NYC Marathon?

posted 3 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We are doing a November wedding in Manhattan.  When we were discussing potential dates with our venue coordinator, he basically told us not to choose that weekend because of the marathon – because hotels would be more expensive.  However, it seems that even on our weekend, hotels are super expensive.  The cheapest discounted rate we could find for a hotel block was $265.  I don’t know what it is about that time of year – holiday season?  Were you able to reserve a block of rooms?  If you already have your entire wedding planned, I don’t think it makes sense to move it now at four months out.  Can’t your guests who live nearby use mass transit instead of drive into the city?  For the out-of-towners, I think they just need to suck it up. 

I get it – I feel guilty asking people to spend a lot of money on hotel rooms too.  But attending a wedding isn’t ever cheap.  And Manhattan is always more expensive.  I’m surprised people are complaining to you.  I haven’t heard any comments yet, but if I do….one thing’s for sure – I will not be moving my wedding date.  Don’t stress – it’ll be fine.

Post # 4
1881 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@bobbyandjess:  Marathon weekend is rough. Traffic will be very bad on Sunday, hotels will be more expensive, and it’s just crazy overall.


@shrinkgirl:  $265 is a LOT to ask of your guests. I live in NYC, and I know the hotels are expensive, but you gotta look around a little more. Try the 4 Points by Sheraton hotels. I did a quick Travelocity search and found much cheaper hotels for the night of your wedding. Here are a few:

The Jane (super trendy, in SoHo): $134/night

Club Quarters Wall Street (very nice): $229/night

Courtyard by Marriot New York Herald Square: $220/night

Courtyard by Marriot Upper East Side: $228/night


Post # 5
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would pick a different weekend.  Transit is IMPOSSIBLE that weekend.

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