Whether you’re planning a destination wedding far from home or are looking for something a bit closer, hotel wedding venues are a great way to plan a wedding where every detail is taken care of. Plus, who doesn’t love having a short commute from the reception to their room after the wedding? While some hotel weddings can feel impersonal or bland, there are hotel wedding venues out there where you and your guests will love every detail. These 4 and 5-star hotel wedding venues, below, are some of our favorite in the U.S. See which one fits your style the best!
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Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
Starting price range for weddings: $180 per person. Average wedding minimum is $22,000
Average price for hotel rooms for guests: $499 per night
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Tranquility and style are two words that come to mind with this #1-rated Arizona resort and spa. With a secluded location overlooking Paradise Valley (yet still located just 5 minutes away from Scottsdale), this hotel features 9,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor function space for up to 200 guests. Indoor weddings can be held in The Views, a striking, contemporary building with a ballroom and panoramic windows, or outside for stellar sunsets on the Upper Lawn, Lower Lawn or Garden Terrace. Plus, guests get to enjoy amazing food by Food Network star and Executive Chef, Beau MacMillan.
Location: Lake Tahoe
Starting price range for weddings: $200-$250 (not including additional fees) and varies by season
Average price for hotel rooms for guests: $350/night
Exchange your vows high above the treetops and in the midst of the beautiful snow-capped mountains at this picturesque resort that can host up to 350 guests. The various indoor and outdoor event spaces offered are large enough for multi-day cultural weddings with both pre- and post-wedding ceremonies, including the Fireside Terrace, an outdoor venue option that features a 2,000-square-foot stone terrace with a seven-foot fire feature. Dreaming of a winter wedding? Guests will love the hotel’s après-ski experiences, including a slope-side spa and complimentary s’mores.
Location: Pebble Beach
Starting price range for weddings: $250 per person
Average price for hotel rooms for guests: $720 per night
Golfers will rejoice when they find out about this destination hotel wedding venue. Located on the lush first fairway at Pebble Beach Golf Links, the Fairway One is the newest addition to the famed Lodge at Pebble Beach. Designed for wedding receptions up to 250 guests, Fairway One features floor-to-ceiling windows and a terrace overlooking the first hole. The 38 guest rooms are luxurious yet homey, and are definitely a great place to relax after exploring Pebble Beach or a round of gold.
Starting price range for weddings: $24,000 (based on 30 guests for venue space and food & beverage)
Average price for hotel rooms for guests: $700+
Tucked into a private canyon surrounded by ancient oaks, rolling hills, and a private lake, the world-renowned resort even features an on-site vineyard, offering wedding guests the opportunity for wine tasting. Its “wine cave” also acts as both a wine cellar and a romantic space that’s perfect for a wedding ceremony or reception. When the wedding’s over guests can retreat to one of the 50 free-standing guest lodges with large cedar decks and a view to the stunning pines through their windows.
Starting price range for weddings:
Wedding Deck: Site fee (when booked with reception space): $15/per person ($1,500 minimum)
Aspen Mountain Club: Site fee is $4,000-$10,000; Food and beverage minimum for daytime events:$8,000-$18,000 ;$30,000-$80,000 for evenings.
Sun Deck: Site fee is $7,000-$10,000; Food and beverage minimum: $40,000-$80,000
Average price for hotel rooms for guests: $430+
Step outside this hotel at the base of the iconic Aspen Mountain and take a scenic three-mile enclosed gondola ride to the top for three amazing venue options: the Aspen Mountain Wedding Deck, the Aspen Mountain Club (our fave), and the Sundeck. Whether you want a wedding for two to 500, each venue is a Pinterest-worthy option with unique decor (the Mountain Club features a private art collection, including pieces by Andy Warhol) and once-in-a-lifetime views. Back at the hotel (Aspen’s only 5-star) and guests will find chic rooms with fireplaces, marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and balconies with city or mountain views.
Starting price range for weddings: $200-$225/pp
Average price for hotel rooms for guests: $650
This luxury hotel is less than two miles from the White House, yet guests will feel as if they’re in their own palatial digs when they check into their rooms with spacious limestone and slate bathrooms and unbeatable views of Georgetown. Say “I Do” in front of up to 130 guests in the Fahrenheit Ballroom, or if you’re looking for something more intimate the Chimney Stack sits at the bottom of a 1932 structure that towers 130 feet with a glass ceiling to the sky that can seat 12 for dinner.
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Starting price range for weddings: $14,500 (based on 30 guests for venue space and food & beverage)
Average price for hotel rooms for guests: $425
This oceanfront property hosts only one wedding on the property at a time, allowing you to take full advantage of the 4.5 acre location, top-notch service, warm ocean breezes, and glamorous Mediterranean design. With 98 guest rooms and suites, a 20,000 sq. ft. spa, three restaurants (including the acclaimed Il Mulino New York), three oceanfront swimming pools, and the innovative marine biology-based children’s program, AcquaMarine, your guests will be stoked to be here.
Starting price range for weddings: $8,300 for an elopement package
Average price for hotel rooms for guests: $1,000/night
The small island of Lanai is one of the most magical places in Hawaii to hold a wedding, and the Four Seasons is one of the biggest reasons why. No detail is overlooked at this ultra-luxurious resort, whose venue options include the white sand Hulopo‘e Beach, the amazing views of Lu‘au Gardens, or the Hulopo‘e or Manele Ballroom and Terrace, where you can say your vows overlooking the the cliffs of Lāna‘i and the islands of Maui and Kaho‘olawe. The only problem? Guests might never want to leave their plush rooms! (Our editor recently stayed at this hotel. Read about her Four Seasons Lanai experience here!)
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Starting price range for weddings: $229/per person
Average price for hotel rooms for guests: $170
Chicago is filled with such cool history, and this converted space is a true original. Venues inside this 1890 former sportsmen’s club include Stagg Court, the original gymnasium for the Chicago Athletic Association, or the Tank, the former swimming pool space located on the hotel’s first floor. When not dancing the night away at your wedding, guests can take advantage of the hotels’ location in the Loop or hang out in their room with cozy sport-themed furnishings.
Starting price range for weddings: $140 – $230/pp
Average price for hotel rooms for guests: $189-$579/night
If glamour is what you want, glamour is what you’ll get at this hotel’s Crystal Ballroom wedding venue. Originally built in 1910, the room has been restored to its’ natural splendor with crystal chandeliers, stunning views of Michigan Avenue and Grant Park, and space for up to 250 seated people. Often cited as a “readers choice” among top travel mags, guests will love the modern rooms (some with lake views) and the location across the street from Grant Park.
Location: Cape Neddick
Starting price range for weddings: $25,000 ($200/pp)
Average price for hotel rooms for guests: $200/night
Set your sights on the southern coastline of Maine at this recently renovated property with 226 guest rooms (most with private terraces) and some of the prettiest views we’ve ever seen. Situated on the dramatic Bald Head Cliff , it features 70 acres of coastal chic design and 25,000 square feet of venue spaces for up to 250 guests, including the Atlantic Ballroom with unobstructed views of the Atlantic, or the Cape Neddick Salon with a charming outdoor terrace.
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Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Location: Cape Cod
Starting price range for weddings: Reception packages cost between $175 – $365/pp
Average price for hotel rooms for guests: Villas start from $425/night
With 120 guest rooms and suites, four acclaimed restaurants, a private beach and exclusive access to the private Cape Cod National Golf Club, you’re bound to get way more RSVPs to this destination wedding venue than you think. In 2018 the resort will be unveiling several new wedding experiences, including a Lobster Bake wedding kickoff, fireworks over Pleasant Bay, and a Lover’s Knot Making Station, where couples at your wedding can choose to create their own “lover’s knot” keepsake to take home as a wedding favor.
Location: Lake Placid
Starting price range for weddings: $20,000 during peak season
Average price for hotel rooms for guests: $296/night during peak season
Nestled in the High Peaks of the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, couples and their guests can enjoy a fireside ceremony or reception at a number of potential venues including KANU – whose fireplace was named one of the most romantic in the country – or the jaw-dropping waterfront of Lake Placid. After the party’s over guests can retreat back to their Adirondack-style suite with rustic yet upscale furnishings and family-friendly amenities.