THE WEEKEND WEDDING BASH
Skip the traditional “I do”, dine and dance by extending your big day to a big weekend. The experts at Hilton Lake Taupo tell us how you can nail it with ease.
Your wedding may be one of the only times all your loved ones are gathered in the same place at the same time – so why not make the most of it?
Well versed in creating unforgettable wedding weekends, we asked Hilton Lake Taupo ( laketaupo. hilton.com) to share their top tips for pulling off a multi- day celebration to remember.
WHAT MAKES THE IDEAL WEDDING WEEKEND VENUE?
Look for a venue that contains brilliant indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options as well as accommodation. Onsite activities (or attractions in close proximity to your venue) are also a must. For instance, at Hilton Lake Taupo, there’s a tennis court, swimming pool, sauna and onsite restaurant – the perfect base for you and your guests.
WHAT CAN COUPLES DO TO MAKE GUESTS FEEL EXTRA WELCOME?
Organising group activities, especially if there are a lot of people who have never met before, is a wonderful way to make guests feel totally at ease around one another leading up to the big day.
Consider placing welcome packs in their rooms, or arranging airport transfers so they don’t have to worry about it.
Again, a hotel with experience in this area can truly help. At Hilton Lake Taupo, we offer discounts on accommodation to all wedding guests, and can help you organise anything from a cocktail night prior to the wedding to brunch the following day, or offer your guests inhouse massages or beauty treatments. We want to make the experience as seamless as possible.