(Closed) Hotel Shuttle?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should we have a shuttle?
    Yes : (5 votes)
    26 %
    No : (14 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I voted no because we are not. I actually really wish we could have, as I think it would have been nice for our guests, but for us, it wasn’t a must-have. We ended up having to cut it for budget reasons. If you can afford it, its nice for Out of Town guests, but as long as you provide them with good directions, I think you’re okay without it.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would not get a shuttle for 20 people.

    We are having a shuttle from the hotel (reception site) to the church and back, but we have over 50% of our guests from out of town, and we don’t want there to be a huge backup with the valet parking if all the guest go right from the ceremony back to the hotel (venue is in the city with valet-only garage parking). And really, it is just a nice extra. But I wouldn’t do it for 20 people.

    Post # 5
    Member
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Our shuttle is complimentary, provided by the Sheraton. I’m really glad we have it. I’m also going to have cab numbers available if anyone needs them.

    I think it’s a nice option for guests, but not mandatory.

    Post # 6
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    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I considered it.  We’re inviting 200 people, half of them are from Out of Town.  The reception is a 30 minute drive from the hotel.  The kicker is, if I provide a shuttle for my Out of Town guests, I’ll have to provide it for all guests.  I requested a quote from a local coach bus company, and they quoted me $850 for one round trip with one 56-passenger bus… and I’d probably need three busses so that would put me in the $2000 range.  That’s just not going to fit into my budget anywhere.  Maps for my guests will just have to suffice.  I wish I could do more.  🙁

    Post # 7
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    1980 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I don’t think ANY guests expect a shuttle! If they will be driving in from Out of Town, then they can drive themselves, most will probably prefer to. My only question is for guests who are flying in– how will they get around?

    Post # 9
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    1980 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    If one of them does accept, it might be nice to see if you could coordinate a ride for them with one of the other hotel-staying guests that will be driving in and bringing their cars.

    Post # 10
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    295 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We have the same dilemma…our wedding is on the casual side anyway, so we ended up making this a question on the (online) RSVP form that says something to the effect of “there’s lots of parking, but if enough people are interested, we may arrange a shuttle,” and then asks who’s interested (only the Out of Town guests see this question—we figured the local people could sort it out themselves). With 30 responses, it is exactly evenly split between people saying yes please, people saying maybe, and people saying no thanks, we’re renting a car….so I’m not sure what that says?!? (In our case, everyone is flying in, though, so many people will likely rent a car.)

    This was my mom’s idea, so we’re passing the “results” on to her to make a final decision, and they will pay for it if they decide it’s needed….which is fine. Our venue is only 15 minutes from the hotel and is super easy to get to, so I thought the whole thing was a little silly. But it’s definitely a nice perk if it works logistically and financially.

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