What Cheltenham Regency Hotel say about their wedding venue:
Your wedding is one of the greatest days of your life and at the BEST WESTERN Cheltenham Regency Hotel we will make sure your every dream and detail is taken care of. From the first meeting to the last dance our dedicated team will be with you all the way.
You can book with us, confident that we have years of experience. Our Cheltenham location, excellent function rooms, delicious food and friendly staff all combine to make your wedding day a truly memorable one.
We have two rooms where you can hold your Ceremony. The Hayden Suite for up to 180 guests and the Regency room for up to 60. The hotel is licensed to hold Civil Weddings and Partnership Ceremonies 7 days a week.
We are delighted to be able to offer accommodation in our newly refurbished 47 guest rooms including Executive and Junior Suites. Family and friends can enjoy making a weekend of it with our special wedding package rates.
From planning menus, drinks packages and canapés to advising on our local contacts for photographers and discos, our Wedding Coordinator is here to help. This wedding brochure covers only some of the many possibilities the BEST WESTERN Cheltenham Regency Hotel can offer.
Call 01452 713 226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a convenient time to come and explore the many options available to you.
Having just completed a substantial refurbishment, this elegant hotel now offers exquisite rooms and first class food, only a few miles from the centre of Cheltenham and close to the M5 motorway.
If you are at all interested in booking this venue, you can get in contact by emailing email@example.com or call 01452 713226 to arrange a visit.
or if you would like to know more about this venue, you can visit their website: www.cheltenhamregency.co.uk
What I think of Cheltenham Regency Hotel as a wedding venue:
From a customer’s point of view the Cheltenham Regency Hotel, has what you need for a wedding venue. They can cater for both a small wedding of 60 guests to a huge one of 180 depending on your preference. The event coordinators were busy around the clock making sure everything was perfect, from the small details on the table layouts to the alignments of the chairs for the ceremony. Any issues were dealt with efficiently during the whole day, there were no signs of drama. This is what you want for such a busy occasion like a wedding, and the staff were fantastic at making things run smoothly.
Now, from a photographers point of view, I was slightly disappointed. First off, do not take this as a negative thing as this is all based on visuals. The Cheltenham Regency Hotel is not the most photogenic of places, especially on the day I was there. The scaffolding on the side of the building was very limiting as it is not the kind of thing you would want to see in the background of your photos, and the only real area that was anywhere decent to do the photos was in the open field next to the driveway.
The field was open to the elements, and we had to do a lot of moving around to combat this but the photos came out better than hoped. One of the best features the hotel has is what’s known as a love seat. This seat is unfortunately tucked into a corner right next to the wall, and in my opinion is very wasted here. It would be good to see this seat moved to a more scenic area that would allow more natural light to surround it without the building shadows causing a hindrance.
Inside is a totally different story, the room that they used for the ceremony was stunning. The large bay windows allowed the sun to brightly shine into the room lighting it up beautifully, which left me not needing any kind of flash through the ceremony other than when I was shooting towards the windows themselves.
In conclusion, if you are local to Cheltenham and do not want to travel too far to get married, the Cheltenham Regency Hotel is a great suggestion, as the staff at this hotel go beyond their limit to make the day truly perfect.
If you are considering a wedding at Cheltenham Regency Hotel then contact me for a chat about your photography needs.
UPDATE: I have since had a meeting with the manager and wedding coordinator. After they saw my concerns regarding photography at this venue, they have assured me they are working on many changes to make it more photogenic.