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Useful Q&A about wedding planning


Kevin Staines, General Manager of The Newton Hotel in Nairn, talked recently about some of the typical type of questions that are put to them by couples planning their wedding. The Newton has a long standing reputation for providing the very best in a wedding venue and is keen to continue and build upon this reputation in the future.

  1. We got engaged at Christmas and haven’t even begun to start thinking about organising our wedding. We’ve enjoyed the weddings we’ve been to at The Newton Hotel and would like to find out more about you – what is the first thing we should do?
    Come and see us! Make an appointment with Janet, and pop in for a showround, sample the wonderful, friendly atmosphere that we have to offer

  2. Can you help us with recommendations for wedding bands, florists, photographers and someone to make our cake? We’re really not sure where to start!
    Absolutely, we are delighted to give you some advice in terms of suppliers that regularly appear at the Newton, but remember, this is YOUR day, so should you already have ideas for suppliers, share them with us and we’ll help

  3. We don’t have a church connection so would like to get married at the hotel. What options are available to at The Newton?
    Our fabulous chapel, our idyllic gardens, or our Cawdor or Brodie suites offer a variety of options for your religious, civil, humanist, pagan ceremony.

  4. We are quite particular about the food and wines that will be served at our wedding. Can we come and taste the dishes before we decide?
    A complimentary meal tasting is included in your booking with us, and it matters to us that you are confident and delighted in the food that will be served to those joining you for your wedding. Wines can be sampled at your taster meal, or at a preferred time.

  5. Our budgets are modest and we are planning an intimate wedding with just a few family and friends. Can you accommodate smaller parties, too, or do we need to fill the whole hotel?
    We cater from 2-200 guests, in a variety of event rooms. Its your day, we just help make it go smoothly.

  6. We’d love to have a variety of locations for our wedding photos, both inside and outside – if the Highland weather is kind. What would you suggest?
    Wood panelled corridors, black and white floors, our chapel, in front of our fountain, our original staircase entrance, a group shot with the photographer hanging out of a bedroom window looking down to you and your guests! The beach!! Inside and out, the newton offers a wide range of beautiful photo opportunities.

  7. Still thinking of photographs – we’d really like for your Highland cows to appear in some of our wedding photos – can that be arranged?
    “Haggis & neeps” are very photogenic and friendly, and would be happy to help! Just remember your wellies!

  8. We’d really like to arrive at our wedding in style – do you have any suggestions that would help our wedding stand out from the crowd?
    From helicopter to horse and cart, its YOUR wedding, make it your style. What about a champagne bar in the car-park on the back of a vintage car We can do that!

  9. One of our guests has mobility issues and can’t manage stairs. Is everything easily accessible for a wheelchair?
    All of our event rooms are on the ground floor, with a lift to all floors with wheelchair accessible bedrooms available as well. A ramp gives entry to the front door of the hotel.

For any further details or information about using the Newton as a wedding venue please phone Kevin on 01667 459000.