If you are searching for the perfect wedding venue, you should consider having a wedding at a hotel or resort! Weddings at hotels can be some of the most stress free and beautiful weddings with incredible service. Check out if a hotel or a resort is a good option for you in this blog post!
How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Venue for Your Wedding: Hotel Edition
When you are choosing a wedding venue, these are the 9 questions that you are going to want to keep in mind! I have broad answers for hotels in general, but remember to ask yourself these questions as you choose your specific venue.
1. Do you have all day access to the venue? Or at least does it allow you onsite early enough?
When you have a wedding at hotel, you have full access to the wedding venue to get ready at! Not only day off, but you can also have your rehearsal and rehearsal dinner there as well, so everything is conveniently in one spot! And because you have a hotel room, you don’t have to worry about packing everything up right away either after you get ready!
2. Do they have 2 separate getting ready spaces that are spacious, well lit with at least some natural light, multiple mirrors, and table space? Its own bathroom is a great bonus!
At your hotel or resort, you can book as many rooms as you need. Plus, you have control about what room(s) work best for you! You can choose a suite for a larger bathroom, or you can even choose one with a kitchenette so you can have someone prepare a brunch for you and your bridesmaids! The options are endless for weddings at hotels.
3. Do they have a rain plan? And are you comfortable with it? If it involves flipping a room, do they have the staff to flip it for you?
Hotels have a bunch of conference rooms and ballrooms that they can flip for weddings at hotels as a backup plan in case of rain. Plus, they have their staff to take care of everything for you, so it doesn’t add extra stress on you!
4. Do they include chairs, tables, linens, silverware, etc.? What else do they include? The more they have, the easier on you!
Weddings at hotels usually have everything included! Plus, you don’t have to worry about any of the set up or tear down as they will handle it all for you! For your food, fancier resorts and hotels typically have nice restaurants and dining, so you don’t have to find a great caterer!
5. Do they have a day of coordinator?
They do! They usually have an event coordinator and some hotels have a wedding planner you can upgrade to as well. Hotels want to help be in charge of your wedding to ensure that you have an amazing experience!
6. Do they have a preferred / recommended vendor list?
Hotels are all about relationships, and they know who is great to work with! I highly recommend using a caterer and DJ from their list for your wedding at a hotel!
7. How many guests can you have?
For the number of guests, it all depends on the size of the hotel or resort! For this beautiful wedding at a hotel, it was intimate and at a smaller hotel.
8. Where do photographers usually take photos there?
Most hotels and resorts have a social media presence, so you can discover what spots you like to photograph at by searching their social media pages! This provides you the opportunity to look at others’ wedding photography to see if you can envision yourself there!
9. What rules do they have?
Hotels will be very clear with their rules. They aren’t trying to hide anything from you! And if you have any questions, they are great to communicate with to make sure you feel taken care of and prepared for your wedding day.
Chloe Marie Photographer | Destination Wedding & Elopement Photographer
Check out more wedding photography from this hotel wedding at Hotel Tabard Inn in Washington DC below!
Can you see yourself having a wedding at a hotel or resort?
You should totally do it! I got married at a hotel in Florida, and I highly recommend it! To book with me for your wedding photography, fill out my contact form! Plus, save this blog as a pin on Pinterest so you know what questions to ask yourself as you keep researching wedding venues. What hotel or resort do you want to get married at?