(Closed) I did not know room blocks worked this way…

posted 10 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
4122 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

some require YOU to buy the extra rooms… just something to be aware of.. 


Post # 4
2867 posts
Sugar bee

Some require you to pay for a percentage of the extra rooms…so be careful.

Post # 6
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Good find! We are not doing a room block because we dont want to have to pay for the extras ๐Ÿ™

Post # 8
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

it’s amazing how much these rules vary from hotel to hotel! some make you buy out the unbooked rooms, some don’t. some won’t honor the wedding rate, some will. crazy!

Post # 9
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

yup yup! Just make sure you cancel the unbooked rooms in your block before the cutoff date, and you are good to go, assuming your hotel follows the normal rules for room blocks. some swankier places are a little more heavy handed.

Post # 10
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Both of our hotel blocks were so flexible and wonderful to us. They offered us waaay lower rates, extended the blocks until 2 weeks before the wedding (since guests wait until the LAST minute to book a room, you’ll see this soon) and there were no penalties for the unbooked rooms in the block. The only problem was if a guest booked a room outside of the block and realized the block was a lower rate and tried to move into the block it was harder.

Post # 11
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Not all hotels are like that.  Are you flexible in choosing other hotels?  

The two hotels I ended up selecting let me do a block at no cost with no minimum guarantee to secure the rate.  There was another one I really wanted, but they required a minimum that I wasn’t certain I could meet – so I didn’t pick that one.  

It’s crazy how difficult some hotels make it!!  You are trying to give them business, after all!!

Post # 14
10363 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It all depends on your contract. We had the same thing as you – we had no financial obligations – the rooms were a courtesy hold, so we were guaranteed at least 10 rooms, but if we had less, we didn’t have to pay more. We could go over 10 with the discount as many as needed as long as they had rooms available. THe flipside is that all the rooms must be booked by a month before our wedding to receive the discount….that’s in big bold letters on our website ๐Ÿ˜‰

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