5 Great Reasons to Have a Hotel Wedding
By Raashka Mannie

07 June 2019

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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1/ One phone call is all it takes

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.

2/ No stress, no mess

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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3/ What's on the menu?

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.

4/ Outstanding venue and facilities

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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5/ Rest easy

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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If you're just beginning to search for hotel venues, take a closer look at Cordis, Auckland. With dedicated wedding specialists to help you at every turn, they provide you with exceptional, personalised service. Besides a hotel wedding executive to help you every step of the way, they offer bespoke packages (Heartfelt Weddings) and 9 different spaces within the hotel to choose from for your wedding.

Hotel weddings are the epitome of luxury and ease wrapped up in one, easy bundle. There are a host of hotel venues within Auckland to choose from, all with their own distinctive charm. Touring hotels to get a feel for their atmosphere and attending tastings can be the best parts of planning a wedding, so if you're considering a hotel wedding, you're in for a treat.

Edited from an original article by Lydia Martin