Combining the Reception and Accommodations at a Hotel or ResortA popular place to hold your wedding reception is the hotel or resort in which you and/or your guests are staying. Most Texas hotels and resorts are accustomed to hosting wedding reception, and many offer special wedding reception and wedding party packages. The Marriott and Sheraton chains, for example, offer wedding planners, special rates and gifts for guests and feature locations across Texas.
Make it easy and more affordable for your out-of-town guests by reserving "blocks" of rooms. These are often reserved at a discounted rate. Some hotels, like the Hilton, offer online management tools where you can publish your wedding details (such as reception and ceremony dates, times and locations, including maps and directions) and your guests can book their own hotel rooms.
Similarly, Starwood Hotels and Resorts offers a wedding package with which the happy couple can create a customized website. On this website, guests can make room reservations, RSVP for the big day, get bridal registry access and the ability to upload photos, travel and reception information.
Texas Inns and B&BsAt bed and breakfasts and inns, wedding parties and guests can stay the entire weekend or longer, thus providing time for relaxation before and after the ceremony. Most B&Bs and inns host weddings of all sizes and offer special wedding packages. To find a Texas bed and breakfast or inn near you, visit Beds & Breakfast Inns Online.
Campgrounds and Beach HousesTexas landscapes can't be beat. Who wouldn't want to camp in Texas's wide-open spaces? You can find beautiful campgrounds throughout Texas that are perfect for both the reception and guest accommodations -- from mountainsides to forests and on the shore. To find the perfect camping spot near you, try Wild Texas.
If you're planning a beach ceremony or reception and your guest list is within reason, another popular option is to find a beach house or two for your guests to rent together. Try BeachHouse.com or CoastRentals.com.
Whether your marrying at a large resort, romantic inn or on the beach, Texas offers a plethora of accommodation options sure to suit your guests' needs and make your perfect day carefree.