(Closed) How much is too much to expect guests to pay for hotel costs?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 46
128 posts
Blushing bee

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weddingmaven: I would never make the group that made reservations earlier pay full price, while discounting those that left it for the last minute. Destination weddings are an imposition on an entire guest list to begin with, but I’d be very turned off to discover I had also paid a premium for booking too early.

+1. This absolutely bears repeating — I’d feel really taken advantage of in this situation. OP, I understand that you have your heart set on this venue, but you should at the very least offer the subsidy to all your guests. Don’t use it as a carrot to fill the rest of the rooms while letting your other guests pay full price.

Post # 47
3163 posts
Sugar bee

I would pay whatever but I think around $250 a night is considered normal in capital cities where I am (Aust). I think it depends on your location. With our wedding I’m staying somewhere luxe, the block is somewhere mid range, and we will be listing 3 options – high, mid and budget – on our website.

Post # 48
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

I am just starting my professional career, so I have by no means a luxurious income, but I would be fine with paying $200/night anywhere or even happily up to $300/night to be right on location for the event 🙂

Post # 49
22 posts

Things in NYC are ridiculously expensive so I don’t really balk at hotel prices, especially if they’re from luxury hotels. That being said, it’s all about value still. At a destiniation wedding, I’d be willing to spend up to $200 for a night, but I don’t think I’d want to be there for two nights. $200 is my upper limit because I don’t intend on spending a majority of the time in the hotel to make use of its amenities.  

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