(Closed) How many hotels do you reserve rooms at?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events

I’m not sure what most people do, but we’re reserving rooms at one hotel, and my best friend did the same thing when she got married 2 years ago.  People still have options, though, as they can choose what type of room they have. : )

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did three: one near the church, one near the reception and one by the beach.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Ours is in a hotel so we just reserved there and the room rates we were able to negotiate are cheaper for the area so we’re just going with the 1 hotel. It’s also not too far from our hometown so older people can drive home if they want too.

I think most other invites I’ve gotten have been 2-3 hotel options though.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we did 2–our reception is at one hotel, but even with the discount it’s on the pricier side, so we blocked rooms at another hotel nearby that are a bit less expensive

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

We’re doing one – there’s only one hotel really close to our venue, and most brides use it. I think you should do more than one if the primary hotel may be too expensive for some guests. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We listed 3 on our website, but were only able to get special discounted rates at one hotel. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We just did 1 – it was near the ceremony and reception sites, and $100/night. We would’ve done a second if the nice hotel were more expensive, but you could only go much lower if you did a motel 6 or something, so we figured people could find their own bargains if necessary.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We did 2.  We blocked some rooms at the hotel where our wedding is. It’s super convinient for wedding guests, but it’s also pretty expensive.  Some of my parents’ friends are planning on staying there.  We also blocked rooms at a cheaper (but well-reviewed) hotel across the island in Bar Harbor — about 20 mins away from our wedding location.  Those rooms have been really popular, and I think almost the entire room block is already gone.  We’re providing transportation from the 2nd hotel to the wedding for people who want it.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We chose 3 hotels. We chose two boutique hotels here in Seattle and then we chose the Waterfront Marriott in case people have reward points they wished to use Wink

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did two, and they are across the street from one another.  I mainly chose two hotels because both had penalties if you blocked over 15 rooms and the majority weren’t taken.  So I blocked a fewer number at each and avoided all penalties, plus got a sweet rate for a suite for the nights we’ll be in town before the wedding!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are expecting about 150-180 people to actually attend the wedding and realistically probably 120 will need a hotel room as there are only a few guests who can actually drive home. So that’s 60 total room that we could potentially need (as everyone will be paired up).

Since my wedding is in a hotel ballroom, I blocked 50 rooms at the actual hotel which are pricey ($200/night) and I blocked 30 rooms at a cheaper nearby hotel ($140/night). There are about a billion hotels within a 5 block radius, so I didn’t feel the need to do a third as I had already booked more than what we will need.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I picked out 2 hotels, 1 near the ceremony/reception site (walking distance) and 1 that had a restaurant and bar in it for those who wanted to continue to party after.

I blocked a total of 30 rooms and only about 9 were taken. I was surprised by how many our Out of Town guests drove back home even with an 1.5 hour ride back.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are doing blocks at one hotel, which is sort of the home base for the wedding even though it’s not actually taking place there, and then if anyone wants to go the more budget route, we’re going to give them the info on other hotels in the area but I’m not blocking rooms at those places because we’d like everyone to be in one place if possible.

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