If you are into the nitty gritty details of wedding planning, there is likely one nagging to-do that just lingers at the top of your list: figuring out where everyone is going to stay! There are a number of things to consider when booking a wedding hotel block and today Alycia Prince from Best Western Plus InnTowner is sharing insight into the process.
Here are 3 things to consider when booking your wedding hotel block(s):
When choosing a hotel block for a wedding or social event it’s essential to pick a hotel within close proximity to the venue. But there are other travel considerations to keep in mind as well:
- How many people will be coming from out of town, or more importantly out of state?
- Is this hotel close to a nearby airport?
- Is it easily accessible from the highway?
- If you have a lot of guests coming from out of town they may want to explore the area. Selecting a hotel that’s not only close to the venue but also in a prime location can positively impact guest experience.
Does the hotel offer a complimentary shuttle service or do they charge a fee for a private shuttle? This is a nice benefit for guests from out of town who are unsure of the area, as it allows them the opportunity to explore the area without worrying about navigating through an unfamiliar city or finding parking. A shuttle is also an important service for for guests who plan on drinking, especially if your venue is in a rural area without taxi service.
Lastly you’ll want to find the best value for your guests.
What amenities do they offer? Examples of amenities that your guests would enjoy include free parking, complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, indoor pool, fitness center, business center etc.
Keep in mind that it’s not uncommon to select more than one hotel for a block, based on location and price point. However it’s best to have one primary hotel and list that first when sharing lodging information with guests. A lot of your guests will want to socialize with friends and family members while they’re visiting.
Best Western PLUS InnTowner Madison offers all three – great location, free shuttle and affordable rates.
Located in the heart of Madison, your guests are sure to feel right at home while staying at Best Western PLUS InnTowner Madison. Our convenient location close to downtown and the University of Wisconsin – Madison Campus, allows for quick and easy access to a wide variety of destinations in downtown Madison. And, our complimentary shuttle provides a convenient and hassle free door-to-door service so your guests can worry less about travel and focus on celebrating your big day!