The Self-Catering Accommodation pages on HydraDirect, include larger self-catering Holiday Houses which can accommodate groups of family and friends who want to travel and stay together when they come to Hydra to share your special event.
You will also find a few of the Guest Houses and Pensions which have a smaller number of rooms and if you book them all, will provide an alternative to private houses but still with the benefit of all your guests being able to share the outside areas etc. The links are to their advert pages in HydraDirect (all of which I personally authenticate) so you can book directly with them (I don't handle bookings or their management) but if you have a question about suitability, then feel free to ask me.
Most importantly, You will not be able to book just 1 or 2 nights on Hydra in advance. Most of the private houses will only accept a minimum booking of a week. The guest houses and pensions will be more inclined to accept shorter stays of 4 nights or more - but NONE of them will hold advance bookings without a deposit.
So to avoid being let down you need to pay a minimum deposit of 10% if booking 18 months (or more) in advance, 50% if 12 months or less, full payment if 8 weeks or less. To make sure you have receipts of deposit payments, I strongly recommend that you pay by bank transfer, so you have a record of payment, or better still via PayPal using either your account or the Paypal facilities to pay by credit or debit card. Always ensure that you get email confirmation for any transaction.
The following places are, in my opinion, ideal as locations for those getting married on Hydra because the management understand and accommodate guests popping in and out during your stay and they are happy to help you host drinks parties, etc. If you are staying for your wedding at a private house or other accommodation, as a courtesy you must check that they don't mind your friends joining you throughout your stay.
Ensuring that your guests have a great time when they come to Hydra for your wedding will be essential to you. My online consultancy wedding planner service, includes providing you with suggested 'groupings' of different accommodation that will help you to have all your guests close to each other. I know which accommodation to suggest depending on the budget and requirments of your guests and my advisory service is extended to them when you use it. For full details please click the link below.