Hotel shuttle?

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which hotel room block should I book?
    Hotel 15 min from venue, no shuttle : (3 votes)
    38 %
    Hotel 30 min from venue, with a shuttle : (1 votes)
    13 %
    Hire a transport company to shuttle guests after wedding and go with the close hotel : (4 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 2
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    1744 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m a little confused. Do you want the shuttle for just you or for your guests? How will you know which hotel your guests stay at?

    Post # 3
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    3536 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    futuremrssousa :  imo (which is in the minority here on WB), if you’re having an open bar then you should provide the option of transportation for your guests. so either go with the further away hotel, or hire a transportation company – but give your guests transportation if you’re giving them booze.

    Post # 6
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    2604 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

    futuremrssousa :  My sister went with a hotel about 30 minutes away and to be honest, at the end of a long night it was a bit too long of a ride.

    I would check shuttle prices in the area of the closer hotel. Check with the hotel and the venue if they have any referrals to give you for companies they have worked with.

    I hired a local school bus company to be my shuttle. It wa sthe most affordable option and fit a lot people per ride.

     

    kristin36890 :  I’m not sure what is common in your area, but in my area we usually book a block of hotel rooms to offer to wedding guests at a discounted rate. Most people tend to stay in that hotel though they are not obligated to. The shuttle would be to and from that hotel. So if the guests are staying somewhere else they could either get a ride to that hotel for the shuttle or find their own transportation to and from the wedding.

    Post # 8
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    1090 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    We went to a wedding a few weeks ago. The hotel was 30 minutes from the venue, but they really didn’t have a choice. The venue was beautiful, just far removed. They hired multiple shuttles to take people to and from the venue. It was a nice gesture. However, we would have just ubered it if the venue was closer.

    30 minutes was a long time at the end of the night. But like I said, they really didn’t have any other choice with that venue. If you can book a closer hotel and then sub in your own transportation, go that route.

    Post # 9
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    1744 posts
    Bumble bee

    MrsSapphire :  I know what a hotel block is. I just wouldn’t choose a hotel based on whether or not it had a shuttle. Room rate and proximaty would be the determining factors.

    Post # 10
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    120 posts
    Blushing bee

    Does the small-ish town have near-by restaurants for guests to easily get breakfast/lunch before your wedding? 

    Post # 11
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    3536 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    futuremrssousa :  that still counts in my book. you’re providing your guests with alcohol.

    Post # 13
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    9198 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    30 minutes is a long drive.

     look into party bus or school bus rental and pick the hotel closest to venue that is decent.

    Post # 14
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    1585 posts
    Bumble bee

    Pick the closer hotel. 

    Also, if you end up getting a shuttle, please make sure there’s enough room to accommodate anyone who may want to use it. We went to an out of town wedding where we had to sign up for the shuttle at the hotel front desk, and it was first come first served sort of thing. We arrived the night before the wedding and later in the day, so we couldn’t get a spot as it was all booked. Annoying. But thank goodness for Lyft. 

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