7 Reasons To Have Your Wedding In A Hotel

Are you planning your dream wedding? If you are, then setting the date and finding the perfect wedding venue are sure to be at the top of your to do list. An intimate ceremony followed by a reception in a beautiful hotel venue is what many people think of when they picture a classic wedding—and with good reason.

There are some great benefits to choosing a hotel wedding – read on for 7 reasons why you should consider having your wedding in a hotel:

1.Quality service

By choosing a hotel as your wedding venue, you’ll have access to experienced professionals at hand offering the best standards in the hospitality industry. At Careys Manor, we only host one wedding a day so that all attention is on you. Our team have years of experience when it comes to planning your hotel wedding, so that we can take the stress away from you. From the moment you enter the hotel, your mind will begin racing as you visualise each detail of your special day. From walking down the oak staircase with all eyes on you as your dress flows effortlessly behind you, to where the photographer can capture those cherished moments of standing in front of one another for the first time as husband and wife. We understand that your preferences and priorities will differ from the next and we are here to ensure that those dreams are met with our choice of packages from small, intimate ceremonies to large celebrations where you can dance into the night surrounding by your best friends and family. Are you thinking of something a little different? We have seen and done it all and are more than happy to accommodate you as well as guide you from the very beginning of your wedding journey.

2. Dedicated wedding co-ordinator

Another great benefit to a hotel wedding is a dedicated wedding co-ordinator who will guide you through the process and be available to answer questions during the planning process. Here at Careys Manor, our Wedding Coordinator Françoise has over 23 years’ experience at Careys and has planned over 1200 weddings. From Moroccan themed receptions and elopement style celebrations, Françoise will be able to make your dream wedding come to life. Plus, they come as part of the package so no need to pay extra for a wedding professional!

3. Exceptional facilities

If the idea of a wedding planning checklist is making your head spin, a hotel wedding may be for you. The venue is a one-stop-shop with catering, accommodation, beauty services, flowers and more. We work with a number of suppliers on a regular basis and can recommend them to you based on your requests. Once you book the hotel wedding, you can forego the taste-testing with various caterers, the meetings with multiple florists and hair and makeup trials if you want to and have it all arranged for you on site at the hotel. At Careys Manor, we also have the award-winning SenSpa where you and your wedding party can relax and unwind the night before so you feel truly pampered before your special day. Not forgetting the free Wi-Fi so that your friends and family can Instagram those special moments.

4. Delicious dining

Food is what makes a hotel wedding a popular choice. Why stress about organising your wedding food when a hotel can take care of that for you? Here at Careys we have 3 amazing restaurants onsite to suit all taste buds including our hearty and traditional French restaurant Le Blaireau, our Zen Garden restaurant that offers a Thai inspired menu and not forgetting Cambium restaurant in the heart of the hotel that represents fine dining in the New Forest. The Head Chefs are experienced in providing dining options at our hotel weddings and we can cater to all dietary requirements

5. A room to prepare

It is no surprise that hotels are a popular choice with brides and grooms for their wedding day, not just for your out-of-town guests. When having your ceremony and reception in the same venue, you can choose to stay the night before and get ready in the hotel, which takes a lot of the stress out of your special day and allows you to relax and enjoy yourself. With some of the rooms being interconnected, our Oakwood rooms make a great option for bridesmaids who wish to stay the night. These rooms are also located close to SenSpa and our leisure facilities, so the bridal party can enjoy some relaxation ahead of the wedding. The bridal suite, if available, also provides the perfect set up to get ready in the morning surrounded by the bridal party.

6. Special rates

If you anticipate your wedding party will include lots of out-of-towners, a hotel wedding may be the way to go. At a hotel, you are able to book a room block with special discounted rates allocated just for your wedding guests and family which means they can all be under the same roof and will have the convenience and comfort of not having to navigate an unfamiliar area. Plus, you won’t have to worry about booking transportation to and from a venue which can prove quite costly.

7. Opportunity to extend

Why not plan a little mini moon following your hotel wedding? Spend a few extra nights following your big day to unwind and let the memories of the day sink in as family disappear back home. Indulge in some luxury treatments at the spa ahead of your honeymoon or just take a time out to reel in the wedding dream and explore the local area.

Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa offers award-winning wedding venue facilities and services. Speak to our wedding professionals and leave the planning of your hotel wedding in the capable hands of Careys Manor.


To find out more about our Wedding Packages or to arrange a viewing, please contact our dedicated Wedding Coordinators, Françoise Gysemans on 01590 625204 or email


Photo credits – Lemontree Wedding Photography