Post # 1
Can we do a room block at a local hotel we’re not staying at. My venue does a 30 room block, but because we’re there for two nights, they’re splitting it up to 15 one night and 15 the next. Can we do a room block at multiple hotels?
Post # 2
Yes. We blocked rooms at our hotel venue and at a motel just a short walk away to give our guests cheaper options.
Just make sure you know all their rules on blocking rooms – do you need a certain percentage to be booked or you have to pay the difference? Does a discount only apply to a certain amount of rooms blocked? Do you have to put a fee down? Stuff like that..
Post # 3
My daughter’s hotel increased the size of the block, after it was full. I think they set aside 25 for each night; when we told them only a few would stay two nights (the rehearsal and dinner was the week before), they put more rooms onto the night of the wedding. I think they ended up with 3 the night before and 52 the night of the wedding. (Luckily their check-in was 3:00, for a 5:30 ceremony, or guests might have had to book 2 nights).
Post # 4
Yes, you can have hotel blocks at different hotels. That way people can have a choice of where they stay. It’s probably better for you to have courtesy blocks so that you have the rooms blocked but you won’t have the financial obligation for a certain percent of the rooms in the block. We are not staying or renting out facility space at either of the hotels where we have our courtesy blocks.
Post # 5
We blocked rooms at two hotels as well. Definitely doable, and a preferred option so you can give guests options at different price points.
Post # 6
Thanks. These are things I was not super clear on. Now at least I have this info on hand when I call local hotels. Thanks!