Are shuttles from the hotels to venue necessary?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
2156 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think it’s a nice gesture especialy if your guests are from out of town and had to travel to be there. Plus, I’d take into consideration that you priced your guests out of staying at the venue because of the cost of rooms. I wouldn’t want to walk a mile between my hotel and the venue all dressed up in heels. Sure, I could uber or take a cab but being a wedding guest is an expensive venture these days and I think its a nice touch. I also wouldn’t want anyone to drive if they are planning on drinking. It sounds like you have a significant portion of the guests coming in from out of town so I’d personally find room for a shuttle in your budget. That being said, I’ve been to weddings that didn’t have a shuttle and I managed just fine. 

Post # 3
1283 posts
Bumble bee

I think it’s a nice gesture, it just makes things easier for your guests especially elderly people. And also ensures people arrive on time! xo

Post # 4
5060 posts
Bee Keeper

Necessary? No.

A very nice gesture? Yes.

However, if you are having your wedding at a hotel that is too expensive for your average guest to even stay in, I’d probably expect a shuttle to make it into your budget.

Post # 5
47458 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Of course it’s a nice gesture if you have the money. If you don’t, there is no need to provide transportation when there are plenty of alternatives available- taxi, bus, Uber, Lyft.

Shuttles are really ony necessary when you book an out of the way venue where your guests would have no other choice but to drink and drive, or choose a designated driver.

Post # 6
280 posts
Helper bee

It is nice to do but not necessary. We have a similar dilemma. Ultimately there are plenty of taxis, Uber’s, Lyfts, etc. near our venue so we decided not to pay for a shuttle (which was estimated around $1200-$1500 just to transport ~15 people to our hotel block!!). We are providing a list of cab company phone numbers on a cute display at the bar. Adults are adults and should responsibly get themselves where they need to be. 

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