Deciding on a venue with a big budget…

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

You said – 

 I’d really like to do what I can/want to and not feel snobby
 
so just do that. Do want you want, and don’t feel snobby. People either will be able to come, or they won’t.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Washingtonian:  $150 a night seems reasonable to me.  You’d be hard-pressed to find a better rate at a nice hotel in D.C.  But, that being said, I completely understand where you’re coming from. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Couldn’t they find another hotel, if they don’t like the $150 one? I mean I had blocks reserved at one hotel that was right by the wedding, but there were lots of guests that stayed at other places.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

@Washingtonian:  thats actually a good price, I live in PG County MD and thats the best price ive seen for DC. most hotels 4 star + are easy $300+ in that location. i think its okay. maybe consider STDs or placing it on a website or even just plain word of mouth so they can start saving if its really that big of a deal, but I honestly think its fine. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@Washingtonian:  The room rate the hotel is giving us (discounted by like 40% for wedding guests) is $165 a night. Most people will be staying two nights. It is one of the cheapest places you can stay in other than hostels. I wouldn’t worry about it, if it a big deal they can get a hotel some where else or hotwire it. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

$150 a night is actually a pretty good rate for a decent hotel.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Washingtonian:  I wasn’t saying that you needed to find anything else! I was just saying that if someone has an issue with the hotel they an find something on their own. If your broke college friend can’t afford the nice hotel at $150 (which is a great price for that location) then she can look into a cheap hotel or couch surfing or whatever. But you don’t need to worry about it. I think you found a great deal for your guests and I’d leave it at that. If they want something else, they can look aruond.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

Will some be able to make it for only 1 night @ $150? Or will they need to stay 2 nights? How far do they have to travel?  For $150/for one night, plus a meal or two, without a lot more travel, it seems it would work for most people at least with advance notice, AND that’s a GREAT PRICE especially for that area.  For $300 for 2 nights plus paying for 3 more meals and an airline ticket, rental car, it would be a lot harder for some people I would think.  

 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Why cant you just have a room block at a less expensive hotel and have a shuttle if it would be that bad for them? I dont think $150 is bad for DC but that doesnt mean others wont. 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

(Is this just one cousin? Or many of his family members?) That’s a great deal if they can afford it!  (I was just wondering if they could only afford one night vs. two nights stay, if it could be done, or if the hotel was saying a minimum of two nights stay.)  

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Washingtonian:  Honestly, that’s a pretty good rate in a major city.  If I were traveling to DC, NY, SF, Tokyo, etc, I’d expect to pay $150-$200 per night on the low end.  Plus if people are really strapped for money, they can always just stay for 1 night, or maybe you or FI’s parents can help them out by paying for part of their stay.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Unless we were really close to the person getting married there is no way my husband & I would attend a wedding where we had to stay overnight & pay $150 a night. I understand that that price is reasonable for the DC area though.

 

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