If you're looking for a romantic and old-fashioned wedding, a bed and breakfast wedding will be perfect for you.
Weddings are emotionally charged events, making them an extremely lucrative opportunity for small accommodation providers.
Indeed, brides and grooms search high and low for the perfect party venue that will serve as the special backdrop for memories they will cherish for many years to come.
Here are some facts to consider:
What is your inn doing to capitalize on weddings?
If you think that your small property couldn’t possibly be chosen as a wedding venue, think again.
Destination weddings have become very popular over the years, with couples choosing to tie the knot in small, intimate venues. In fact, over 24% of weddings that took place in the US in 2014 were destination weddings.
And for that intimate setting, couples are increasingly looking to boutique bed and breakfasts, inns, lodges and guesthouses.
Holding weddings at your inn will boost revenue, increase occupancy and have all your rooms booked out for longer periods of time.
Here are some simple things you can prepare and put in place at your inn to attract the wedding guests.
Innkeep by day, plan weddings by nightBrides and grooms are already stressed out about their big day, so the easier you make it for them the better!
If you provide additional wedding services that take the hassle out of wedding planning, couples will be more inclined to hold their wedding at your small property.
This is also a great way to involve other local businesses. Create a hit list for your wedding guests of all the services they may require by partnering with local suppliers. But remember – everyone is on a certain budget, so provide a few options to cater to all budgets.