Wedding Planning Tips for Your Big Day

If you’ve recently become engaged, congratulations!  Now it’s time to start planning the most special day of your new life together. There are many details that go into planning a wedding celebration. If you need wedding planning tips for organizing your big day, let us help you with a few recommendations. From our grand ballroom to planning your rehearsal dinner, Hotel Anthracite is a great place to start your wedding planning. Your wedding day should be an unforgettable occasion, and with these wedding planning tips, it will be a day you’ll never forget.

When planning your wedding, be sure to download our free destination guide. Our Northeastern Pennsylvania Destination Guide is a helpful tool to have on hand when letting your out-of-town guests know more about the area. You’ll also find some great wedding planning tips in our free guide. All it takes is your email address, and you’ll receive your complimentary guide.

Wedding Planning Tips to Help You Plan Your Perfect Day

Hotel Anthracite Ballroom

One of the largest event spaces in the area is right here at Hotel Anthracite. Our beautiful ballroom can seat up to 350 guests. You will fall in love with the high ceilings with chandeliers and modern décor of the ballroom. We also have an outdoor courtyard space that works great for a cocktail hour in the warmer months. There’s no need to stress about every detail. We have an on-site wedding coordinator here to make sure your day goes off without a hitch.

Rehearsal Dinner

Treat your close family and friends to a special rehearsal dinner at Kol Steakhouse. We have a private dining room that is perfect for intimate get-togethers. Executive Chef Michael Bodner will help you create a delicious menu you and your guests won’t soon forget.

Upcoming Bridal Shows

The Northeast PA Bridal Show will be held on January 13th at the Scranton Cultural Center. Vendors from all wedding outlets will be on hand including florists, photographers, entertainers, and caterers just to name a few. These wedding professionals will be ready for you to visit their booths and learn how they can make your day unique. The show will run from noon to 3:30 pm. We will even be represented at the show so make sure you stop by and pick up some information.

The University of Scranton will host the American Bridal Show on January 20. If you are new in the planning process, this bridal show is a great place to start. There will be 50 wedding services on hand in addition to discounts, prizes, and samples. It is a really fun day to get new ideas and talk to vendors about your ideas for your big day. The show will start at 12:30 pm.

Find Your Bridal Gown

It is recommended that you begin looking for your wedding dress at least 9 months before the wedding. This will give you plenty of time to find a dress, order the dress, and still have time for proper fittings. Located in nearby Scranton, PA is The Darling Dress. This boutique bridal store offers a selection of designer bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses. Fittings are by appointment only.

Let Hotel Anthracite Host Your Wedding Guests

Keep it simple when suggesting lodging for your guests. Let us host them at Hotel Anthracite. When booking your reservation, be sure to ask us about a block of rooms. The hotel has 61 guest rooms that include standard rooms, deluxe rooms, and suites. Just a few of the amenities that you will enjoy during your stay include oversized bath towels, free Wi-Fi, a 32-inch flat screen television, covered parking, and all-natural spa quality products. Each reservation will also receive a complimentary pass to the local YMCA which has an Olympic-sized swimming pool and free weights.

For more wedding planning tips, contact us today to get started. We look forward to helping you plan your dream wedding.