(Closed) how far away hotel from wedding location

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

How late will your reception go?  If it will be late, then they might have a hard time driving back plus you don’t want anyone drinking and driving.  Are there any locations nearby for them to stay or is that the only place remotely nearby?

Post # 5
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think people will understand.  Plus the ones that are nearby might not be the best quality or best prices right?

Post # 6
Member
3252 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

ditto asb….if you’re having a late reception….you may want to get something a lil closer.

as for me…my blocks are booked in the hotel where we’re having our reception…made more sense..ya know?

Post # 7
Member
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m in the same boat, the only hotels (other than 2 B&Bs with about 4 rooms each) are 30 minutes from my wedding. People are able to camp at the reception site (though no showers) and we’re planning to have a shuttle to the hotel, so hopefully it’ll be ok. There really aren’t any other options!

Post # 8
Member
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If your wedding’s in a rural location I think people will understand that you had to look a little farther for accommodations.  I think your guests will appreciate that you made the effort to block rooms rather than leaving them to fend for themselves.

Post # 9
Member
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m in the same boat!  And I’m feeling a little guilty too!  The only hotel available to reserve a block of rooms is about 20 minutes from our venue.  

I have thought about reserving some sort of shuttle or or limo service that will go from the hotel to the venue and back, but I’m guessing that will be a little pricey.

Good luck!!

Post # 10
Member
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If that’s all that there is, people will understand.  They will probably go online and try and find a closer hotel, but then realize that’s all there is!

Post # 11
Member
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If it’s a rural area, that’s understandable. Are the closer hotels smaller B&Bs? Or not as nice? I think blocking rooms in a chain hotel is a safe bet because most people will recognize the name and know what they are getting into. In a smaller B&B, guests may not know what to expect and you may not get as many rooms as you need.

Post # 12
Member
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m getting married in Hawaii. Our wedding is on the beach and 1 hour away from the hotel/reception. It seems that not too uncommon though for Hawaii as most the good beaches a drive.  Only the people from the states are guest with us at the hotel and they will be driving together in the rental cars. The other half locals so they used to driving alot.

Post # 14
Member
1510 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Definitely book closer if possible or perhaps offer transportation?

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