(Closed) Hotel Block Woes – Any advice???

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

How many Out of Town guests do you think need a hotel room? How far out is the distance of hotels you are looking for?

We kinda have a similar problem. We are having our wedding at a venue with a small inn attached. Well last month we found out that there were only 20 rooms left at our venue…there must be something happening at that time our wedding is. We have about 50 + Out of Town guests (maybe more but haven’t counted- our guest list is over 400 guests). So we had no choice but to book hotels that were 10-25 minutes away from our venue. We’re thinking of getting a shuttle to transport guests from their hotel to the venue so there isn’t any drinking and driving going on that night. Shuttle buses are an awesome idea…i went to a wedding in which the hotel block was the next state over and they used shuttles to bring us to the ceremony/reception

Post # 5
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hi – I had a similar problem because I’m also getting married in a college town on a potential home game weekend (we won’t know until February whether they’re playing at home that weekend or not…so frustrating!) and 100% of our guests are from Out of Town.  I would say go with the Holiday Inn Express as it looks like it’s your best option, and you should be able to negotiate with the hotel to release the 2 night minimum for your block because you’re bringing in so many rooms.  That’s what we were able to do.  

Post # 7
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have no real advice, but the one hotel we wanted to book at told us they were sold out for California’s Strawberry Festival. 5 months out and they’re full – for strawberries? We ended up finding another nicer, cheaper hotel. I hope you figure it out! As angarrett81 said they might be able to release the minimum.

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