Some of the best wedding venues in East Sussex are hotels, and it’s easy to see why. Hotel wedding venues come hand in hand with modern features, often boasting luxurious rooms, in-house catering and an abundance of professional staff 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.
Many hotel wedding venues in East Sussex offer personalised packages for your dream wedding day 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 minute you place your deposit for you wedding right up to your on the day coordination. 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 East Sussex so take a look.
Hotel wedding venues are the perfect choice for you and your fiancé 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.
- You're planning a big wedding with a large reception.
- You want to easily provide your wedding guests with a place to sleep.
- You want a wedding coordinator to help plan your wedding.
Frequently Asked Questions - Hotel special day Venues in East Sussex
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 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 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 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 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.
When booking a hotel in East Sussex 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.
Exclusive use is available at most hotels in East Sussex, however you will need to contact them directly to see if they have this option. 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. Hotels are likely to offer a discount on rooms to all wedding guests so they can then book this themselves.
If you’re booking your hotel venue on an exclusive use basis, you'll often be expected to fill all the accommodation. Be sure to ask your shortlisted venues in East Sussex when enquiring if they have a minimum number of rooms to be filled.
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 happy married couple in the most luxurious suite in your hotel in East Sussex, 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 East Sussex
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 East Sussex. 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.