With more and more couples forgoing the traditional church wedding for more alternative scenarios, it seems like a good time to mention a bed & breakfast as a possible wedding venue. It’s certainly not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about getting married, but there are several benefits to consider.
Feels Like Home
If there is one thing about using a bed & breakfast for a wedding venue that isn’t available with a traditional venue, it is intimacy and coziness. A high quality bed & breakfast has a way of making it feel like you’re home and that everything is just as it should be.
If you are lucky enough to find a bed & breakfast that also specializes in weddings, you’ll get to feel that intimacy and experience the professional touch of someone who has done it many times before. All of the bases will be covered, but in a much different way than with a large venue.
All Under One Roof
The way most bed & breakfasts are set up makes it possible to have both the ceremony and the reception under the same roof, which adds to the comfort factor even more. No running around from one place to the next, less planning and less stress on your wedding day.
Justifies a Smaller Guest List
If your heart of hearts is screaming for a smaller guest list, using a bed & breakfast for your wedding venue will certainly help make that happen. You may have to make some tough exclusion, but there’s only so much space so there is really nothing you can do.
Save for the Honeymoon
In all likelihood, a bed & breakfast wedding will save you a considerable amount of money over a traditional ceremony and reception, and this is money you can apply directly to your honeymoon. You can have a small, intimate wedding and reception, then take off to spend the first week or two of married life at your dream location.
You’re Still Married
If you’ve considered going small and intimate but still have those old, nagging beliefs about traditional weddings pulling at you, try to push them aside and go with your heart. A small wedding doesn’t mean you’re any less married than if you were married in the biggest church in town. The benefits are many, so if a bed & breakfast sounds right to you, give us a call and we’ll be happy to provide you with more information.