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Downsize Weddings and Private Events: Trending

I know many people are scrambling to rethink and re-plan their special occasions and weddings due to the coronavirus crisis. There is a new need for more budget-friendly smaller gatherings.

Don’t stress…the key to simplifying this whole re-planning process is finding a venue that will assist you with most or all of your details. Smaller boutique hotels, inns, and resorts are taking this downtime to develop new ways to host private events in their spaces. Boutique hotels are busier than ever adapting to the new ways of travel and event planning. The creativity and authentic experiences that are coming out of this stage of re-envision are very exciting. The priority is being placed more on savoring the moment and less is more. Couples that are seeking smaller, more budget-friendly options for their special day should consider all-inclusive properties to host their wedding and reception gatherings. Elopements and micro-weddings will be great options to consider, as travel and hospitality industries begin to open again with decreased capacities. The CDC is recommending smaller gatherings, and people are taking this recommendation seriously.

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Top Reasons to Downsize your Wedding or Private Event

Many are seeking ways to be budget-friendly post coronavirus crisis. With lay offs and reduced employment tons of Americans are making saving money a priority. The best part of hosting a smaller wedding or event is the reduced costs!

Having smaller weddings and events means that you can create even more personal touches for your day. From customized party favors that are handmade to personalized sweet treats, you can spend a little more time and effort on these details now with fewer guests in attendance. It’s more about the experience and desire with less expense.

Creativity and adventure are possible with less guests on the list. Take an exploratory hike with your wedding guests and eat wedding cake on the trails after the ceremony. The options are endless when you don’t have to consider 100 or more guests.

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Trends for Travel Affect Weddings and Private Events

People are seeking fresh-air and clean spaces to travel to and Boone, NC happens to be a fabulous option for those things. Couples can NOW get married in the heart of downtown Boone, North Carolina! The Horton Hotel has several weddings and private events packages to choose from. You can stay, say I do, and seal the deal all in one place. See what all the hotel is including in their packages to make life easy on you…

Elopement Packages up to 10 guests include:

  • 2 nights in a finely appointed room for the couple with parking and complimentary breakfast for overnight hotel guests
  • Up to 3 hours of privacy for your ceremony and celebration with seating
  • Lead-up coordination for details included in this package
  • Day-of assistance
  • Officiant to perform ceremony and assist with marriage license by local ministers, High Country Ministers
  • Roses for your day by local florist, Log House Florist
  • Layered mini wedding cake to enjoy by local bakery, Sassy Cat Bakery
  • Bottle of champagne to sip. Cider is also available.

Micro-Wedding Packages up to 40 guests include:

  • 2 nights in a finely appointed room for the couple with parking and complimentary breakfast for overnight hotel guests
  • Up to 3 hours of privacy for your ceremony and celebration with seating
  • Lead-up coordination for details included in this package
  • Day-of assistance
  • Officiant to perform your ceremony and assist with marriage license by local ministers, High Country Ministers
  • Roses for your day by local florist, Log House Florist
  • Layered two tier wedding cake to enjoy by local bakery, Sassy Cat Bakery
  • Bottle of champagne or 4 bottles of sparkling wine to sip. Cider is also available.

Private Event Space Rental Packages include:

  • Up to 3 hours of privacy for your event with seating
  • Up to 40 – 60 guests
  • Complimentary WiFi and TV available for use
  • Lead-up coordination available
  • Day-of assistance
  • Food & beverage service available

Farm-to-Town Wedding Packages:

In addition to the above packages, The Horton Hotel even offers a Farm-to-Town Wedding Package, as a partnership with their sister property, White Fence Farm. In order to receive special rates and perks at The Horton Hotel book your weddings and private events at their sister property. The hotel is just 15 minutes from the farm and is an excellent lodging option for your wedding guests. This package start at $1600 + discounted hotel rates + tax.

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Contact The Horton Hotel to chat about your wedding, vow-renewal, elopement, bridal shower, farewell party, luncheon, baby shower, birthday party, anniversary celebration, company retreat, and everything in between: info@thehorton.com or give a call: (828) 832 8060 

Written by Andrea Morton, Director of Operations for The Horton Hotel.

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