VENUE KNOW-HOW

It’s one of the big­gest de­ci­sions you’ll need to make. Here the ex­perts at Hil­ton Lake Taupo (lake­taupo.hil­ton.com) show you how to get it right.

New Zealand Weddings - - PROMOTION -

IS THERE FLEX­I­BIL­ITY AROUND THE PACK­AGES OF­FERED?

Pre-cre­ated pack­ages are crafted to make your life eas­ier by giv­ing you an over­view of what you can ex­pect to have and pay. But that doesn’t al­ways mean you’re ab­so­lutely lim­ited to these op­tions. Want to hire spe­cial chairs in place of the ex­ist­ing ones, for in­stance? Al­ways check what flex­i­bil­ity your venue has – at Hil­ton Lake Taupo we’re very happy to cre­ate a per­son­alised wed­ding ex­pe­ri­ence, just for you.

DO YOU HAVE AN AL­TER­NA­TIVE BACK-UP LO­CA­TION IF THE WEATHER ISN’T SUIT­ABLE?

As much as we wish we could, no one can con­trol the weather. To pre­vent any last minute panic, make sure your venue has a wet weather op­tion – like Hil­ton Lake Taupo’s newly de­vel­oped space, The Ter­races: a great plan B if weather doesn’t al­low for one of our gar­den cer­e­monies. En­sure you re­hearse in both spa­ces so you’ll feel con­fi­dent on the day, no mat­ter what.

WHAT IS A COM­MON VENUE MIS­TAKE SOME COU­PLES MAKE?

You’d be sur­prised how many cou­ples book their wed­ding venue with­out un­der­stand­ing the terms and con­di­tions. If there’s any­thing you’re even slightly un­sure about, ask your venue for clarification be­fore sign­ing the dot­ted line – it’ll hope­fully pre­vent any sur­prise fees or charges later on.

WHY IS A HO­TEL LIKE HIL­TON LAKE TAUPO A GREAT WED­DING OP­TION?

Choos­ing a ho­tel as your wed­ding venue cuts down your to-do list sig­nif­i­cantly. Pack­ages usu­ally in­clude the hireage of a unique venue (af­ter ex­ten­sive ren­o­va­tions to the ho­tel’s her­itage wing, Hil­ton Lake Taupo can of­fer an elegant set­ting for your re­cep­tion that you won’t be able to find any­where else), cater­ing, bev­er­ages and a ded­i­cated wed­ding spe­cial­ist. Wrap ev­ery­thing into one pack­age with ac­com­mo­da­tion, and Hil­ton Taupo pro­vides the ul­ti­mate venue for a week­end-long wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion.

WHY WOULD YOU REC­OM­MEND TAUPO AS A WED­DING DES­TI­NA­TION?

Taupo is lo­cated half­way be­tween Auck­land and Welling­ton, so it pro­vides prox­im­ity to ma­jor cities but still of­fers an es­cape. The re­gion is sur­rounded by nat­u­ral beauties such as Huka Falls and filled with ac­tiv­i­ties for your wed­ding party such as white wa­ter raft­ing for the adren­a­line junkies or ther­mal hot pools for a spot of re­lax­ation.

WHAT SHOULD COU­PLES ASK THEIR VENUE PRIOR TO BOOK­ING?

What ex­actly does the venue pro­vide, and is this all in­cluded in the pack­age? It’s im­por­tant to get a good han­dle on your venue’s ca­pa­bil­ity – for in­stance, Hil­ton Lake Taupo is able to man­age the key el­e­ments of a wed­ding, but can also li­aise with third-party sup­pli­ers if nec­es­sary. It’s also im­por­tant to think about ev­ery­thing from the canapés to chair cov­ers so you know what ex­tra ex­penses you’ll need to bud­get for.

A gar­den cer­e­mony set-up at Hil­ton Lake Taupo. The Ter­races, Hil­ton Lake Taupo.

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