Wedding Venue FAQs
Got a few questions? Have a look and see if we've answered them here. If not, please feel free to give us a call on 01493 842000. Our fabulous wedding co-ordinator has been helping our lovely guests with their ceremonies and celebrations for years. She's totally calm and utterly unflappable. Definitely the Best Person to have running the show on your big day in addition to the Best Man.
Yes, our prices are based on a minimum of 60 adult guests. The Coral Package (£999) is based on a maximum of 25 guests. The Pearl Package (£2,500) is based on up to 50 day guests and 70 evening guests. The Platinum Package (£5,300) is based on 60 day guests and 80 evening guests.
No, not if the number of guests is above our minimum number of 60.
Yes, please. Pre-ordering makes your day, and ours, flow just that little bit easier.
This is possible. Please discuss this with Paula, Janine or Nick at the Imperial Hotel.
Yes we do. And we usually put the person's menu choices on the back, to make everyone's lives easier!
Yes you can. Celebration Station are a good local supplier, but up to you who you use.
The couple who are getting married or civilly partnered must organise and pay for the Registrar with the Registry Office. You'll find the Registry Office on the first floor in The Library on Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2SH. You will need to book an appointment to make your arrangments - call 0344 800 8020. Don't leave this until the last minute! There are forms to fill in and documents to provide, and time limits on when things have to be done by before the big day. Better to be organised than disappointed ...
Yes we will do a wedding for any size there may be a private room hire charge.
We require a deposit of £500.00 to reserve and guarantee the date and final payment 4 days before your wedding reception.
Yes you do. When you come for a show-round, the wedding coordinator will go through this with you, and give you a copy so you can read our full terms and conditions.
Yes, the recently refurbished Venetian Waterway Gardens opposite the hotel have a lovely bridge and lots of greenery for photos. Sandy North Beach, also opposite the hotel is also a perfect backdrop. If the weather is poor, the Sandown Suite has plenty of space and natural light for photos.
Yes both the Victoria Suite and Sandown Suite are fully air conditioned.
Yes, We have 39 lovely bedrooms, and one can be made available for you to get ready for your big day. Please talk to us about options.
Yes. Any guests who attend a wedding at the Imperial Hotel will receive a 10% discount on our published bed and breakfast prices. Depending upon the time of year, and how many rooms you require, we may be able to offer a larger discount.
Yes you can. We recommend a maximum of 150, but if you'd like to invite a few more people, please talk to us about options.
Yes, we have a lovely cake knife and can supply either a round or square silver cake stand.
Yes we can, but we really need to know about this in advance so we can make sure guests with dietary requirements have a lovely meal on the day without any surprises! We can cater for dairy free, gluten free, vegan and vegetarian easily, please ask about other dietary requirements.
We can either provide a smaller meal from the menu you have chosen for the adults or create your own children’s menu for us to prepare.
Yes, we have 4 high chairs.
If you have more than 60 full paying adults, then children under 2 years old who do not dine are free of charge. Children aged 13 and under are charged at half price.
We always provide a soft drink alternative for the reception and during the meal.
Yes. VAT is currently charged at 20%.
No you don't. It's your day, do it the way you want to! We are always happy to provide you with a quotation for your own special requirements, menu choices, wines or anything else you might like for your day.
Yes of course but we will have to give you a separate quotation for this.
We have several rooms that are licensed. You can have you, your intended, two witnesses and the registrar, or up to 100 guests for a ceremony.
Up to 100 people for a sit-down wedding breakfast.
Up to 100 guests for a sit-down wedding breakfast where everyone can see who's making the speeches. We could squeeze a few more in if you don't mind a few guests having to peer round a pillar or not getting a perfect view. Talk to us about the options.
You can invite up to 150 guests for an evening reception with buffet. The minimum number for an evening reception is 60 guests. The buffet can be served in the same room, or in another function room.
Yes you can. We're certified Covid-Secure. Current guidelines as regards how many guests you are allowed to celebrate with will have to be observed. We've already hosted a couple of beautiful Covid-Secure weddings, and we're well versed in chair arrangements for households and groups and the rule of six. And yes, it will still be a lovely occasion.
Sort of. (But not during Covid restrictions however). If you talk to the Registrar, they are offering a new 'duo location wedding' whereby you can have the majority of your ceremony on the beach, as long as the official legal element is undertaken in one of our licensed rooms. It would be a very informal set-up on the beach - your guests would have to stand for example - and you might have to walk to and from the hotel during the ceremony. If this is something you'd like to do, we'd recommend you discuss this with the Registrar FIRST as there may also be other options, then talk it through with us. Different charges may apply. And we'd strongly recommend having Plan B up your sleeve in case the weather is inclement on the day. Wet sand doesn't go terribly well with a wedding dress or with posh sandals.