With wedding season on the horizon, we turn our thoughts to those who are currently planning their big day but who want to stick to a budget in order to not leave yourselves out of pocket at the start of your married life!
There is no reason you cannot have the wedding you want at a price you can afford. It’s a question of research, careful advance planning and knowing what is available to you. Have a wedding planning checklist and work through it.
You must start by being clear on what your budget is, work out if there is any wiggle room and determine together which elements of your wedding dream are the most important to each of you. Use a wedding budget planner, whether an excel spreadsheet or one of the many online planners, to help you plan and manage your budget well, ensuring you get what you want from your special day.
The team at Hallmark Hotels are pure romantics at heart, with 22 out of our 26 hotels being wedding hotels. Each one offers exceptional venues and settings along with a range of excellent wedding packages to suit different budgets as well as wedding coordinators in these hotels to help couples with their wedding ideas and ensure they have the wedding of their dreams. Our wedding coordinators can also take away lots of the stress as they’re experts in creating fabulous weddings for all budgets! We have regular offers and specials at our hotels.
Check out our tips for wedding planning blog post for help starting to plan your wedding!
The fairy tale venue
Choosing a Hallmark Hotel means you can get married and have the reception with us, so there’s no need for your guests to traipse from ceremony to reception then get a cab to their overnight accommodation from the party.
Then there’s the venue style; are you looking for a stately home fairy tale wedding, a summer marquee or a mesmerising evening wedding at a cool urban venue? Or are you looking for somewhere that’s accommodating, affordable and decorated with style?
If a country house estate is your dream wedding setting, then look at venues like Hallmark Hotel Stourport Manor set in beautiful Worcestershire countryside or the picturesque Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor, a historic Georgian manor house in Bedford with stunning grounds. You can marry in one of the historic licensed rooms or outside in a marquee.
Close to the city
If you wish to hold your wedding in a more urban setting which offers quirks, style and a versatile space, then somewhere like Hallmark Hotel London Chigwell Prince Regent is a gorgeous choice if you live near the capital or in Essex. This fabulous hotel resides in a Grade II listed Georgian mansion with its own chapel, cocooned in landscaped gardens. Hallmark Hotel Liverpool Sefton Park is a Grade I listed oasis in 200 acres of exceptional landscaped gardens that are a stone’s throw away from Liverpool’s city centre. Perfect for an urban wedding with the feel of the countryside!
For unique backdrops to make your wedding photos pop, Hallmark Hotel Hull has some of the best views you could wish for, with the hotel sat on the banks of the Humber estuary. This modern hotel has a very modern feel to the rooms and was recently shortlisted for Hotel of the Year at the Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards 2019.
Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen is a stunning choice for anyone near Chester or who loves Chester and its quirkiness and sense of history. The Queen is right in the centre of this bustling and historic metropolis and its magnificent décor will entrance your guests and make your wedding photos really stand out from the crowd!
These are a few of the Hallmark hotels that cater for weddings; take a closer look at the hotel that interests you to discover our wedding packages available, or contact our specialists to find out more.
Hallmark Hotel Carlisle
Hallmark Hotel Chester, The Queen
Hallmark Hotel Hull
Hallmark Hotel Manchester
Hallmark Hotel Wrexham Llyndir Hall, near Chester
Hallmark Hotel Warrington
Hallmark Hotel Liverpool Sefton Park
Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland