Post # 1
I’m confused. My wedding ceremony will be taking place at a location 20 minutes away from my reception location by car. Both my family and my fiance’s family live in the same town, which is closest to the ceremony location. We have around 15 hotel options within that area, and I’m confused about where to block rooms for guests.
Do I block them close to the ceremony and to our families, so that they can socialize easily with our families ahead of time? The drive to the church would be easier this way, which would leave less chance of people getting lost and arriving late.
Or do I block them by the reception location (downtown, considerably more expensive rooms) which would be nice for after the reception at midnight?
Which would you prefer as a guest?
Should I do one of each so guests can choose? Are you supposed to block rooms at just one hotel?
Post # 3
As a guest I would prefer the hotel be close to the reception, so I could take a cab back to the hotel.
I don’t drink and drive, period.
I would offer suggestions near both locations and let guests make their own choice.
Post # 4
Yup definitely do one of each so people can decide what’s best for them. Especially since the price points are different. As a guest, as long as the prices weren’t too out of control I would definitely opt to go for the hotel closer to the reception.
Post # 5
I’d also do both, and make it known which one is where.
I agree with PP that I’d choose the one closest to the reception as well, but it’s always nice to have the choice whether it be distance, or price, etc…
Post # 6
i have room blocks at 2 hotels at different price points. i would give your guests the choice.
Post # 7
I agree with the above. Give them two options. I would want to be closer to the reception.
Post # 8
St. Paul Hotel!! It is across the street!