Post # 1
It is important to me, but it doesn’t need to be luxurious, it won’t be a long distance and there won’t be too many people who will use this. For those who provided, could you let me know how much did it cost?
I understand it can depend on several factors, but I just want to get a brief idea to set the total budget. And the route I’m thinking is hotel -> church -> reception-> hotel.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA
I’d like to know this too so I’m following your post. Hopefully someone has some info!
Post # 4
If we get a certain amount of rooms at a nearby hotel, they will provide a shuttle for free to and from the venue. That’s just us, though you may want to look into local hotels offering that same coutesy to their guests.
In my experience, people usually drive to the church themselves, then either drive to the reception, or back to the hotel where a shuttle takes them to the reception.
Post # 5
we got ours for free with our hotel if we got 20 rooms. luckily we ended up with 21. though ours was just hotel to the venue and then back at the end of the night b/c our ceremony and reception were in the same place
Post # 6
We looked at getting a school bus, since one of our venues didn’t have easy parking. We were quoted $500 for 7 hours of service, and the bus would hold 45 people.
Post # 7
Sometimes hotels offer shuttles back and forth to venues if you have enough people staying at the hotel. Ask there. Wish I could help but my mother plannedon picking up the shuttle cost as a gift.
Post # 8
i paid $700 for pick up at 6pm and take everybody back at 11pm
i could have used them in the middle but of course i didn’t have any use–everybody was at the wedding
it was a HUGE chunk of my budget, but totally worth it
Post # 9
Our venue was a bed and breakfast and since there wasn’t ample parking for our guests, we had them park across the street (& up a hill) at an auxiliary lot of a local hotel (where some guests were staying also) and had them shuttled to the wedding by a SCHOOLBUS! it was $300 for a split trip plan… 2:00-4:00pm and 8:00-10:00pm. Our guests loved it and some said that since it had been so long since they had ridden a schoolbus it was exciting to be able to again 🙂
Post # 10
We rented an enterprise 15 passanger van, and hired one of BILs friends drive from the hotel to the venue… that way he was able to keep going back and getting guest that didnt wanna come to the cermeony… I think after tax for the 24 hours was like $150
Post # 11
Thanks all! So helpful. I hope I can get lucky in finding something good. I’ll keep looking at this post. Please share great tips! I think I won’t be able to do something like @graygodess20: did (envy you!), but other ideas should be worth to try. I’ll also post when I get mine done!
Post # 12
We looked at school buses. They told me $200/bus for a round trip anywhere in the city, at any time (before the ceremony and then after the ceremony was ok with that gap). The bus seats 44 if I remember right.