Discover what makes a winter or Christmas wedding so special at the Hythe Imperial Hotel.
The most wonderful time of the year
Back in the 18th and 19th centuries, Christmas Day was actually the most popular day of the year to get married.
That’s because back then, people worked six days a week with no paid holiday. However, they were guaranteed to have Christmas Day off, so many used the opportunity to tie the knot and party!
Those days are long gone. But now, a Christmas wedding is still a popular choice for a much better reason… winter wedding ceremonies come at the time of year when people are full of good cheer and festive spirit, when friends and family come together to celebrate.
A Christmas wedding in Kent at the Hythe Imperial is also stylish, sophisticated, and magical, and can be tailored just how you want it.
Christmas may have its origins as a religious festival. But whether or not you want to incorporate that into your wedding, the winter months are still the perfect time for an unforgettable big day.
There are so many things you can fit into your wedding at the Hythe Imperial Hotel.
Our large victorian hotel will already be decorated for the season, with festive decorations and big, beautiful Christmas trees throughout. These details can be extended into your theme for the ceremony and celebrations too.
The halls really will be decked – especially in the grand Imperial ballroom which makes the perfect setting for your winter marriage celebration. You can personalise your theme and really put your own stamp on it.
And what about a festive bouquet? Think reds, greens and whites, or traditional touches such as holly and ivy.
If you’re really feeling in the romantic mood, include some mistletoe too!
Festive food and drink
Of course, feasting is all part of Christmas.
The Hythe Imperial Hotel offers fine dining from the AA-rosette Coast restaurant which is located on-site.
This ensures your winter wedding will be expertly catered by the hotel’s chefs.
So whether you want to go completely traditional with roast turkey and all the trimmings, or put a spin on your festive feast with fresh seafood caught locally, you will have a festive wedding feast to remember.
There are also options to indulge your guests with a tasty evening buffet of bacon, sausage and egg baps.
Winter wedding packages
Our carefully-planned winter wedding packages are ideal to keep you on budget, but still get the big Christmas wedding you want.
Our special December wedding package includes a red carpet arrival for your ceremony and a delicious three-course wedding breakfast. Plus, a glass of bubbly and the services of a toastmaster before the ballroom is yours to celebrate with a private Christmas disco!
It’s the perfect excuse to create that Christmas playlist, whether you prefer Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You, or would rather dance to Last Christmas by Wham!
Or if you’re looking for a winter wedding in January or February, our Winter Warmer wedding package is ideal. This features lots of festive touches such as mulled wine or spiced cider on arrival, a grazing table for your evening guests, and a DJ to get the party started and going all night long.
We’re confident the Hythe Imperial Hotel has a Christmas wedding package that is perfect for you, with prices starting from £4995 (based on 50 guests).
A bespoke Christmas wedding
If you want to create something very specific for your Kent Christmas wedding, we can help you achieve that too, with our bespoke package.
Our experienced wedding team are on hand to discuss all the available options along with your ideas to really personalise your special day.
Get in touch with our wedding experts
While we can’t guarantee a White Christmas for your wedding, we can guarantee a special day filled with smiles, festivities and celebrations.
Get in touch with our wedding experts, and we would love to show you around our beautiful hotel wedding venue, and talk about your dream winter wedding in Kent.