- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014 - Muhlhauser Barn
I’m hoping someone can help me out with this. My sister got married back in June & after realizing just how drunk people get at receptions, my mom is insisting that we provide some sort of transportation from the venue to the hotel. Our wedding & reception are at the same location — Muhlahuser Barn in West Chester, Ohio for any locals — & we are going to book a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn approximately 2 miles away. We’re having around 150 guests, at least half of which are from Xenia (about an hour away) & Toledo (about 3 hours away)… I’m assuming a decent number of these people will want to stay at the hotel rather than driving home that night, although I’m not sure how many exactly.
My question is, does anyone have any suggestions on shuttle buses, school buses, trolley services, 16 passenger vans, etc. to use? The first school bus I contacted wants to charge $910 to drive approximately 50 people from the venue up the street to the hotel. That seems a bit outrageous to me. I do want to make sure everyone is able to have a good time at the wedding & gets back to the hotel safely afterwards, but we a $10,000 budget & 1/10th of it going to a 2 mile drive seems crazy to me. I know our wedding is pretty far in the future, but I’m trying to get a good estimate for our budget so I know if I need to work on cutting other things out to make this happen.
Thanks for any suggestions!