The ceremony may be the important part of the big day, but we’d be lying if we said the wedding reception isn’t what we most look forward to when it comes to weddings. It’s the chance to let loose and have fun after all those months of stressful preparation. Plus, it’s the first thing you get to do with your new husband or wife, which makes it a very special occasion. However, by the time the reception comes around, the budget is stretched pretty thin. This can be one of the biggest expenses on your checklist, because who wants to scrimp when it comes to the reception? Fortunately, there are some great venues out there willing to give you an amazing wedding reception package for under £1,000.
With over 1,000 hotels around the world, Holiday Inn is doing pretty well for itself. The chain does more than just provide you somewhere to sleep for the night, though. One of their specialities is weddings – the ceremony and the reception. You can tie the knot in one of their gorgeous event rooms and not have to worry about travelling anywhere for the second portion of your big day.
The package begins with a two-course breakfast to start your day right (if you can stomach anything, that is). Afterwards, it’s time for the big event and Holiday Inn will help make sure that everything goes exactly as you want it to. Then, of course, comes the reception where the hotel will provide a tasty buffet for up to 30 guests. To top it all off, the happy couple never needs to leave the hotel once the festivities are over, because an overnight stay comes with the package.
Surely this must cost a lot, right? Nope, you can get this deal for £999. It depends on which hotel you’re looking to book (you might have to do some research), and you won’t be able to have more than 30 people at your wedding reception. However, if you’re hoping for something more intimate, this package is a great way to go.
If Holiday Inn isn’t quite your cup of tea, then how about Britannia Hotels? For the same price, you can get a package that will ensure no-one goes hungry on your big day. Not only do they provide a three-course meal for 50 of your friends and family, but they also have a buffet for the evening that caters for 100 guests. If you plan on getting married in the morning, then this deal is worth checking out. Plus, it allows you to invite more people to your wedding reception, which will surely make for a great party atmosphere.
Again, you’ll need to do some searching around to see which of the hotels closest to you offers this deal. Some of the popular, more expensive areas offer the same package for £1,499, a price you definitely want to avoid when it comes to saving money.
For couples who aren’t looking to get married on a Friday or Saturday, Old English Inns are a venue worth checking out. On every other day of the week, they provide cheaper packages that come in at around £999. As always, it depends where in the country you’re looking to book, but there’s sure to be a hotel in your area that can cater to your budget needs.
At Old English Inns, your money will get you a delicious three-course meal which comes with both wine and champagne, because what’s a wedding reception without a bit of bubbly? The reception can host up to 50 people, which is a decent size for a night of celebration and fun. It’s likely that the food you’re served, as well as the music on offer, will be down to the hotel, and may cost extra if you want to change it. However, that is something that can be discussed with the venue during the planning stages.
When it comes to your wedding reception, you don’t want to be thinking about money. You’ve just married the love of your life, and now it’s time for you to enjoy yourself. If you don’t want to look around and worry about how much this has all cost you, then these budget packages are the way to go. You deserve some peace of mind on your big day.
You’re looking at a writer who’s as dark and moody as he is a campy mess. I can write about almost anything, just don’t be surprised if I have a drink in hand. When it comes to weddings, I’m never the bridesmaid, never the bride (because I would upstage everyone in a fabulous dress).