(Closed) Etiquette/lodging/super cute venue!

posted 8 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

That sounds awesome :). Eighteen rooms is a lot–you can give them to the wedding party and close family, but if word gets out you might piss people off who don’t get ‘free’ rooms, just be warned!

You’re not obligated to provide lodging, but it’s nice if you can afford it (please note: I don’t personally know anyone who could!). It’s most definitely above and beyond :).

I think it’s kind of cool that you would get to stay with your guests leading up to the wedding (find somewhere else for the wedding night if you want to…you know :)). It sounds like a great set-up overall, though!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We stayed at a place with majority of our guests and loved it.  It was great to have everyone close and it really maximized our time with them.  We did end up asking people to reimburse us for the rooms and no one batted an eye, they were just happy the leg work was done and they didn’t have to figure it out for themselves!  We prioritized our wedding party and immediate family (we had 12 condos to fill) and then opened it up, first come first serve, to other guests (we emailed everyone the same day so they all knew the deal).  After the 12 were filled we sent another email with list of nearby places to stay. 

Having everyone so close all weekend was fun and really gave people a chance to spend time together and get to know each other before the main event.  It also eliminated the need to provide transportation or worry about people drinking and driving.   I highly recommend it.

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love having everyone stay close by. We picked a venue which sleeps about two dozen, and are inviting our wedding party to stay with us.  We are, however, asking for some reimbursement.  We haven’t priced it yet, but it’ll probably be less than hotel lodging in the area (and almost everyone is from out of town, so people would be paying for hotels otherwise).

To be honest, I am slightly uncomfortable with the idea of asking for room reimbursement, but we did go to one wedding where they did that.  They had rented out a villa in Italy and we were invited to stay on site for up to a week, with a given price per night.  We certainly didn’t have an issue with it, and I don’t think anyone else did, either.  Our venue has also told us that almost 100% of couples get some reimbursement from the guests who stay on-site.

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