(Closed) Wedding hotel

posted 4 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Should we keep our hotel block reservations at a hotel hosting a "horror movie/monster" convention?

    Yes, keep the current hotel. Guests will be fine with monsters/horror things.

    No, you should look for another hotel that will have enough rooms for your group

    Other- please comment below

  • Post # 2
    5170 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

    It’s not like this is your wedding venue, this seems like such a non issue. 

    Post # 3
    202 posts
    Helper bee

    TBH I think I’d be excited as a guest! lol I get that it doesn’t vibe with the theme of the wedding, but since the wedding isn’t at the hotel I think it’s fine.. and provides some added entertainment to your guests weekend! 

    Post # 5
    5170 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I still don’t get the big deal, your guests will spend most of their time at your wedding or sleeping in the hotel. 

    Post # 7
    8409 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

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    apbride9 :  I think it’s reasonable and considerate for you to be concerned about the younger kids. The way I’d handle it is just get the word out that this is going on and let parents decide if they want to get a room in your block or look elsewhere. I wouldn’t change the current block or even add one somewhere else. I do see why you’re asking about it though. If it was all adults, nbd. Even a lot of kids will probably think it’s fun, but for some it could be really scary. Tell their parents and let them decide.

    Post # 8
    3863 posts
    Honey bee

     I don’t know if anyone who thinks this is ‘no big deal’ has ever witnessed one of these. I used to work in a hotel and we had a horror convention. Not Monster Mania, but similar. Attendees are really into this, and try to dress as closely as possible to whatever character they love. This can include very little body coverage, or fake nude body parts hanging out. They will be everywhere, including the restaurant, lobby, and lounge. They may have vendors selling gross things in the foyers by the event space, which is common. Some of the attendees might be jerks too, and act inappropriately. Overall these conventions are inappropriate for most children to be exposed to. (and many adults! “Hey Grandma…check out the bloody guy with the axe in his head, and that lady carrying her severed boob in her hand!”…)

    These events also draw a lot of locals, especially if “big name” stars will be there. So on top of everyone staying at the hotel, many more will be attending. Here are some photos of attendees at past events: (sorry for the giant link… ugh)


    When the host hotel runs out of rooms in the convention block, they may have an ‘overflow’ block at a nearby hotel. You can ask about that. Usually the overflow blocks aren’t huge, but still a consideration.

    So….I would definitely change hotels if it were my wedding. It will be a small inconvenience to your guests, so give them a brief explanation of the reason for the change.

    Or keep it there and listen to the stories about your “horror movie wedding hotel” for many years to come… oy!!

    ETA: The hotel will minimize the possible impact on your guests. Don’t believe them – they just want their rooms full.


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