Hotel weddings in Norfolk | Hotel wedding venues in Norfolk | Getting married in a hotel in Norfolk
Hotel weddings are popular because they are by far the most convenient way to get married, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still create a unique one of a kind amazing Norfolk wedding day!
There’s an impressive range of hotels you can get married in around Norfolk and Suffolk, so you’re bound to find something to fit with the style and size of your wedding.
One of the biggest draws for couple’s who’ve booked me to photograph their hotel wedding is always the onsite accommodation.
Being able to get ready at the venue – knowing you’re both already there - really does help couples feel more relaxed on their wedding morning, banishing any fears they may have about ‘getting there on time.’
Getting ready at the venue also makes it straightforward for your wedding photographer to document both of your morning preparations without spending time travelling between venues.
Wherever possible I much prefer to shoot weddings alone because I like to document days in the same cohesive style from start to finish.
As a former press photographer I’m used to working at lightening speed, so this really isn’t a challenge for me.
When I’m photographing a Norfolk hotel wedding it’s easy for me to flit between both parties meaning I capture more of your preps.
Hotels usually provide really spacious and light rooms for brides and grooms getting ready which are the magic words for all wedding photographers!
Getting ready in the same hotel means your wedding prep photography will have a very different finish than, for example, if you were both getting ready at home or in different venues.
I’m not saying one is preferable to the other, but if you want a more ‘clean and polished’ look then a hotel suite will likely be the better choice for you.
As well as allowing you both to get ready onsite, Norfolk hotel weddings make it possible for you to house all of your guests under one roof – another massive draw for couples planning a hotel wedding.
This makes your wedding day comfortable and relaxed for you, and for them, especially if they’re not from Norfolk and have travelled to celebrate your wedding with you.
As a wedding photographer, I’ve noticed that keeping things as relaxed as possible for you and your guests has a positive impact on your day and in turn, on your wedding photography.
There’s more time to capture shots when people aren’t being transported around between multiple venues on wedding day.
And guests generally look happier too when they’re chilling with a drink rather than hopping on and off buses or driving!
So whether you’re inviting hundreds of guests or just a handful and want to keep the party together, there’s going to be a hotel venue in Norfolk to suit your wedding.
But comfortable and practical for you and your guests doesn’t mean it can’t be super stylish. Norfolk has some incredible hotels to get married in for every taste and budget.
Hotel wedding venues in Norfolk offer everything from a private function room for intimate weddings, to ballrooms grand enough for the biggest of receptions for hundreds of people.
Some venues might already look phenomenal and fit perfectly with your vision for the day. Some might be less inspiring at first glance which gives you a blank canvas to create your day – either yourself or with the help of a venue dresser.
You might chose the hotel because you’re in love with the grounds, or the bridal suit. If there are aspects of it you don’t love so much just let me ( or your chosen wedding photographer know) and I’ll do my best to disguise them.
Once you’d decided on the size of your wedding and found the best hotel to host your wedding day you’ll likely be assigned a wedding planner or wedding coordinator employed by the hotel to help you plan your day.
How much or how little they do is usually completely up to you!
Some couples get married in a hotel because they want an easier life and love having somebody to coordinate their day for them.
A hotel wedding planner will likely be able to arrange everything for you from your cake, to the flowers and even wedding photography.
But this is where you’ll need to be more cautious as just because the hotel might have ‘preferred suppliers,’ doesn’t mean they’ll be right for you and you’re not obliged to use them.
So you’ll still want to do your homework.
Never forget, it’s your wedding day so if you do turn to the planner for help – great – but always make sure the final decision is yours.
On the flip side, having the hotel to take care of details like table linen and catering means you’ll be able to plan your wedding pretty quickly, if not in one swoop!
With a single central venue for your wedding you may also want to hold a rehearsal or welcome dinner the night before and a wedding brunch the morning after.
With a hotel wedding you can roll up, enjoy it all and head off on honeymoon without any clearing up.
Some of my favourite Norfolk weddings to date have been shot at hotels.
So if you’re looking for a wedding hotel that exudes vintage glamour, urban luxury or country glamour, you’ll find it in Norfolk.