(Closed) Do not use Charleston Marriott for wedding block!!!!!!

posted 7 years ago in South Carolina
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Thorpewood

@shakeera: I don’t really know how hotel blocks work but do you sign a contract regarding the number of rooms you’re going to get/that you could increase the number once you hit ten rooms booked?

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Was there not a date attached to your contract by which your guests had to book?

If you have passed that date, it’s not realistic to expect that the hotel will hold rooms.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Obviously, any of us would have to see the wording of your contract to give an accurate opinion.

If their only obligation was to make 10 rooms available at a given rate, I take it they have done that. The language of the contract may very well give them the right to sell those rooms at a higher rate if they have met their obligation.

The option to increase the block likely had conditions applying to both you and them.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our contract with a Marriott affiliated hotel says in the fine print that they cannot promise the group rate if we wanted to book additional rooms after the date we signed the contract.  It sucks, but, gotta read all that fine print…  try asking about a AAA discount, or a student or senior discount for guests who would meet those qualifications.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Sorry you had problems. We used them and they were AWESOME!!!

The thing we liked the most about them was that they didn’t require a credit card guarantee to block the rooms. They made it very clear to me that if I wanted a guaranteed number of rooms I would be financially responsible for them. The price could not be matched and they gave us a significant discount on 2 suites, not to mention they didn’t charge for gift bag delivery. They recieved a gold star in my book.

@mandypop: My contract said in very bold print under terms and conditions: A credit card or advance deposit is required to guarantee reservations.

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