September 19, 2018

You’ve decided on a wedding reception venue and caterer, but now comes the fun part for you and your spouse—choosing wedding night accommodation. In other words, the place you’ll both be spending your first night together as a married couple, no pressure!

While a comfortable bed, luxurious amenities, and top-notch service are always important, various other details can have a more resounding impact on your special day, before and after the ceremony and reception. Here are a few things you should consider when selecting the perfect place to stay after you've said, "I do."

Off the Dancefloor and Straight to Bed

After a generous amount of champagne, no happy couple wants a lengthy commute to the hotel at the end of a most special and exciting day. Save yourself the trouble, and book a hotel within close proximity of your wedding reception.

If you are jetting off on your honeymoon early the next morning, it’s certainly wise looking into the kind of transport available between the hotel and the airport. A hotel with ideal location will enable you to arrive at the airport in a timely manner, but still leave you enough time in the morning to enjoy a sleep-in with your spouse.

Stress Less With an Early Check-in

If you're planning to get ready for the wedding in your hotel room, you'll probably want to check in earlier than the official check-in time. Be sure to find out if your hotel can provide an early check-in or if you'll need to reserve the room for the night before.

Even if you’re getting ready elsewhere, checking in early or at least dropping your belongings at the hotel leaves you with one less stress to deal with on your special evening.

Pick a Hotel That Will Go The Extra Mile

There’s every reason to go all-out on your wedding night. As a once in a lifetime event, you certainly deserve a little luxury. For your first night spent as a married couple, experience it in style in a hotel that can assure you privacy, space, quiet, and perhaps a complimentary room upgrade, bottle of wine or two. If your hotel provides pool and spa facilities, well that’s always a plus.

Spend a night in that harbour view penthouse suite you’ve always dreamed of, tonight is your night!

Take it Easy Thanks to Late Checkouts

Many brides and grooms rush off to the airport or to a day-after brunch the morning after they say "I do," but if you've got nothing to do but relax, make sure that the hotel's policies will allow it. Find out what time check-out is and see if hotel policy allows you to stay a little longer—the extra cost is well worth it!

Always opt for late checkouts when you can. Your first morning as newlyweds should always be a relaxed and romantic occasion, without worry of getting breakfast in a hurry and leaving before 10 am.

Relax and Enjoy the Morning After

Planning your wedding night accommodation has never been easier when all of this and more is on offer at The Sebel Melbourne Docklands. After the whirlwind that is the modern wedding, you deserve some pampering. Relax by the pool or indulge in a soulful experience, with a generous 20% discount offered to all Sebel guests at the Laurel Beauty and Spa.

At The Sebel Melbourne Docklands, we believe in a unique kind of service and experience that leaves a lasting, memorable and personal impression. We enjoy spoiling our guests by creating an experience From the Heart.

With our exceptional venue partners just across the Docks, you can be sure to experience an unforgettable night of celebration at The Woolshed, before coming home to your luxury apartment with breathtaking views of the Docklands harbour.

To book your stay with The Sebel Melbourne Docklands, call us on +61 3 9641 7500 or email us at