Astrophysicists have battled with the concept of string theory for years, only to become undone by an unravelling of ideas. Tie the knot with today's Groupon: £500 for a wedding reception package with a three course dinner and drinks for 50 guests, civil ceremony room and reception room hire, and overnight accommodation for bride and groom at Holiday Inn Belfast.
Excitedly opening the doors of this hotel reveals a sparkling new refurbishment and glittering four star rating. As well as boasting a wide assortment of accommodation options and facilities, the hotel plays host to confetti-clad wedding and civil partnership receptions. These events are nourished by the handiwork of the kitchen team, who craft tasty dishes using fresh ingredients and locally-inspired flavours. The hotel strikes an elegant pose in Belfast city centre, a short walk from Great Victoria Street train station.
Couples can celebrate their big day with a wedding reception package, beginning celebrations after the ceremony with red carpet reception and glasses of Buck's Fizz for up to 50 guests. For the wedding breakfast, up to 50 guests can relish a three course meal, with chefs able to cater to a range of dietary requirements. Tables will be stylishly dressed with linen tablecloths, napkins, and embellishments, including mirror centre pieces. An informal host will be on hand to help things run smoothly, magically producing a cake stand and ceremonial sword when it's time for the all important cutting. After the meal, more guests are welcome to join the fun and dancing, subject to supplements and agreement with the hotel. When the celebrations come to a finish, the happy couple can retreat for a night's stay in honeymoon suite, complete with access to the spa facilities and swimming pool, and breakfast in the morning. Discounts are also available for guests who'd also like to stay overnight.
Red carpet on arrival
Cake stand and ceremonial reception sword to cut cake
Civil ceremony room hire and evening reception room hire
Drinks reception of Buck's Fizz or orange juice for 50 people
Three course meal for 50 people
Menu cards, mirror centre pieces, and tea lights
Linen, napkins and tablecloths, matching coloured napkin inserts and ribbon for tables
Overnight stay for the happy couple including access to spa club and breakfast
Complimentary use of Spirit Health Club for residential guests
Cream of leek and potato soup
Traditional roast turkey and ham with herb stuffing, chipolatas, and red wine jus (upgrade to beef available for £3 per person), all served with a selection of seasonal vegetables and potatoes
Fresh cream profiteroles drizzled with a warm rich milk chocolate sauce
While yet to be widely reviewed for weddings, The Holiday Inn Belfast received a welcoming 8.4/10 from Booking.com users, while TripAdvisors awarded a comfortable 3.5/5. Guests complimented the leisure facilities, attentive staff, and drew special attention to the hotel’s central location.
I found the hotel very central ideal [sic] because our daughters were going to a gig in the Ulster Hall. It also was perfect for shopping very close to the center [sic] and restaurants.
– Brenda, Booking.com, Jan 2012
The staff were so accomodating [sic] and friendly and the room was as clean and fresh as any 5 star hotel. Facilities were excellent and my girlfriend enjoyed the gym and pool to their full extent.
– Ross M, TripAdvisor, Jan 2012