Catherine Middleton and Prince William did it. So did Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth. They are just two couples who have single-handedly woken the bear that is ‘wedding season’. More and more, weddings are happening year round, but one thing remains: spring/summer is THE wedding season of the year. Sandman Hotel Group is not immune – here we are into May, and we’ve already hosted at least one wedding! The Sandman Hotel & Suites Abbotsford was excited to host their very first wedding, since opening in July of last year. Nearly 100 guests were treated to an elegant reception that was professionally decorated in the season’s trendiest colours, and enjoyed a fabulous meal, catered on-site.
It’s no wonder that weddings have claimed an industry unto itself. From the catering and decorating, to hair stylists, makeup artists, photographers, videographers, seamstresses – the list goes on… weddings are a big deal. Sandman Hotel Group has a long history of hosting weddings, at our properties where the space permits. Result? A win/win situation for everyone involved! From the bride and groom’s perspective, it’s the convenience factor that wins out: guests can dance the night away, then take the elevator home? Umm.. how do I RSVP?!
While from a hotelier’s perspective, it’s a fabulous way to showcase all that our properties have to offer. Take Abbotsford for example: after having opened not even a year ago, this was one of the first times the entire banquet space was opened up, professional decorators were brought in, and the space was transformed into a beautiful, chic, wedding wonderland. Coupled with the ability to offer rooms and Suites, guests of the wedding got to see one of our newest hotels operating at its prime!
It was an honour to be a part of this one, and we’re keen to see the rest of the season through! Thinking about having Sandman Hotel Group be a part of your special day? Visit www.sandmanhotels.com, and contact the Sales Manager for the property you have in mind. It’d be our pleasure.