially when it comes to parking), whereas country hotels are likely to have beautiful grounds for you to enjoy on your wedding day.
Lots of hotels in Surrey offer bespoke wedding packages tailored to you to make wedding planning as easy as possible. Wedding venues, especially hotels, usually have a wedding coordinator on-site, who will be your point of contact from the day you book your wedding date right up to your on the day coordination. Another advantage 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 delicious breakfast the next morning.
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 accommodation.
- A wedding planner is required for the planning process and on the day coordination.
Hotel Wedding Venues Frequently Asked Questions
What type of hotel should I book for my wedding?
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 tend to have between 10 and 50 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 have unique, stylish decor. 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.
Larger hotels can have hundreds and hundreds of bedrooms, so if you’re having a big wedding with plenty of guests, then you may find that a big hotel will suit you. Large hotels often have more wedding spaces to choose from, such as outdoor marquees, ballrooms or purpose-built wedding suites, and are a good choice for Asian weddings 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.
At most hotels in Surrey, 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. Check with your chosen hotel in Surrey, 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.
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 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 Surrey
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 Surrey. 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.