(Closed) Please vote: Boat vs. Hotel

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

This sounds like you really love the boat idea, but are torn because your guest count isn’t really compatible.

I’d say that for guest comfort, the hotel ballroom is probably the way to go. They’re there to see you guys, so the ballroom is the best way to let them do that.

The boat sounds great for private parties, but probably for guest list of no more than 150.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Hotel  – I’m not a fan of separating guests.  And you might find out weird things about your guests (I have a feeling my Fiance would refuse to come because he’s easily seasick).  I realize its ridiculous about the seasickness but he was refusing to go to another wedding that was theoretically held on a boat (which was eventually moved through no fault of his).  So it would be fun – but the hotel’s the safe bet.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

i agree with angel. the boat would be awesome, especially if it doesn’t stay at the dock the whole time, but it’s probably going to be much nicer for your guests to be with you guys. besides, getting into the politics of who sits with you and who sits on the upper deck…i can just feel the stress headaches coming on!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Hotel- boat seems to separate people and though cooler does not sound as practical.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008 - United Methodist Cathedral & historic downtown hotel in Cleveland

I’d go with the ballroom, mostly because of the seasickness factor.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

i’d go with hotel. i’d say boat if it was a smaller party. and it was a really cool boat.  : )

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Hotel.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Definitely hotel. The boat does sound cool, but I think it would be really inconsiderate to separate guests and possibly leave almost half of them out of toasts, dances and the other, spontaneous fun moments. Just think how you would feel as a guest if you were upstairs (or whichever floor doesn’t have all the action)?

And… as some of the posts here attest to – it’s hard enough figuring out how tables are laid out when they’re all in the same room. How do you decide who goes on which floor? Yikes! Too political for me…

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I would suggest maybe a buffet on the boat (to avoid splitting up guests) but with 200-250 ppl, a buffet wouldn’t be practical so I am also going to vote hotel.  good luck!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I get motion sick on boats, even docked ones.  Though we’ve never met and thus I’m not expecting an invite I still suggest hotel for all of the reasons above PLUS the added reason of guests with motion sickness. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

hotel. 🙂

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Rancho del Cielo, Malibu, CA

i’d vote for hotel too, just for convenience sake (and some sensitive guests might still feel slightly seasick even if it is docked…haha i get so seasick!)  though the boat does sound so lovely!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

i love the boat idea! not many have it and it would definitely be different.. go for it! =)

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

boat!

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