How many Hotels should I block?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@yehyehgirl:  We have two but only because the on-site hotel has a very limited number of rooms (I think 27?) and most will be taken up by the bridal party/immediate family. Sometimes people list multiple so they can have as many price points addressed as possible. There’s nothing wrong with just having one, though.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We’ve picked out two hotels – one that’s really nice (and somewhat pricey) and then another more affordable option. I think that as long as your 1 choice is something affordable, you don’t need more than 1 hotel with rooms blocked off. It might be a good idea to list other hotels in the area on your website, though, in case people WANT to stay somewhere nicer.

Post # 5
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2895 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We only have one.  The rooms are both affordable and nice.  Wedding blocks are partially so guests can spend more time with eachother (especially when you have family coming in from out of town) so booking 2 or three hotels is really unecessary unless you need two different tiers of rooms (cheep vs nice) or if you have some sort of family dianamic where Uncle Bill and Aunt Betty can’t stand eachother.

Post # 7
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We’re having a small wedding (25 guests) and we did two hotels (a “nicer” boutique one and a cheaper Courtyard Marriott), but in our case they are literally right next door to each other, so it won’t affect logistics.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

With 30 rooms, you should proabably just block rooms at one hotel. Any more than that and I would consider getting another block elsewhere. Just make sure your room block is mid-priced (i.e. hotel with 3 stars) so everyone you expct to come can afford it. 

In oder to get the best rate, get room rates from multiple hotels. You can either call each hotel or just go online at a site like grouptravel.org

Either way, I would do this quickly. It looks like you are getting marriedin April, and depending on your locatoin, hotels can fill up quickly. When you ask for a room block, ask to see of they offer any perks like free rooms for the bride….

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