A Four-Star Hotel Should Top the Wedding To-Do List

Hi Everyone,

If you are an advocate of the notion that your wedding will be “the time of your life,” then you’re likely planning on what some might consider an extravagant ceremony and reception. What are you looking for in general. This means, before you do anything, you need to make a list of “wants/would like” “needs” and “deal breakers.”

Image by Matt Tanner via Flickr
Image by Matt Tanner via Flickr

This means you need to start with the absolute “needs.” For many brides, this means, a dress, a ceremony and reception. “Wants/would like” may be certain locations, a bump up in the designer dress arena, custom groomsmen and bridesmaid gifts, customized wedding favours, and the perfect exotic honeymoon. “Deal Breakers” are likely to include vows, the official marriage certificate and a bride and groom at the same location at the same to make those aforementioned vows.

But if you’ve been perusing the Internet or bridal magazines, or attending bridal conventions, then your lists are going to be a good deal more thorough. And don’t get us wrong, planning a wedding is a very exciting time. But know this: it’s an exciting time that should be fun for all involved. While it may be asking too much to say it should be stress-free, it certainly shouldn’t have elements in which stress or anxiety is created or amplified.

One element popular on brides’ and grooms’ “want/would like” list involves the venue, the hotel where they are likely to spend their first night as a (hopefully) happily wed couple – and the hotel where most of their guests are likely to stay, too. You may regret your colour theme. You may regret your choice of shoes, but you won’t regret your hotel if you opt for a four-star hotel. Not that you’d need to make any kind of apology for your choice, but you can proudly post on your wedding website and tell anyone who’ll listen that you have that extra added elegance of a wedding at a four-star hotel. Some people might decide to use corporate housing associates beautiful flats on their honeymoon, it really depends on your budget.

In terms of locations, you cannot go wrong with beautiful Brighton and the expressive and generous city of Melbourne. And, there is the additional bonus of breath-taking Melbourne wedding receptions.

This isn’t a matter of going on one of the Internet hotel search sites, like Expedia, Hotels.com, Kayak, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline, etc., and trying to match the best deal with the highest hotel rating. You’re going to expect more than a good night’s sleep, although that is one thing everyone will definitely need.


Hotels are evaluated based on their quality – and this means the quality of their location, their rooms, their amenities, their service and their reputation. Visitors should expect a certain level of that quality when they go to a hotel based on its ratings. Some use letter grading (as in “A” to “F”) and others denote differences by using “deluxe,” “luxury,” “first class,” “superior,” “tourist,” “standard,” and budget. Also used: the terms “grading” or “classifications,” and others, like the proposed hotel we’re discussing are evaluated by “star ranking.” And, it’s a fairly self-explanatory system – the more stars, the higher quality. Forbes and AAA are just two world-renown organizations that evaluate hotels. If you’re looking for options, Brighton Savoy is a good start. Brighton Savoy is a luxurious 4-star hotel in Brighton which can offer you what you’re looking for.

Australian hotels are accessed based on more than 200 criteria. A four-star rating means (according to Star Ratings Australia) “Properties which achieve a deluxe guest experience. A wide range of facilities and superior design qualities are typically complemented by service standards that reflect the varied and discerning needs of the guest.”

Now, what soon-to-be united couple wouldn’t want that for their wedding hotel?


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