(Closed) Reception to Hotel Shuttle back and forth???

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Are you paying to provide a shuttle to and from the reception-hotel.
    Yes : (12 votes)
    55 %
    No : (4 votes)
    18 %
    Maybe, if I can find a good price : (6 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We are renting a limo that will be used as a shuttle for all hotel guests.  Our venue is less than a mile from the hotel so the limo company had no problem with that.  Also, we’re having an open bar so I want to make sure people get back safely.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    We are having a shuttle from the hotel(s) to our rehearsal dinner and for the actual wedding, our venue is arranging for shuttle service throughout the evening from our venue back to the hotel(s). I think its really important and necessary if you have out of town guests and your venue and hotel are not one and the same (or not within a block or two of each other).

    Post # 5
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    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We got a shuttle (rented a local school bus for much cheaper than other companies), but unfortuantely it was *very* underutilized even though we had a lot of out-of-town guests. In hindsight, it was probably a waste of money, but oh well — it at least served to transport the wedding party back to the hotel. 🙂 Plus about 6 other people. 😛 I’ve been to weddings before, though, where the shuttle was *hghly* utilized. So, it might be a good idea to get a feel for how many people will actually take it or not… We just guessed wrong. 

    Post # 6
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    1199 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    If we book at least 15 rooms at the hotel, they will provide a shuttle for free for all guests to and from our venue so I am really hoping that we have enough people staying overnight!  Not sure if we’ll rent something if we don’t meet the minimum though.

    Post # 7
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    573 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    No alcohol at our reception, so we’re not providing transportation for anyone.

    Post # 8
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    2589 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yes -we’re chartering a yellow school bus for the evening (but the cost cancels out because we are using it too – no limos or anything) 

    I’d honestly rather it be used by only 3 or 4 people than have anyone driving back to the hotel after drinking too much…

    Post # 9
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    212 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Most of our guests are from out of town and staying at the hotel near ceremony.  Reception is about 10 miles away.  They will all need rental cars for long weekend just for this one transport, so we’re providing a shuttle so they can all save on rental cars.  I know this has a made a difference in attendance for some as the car rental would’ve made the whole trip a little too pricy.  They are already sharing rooms, etc.

    Post # 10
    Bee
    1466 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

    We are lucky because our hotel is doing a shuttle for free for the the guests who stay there. I’m hoping a lot of guest will utilize it just for that fact!

    Post # 11
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    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    we ended up renting a charter bus from a local company near our venue. After looking into coach and more commercialized brands and comparting that price to what a limo company was going to charge to a small charter to make mulitple trips, we feel we got a good deal using a more local company. It was still a little more than I had priced to spend, but hoping it will be worth it for our guest. and us as we plan to ride it back with everyone to the hotel after the reception. ..going to have the photographer take a picture of everyone on it afterward..hopefully that will come out cute!

    Post # 12
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We are getting married in Vegas so I want to make sure my guest don’t have to walk or get a taxi. We are getting a shuttle and picking up at two stops on the strip. We plan to take everyone to the ceremony then to the Welcome sign for group photo then the reception. After that they are on they own, since we are having the reception in a hotel suite and we don’t have a cut off time.

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