(Closed) How much was your room block?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How much was your room block per night?
    > $80 : (4 votes)
    11 %
    $80-110 : (12 votes)
    34 %
    $110-150 : (11 votes)
    31 %
    $150+ : (8 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    The country club we are getting married at only has 16 rooms at $195 per night. Those rooms were filled instantly by my family. The next closest hotel was a Holiday Inn 15 minutes away. I did get a room block there and the rooms are $109 per night. I am just trying to figure out now if I have enough money left for a shuttle.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    well it depends on the area if its high or not…seriously log onto Kayak.com or a similar site and put in your location – it will give you a good idea of what hotels are charging for your time period and give you negotiation.

    but remember room blocks arent necessiarily for securing “cheap rooms” its for securing rooms will be available for your guests. and your guests dont HAVE to use your room block.

    For instance, my room blocks are $119, which is only $10 cheaper than most hotels in the area, but its a holiday weekend in a tourist town, so by comparision itsa pretty good deal.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    oh and also if its a marriott – lots of folks do points, i went to a wedding in jersey and it was a free stay since i used my hotel points.

    Post # 6
    Member
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Mine was $79, which is less than $80, which is what I think your first bullet was supposed to mean.

    Post # 7
    Member
    529 posts
    Busy bee

    I am also from Ohio, though Cincinnati, and had similar issues. You may need to look at hotels farthur away (we gave up on downtown!). If you are uncomfortable asking your guests to drive, we found a shuttle service, or you can give them an option – with different price points. We also went with an independant hotel chain suggested by our reception venue. Maybe one of your vendors has ideas – I think most people want around $100 a night and fifteen minutes to the suburbs is not that long to drive, really.

    Post # 9
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    1585 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Our block prices are $179/night which is an incredible deal considering we are getting married in Laguna Beach.  I do feel your pain when so many things are already booked. 

    Post # 10
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    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Ours is ridonkulously expensive…$335 per night. We’re only doing it because there’s no reason not to–we don’t get charged for rooms that aren’t booked, and we do want to stay at that hotel (it’s close to our venue, near lots of good photo opportunities, and it has a place where we can do an afterparty). So we figured with the room block, some of our friends might decide to stay there as well. I think we have about 5 or 6 rooms booked, and I”m not expecting much more.

    Post # 11
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    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We’re doing two blocks: 1 is on site where we’re getting married, rooms are normally $110, discounted to $89. The second is a few miles away and will run a shuttle to the wedding if anyone wants it, rooms are regularly about $90 discounted to $65, I think.

    We’re in the midwest, a city of about half a million, so hotels aren’t unreasonable to begin with. πŸ™‚

    Post # 12
    Member
    2821 posts
    Sugar bee

    We had one that was a bit more expensive and was where we wanted to stay, but it was still under 100. 

    But then we also had one around 70, but it was not right downtown  It was only a short cab ride or drive away so it wasn’t that big of a deal.

    Both were really discounted rates though, I used an online website that lets you put what you want out of hotels in the area and the hotels write in bids.

    We had about 50/50 staying at either place.

    Post # 13
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    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    For the wedding I’m going to in October about 35 minutes outside of Boston, the room is $129. I was kind of surprised because I thought my cousin probably could have gotten a better deal, but I’m in the wedding, and her reception is at the hotel, so I sucked it up.

    Post # 14
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    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We blocked 10 rooms at the Westin and each room was a discounted rate of $119 for our guests.  Valet parking was $14/day and self-parking $9/day.  It didn’t cost us anything to block the rooms, and we didn’t have to pay for any rooms that did not get booked. 

    Post # 15
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    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I know everything is relative, but I was still shocked when the best I could find was $220 a night, the Holiday Inn was $239!

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