Post # 1
i emailed my wedding consultant about getting our rooms blocked off and im not really impressed. she gave me a quote price over what they normally are… i know because i called and asked the room price yesturday as if i was intending on staying… my price is way higher. and she said i have to sign a room block contract… what is that? i am not signing anything and getting stuck with a bill cuz i want rooms saved for my guest. anyone run into any of these problems… i dont think im going to block anyhing off there now. heres the kicker we dont even get the bridal suite free untill we have a guest count of 150 going… we think were even going to stay some where else… they just seem money hungry. we are paying 80 per person and they dont even give a free suite… just rude i feel.
Post # 3
Typically the room rate is lower when you block off rooms. You may want to just contact the reservations desk at the hotel and ask them about it. We did have to sign a contract to block off the rooms but it states in our contract that we are not obligated to pay anything, they just release the rooms a few weeks before the wedding date if they’re not booked. Also, our room is only free if we get 20 rooms booked, I think that’s pretty normal.
Post # 4
Does the hotel offer a shuttle? One of the hotels I talked to actually upcharged guests to cover the cost of a shuttle (which we still had to pay for if we booked less than 20 rooms).
It’s not unusual to have to sign a room block contract. It says they’ll hold x number of rooms for your guests until a certain date (usually a month or three weeks before the wedding), after which point they’ll release the rooms again for general booking. It’ll say the price they’ll offer your guests, and what kind of rooms you’re blocking out (king, double, etc) and how many of each. It shouldn’t have any kind of penalty for not booking a particular number of rooms unless it’s attached to the shuttle service (for example, if we don’t book 10 rooms, we pay $150 toward the cost of the shuttle).
If your wedding is taking place at the hotel you’re booking, upcharging seems a little outrageous. Are they blocking out king rooms when you only need doubles or something?
Post # 5
thanks ladies, that makes me feel better knowing i wont be charged. and yes it does offer free shuttle so that could be the reason. as for the room type i am not sure yet, i just got the email and was like cmon lol. again thank you both… now i feel more comfortable approaching my consultant about the details since im not in the dark about the contract part!