Post # 1
I am looking for some advice from people who have rented houses to have their wedding at. I am renting a house in Maine for my wedding in December and I have lots of questions about who to have sleep in the house, should they contribute some money, shuttle services, meals for the weekend other than the rehearsal dinner, reception meal, and breakfast on Sunday, and general weekend itinerary.
Any help would be so wonderful!
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
We didn’t rent a house, we rented a mansion so I guess it is similar. We provided EVERYTHING and did not ask or think of asking for our guests to provide for the experience.
The guests that slept within the mansion the night before the wedding were close family (grandparents, siblings, aunts/uncles, nephews, parents etc) along with our bridal party and their significant others. In total we had 30 people stay over. We provided them dinner (rehearsal dinner), late night pizza party, overnight bags full of goodies, breakfast and then lunch before the wedding. There were sodas, water bottles and snacks provided throughout both days as well.
We also provided a shuttle from the two local hotels we used for rooming blocks to the mansion so that none of our guests had to drive.
I will say that it is an amazing experience. We all still talk about what a bonding experience it was and how much fun we had the night before running around, watching movies, playing games…it was a blast!
Post # 4
@Treejewel19: Thanks so much your knowledge! Our place is a mansion as well. It has 10 bedrooms and can sleep up to 38 people. We are hoping for a bonding weekend as well. We have to do the shuttle and hopefully people will be okay with a little waiting. 🙂
Post # 5
I’m thinking about doing the same thing, so commenting to follow.
Post # 6
I’m really interested in this topic because we didn’t think of it at all when we booked it and now are concerned. I mean if we got married somewhere people would have to book a room somewhere and pay for that. We figured some guests would have a prime spot since the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception and breakfast the next day are all in one spot.
I’ve gone to weddings before and paid almost $300 for two nights and they were friends but not close. We checked out the local accomodations to see what their rates are which are way more than what the house is.
I guess we should have asked around first but I feel like if this was my close relative I wouldn’t have a problem with it.
I thought it would be good to see what all you AWESOME BEES thought!