Your wedding minibreak for family and friends

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One of the most wonderful things about a wedding is the opportunity for your families and friends to reunite and come together to celebrate your special day and there is no better way to do this than under one roof here at the Hythe Imperial Hotel, Kent’s luxury wedding venue.

The beauty of a hotel wedding is that you also have the option of starting the fun early by extending the celebrations, perhaps inviting your closest friends and family members to join you for a spa day or round of golf the day before followed by an informal drinks reception or meal in one of our bar and lounge or fine dining areas. Or you could try out one of the excellent restaurants in nearby Hythe, Sandgate or Folkestone!

It is worth sounding out some friends and family members about the suitability and affordability of extending your festivities in this way and whether you budget for this as a couple, or ask your guests to attend and pay their way (as long as they know the arrangement ahead of time), it is really up to you. If guests are travelling a long way to join you, then they are likely to really appreciate that the wedding is taking place over few days. Remember that your guests may be travelling some distance to attend so bear in mind the different arrival times of your advance party group and cater accordingly.  As much as it is your celebration, don’t lose sight of the effort made by your guests and ensure anyone arriving the night before is made to feel welcome.

When it comes to the big day itself, your wedding guests will be able to really let their hair down, safe in the knowledge that their bed is close by and there will be no hanging around waiting for taxis or the designated drivers having a long drive at the end of the evening (or having to depart early).

For our couples themselves – who already have enough to think about when planning their wedding,  there is no need to organise accommodation close to their wedding venue; they will just have a short walk to one of our sumptuous bedrooms or suites.

Here at the Hythe Imperial Hotel, we love that our couples can join their loved ones for breakfast; there is always plenty of laughter and anecdotes from the celebrations, and our sea front location here in Hythe is a great spot for blowing away the cobwebs. Groups from our wedding parties often choose to play another round of golf or a day on the beach before making their way home, to really get the most out of their stay. That’s the benefit of such a versatile wedding venue that offers gorgeous function rooms, overnight accommodation, its own spa, golf course and a beachfront location that is unrivalled anywhere in Kent.

We would be delighted to welcome you, your family and friends to celebrate your wedding at the coast-side Hythe Imperial but we have one request: if you get married here, don’t become strangers; come to visit us from time to time as, when you have your wedding with us, you become part of the Hythe Imperial family and we love welcoming back our happy couples.

We’d love to show you the possibilities of our luxury wedding venue for your special day. Contact the wedding team to book your showround today!