(Closed) Hotels are too expensive!!!! ARGH also booked.

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

That sucks. Is it in an area with more choices? How fancy are these hotels?

Calling some “mid-tier” (think Comfort Suites, Doubletree, etc) hotels that don’t have large conference space might be good, if there are any available. Those with meeting space like to save rooms for those customers but I didn’t have much problem getting pretty large room blocks 8 months in advance at mid-tier hotels with no conference space.

None of this may apply or be helpful! But it is all I can think of…

Post # 5
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

perhaps there is a big event happening during your wedding date and in your area?

I had no problem getting room blocks in the area we live as we are getting married a weekend before a holiday and the hotels we contacted caters to the business/corporate clientele… so their weekend rates are even cheaper than regular hotels and they know they will nto have much guests coming during weekends before holidays 🙂

perhpas try those?

Post # 7
13292 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Don’t stress – you should be able to get a block still.  I have one of my blocks at a Holiday Inn, and they were fantastic to work with.  Really – super easy, gave me a great rate, and even through in free parking (which is a big deal in my area).  Someone will get back to you soon, and it’ll be fine!

We also blocked at a smaller boutique hotel – are there any of those around? 

Post # 9
13292 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@peachacid:  Wait until the others get back to you, then you gotta do what you gotta do!  It might be worth calling the smaller boutique hotels and see if they’ll work with you..  The one we’re using usually charges $450 a night, and we got a rate of $99 from them. 

Are a lot of your guests traveling for your wedding?

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