Posted December 7, 2018

5 Reasons to Have a Hotel Wedding


You said yes or maybe you’ve put a ring on it. Now it’s time to find the perfect venue. The good news? It’s never been easier to gather under one roof. From the bridal party luncheon to the rehearsal dinner to the reception (and all those in-betweens), hotels and resorts are your one-stop shop for a stress-free wedding. So, skip the multiple locations and contacting a dozen vendors and celebrate with these five takeaways.

kimpton everly hotel photo credit @sunnybadger

An eclectically curated art collection makes for a unique backdrop at the Kimpton Everly Hotel in Los Angeles. Image Credit: @sunnybadger

1) Everything is Under One Roof

There’s no shuttle needed if all the event spaces you need are in the same building. Collaborate with your hotel on your checklist: bridal showers, hair and makeup, room blocks for your friends and family, receptions, post-wedding brunches, and of course, honeymoons. In Chicago, get the wedding parties glam in Petrosino’s Parlor, toast a few cocktails in The Robie Room with classic billiards, and then head up to dance the night away under a sky of stars at the Kimpton Gray Hotel’s Boleo rooftop. The best part? Everyone can just fall into bed when the champagne glasses are empty.

Boleo rooftop at the Kimpton Gray Hotel lets guests dine and dance in the open air, fifteen stories up. Image Credit: David Szymanski.

2) Local Flavor and Catering By Award-Winning Chefs

Add some local culinary zest to your big event and partner with our talented restaurant chefs on a custom menu your foodie friends will rave about. Feeling adventurous? Save room for experimental tastings. If you’re inside Austin’s Kimpton Van Zandt, we love pairing a BBQ station with bourbon cocktails—stirred and shaken thanks to our lead bartenders. Out East? Break out a late-night round of those famed cheesesteaks at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia for a surprise crowd-pleaser. We love a sophisticated ceremony that doesn’t take itself too seriously with “street food” snacks.

A decadent pairing of champagne and inventive small bites is sure to be a hit. Image Credit: Aubrie Pick.

3) From Cityscapes To Oceans to Mountains

Scene-setting is a must. After all, your love story is anything but ordinary. For electric urban energy and sweeping views of New York City, check out the rooftop terrace at the Kimpton Eventi or soak in the City of Angels at the Kimpton La Peer. Craving white sands and clear Caribbean waters? A sundown beach ceremony at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is a postcard perfect backdrop. If it’s the mountains you crave, head to the Kimpton Hotel Born in Denver or the Kimpton Taconic Hotel in Manchester. If you’re feeling more of a haute California desert vibe, there’s the one and only Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs.

A beach chic table sitting pretty under the Grand Cayman sun at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. Image Credit: @shosholoza

4) Let There Be Music!

No wedding is complete without the tunes. From your get-ready room, to the cocktail reception, Kimpton’s Director of Music can help craft music experiences as unique as you. We especially love custom Spotify playlists to strike a celebratory mood (pssst: and you can share with your friends after the wedding as a thank you). Want to pack the dance floor? Have Kimpton call in some live entertainment. In Nashville, bring in a local country singer to strum some chords and kick up your heels inside the Kimpton Aertson Hotel.

the kimpton goodland photo credit @jennandpawel

At the Kimpton Goodland, easygoing SoCal style infuses every element of your wedding with playful touches. Image Credit: @jennandpawel

5) Inspired Design and Special Photo Ops

It’s never been easier to create the perfect wedding photo opportunities than at a beautifully designed boutique hotel. From impressive ballrooms to ambient rooftops, lush outdoor spaces to thoughtfully curated art collections, our hotels can transform in so many ways. At the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore and the Kimpton Gray Hotel, the sweeping staircases are a photographer’s dream and at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, you can take the ceremony to the sandy shoreline (sunsets are gratis). From professional photography to your friend’s unscripted Instagram snaps, your photos will be worthy of the society page.

The staircase at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore makes for the perfect grand entrance. Image Credit: @raeaffairs