Why Choose A Hotel Wedding In Lancashire
Hotel weddings have grown massively in popularity and hotel wedding venues have risen to the challenge. Religious ceremonies have steadily declined in recent years, whilst civil ceremonies have grown in popularity. This change in ceremony style means that there are more options than ever for your special day.
What do couples want in a wedding venue?
Your wedding venue needs to match your vibe. You’ll know on visiting a wedding hotel whether it’s somewhere you can see yourself saying, ‘I do’. Many couples want a wedding venue where everything is organised for you. Having accommodation on site, catering facilities, bathroom facilities, indoor and outdoor space, support staff and wedding planners are all major benefits of choosing hotels for weddings.
Wedding venue hotels will often have a licensed room for ceremonies, have trusted suppliers and partners and can help you iron out all those little details that make your wedding day unforgettable.
How much do wedding venues cost?
The average cost of a wedding in 2022 according to Hitched.com was £18,400.
However, the cost of a hotel wedding venue for your wedding will entirely depend on the size of the venue, how big your guestlist is and your preferred hotel wedding package. You may opt for a twilight wedding package and pay much less for your wedding venue as you’re there for a shorter amount of time and there is no formal sit-down meal, for example.
For tips on how to plan your wedding on a budget, check out our blog.
Why get married in Lancashire?
Lancashire is a beautiful rural county in the northwest of England. With a long coastline along the Irish Sea to the west, stretching up to Morecambe Bay in the north and the Ribble Estuary in the south, Lancashire wedding venues abound. Lancashire has excellent transport links, is easily reached from the south, Wales and Scotland, is home to the Forest of Bowland AONB, Pendle Hill and is a popular destination for walkers. It is easy to see why so many couples choose to get married here. The picturesque scenery, choice of wedding venues and abundance of wedding suppliers make this a wonderful place to get married.
Advantages of a hotel wedding
Accommodation – the beauty of a wedding reception venue that is also a hotel is that you and your guests don’t have to go anywhere. No transport is needed and often you’ll be able to stay the night before and get ready at the hotel wedding venue.
Budget-friendly – having one price for your wedding where everything is included in a wedding package price is super handy for controlling your budget. Being able to make adjustments to save money and choose where to spend more money will be helpful for couples on a budget.
Spacious – a hotel wedding venue will have plenty of space to use. Negotiate for exclusive use for smaller intimate wedding venues in Lancashire or have your own dedicated space at larger wedding hotels. Typically, at a hotel wedding venue you’ll have outdoor space, accommodation, meeting spaces and plenty of parking.
Convenient – having most of the elements of your wedding organised by one provider is way more convenient than having to liaise with multiple suppliers, saving you time, budget and stress.
Disadvantages of a hotel wedding
Restrictions – with a hotel venue for your wedding you may be restricted on the amount of available time you can have at the venue. This can include inflexible check out times and rigid available from times. You may also have to take a fixed number of rooms for exclusive use of a wedding hotel venue and commit to a fixed amount of time there.
Privacy – check with your hotel wedding venues whether they’ll be other weddings happening on or around your wedding date. If privacy is important to you then choosing a hotel venue that can guarantee exclusive use or has a limit to the number of weddings they can have at any one time would be beneficial.
Flexibility – you may find your wedding day timetable is fixed. You may also find that your wedding venue has preferred suppliers they want you to use instead of your own. Talking to your hotel venue when you go to look around will give you a good idea about how much flexibility there is around timetables, suppliers and any special requests.
Weddings at the Lawrence
The Lawrence, Padiham, near Burnley, is a great example of an exceptional wedding venue in Lancashire. Their wedding packages appeal to a range of budgets, including those looking for cheap wedding venues. Opt for a twilight package to save money or book exclusive use and take their stylish accommodation and enjoy your very own intimate wedding venue in the heart of Lancashire.