2018 Wedding Venue Spotlight: Hotel Edition
Happy couples have been getting married at hotels for ages, and with good reason. A hotel can offer so many benefits as a wedding venue. Many hotels include large event spaces, customizable packages, and discounted hotel stays.
If you’re hosting a destination wedding, your guests will appreciate not having to arrange transportation between venues. Many local guests like to carry on the romance of the wedding and stay at a hotel as well. Below are some enchanting local hotels that make excellent wedding venues.
With its location on the University of North Carolina campus, and its gorgeous architecture, The Carolina Inn is a dream venue for countless UNC alumni.
The AAA 4-diamond Carolina Inn features 185 guest suites and almost 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor wedding venue space. Couples may choose from two courtyards, three ballrooms and three more intimate rooms when planning their wedding.
Though each space offers its own elegant and charming ambiance, the Old Well Room and Parlors is a historic favorite wedding venue. The Old Well Room and Parlors is the Inn’s first ballroom, dating back to 1924. The art deco-inspired décor and vintage designer black and white terrazzo floor have provided a glamorous backdrop for many weddings. Cocktail hour may take place in other rooms and then the reception is saved for this jaw-droppingly exquisite take place.
Out-of-town guests may really appreciate staying in such a luxurious setting with fantastic dining, shopping, and spa options nearby. Its prime location, varied event spaces, and reception packages make this an ideal venue for parties both large and small.
The largest event space, the Renaissance Ballroom, is 5,430 square feet and is a perfect canvas to be customized by lighting and décor into the wedding venue of your wildest imagination.
Couples who chose this hotel for their wedding say guests rav about the food as well as how truly excellent the overall service. Dinner packages range from buffets to truly extravagant affairs. A list of preferred vendors is provided, making the planning process at The Renaissance Raleigh North Hill Hotel a breeze.
The Marriott Crabtree Raleigh has been recently updated and is a contemporary hotel with a retreat-like feel. Guests will appreciate the modern details, casual dining, and spacious guest rooms. Out-of-town guests may also appreciate the shuttle service and easy access to shopping.
While the Marriott Crabtree Raleigh Hotel offers packages and a variety of event spaces as well, many happy brides report that the wedding staff here go above and beyond. Services provided by the staff include private menu tasting and set-up of complimentary wedding and honeymoon registries.
There are group room block rates for guests and a Honeymoon Package available to the bride and groom, which includes champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.
The StateView Hotel is centrally located on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. Because of its university ties, it has some features that alumni may really appreciate.
The onsite Beaker & Flask restaurant may be a fun choice for a rehearsal dinner venue, with its unique lab theme.
The popular industrial style décor may be noted throughout the property.
Though modern, its event spaces can still provide an elegant, sophisticated backdrop to your special day. Couples may wish to take advantage of its picturesque rolling green lawn on Lake Raleigh as well and hold an outdoor sunset ceremony.
Morning after brunches are a unique and thoughtful touch offered by The StateView, making it a great choice for couples who want to spend time with their guests after the celebration.
Bring your dream celebration to life in one of our favorite hotel wedding venues. Your entire wedding completely picturesque. Hotels offer so many different options. Complete flexibility to create from scratch or choose a package. There are endless options when creating your perfect wedding day no matter what you seek.
The first day of the rest of your happily ever after……