Wedding planning alone can be stressful – let alone during a pandemic! Many weddings have either been postponed, canceled or decreased to a smaller scale.
Since this situation is fluid and ever-changing, hotels around the globe are offering special packages to couples who might be looking to decrease their wedding size or elope!
See below a list of hotels that are offering specials in hopes it removes a tiny bit of stress for you during this time!
Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort – Willemstad, Curaçao
Set on white sand beaches overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea, Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort is offering couples a fully planned intimate wedding for those looking to escape to the tropics to say their “I Do’s”. Each couple will receive a personal stateside planner to assist with scheduling and the package will also include full ceremony set up, wedding cake, a licensed marriage officiant and more. If the couple is interested in inviting guest there will be 25% off all room categories that are booked for the wedding party.
Property: Inns of Aurora (Aurora, NY)
Set on Cayuga Lake in the quaint and charming village of Aurora, NY, the Inns of Aurora is a boutique, picturesque waterfront wedding venue with a variety of customizable ceremony and reception options. To accommodate couples looking to get married soon with a smaller wedding, rather than postpone completely, the resort created the Rowland House Weddings package, which offers couple an intimate wedding experience for up to 50 guests in the charming Rowland House, one of the resort’s five Inns which features a private dining room, stunning parlors and comfortable seating options. The package also includes a formal plated dinner with seasonal specialties, special rates for overnight accommodations, and a romantic ceremony set by the glowing fireplace or at the base of the grand staircase, surrounded by the soft glow of candlelight.
(Credit: Inns of Aurora)
Property: Amway Grand Plaza
In the heart of Grand Rapids, MI, the Amway Grand Plaza will offer a complimentary wedding ceremony during the COVID-19 pandemic, once the state’s stay-at-home order is lifted. Providing a beautiful back drop for couples who don’t want to wait to tie the knot, each party can have up to 10 guests for an individual, 30-minute ceremony in a dreamy setting. Just-married couples are invited to stay for an overnight honeymoon at a TBD discount.
photo credit: Jes Zevalkink.
Property: The Bristol Hotel in Bristol, VA
Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains between Virginia and Tennessee, Bristol is a truly unique city built on industrial roots and a musical spirit. The Bristol Hotel is a 65-room property that serves as the town’s first and only boutique hotel, offering a one-of-a-kind venue with wedding packages to suit any taste. Housed within a repurposed office building from 1925 boasting original historic architectural details mixed with modern elements, the hotel is an iconic setting for unforgettable small-scale events. Couples looking for a quick elopement can rent out Lumac Rooftop Bar for 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains or choose from a historic ballroom and several boardrooms to accommodate any size occasion. With 3,000 square feet of flexible space, in-house catering with authentically regional Appalachian cuisine and a historic Arcade entryway, our versatile downtown venue is an impressive setting for small, intimate weddings in the DC/VA/MD region.
Property: HarbourView Inn in Charleston, SC
Regarded as one of the most romantic cities in the world, Charleston’s intimate cobblestone allies and secluded gardens make it one of America’s most popular cities for an intimate wedding destination. At the city’s only waterfront hotel, couples can have their dream elopement on the private rooftop terrace overlooking historic harbor and church steeple skyline with the HarbourView Inn’s Rooftop Romance Elopement Package. Designed for optimal ease in wedding planning, the package includes a personalized ceremony for up to 10 guests with a photographer, an officiant, 8-inch double layer wedding cake and a seasonal bouquet, as well as lavish amenities like a complimentary bottle of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut champagne, a dozen chocolate covered strawberries, rose petal turndown service, and a cheese and charcuterie plate curated from local Charleston food purveyors with a 10% discounted room rate. Package starts at $1450.
Property: The Foundry Hotel in Asheville, NC
Perfect for small-party wedding getaways, The Foundry Hotel’s elopement package includes a one night stay in the Foundry Lookout Suite, located at the highest point of the property with views of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, an officiant, breakfast in bed from on-site soul food restaurant Benne on Eagle, a photographer and plenty other picture-perfect wedding goodies. For the outdoorsy soon-to-be wed couples looking to live life on the edge, the elopement ceremony could take place flying over the picturesque mountainside in an Asheville Hot Air Balloon, or for the more tame couples, a guided hike to the elopement destination is available as an add-on, too! Prices for the full experience start at $1750 for one night in the suite or $2500 for two nights.
The Wayfinder Hotel (opening next month in the celebrated weddings destination of Newport, Rhode Island) debuts with a selection of exclusive “private” micro-wedding and elopement offers, including an intimate sailboat ceremony led by a boat captain followed by a lobster bake for up to six guests.