Post # 1
I am posting because I ran into significant issues with my room blocks. A friend told me a bit too late about the idea of vacation rentals. For her bridal shower, a friend of hers rented out a house with a few rooms for her entire bridal party. She said it worked out great. I am about to throw a party and am thinking about trying this. Has anyone had any positive or negative experiences with a home rental for this kind of event? Has anyone used airbnb.com? Does anyone have any other ideas for getting multiple hotel rooms in the city for under $100 a night?
Post # 3
@Jinlinsin: I haven’t rented a vacation rental for a wedding, but some friends and I did this one year for Coachella. It actually worked about to be around $100-$110 per room in the house, and not everyone had their own private bathroom. It was still fun, but definitely not relaxing.
Post # 4
My Maid/Matron of Honor and friends are doing this for my bachelorette party in Savannah. Apparently it’s a historic Victorian home with modern amenities (including a hot tub). It’s like $100pp for Fri-Mon Memorial Day weekend.
Good luck with your room blocks…out wedding is in Center City and damn are those hotel rooms expensive!
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
My maid of honor is renting a condo in Philly the weekend of our wedding. I can’t personally vouch for it, but she went through http://www.vrbo.com (Vacation Rentals by Owner)
Post # 6
I’ve had positive experiences with using AirBnB and VRBO for my own vacation purposes.
Post # 7
I agreee with VRBO and AirBnB – nothing but positive experiences! And…you get much more bang for the buck!