Weddings are emotionally charged events, making them an extremely lucrative opportunity for small accommodation providers.
Indeed, brides and grooms search high and low for the perfect venue that will serve as the special backdrop for memories they will cherish for many years to come.
Here are some facts to consider:
Because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, brides and grooms are willing to spend with extravagance, allowing their imaginations to run wild.
What is your inn doing to capitalize on weddings?
If you think that your small property couldn’t possibly be chosen as a wedding venue, think again.
Destination weddings have become very popular over the years, with couples choosing to tie the knot in small, intimate venues. In fact, over 24% of weddings that took place in the US in 2014 were destination weddings.
And for that intimate setting, couples are increasingly looking to boutique bed and breakfasts, inns, lodges and guesthouses.
Holding weddings at your inn will boost revenue, increase occupancy and have all your rooms booked out for longer periods of time.
Here are some simple things you can prepare and put in place at your inn to attract the wedding guests.
Brides and grooms are already stressed out about their big day, so the easier you make it for them the better!
If you provide additional wedding services that take the hassle out of wedding planning, couples will be more inclined to hold their wedding at your small property.
This is also a great way to involve other local businesses. Create a hit list for your wedding guests of all the services they may require by partnering with local suppliers. But remember – everyone is on a certain budget, so provide a few options to cater to all budgets.
Your list should include the following services:
No one knows your local area better than you! Having all this information prepared for wedding guests would make it very easy for them to plan their wedding at your small property.
What makes your small property special?
For those treasured moments, brides and grooms are on the lookout for romance.
All it takes is a few tweaks and adjustments of your small property’s common areas to recreate the fantasy that is so vivid in fairytales.
With just a few simple additions to your property, you will be able to dream up a romantic scene for wedding guests.
Couples want the wedding of their dreams and to pick and choose exactly what they have envisioned. Be sure to cater to all budget ranges so that you can attract all types of wedding guests.
Here is where you can get creative with the packages you have on offer.
The opportunities are endless when creating wedding packages and extras, but of course you will need to have a good booking engine to create packages on.
Little Hotelier’s booking engine will allow you to sell your rooms with a range of packages and offers to your guests to choose from at the time of making a reservation.
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