5 Great Reasons to Have a Hotel Wedding

By Heartfelt Weddings at Cordis, Auckland and Raashka Mannie

A wedding brings so much joy and so much excitement − but it also brings about a whole host of tasks to complete. Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of details to take care of, both big and small, is totally normal. One of the surefire ways to ensure you’re given a wedding as dazzling as you’d imagined it’d be without the weight of planning and double-checking is deciding to have a hotel wedding. We’ve an entire range of hotel venues to choose from, all specialising in easy, stress-free wedding planning, with their own distinctive atmosphere. Choosing to host your wedding at a hotel allows you to reap all the benefits of an ideal event whilst you sit back and relax, leaving you to focus on the most thrilling parts of getting married (such as choosing your wedding dress or basking in the glory of your engaged life). With hotel weddings, you can have your cake and eat it too.

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Many hotels have dedicated events and wedding executives. These teams can take care of just about everything (with invaluable input from you, of course), from picking a florist to stringing up twinkle lights. Rather than spending hours scrolling through websites or leafing through bridal magazines in desperate search to find a chef that understands your vision, you’ll be in the comfortable hands of a specialist with years of experience and their attention solely on you. You can choose to be put in touch with important vendors, such as caterers, stylists, musicians and the like, or elect to have someone else be the middleman instead. Whatever you choose, everything will be taken care of.


With a third-party to help you, the stress of planning a wedding vanishes. Your wedding executive will be with you every step of the way, reminding you of details and deadlines. Those tiny tasks − the ones you’re absolutely certain you’re going to wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat over − are taken care of by your wedding executive, with their professionalism and attention to detail. Hotel weddings mean that the staff is well-versed in liaising with suppliers, making informed decisions, and delivering a sense of ease to their guests. Oftentimes, before you’ve even begun to imagine everything you might need for your wedding, they’ve already drafted an outline of what to do, when and why.

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Hotels offer bespoke menus for your wedding day, tailored to suit your taste and wishes. Many of them include complimentary menu-tastings for the event, so you can choose between soups, canapés and everything in between. This also ensures that you will have a chance to look over the table setting and theme as you sift through selected dishes, with your wedding executive on hand to make sure everything is up to snuff. With on- and off-site catering to choose from, hotel venues make the extra effort to find caterers that suit the tone of your wedding.


A hotel wedding brings with it more than just the ease of hosting an event (as though that’s not enough): it brings the atmosphere, the grandeur, and the effortlessness that comes with trained professionals doing what they do best. Larger hotels are all too used to hosting weddings and will offer a range of flexible venues and facilities, including rooms for hen parties, cocktail lounges, a dance floor or ballroom, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, and even dedicated staff for wedding events. They are committed to helping you to achieve the perfect wedding and it will shine through.

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One of the biggest pros to a hotel wedding is the on-site accomodation. Many hotels will offer special packages that include accomodation on your wedding night, as well as sunny little add-ons to make things even easier, such as breakfast and valet parking to add touches of luxury. There are some hotel venues that offer special accomodation for your out-of-town guests, so don’t be afraid to ask about your options. The staff is there to make your time and your guests’ time as enjoyable as possible.


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Cordis, Auckland meets all the criteria for a flawless hotel wedding. We have dedicated wedding specialists to help you at every turn and provide you with exceptional, personalised service.

Your hotel wedding executive is there with you every step of the way to ensure that everything runs perfectly to plan. No need to worry about what to do next – your wedding executive will provide you with a list of questions and details for you to think about for your big day, as well as when you need to think about them. Each moment is accounted for, from the second the first guest arrives until the last one leaves. We will also liaise with your suppliers to coordinate set up times and any equipment required, and to put together a recommended agenda for you.

Cordis has the advantage of a world-class pastry chef and executive chef to help plan the perfect menu. Our "Heartfelt Weddings" option is a classic package, with a set menu or buffet to choose from on the day of your wedding, and a delicious breakfast in the Club Lounge. We’ll also ensure that all dietary requirements are fully catered for.

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Have a night of luxury – on us! We all want to stay somewhere special on our wedding night, and Cordis is here to bring that dream to life. With a carefully planned wedding package from us, the happy couple receives a complimentary suite in our hotel for the night.

Tailor your proposals so we can tailor your needs. Each and every step is personalised to your desires, with options for special accommodation packages for guests upon request, our devoted wedding team, and even the option of a limousine transfer on your wedding day should you so wish.

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From glitzy and grand, to elegant and understated, we have nine different venues within Cordis, Auckland for you to choose from. Be it a hen party, cocktail night or reception, have a viewing of the airy spaces we have to offer, from our Great Rooms to our Crystal Ballroom. We also have the options of the Chuan Spa, permitting you a chance to relax and unwind with a massage or a visit to the jacuzzi, and the Club Lounge for high tea or personalised butler service.

Cordis provides a faultless backdrop for your photographer. With its unmatched elegance and refined, well-lit spaces, it frames your wedding in picture perfect beauty, helping you to reach a pinnacle of excellence that will hang on your wall for years to come. To find out more about weddings at Cordis, please click here.

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Edited from an original article by Lydia Martin

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