When you’re selecting hotel accommodations, your main concern should be your guests. These friends and family have travelled to share your special day and bring you joy and support. Some have taken time off work, and they may have made a serious investment in your wedding, both in time and money. They’re also likely to give you a present. What can you do to thank them (besides writing a heartfelt thank you, post-event)?
One of best ways to tell your guests how pleased you are by their presence is to make your block of wedding party reservations at a most excellent hotel. If you’ve chosen the beautiful bay side community of Brighton, you can’t go wrong with offering your guests the opportunity to stay at Brighton Savoy’s 4 Star Accommodation.
You’ll want to look for hotels that feature, for example, beach weddings, commitment ceremonies, and give you the option for weddings both outside and inside. Give your guests an attraction. Brighton, for example is known for their world famous – and historically significant Brighton Bathing Boxes. And you know what your guests will really appreciate? Free on-site parking (especially when many are accustomed to staying in hotels that charge outrageous daily parking rates). You may have guests who have limited opportunities to stay in a world-class four-star hotel. Give them that chance!
A savvy bride and groom who are getting married in a metropolitan area will want to give attendees a choice of three price points: budget, mid-range and luxury. Some guest may really be stretching it financially, by attending your wedding –others, when they find out it’s being held in beautiful Brighton, will turn their guest-status into vacationer. This rate is generally only recommended by wedding experts when the hotel is the only viable venue and you have a number of guests who’ll have to spend at least one night there.
Once you’ve chosen your hotel, you’ll have the option of a guaranteed block or a courtesy block. The first is also called “closed” and involves you providing a deposit and signing a contract. You’ll be held liable (for the cost or percentage of the value of non-occupied rooms. The courtesy block is alternatively called an “open” block because you won’t be held financially responsible for unsold room, but hotels will often give you a cut-off date of when the reservations must be made by. In courtesy block reservations, some hotels will only give your special rate to the rooms in the block, and others will have to pay market rate.
Wedding reception venues in Melbourne such as Brighton Savoy offers a choice of four reception rooms, views, beautiful vistas and on-site locations idea for wedding photography. Two of the reception rooms – catering for 24 to 250 guests — offer the newlywed couple and their guests a bay view.
Whether you’re planning a wedding party flash mob or not, who wouldn’t love the opportunity to trip the light fantastic in a gala ballroom. Your wedding video will be something to behold when it’s shot at the Brighton Savoy’s Gala Ballroom, with a large central chandelier, a fully redecorated and refurbished room, decorated in classy silver, grey and black. The bridal table is elevated so you’ll get to survey all your guests and see how much they’re enjoying your wedding. You can even marry in the room in the location’s atrium.
Other rooms at the Savoy include the smaller, wood-panelled Wellington, the Seaview overlooking Brighton Beach, and the smallest, Seaview Terrace, overlooking Port Phillip Bay.
This article is contributed by Katrina Fernandez