A Four Seasons Hotel Wedding: An Experience in Itself

With luxe menus and truly unique experiences, weddings at the famed hotel chain go beyond the hype

With nearly 5,000 weddings in their lineup in 2011, it's safe to say that the wedding consultants at the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts know a thing or two about planning the best day of someone’s life. Not only are their weddings luxe, lavish, and completely original, but they have catered to couples across the globe, which gives them a star in our books. Don’t believe us? How about a few stats thanks to LuxGraph

• More than 1,324,000 glasses of champagne were served at Four Seasons weddings in 2011.

• The following animals have made guest appearances: swans, Arabian horses, elephants, and even a penguin greeting guests at cocktail hour.
• The most popular dishes were fowl (Chicago), eggplant (Florence), beef fillets (Istanbul), Salmon (Amman), and Suckling Pig (Macau).

Making each "big day" special for brides and grooms worldwide means adapting the "best day of your life" concept amongst different tastes. Let’s see how the Four Seasons creates unique occasions throughout the world.

Coupled Customization:
Couples want their wedding to reflect their taste, style, and personality from the moment she walks down the aisle to the last dance of the night.
• Mixologists at Four Seasons often create drinks that star a couple’s favourite liquor, highlight a sentimental ingredient, or match the colour scheme of the day.
• A couple that were married at Four Seasons Chicago had their monogram branded onto the steaks they served to their guests.
• At the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C., a bride and groom had cherry blossoms dangling from the ceiling of the banquet foyer, with moss covering the walls and the entire banquet floor covered with custom pink carpeting.

Luxuriously Local:
Brides are looking for décor and a menu that highlights their destination to create a unique experience.
• Brides at the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole prefer regional arrangements, including local delphiniums, daisies, and asters, and the trend of farm-to-table and leveraging local has become front and center.
• At the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, goat cheese is sourced just across the Pennsylvania border.
• At the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, brides like to reflect a touch of the desert by dressing the table with a mini cactus at each place setting.

Midnight Munching:
Who says you can’t have your cake and midnight snack, too?
• At the Four Seasons Hotel Vail, guests can enjoy bison sliders and Baileys chocolate milkshakes after a night of dancing.
• Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara offers breakfast burritos to curb appetites when late-night hunger strikes.