(Closed) Another Hotel Block Question

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think you should still set aside some hotel blocks, especially as it doesn’t actually cost you any money to do it. If no one uses them, then the hotel will release them a month before your wedding and all is well. I live in NY, and if I was planning on attending a wedding in Philly I would not want to make a day trip of that, driving there and back in the same day with a wedding to attend could be a bit much.

Just do two or three blocks at different hotels with a price range so people have a choice. You don’t need tons of rooms in your blocks, maybe 5 in each?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would still set up at least one hotel block if not two.  I would lean towards setting up a block at the Holiday Inn Express and one at the Casino.  Like the PP said you don’t have to do a huge block.  I am blocking 15 rooms at two different places just to be on the safe side.  If people don’t book the rooms they will be released.  No biggie and no money out of your pocket. 

Post # 6
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190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am also having a Sunday wedding. I’ve reserved a block for Friday-Sunday. A block simply sets aside several rooms. If they’re not booked by a certain date the hotel will release them to the general public. Therefore, it’s in the best interest of your guests that you give them the option to come in Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday night. Leave off Friday only if you think people definitely won’t come in that early. Keep in mind though, that for out of town weddings, many people make a mini vacation of it…as several of my guests are doing.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would do it for both and maybe even Friday night.  My wedding is on a Sunday and I have people that booked as early as Thursday and staying as late as Tuesday.  Maybe I have different guest but a lot of them said that they wanted to make a trip out of it.  Of course I have other people that are only wanting to stay on Sunday night.

Post # 8
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2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I would get them for the whole weekend, just in case.  You aren’t signing a minimum contract and no one is obliged to stay.  plantains has the right idea about diversifying your hotel block.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I only live less than an hour from AC but if the wedding was going until 9pm, we’d be staying over for sure. You may have more people wanting to do that as well, so I’d block in a few places with a variety of prices. You probably don’t need any for Saturday night since you aren’t starting until 2pm,leaving plenty of time for local people to drive down that day.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hi date twin! We are on basically the same schedule – ours will go around 3pm to 9pm.

We have rooms blocked for Saturday and Sunday nights. Most of our guests are coming from further than yours (3 hr drive minimum), and I think people are planning to stay at LEAST one night, either Sat OR Sun in most cases. Our rehearsal dinner is Saturday and we aren’t having any events on Friday, so most are traveling Saturday whenever is convenient and staying til Monday morning.

I imagine some people will leave right after the wedding is over Sunday, but not many will drive up just for the day.

Not sure if this helps 🙂

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