(Closed) Which would option would you chose?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Which option would you chose
    Hotel brunch, more expensive : (7 votes)
    22 %
    Restaurant brunch 4 blocks away, less expensive. : (25 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 3
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    You’re already being very gracious by hosting the brunch. The restaurant brunch would do just fine. I would totally walk or drive four blocks for the free meal and appreciate the hospitality.

    Post # 4
    661 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’m biased because I completely understand where your Fiance is coming from.  I know if I was out till 3 am, I wouldn’t want to walk 4 blocks, even for a breakfast. (but, if I was the groom/bride, I’d be the one paying for it … so I wouldn’t mind feeling that way)  lol  But, I’m lazy??

    Fact is, regardless, its not going to matter.  Don’t get me wrong, if you have the funds for it … do the hotel.  MUCH more convenient.  But, if not … I agree with @meliss … if I were a guest and had to walk the 4 blocks, I would just be grateful that the bride/groom are footin the bill!!  (in fact, I’d feel a little guilty that they’re paying for it!!)  But, again, maybe its me?

    Hope it helps!  lol

    Post # 5
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I voted for restaurant brunch.  Walking 4 Philly blocks is like nothing.  I used to live in that area and with all the shops and Rittenhouse park it’s really fun just to walk around.  I actually lived a block from Slate, never been though.  I always used to go to Sabrina’s for brunch but that’s kind of far.

    Post # 6
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i voted for the hotel brunch because it would be easier for my guests and as your Fiance has asked for a hotel brunch i would do it


    Post # 7
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m with your Fiance. If I was up that late, the last thing I would want to do is walk 4 blocks in the middle of winter. If it were me, I would spring for the hotel just for the convenience. 

    Post # 8
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Double post. 

    Post # 9
    1569 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    Four blocks is too far to walk …. seriously?? I’d hop on one foot for four blocks for a free delicious buffet breakfast! 🙂 (I’m assuming you don’t have anybody who is mobility-impaired, though.)

    [ETA] Maybe people are having trouble picturing how far four blocks is? It’s about 0.2 miles, which is a five-minute walk. So, that’s less than one lap around a track, for reference.

    Post # 10
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    The palomar is on 17th, right? 4 blocks in center city is nothing. I say go to slate.

    Post # 11
    1391 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I vote for the restaurant. 4 blocks is not that bad. 

    Post # 12
    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    4 blocks seems short to me!  I’d go for the restaurant.

    Post # 13
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think it is fine to have the brunch down the street.  People will really appreciate that you are serving breakfast, and if you want to save, go for it.  Plus, it is nice to “get out” of the hotel and get some fresh air.

    Post # 14
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    You’re being super generous by hosting the brunch – which I would maintain isn’t really your responsibility (and, as you said, its an unexpected, additional cost). So if you can save a bit of the cost by having it a measly four blocks away then do so!

    And if people don’t want a free breakfast because they’re too lazy/hungover to walk 4 blocks, then they probably don’t deserve a free breakfast in the first place! (ha, I’m evil, sorry).

    perhaps organize some people familiar to the area to lead the groups of people to the restaurant if getting lost is an issue? You can make it a fun, perhaps interesting (i have no idea what’s in that neighbourhood but I bet you there’s at least 1 building with a story. Maybe?) “mini tour” of your city. Ta da!

    Post # 15
    7295 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    $400 IS a lot of money. you are  being more than gracious by offering it and paying it.

    if they don’t want to walk  4 blocks, they can pay their own breakfast in the hotel (which many ppl probably wouldnt and go out somewhere cheaper), but if they dont come to yours, then you will save more money!  i am on a tight budget, so its a clear decision for  me.  but i can’t tell you what to do or what to spend your money on.

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