(Closed) Shuttle to hotel or not?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are you providing transport at the end of the night?
    yes : (13 votes)
    42 %
    no : (15 votes)
    48 %
    other : (3 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    Our reception is at a hotel, but our ceremony is at a church about a mile away. So my situation is a little different than yours, but we are having a shuttle bus take people from the hotel to the church and then back to the hotel after the ceremony. We’re mainly doing the shuttle so there wont be a big jam when everyone is trying to leave the hotel and then get back to the hotel at the same time. There is valet parking at the hotel, so it could be extra slow if everyone drove their own car.

    Post # 4
    2463 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    we’re not providing any transportation, as the ceremony site, hotel where the reception is (and where many guests will be staying), and the other hotel we blocked rooms at are like, 4 blocks from each other in downtown dc which is totally walkable (.4miles, according to google) and full of taxis as well. i’m getting a little pushback from the in-laws and my parents about transportation between the ceremony and reception, for fi and me, the bridal party, and people who can’t walk, but i don’t know…seems pretty lame to me since they’re so close!

    Post # 5
    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We will have an unadvertised drunk van. My reception isn’t very close to many people’s overnight spots, so if my coordinator thinks you shouldn’t drive, she will intervene.

    In your case, there is no need for transport. Cabs and walking are fine.

    Post # 6
    1230 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I am providing a shuttle between the reception and hotel for our guests. It’s only about a mile and a half between the two but it’s an interstate so not such a good idea to be walking it. And yes, they could call a cab but most people are from out of state and already paying a lot to come to the wedding that I wanted to be as accommodating to our guests as much as possible. Plus, it’s not very expensive for us to have a shuttle for the night.  

    Post # 7
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We aren’t doing a shuttle because people are staying at way too many hotels near the venue that it would be impossible for the van driver to make enough trips.  We have 100 guests staying at the hotel we are having the reception at.  Then the other two hotels are within 5 minutes. If there is someone that is falling down drunk (which I don’t forsee happening) then we would just get them a cab/ride.

    Post # 8
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We were going to do a shuttle.  We have the same set up.  The ceremony and reception are at the same place, the hotel is a mile away.  But, I just felt guilty having our guests either not drink so they can drive a mile, or risk the drive and have something horrible happen.  In the end my parents and my FI’s parents insisted that we don’t spend the money.  Both are of the mind that they’re all adults and they can handle their own.  Well I hope so!

    Post # 10
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Yeah, I wasn’t expecting my family or his to feel that way at all.  Your probably right though, most guests will be able to have a Dirty Delete. 

    Post # 11
    940 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We’re providing a shuttle.  The nearest hotel to our venue is 20 minutes away, and the road is dark and windy.  Plus, we really want people to be able to enjoy themselves and not have to worry about driving after 5 hours of an open bar.

    Post # 12
    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    We’re providing a shuttle for the same reasons as eurekaanchovies – plus, we WANT people to drink a little too much to drive – they’ll have more fun Wink

    Post # 13
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Hey Corgi!

    We’re having transportation from reception to hotel – having a lot of people at the hotel and quite a few out of towners flying in, we needed a way to get them around. BUT… we realized that if we provided them something home, we had to get them to the ceremony + reception.

    Check with your hotel! I know ours has a 13 passenger van shuttle that can be rented out for $60/hr (not bad!)  and that is what we are using for our end of the night transport. And we realized that while bridal party and Fiance and I will be delivered via limo/bus thing earlier in the day, we had to find a way to get back to the hotel! haha stranded with no car! that’d be a good story…

    So check w/ your hotel – we’re @ Crowne Plaza – they might have a shuttle you can rent for an hour.

    Post # 14
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We didn’t provide transportation.  We assumed that people should be responsible enough to not drink so much that they won’t be able to drive.  We had to make sure that we didn’t drink too much so we could get home, why shouldn’t they do the same?

    Post # 15
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    Ours is technically at a hotel, but it’s a bit on the expensive side so I am betting many guests will stay elsewhere – we’re not providing any transportation, though!

    Post # 16
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We wanted to, but due to the joys of living in a small town, there wasn’t anyone who we could rent one from.  Our only mass transit option would have been to rent a full sized coach bus.  Yeah, not happening.  We will have cards with the numbers of various cab companies on the bar, but honestly, I think our friends know better than to get rip roaring drunk without arranging their own transportation home first.

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