Hotel Blocks

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
595 posts
Busy bee

It would be nice to offer some hotel options for your guests who don’t want to take the drive home whether they have been drinking or if they’re simply just too tired to drive back. If the area where the hotels are isn’t that busy, then I would maybe provide a list of hotels with different price ranges. We opted to only do 1 hotel since we provided a shuttle to and from the hotel to our venue. We had about 125 guests and we blocked off 25 and I think a total of 28 ended up getting booked under our name but we had a lot of guests coming from out of town. Most hotels don’t charge to block and if the hotels don’t get used, they end up getting released back to the public. I believe our deadline was two weeks before our wedding when the leftover rooms would be released. We did ours at a Marriott if that helps! They offered the rooms at a discounted rate for our guests plus got two free nights due to the amount of rooms that got booked under our group. 

Post # 3
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We did a hotel block, but I made sure we weren’t responsible for any un-rented rooms. So basically, we get a discount for our guests and anything not reserved gets released 30 days prior to the wedding with no penalty for us. A couple of places wanted us to be financially responsible for them, but that was a dealbreaker for me. I would see what you can negotiate. 

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