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6 Reasons to Host Your Wedding at a Hotel

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Let the expertise and professionalism of a well-run hotel ease your wedding day worries.
By: 
Reeve Currie

Sponsored by The Westin Edina Galleria

One of the most stressful elements of wedding planning is creating a celebration that is enjoyable for you and your spouse-to-be and still treats your guests to a memorable event. Centering your wedding ceremony and reception at a hotel is an easy way to remove unwanted worries about your guests, as well as simplify the day by providing a single space for all the wedding festivities.

There is a lot to think about when creating a space that will cater to the desires of your guests, as well as provide a stunning location for your wedding, so below we're featuring the top six reasons to pick a hotel venue.

1. Your needs will be taken care of.

When you are no longer the hostess, you don't have to worry about anticipating everything your guests might need. Hotels are skilled in the art of hospitality and will make sure that both you and your family and friends are treated like kings and queens. You can easily provide out-of-town guests with rooms so they can stay overnight at the exact wedding location - this way Uncle Bob won't get lost and arrive twenty minutes late to the ceremony.

What does every bridal party want? To be pampered! When getting ready before the wedding, relax in a stylish room just for you and your bridesmaids. Expert staff will be available to steam your dress, whisk away the wedding gifts or provide fresh towels and robes for your wedding party. You will be able to relax and take in the day you've been waiting months for.

2. Receive professional personalized care and attention.

Despite the number of guests, your family and friends won't feel like just another customer. One-on-one interactions make each guest feel special, not to mention make your stay that much more unique.

You will feel welcomed and taken care of because your stay will be catered directly to your event and needs. Hotels are adept at providing handicap accessibility, as well as working with different vendors and brands. Feeling overwhelmed by the endless choice of caterers? Most hotels have a list of vendors they love working with, which makes your decision process easier, so you can focus on enjoying the months leading up to your big day.

3. Treat yourself and your guests to complimentary services.

Your guests will feel like they're on a special vacation as they're treated to valet service upon arriving, offered drinks and welcomed inside. As you go about your wedding day, you and your bridal party will enjoy the ease of strong Wi-Fi that allows for communication between wedding planners, photographers and family members. Staying the night? Ask your hotel if they have a bed and breakfast deal you can offer to overnight guests.

4. Enjoy nearby amenities for a full weekend of fun.

Most hotels are situated near fine dining and shopping centers. For out-of-town guests, this provides a nice weekend getaway where they will be able to explore the sights and try new restaurants and breweries. Many hotels provide a list of nearby attractions that can be printed and left in your guests' rooms upon their arrival.

Needing a spa day or a fancy brunch with your girls the morning of your wedding? Perhaps your extended family would enjoy a night of bowling before the big day! All is provided at nearby locations that only add to the magical wedding celebration.

5. Simplify the wedding day with one location.

One of the most hectic elements to any wedding is the mad rush after the ceremony as guests travel to the reception venue (and struggle to find parking). All that added chaos is removed when your reception is in the same building as your ceremony. Many hotels provide multiple event rooms so that you can get married in one and dine in another. Have you heart set on the grand ballroom for both? The staff will take care of everything by gently ushering your guests into the foyer or sunny deck while they quickly switch out ceremony benches for elegant dining.

Your guests will be able to relax between the ceremony and reception – no transportation hassle required. Having an open bar? Rest assured that your guests will be safe throughout the night as their rooms are just down the hall. This way you can spend time on other important details rather than trying to figure out the complicated process of changing venues.

6. Hotel spaces are versatile.

Wanting to streamline the events surrounding your wedding? Book the hotel for the night before and host the rehearsal dinner in a nearby room. Visiting friends and family will find the single venue much easier to manage when being in a new city.

Make it extra special by having the bachelor and bachelorette parties the night before the wedding, with the hotel as a place to crash after the festivities. You will love waking up surrounded by your closest family and friends – plus you'll already be at your venue, ready for the best day of your life!

Choosing a hotel as your wedding venue has so many benefits. Simplifying transportation needs and directions removes unnecessary stress and confusion for your guests. You can relax, not having to rush back and forth to decorate multiple venues or make sure the flowers were delivered to the right spot. Let the hotel staff do the hard work so that you can be fully present and enjoy getting married – all while giving your guests a weekend to remember!

The Westin Edina Galleria welcomes travelers with elevated accommodations, thoughtful amenities and an inspired location in Edina, Minneapolis. Offering a direct connection to the Galleria Edina shopping center and located minutes away from the Mall of America, the hotel is perfectly positioned to experience the area's best shopping, dining and entertainment.

The Westin Edina Galleria encompasses over 9,100 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, making it an ideal choice for weddings, conferences, banquets, and meetings. The dedicated meeting and event specialist will service your every detail.