Wedding venues come in all shapes and sizes, and whatever criteria tops your ‘must-have' list, you're sure to find the perfect place to hold your special day. We take a look at the benefits of choosing a wedding venue with accommodation and how it can make all the difference when it comes to your wedding day.
Your on-site suite
Let's start with the most important accommodation; your own! The last thing you want to have to think about after an amazing day and night of celebrating is getting a taxi across town to the place where you're spending the night. A wedding venue with accommodation means that you can focus on having fun before retiring to your suite whenever you feel like, just a few steps away from the party.
Honeymoon Suite at Iscoyd Park
Honeymoon Suite at Wasing Park - Image © Edmund Dabney Photography
No driving home hassle
Some venues have plenty of rooms available so loads of your guests can stay over too. It might not seem like too big a deal, but if people are having to drive home, it can have an effect on your evening reception. Some guests might not get into the full swing of things if they are the designated driver, while others might hit the road early to get home at a decent time. Pick a wedding venue with rooms and the party will carry on long into the night!
Stable Yard accommodation at Iscoyd Park
Extend the celebrations
If your friends and family are staying over at the venue with you, then breakfast the morning after is a great way to extend the celebrations and spend a bit more time with your nearest and dearest. Sure, one or two will be suffering slightly with sore heads, but you'll have a great time reliving the events of the day before and talking about your honeymoon plans.
Accommodation reception room at Parkfields Country House
A place to prep
Not only does your honeymoon suite give you a luxurious place to spend the night, but it also provides a spot for you to prep before tying the knot. The room will no doubt be designed for this use and will be well stocked with large mirrors and good lighting, and if you're getting married on site, you won't have to travel anywhere and risk your hair or make-up getting ruined!
Granary Cottage at Curradine Barns - Image © Paul Willetts Photography
It's a fact: weddings can be a long day! There might be a point in the day where you just want a few minutes to chill out, and your room provides the perfect place to escape for a little bit of quiet time. Your guests will appreciate their own space too where they can freshen up or maybe slip into their dancing shoes in preparation for the evening.
The Dovecote accommodation at Wasing Park - Images © Edmund Dabney Photography
Stay the night before
Depending on availability, some venues may make it possible for you and your guests to stay the night before too. This means that you don't have to worry about travelling to the venue on the day and can focus solely on making yourself look fabulous for you wedding! It's great news for guests who are coming from a long way away as they can avoid that really early start on the road.
The Bridal Suite at Parkfields Country House
Accommodation at Wasing Park - Image © Edmund Dabney Photography
An extra bit of luxury
After all the stress and hard work that goes into planning a wedding, you've definitely earned a night of luxury in a stunning suite. Some venues really go all out with their honeymoon suites, and guest accommodation too for that matter. It's the perfect way to round off a fantastic day and you can wake up feeling refreshed and ready to begin your married life!
The Gresham Bridal Suite at Clearwell Castle - Image © Nick Murray Photography
So there you have it. Just a handful of the reasons why we think that wedding venues with accommodation make a great choice for your special day! If you're looking for a truly stunning place to tie the knot, why not take a look at our list of 20 Incredible Barn Venues for the Perfect Summer Wedding and start planning today!