(Closed) No hotels near reception venue…

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have a similar problem. I am still blocking a bunch of rooms at a hotel that is about a 15 min drive away, but I am going to add information about a couple of smaller BnB’s/motel that will be a much closer drive. I’m also considering renting a car to make a few round trips to the hotel and back at the end of the night, or getting a few hundred bucks in cab chits to hand out to encourage people not to drink and drive.

 

I think blocking the rooms is a good idea, because it shouldn’t cost you anything. They only hold until a certain period of time, then they will open them up to the public again if no one is taking them.

 

Post # 4
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39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

 Our block will offer a discount price only for reservations up to 30 days before the wedding. The information is on the website and will be included on one of the inserts of the pocket invitations. Other hotel option are included on the website, within a few blocks distance (city) and one is much cheaper than the rest. The ceremony and reception are taking palce in a hotel ballroom. I’m just worried that if half the guest want to reserve a room – according to what we hear they do – and there won’t be enough. The hotel promises to add to the original number of rooms blocked, but may not be able to do so, due to availability. ARGH…

Post # 5
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3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think offer all the options. The bnbs in vermont are awesome, and it would be a wonderful experience for your guest.

Post # 6
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294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I had a very similar problem. No hotels nearby, just B&Bs. AND I knew only a few (total of 6!) guests from out of town would need a hotel room. AND they were all coming from different areas, not just from the airport (or I could have just decided on an airport hotel, which was just as close as any others). I couldn’t see trying to reserve a block of rooms if only THREE rooms would need to be reserved.  So I just didn’t. We put a note on the wedding website that we had information about hotels and B&Bs in the area, if people needed the info. A few of my friends decided to get hotels in the city nearby, actually, which i would have never guessed!

Shrug!! There’s only so much I can do!  (And then I’m not even doing those welcome bags for the people who ARE in hotels, because they’re scattered all over, and they’re all from the area anyway, just have moved away.)

Post # 7
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11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d block rooms.

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