Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting times of a couple’s life, however it can also be one of the most stressful with a seemingly never ending list of decisions to make, things to plan and items to pay for.
In recent years, traditional big hotels seem to have lost favour with couples preferring blank open space wedding venues such as barns and contemporary warehouse spaces. However, boutique hotels offering space with unique charm combined with impeccable personal service are becoming increasingly popular as couples recognise the benefits a hotel can bring.
Amy Braund, wedding coordinator at the Bingham, a leading riverside hotel and wedding venue in Richmond-upon-Thames, looks at the benefits of hosting your wedding day celebrations at a boutique hotel venue.
One of the biggest tasks on your wedding checklist list is to find your venue; this provides the backdrop and foundation upon which the rest of your style decisions are made. Boutique hotels such as the Bingham offer a blank canvas which, dressed in the right way, can complement a broad range of bridal styles and wedding schemes.
However, unlike other dry hire wedding venues you won’t have to worry about the finer details of hiring in furniture, tableware, and in some cases even a kitchen unit or toilets – all resulting in far less stress during the wedding planning and no hidden and unexpected costs.
Licensed hotels also enable couples to host their wedding ceremony and reception in the same location, meaning there’s no need to transport guests and the day can flow effortlessly – this even allows for delays if the bride decides to be fashionably late for her grand entrance!