Do you want to plan a beautiful ceremony and reception without having to dream up every detail from scratch? Then a hotel wedding venue might be the perfect choice for you.
Most hotel establishments already have everything you need for a picture-perfect celebration, from an in-house caterer to a beautiful ballroom. In Uganda, if you're thinking about celebrating your nuptials at a hotel, think Speke Hotel on Nile Avenue in the heart of Kampala city.
Speke Hotel, the first and one of the oldest hotels in Uganda’s capital Kampala, is a cozy hotel named after the famous British explorer, John Hannington Speke who discovered the source of River Nile.
With this rich history, Speke Hotel, like it has the case over the years, has come with special wedding packages to enable their customers to celebrate marriage with their loved one at a worthwhile reception.
The negotiable packages include a free venue, one room night stay for a couple, six bottles of Champagne. Because we are in an era of COVID19, the hotel has put in place all SOPs and continue to observe the health guidelines put in place.
On top of the discounts on other services offered at the hotel, hosting your wedding reception helps you have professional waiters and waitresses attend to your guests. This is the beauty that comes with hosting a wedding reception at a hotel like the Speke Hotel.
Speke Hotel has many different areas-like restaurants, ballrooms, patios, and event spaces that can be converted into a wedding venue.
Speke Hotel also boasts of restaurants like Kyber Pass Restaurant, Rock Gardens, Pizzeria, Gentleman’s Lounge and the Rock Bar. These should come handy should you need anything that has not been provided on the wedding menu for specific reasons.
Sheena Ruparelia, the Managing Director Speke Group of Hotels, speaking at an event where she hosted Kampala’s top wedding planners for a cocktail get-together at Forest Cottages in Bukoto, said planning for a wedding is hard especially if you have to balance a full-time job or social commitments.
She recommended that hiring a wedding planner allows you to delegate those more time-consuming responsibilities to a professional who can schedule appointments, deal with service providers and all you will need to do is show up and make the decisions.
"Wedding planners also assist in budgeting and scheduling because it is important to stick to the budget set and wedding planners are experts in ensuring couples reach this goal. Wedding planners and hotels work together to recommend contacts with florists, DJs, designers, hairstylists.
“An interactive hotel partner is important to make one of the most important days of your life perfect. It’s important for all partners in the Wedding Industry to understand each other, which is why the Speke Group values its relationship with partners in the industry,” she adds.