Anyone else play MASH (all.the.time) when they were younger and build in a category of ‘where’ they’d get married? I did 🙋🏻. And I always remember hoping that I’d wind up with the ‘hotel wedding.’ Complete with a classic ballroom reception and an amazing time for my best family and friends. When I finally did get married 20 some years later, I did get my hotel wedding. Well, it was technically an inn, but the same basic premise followed thereafter: the party happened downstairs, and guests could come and go as they pleased (well, no one ever wanted to leave, but the choice was theirs, if they needed to peace!). There are SO many reasons why we’re huge fans of the hotel wedding, and we figured we’d enlist one of the best hotel partners around, Marriott Hotels of Texas, to help us count it all down. Everything is bigger in Texas, right? Including the hotel wedding haps.
Here we go, reasons 1-6 why hotel weddings are hot for 2019
The Onsite Experts.
You know when people say that hotels are their own little (and not even) world? Everyone works in perfect tandem - from chefs to executive event staff - to ensure that everything on the daily runs in tip-top shape. So, with a Marriott Texas wedding, you can collaborate with their event connoisseurs and culinary team who are dedicated to planning and executing a perfect day with personal touches and custom menus certain to wow your guests. In fact, Sheraton Fort Worth couples get VIP access to the premier Fort Worth Water Gardens, an absolute oasis for an outdoor wedding with a uniquely memorable backdrop.
The One Stop Shopping.
Who doesn’t love the sound of these two words: all-inclusive? Hotels like The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center offer virtually turnkey offerings with all the major components for the wedding reception already included in one per person price. Their packages include a Welcome Reception, 4-Hour Open Bar, Dinner Option, Wedding Cake, Specialty Linens (if it’s offered, you CANNOT say no), Floral Centerpieces, and Room Accommodations for the bride & groom for the evening of the event. There is a TON that goes into wedding planning, so if you can limit the line items on that expense sheet, you’ll always be in a much better position.
The Unique Guest Experience In the Ideal Location.
Of course, the day is all about the couple - they call the shots, they make the calls, etc. but these days, aren’t we all more inclined to tailor our knot-tying affairs to the people we’re treating? Located in the Second Street District and next door to the famed Austin City Limits music venue, in the center of the Live Music Capital of the World®, W Austin is a much-loved location for your Texas wedding and wedding weekend activities. Your guests can explore all that Austin has to offer, while you prep for your big day or need to handle any nuptials logistics (family photos, etc.).
The Lodging for Everyone.
One of the best things that ANY couple who has ever had a hotel wedding says is that they loved having all the VI-est Ps in their lives on site for everything that went down on their wedding weekend. It’s just like going on vacation with your buddies, a wedding is a special occasion and it deserves more lead up and cool down celebrations than just one simple day of revelry. With more than 30 brands, Marriott offers hotels in everyone’s price point for your wedding weekend. Located on the stunning San Antonio Riverwalk, The Westin Riverwalk is a best case scenario backdrop to celebrate your wedding and make each moment unique and memorable. Guests can stay on property or at any one of Marriott’s other 48 properties in San Antonio.
The Venues Have Serious Vow-Factor.
No two hotels are alike, and that’s a fact. So, it would stand that no two hotel weddings are alike; especially when the hotels that are playing host literally have it all. Floor-to-ceiling windows that offer the most incredible views of Dallas and your own private bar. Does it sound like the perfect location for you? Well, then it’s time to visit the City View venue at Renaissance Dallas Hotel, with its own elevators and escalators. Inside the 6,120-square-foot space, top to bottom windows flood the room with natural light and offer a striking view of downtown Dallas. And the private bar, that mixes Texas touches with modern elegance, is an unmatched setting for a cocktail reception or after-party.
The perks apply to your honeymoon AND happily-ever-after.
Whether you want to stick around after the wedding for a stellar honeymoon, or would rather just bask in the afterglow of a great time had by all, you can still use your hotel wedding to earn points for your honeymoon or post-wedding getaway (we’re already thinking of X times that ‘we need honeymoon #2, #3, #4,' it doesn’t mean marriage is hard, but it certainly isn’t easy, when life struggles and everyday stress start to get in the way)! Plan your Dallas area wedding at the beautiful Sheraton Arlington complete with resort-style, picturesque waterfalls and lush green foliage all while earning TRIPLE Marriott Rewards points. Simply mention the “Vow to Get Away” promotion when you submit your request for a wedding event or room block at participating Marriott brand hotels and you’ll earn triple Marriott Rewards® points for every dollar spent, great to bank toward the vacation of your dreams.
We definitely didn’t have all ☝️in mind when we were playing MASH all that many years ago… but now that we know all that comes with that “Hotel Wedding,” we’re certain that’s a win win win. To learn more about hosting your wedding at one of Marriott’s incredible properties, head over here and get started on your happily ever after.
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