Post # 1
So..our wedding reception will be in Philly. There is a hotel that is directly across the street from our reception venue..the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia Downtown..now, I already blocked off rooms for that hotel. The thing is, it is a bit pricey, even with the discount because of taxes, parking, and all…the upside is that it’s right across the street (literally)…
so there is a hotel that is 15 min. outside of Philly, that is a Fairfield Inn (part of Marriot)..the price is decent..parking is free..still very nice..
We already blocked rooms for Crowne Plaza..do you think it would be ok if we blocked off rooms at the Fairfield Inn as well? Just in case people didn’t want to stay in Philly and the fact that it’s cheaper…
What do you think??
Post # 3
I would definitely block off rooms at both hotels. You want to give your guests options, especially with different price points. We are blocking rooms at three hotels.
Post # 4
do it! we have 2 hotels and people are still looking at other places! as long as you don’t have to pay for it it is a nice courtesy for your guests! especially if you get a discount!
Post # 5
I like the idea of giving people the option to choose one hotel or the other because sometimes their budget can prevent a hotel stay.
As long as there is no action taken against you if some rooms aren’t taken then what’s the harm? Oh and be sure to double check the contract. I had one hotel tell me something different than what was on the contract (i.e. charging for rooms not booked). I had them edit the contract so it was what we agreed upon.
Post # 6
I would do both just to give them options.
It’s not costing you anything but an hour or so of your time.