Your wedding breakfast is the first meal you eat as a married or civilly partnered couple. It stands to reason it's called a breakfast rather than a dinner or a lunch. Getting married or partnered is definitely a special occasion. But your first meal together can be whatever you want. Some couples want a formal sit-down dinner. Some want fish and chips. Others opt for a buffet. It's your day, you can celebrate whatever way you want.
We have a variety of menu otions you can consider, or you can choose everything yourself. Our experienced wedding co-ordinator is on hand for advice, and our chefs can always be consulted if you're after something particularly special, or if you have specific dietary requirements. Call us on 01493 842000 for a conversation about your wedding breakfast ideas.
Wedding Breakfasts in the Sandown Suite
The Sandown Suite can seat up to 100 people on large round tables for a formal sit-down wedding breakfast. The top table can be on the same level, or elevated so everyone can see the happy couple and the rest of the wedding party. The adjoining bars make buying exta drinks a breeze.
The large floor to ceiling windows let in lots of natural light, perfect for wedding breakfasts that take place in the afternoon. And Imperial Hotel is renowned for catering delicious hot food to large groups of people with impeccable timing. It's highly unlikely that the top table will have finished their meal before the last table is served. Our fabulous team of staff love hosting large, happy events like wedding breakfasts and will ensure that everything is perfect for your day.
The Sandown Suite has air conditioning, separate toilet facilities, a separate side entrance next to the car park, and its own bar, making it a very popular choice for couples looking for a spacious, airy wedding breakfast venue. And if you want to make a day of it and invite some more guests to join you for the evening when you take to the dance floor with your new wife, husband or civil partner after your wedding breakfast, evening receptions are also an option.
The spacious Sandown Suite is the location for our fabulous wedding packages, where you can choose to host from 30 up to 60 day guests including a sit-down meal people on your big day. These superb wedding reception packages are a great way to plan for your wedding or partnership celebrations, secure in the knowledge that you will have a fantastic day and make great memories.
Wedding Breakfasts in the Victoria Suite
The Victoria Suite is a fabulous venue for a traditional sit-down wedding breakfast. It can comfortably cater for up to 100 guests for a sit-down dinner with everyone able to see the top table for the speeches. We might be able to squeeze a few more people in at a push - but do talk to us about your plans. With it's large fireplaces and picture windows, when decorated it makes you think you're more in a large, friendly family dining room than a hotel function suite.
You can choose to sit your guests on round tables, or if you've a mind, you can form one huge table. Doing this does significantly reduce the number of guests you can invite for your wedding breakfast.
If you're hosting a smaller wedding, the Prince Beatrice or Princess Louise rooms within the Victoria Suite can seat up to 24 guests around one large table. This might be a better option if your celebration is on the more intimate size.
Whatever your plans or ideas, give us a call on 01493 842000. We've been hosting nuptials and wedding celebrations for years, and might just have a suggestion you fall in love with. Evening receptions usually take place in the Sandown Suite ballroom to the rear of the hotel wher there's a large dance floor.
Couples who book exclusive-use of the Imperial Hotel's banqueting suites for their wedding day often host their after-ceremony meal in the Victoria Suite rather than in the Sandown Suite. Wedding breakfasts in the Victoria Suite do not form part of our great value for money wedding packages which take place in the lovely Sandown Suite.
Wedding Breakfasts on The Terrace
Our fabulous partially glazed Terrace makes for a superb venue for a smaller weddding breakfast or anniversary celebration.
Up to 40 people can be seated on The Terrace with stunning sea views out over sandy North Beach. This almost al fresco area can be decorated to suit the occasion and you'll be assured of our superb customer service, and fabulous fresh food for your and your guests.
Celebrations on The Terrace are best booked for the summer months, as very inclement or windy weather can result in us having to close this area. We can easily have stand-by plans in place if the forecast indicates it might be neceesary for you to move your meal to another location within the hotel.
Wedding anniversary dinners are wonderful on The Terrace, and we've hosted many happy couples who've reached the diamond, pearl or golden celebratory years of marriage.
If you think The Terrace could form part of your day, give us a call on 01493 842000.