Post # 1
It seems like most of the wedding details I’ve seen list overnight accomodations at 2 if not 3 different hotels that have rooms blocked. Is there a reason to block rooms at more than one hotel? We are estimating about 115 wedding guests, and around 30 hotel reservations. Is one hotel enough or should I arrange a second?
Or maybe I should list some other nearby hotels just for the guests information, but a block/group rate is only necessary at one?
Post # 3
@yehyehgirl: We have two but only because the on-site hotel has a very limited number of rooms (I think 27?) and most will be taken up by the bridal party/immediate family. Sometimes people list multiple so they can have as many price points addressed as possible. There’s nothing wrong with just having one, though.
Post # 4
We’ve picked out two hotels – one that’s really nice (and somewhat pricey) and then another more affordable option. I think that as long as your 1 choice is something affordable, you don’t need more than 1 hotel with rooms blocked off. It might be a good idea to list other hotels in the area on your website, though, in case people WANT to stay somewhere nicer.
Post # 5
We only have one. The rooms are both affordable and nice. Wedding blocks are partially so guests can spend more time with eachother (especially when you have family coming in from out of town) so booking 2 or three hotels is really unecessary unless you need two different tiers of rooms (cheep vs nice) or if you have some sort of family dianamic where Uncle Bill and Aunt Betty can’t stand eachother.
Post # 6
@nber0815: & @luluvohn:
I think we will stick with our one organized group rate but list some other hotels in the area. Thanks for your replies!
@Misswhowedding: That was my thinking, people will like to room at the same hotel for more time together and it helps with logistics.
Post # 7
We’re having a small wedding (25 guests) and we did two hotels (a “nicer” boutique one and a cheaper Courtyard Marriott), but in our case they are literally right next door to each other, so it won’t affect logistics.
Post # 8
With 30 rooms, you should proabably just block rooms at one hotel. Any more than that and I would consider getting another block elsewhere. Just make sure your room block is mid-priced (i.e. hotel with 3 stars) so everyone you expct to come can afford it.
In oder to get the best rate, get room rates from multiple hotels. You can either call each hotel or just go online at a site like grouptravel.org
Either way, I would do this quickly. It looks like you are getting marriedin April, and depending on your locatoin, hotels can fill up quickly. When you ask for a room block, ask to see of they offer any perks like free rooms for the bride….