(Closed) Hotel Weddings, specifically Providence, RI Biltmore

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We had a hotel wedding and it was better than I ever could have imagined. We had some hotel guests watch our ceremony but they were at a considerable distance and not a single person bothered us or got in our way. It was actually really fun since we were almost like mini celebrities that weekend. We’d have people stop us in the elevator or on the grounds and tell us what a beautiful wedding we had, and we weren’t even in our wedding garb. The hotel guests were so nice and they loved that there was a wedding going on while they were there. One couple was celebrating their anniversary so it was really sweet to get to talk to them for a minute. 

I’ve never understood why hotel weddings get a bad rap. I assume it’s because people feel that they’re cookie cutter but I completely disagree. You make your wedding what you want it to be. If you want it to be a standard hotel ballroom wedding then that’s fine but if you want to spruce it up a bit and add your own personality (like we did), then go for it.

I’ve been to weddings at all types of venues and maybe I’m just biased but I thought that ours took the cake. If nothing else, having the ability for our guests to just stumble back their rooms after 5 hours of our open bar and not have to worry about driving anywhere was well worth our venue decision. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve been to a wedding at the Biltmore. It was a friend of FI’s from work–so I didn’t know the couple very well. It was absolutely gorgeous and I would have loved to have had my wedding there, but my family didn’t want to travel to New England. They set up two different ballrooms and transitioned the party.

 

In order to prevent crashers, they hired two students from Brown to serve as an assistant DOC and a bouncer looking (bulky) man to check guests at the door. It cost them $150 (for both) and they promised them a bonus ($100) if they kept out crashers.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

If I’m not mistaken, I believe Zebra had her wedding at the Biltmore?

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