Post # 1
I am getting married in Delco, PA and I have A LOT of people coming from 45 min+ away (and some out-of-staters, too). I am looking to reserve a hotel block for my guests. Some of the lower-end hotels have given me prices under $100/night, but the rooms look a little dingy. One of the nicer hotels in the area gave me a price of $125/night. The rooms are MUCH nicer and there is a full breakfast included. Is $125 a night too much for guests to pay? I don’t want to burden anyone or make anyone pay out the nose just to attend our wedding.
Any insight would be much appreciated!!! Thank you! 🙂
Post # 3
I don’t think $125 is too much at all. I am going to a wedding this summer and the room is $250/night which is outrageous since it’s not even in a major city like NYC or LA!
Post # 4
@MrsGardner2B: I don’t think that is too much especially if it includes breakfast. Guests will always have the option of looking around at other places if $125 is just too much for them.
Post # 6
I plan on blocking off rooms at two different hotels – one nicer, more expensive one and another cheaper one. That way, guests have a choice and don’t have to feel obligated to get a hotel room they can’t afford.
That said, $125 doesn’t seem unreasonable, though it does depend on your guests and the location you’re in!
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
Definitely not! I would be happy with that, especially because it comes with breakfast too (: If someone doesn’t want to pay the $125 they always have the option of choosing another hotel.
Post # 8
I think $125 is a pretty decent hotel rate!
Post # 9
I think that’s a lot but it depends where it is. We got a really nice 4 star with full breakfast for under $90 a night. I wouldn’t ask my guests to pay over $100 but there’s not really any hotels that cost that much around me and there will be a lot of our college friends there is I don’t want them to spend a lot. So it depends in your guests and location.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA
I wish I could find a nice hotel for $125 for my guests. :/
Post # 11
Thats a very affordable rate. I would be sketched out by anything cheaper!
ETA: if its too much for some guests, they are always free to make arrangements at the motel 8 or what have you!
Post # 12
@MrsGardner2B: I don’t think it is too much. Ours is $118/night plus tax. We just got told by the bride of a wedding FI is in that their hotel will be $300 a night… its a 3 hour drive so we have to stay AND we have to attend the rehearsal dinner-so that means two nights!
If people think $125 is too much, they can always share the room w/another couple and cut costs that way.
Post # 13
Our guests can book in our room block for $124 at a Hilton Hampton Inn! I definitely recommend trying grouptravel.org if you live in a suburb of a metropolitan area. Less work than calling around!
Post # 14
That would be reasonable for many people. You can also mention the chepaer hotels to people, but not block any rooms there. That is what I am doing – preffered rate at one hotel and listing other options on our wedding website.
Post # 15
@MrsGardner2B: I don’t think its too high. But where exactly in delco is it? Are your guests going to be far from extras they might want to partake in? I’d hate to spend 125 plus all the fees that comes with it to be stuck and unable to enjoy a different area.
Post # 16
It depends on your area. You’ll have to see what median prices are. To me, that’s a great price, but I’m in Chicago. Here for my wedding date, the going rate is $185. It all depends, you’ll have to do your research.