(Closed) Hotel block rooms

posted 13 years ago in Logistics
Post # 17
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542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Questions about blocking off rooms! How far in advance did you book the rooms and how did you decide how many to request? I have some Out of Town guests that I know will need a hotel, but I also have many that will be driving 1.5 hours or so that may want to stay over..I’m just not sure how many that will be.

Post # 18
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1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I did the standard block of 10 and the hotel said I could add more rooms if needed. It’s a no  obligtion block so if no one books rooms there because they want to be someone different/cheaper that’s fine and the hotel will release them to the public. We use grouptravel.org and it worked awesome. We put in the dates we thought we wanted and the area and they emailed me all the bids for the rooms. We contacted the hotel directly and they then honored the rate they quoted through the site. It was awesome and save SO much time.

Post # 19
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185 posts
Blushing bee

I ended up doing twenty rooms at two hotels- most of our guests will be coming from Out of Town. I blocked them off for our NYE wedding about two months ago, and the block won’t expire until two weeks before the wedding. I chose two hotels that are next door to each other and are a mile from the church/reception. 

Post # 19
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2015

What ever you do, DO NOT USE hotelweddingblocks.com as I have never experienced such terrible customer service like this ever before. After being in email contact with 2 different consultants, neither one got back to me with hotel/price options. I sent several more emails that were ignored. I waited 2 months before calling multiple times and leaving a few voicemails, until I finally got a ahold of one of the consultants via email. She stated that she did not find any options in my price range. No further explanation or options given. Of course when emailed back for further help with an expanded budget I got no reply. Complete waste of my time.   

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