Hotels make for some of the most popular wedding venues in West Midlands, 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 expert staff on hand to help make your dream day a reality. City weddings are the perfect choice for those of you who have guests wanting to travel to you by public transport. Whereas if you opt for a hotel wedding in the countryside, you'll benefit from easier parking and stunning grounds for wedding photos.
Lots of hotels in West Midlands 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 until the day itself. Another perk 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:
- 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 require a venue with a large capacity to fit all of your 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 Venues Frequently Asked Questions
What type of hotel should I book for my wedding?
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 West Midlands.
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.
In a boutique hotel, there will usually be no more than 100 rooms, and have unique, stylish decor. 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 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.
When booking a hotel in West Midlands 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 West Midlands 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.
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 West Midlands
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 West Midlands. Booking midweek is a guaranteed money saver, as hotels will be keen to fill empty rooms. Choosing a wedding date in the off-peak months will also mean less competition and more affordable venue hire rates.