- 1 Do you need a hotel block?
- 2 Do you have to pay for room blocks?
- 3 What is a courtesy room block?
- 4 How many rooms should I block for my wedding?
- 5 What is a room block at a hotel?
- 6 Who pays for hotel rooms at weddings?
- 7 What do concierges do?
- 8 When should you block rooms for a wedding?
- 9 What is an attrition clause?
- 10 What does 20% attrition mean?
- 11 What is a courtesy room?
- 12 What are courtesy rates?
- 13 When should we send out save the dates?
Do you need a hotel block?
Most couples can (and should ) be able to block rooms at any hotel without a deposit. Rather than getting a regular room block, they need to ask for a courtesy room block. This is the kind of room block where you don’t have to put down a deposit and there is no fees for unused rooms.
Do you have to pay for room blocks?
What this means: The hotel must try to book unused rooms in your block so you ‘ re no longer responsible for them if they’ re later sold to other customers. In short: You shouldn’t be paying for rooms other guests are paying for.
What is a courtesy room block?
Courtesy Room Definition: A courtesy room is defined as a block of rooms held for your group with a cut-off date (usually 30 days prior to check-in). On that cut-off date, the hotel releases any unbooked rooms in your hotel courtesy block back into their inventory without financial obligation for you.
How many rooms should I block for my wedding?
Rough Estimate Estimate the total out of town guests coming and use half that number as a guide for how many rooms to reserve for the wedding. So if you have invited 100 guests and fifty are coming from out of town, you would look to reserve about 25 rooms.
What is a room block at a hotel?
The basics: A hotel room block is a reservation of 10+ hotel rooms. The perk of a room block is that they save you time, money and ensure that all of your guests will have a place to stay during the event you are hosting. On average, group rates are 15% to 40% lower than standard rates.
Who pays for hotel rooms at weddings?
And no matter how you ask the question, the answer is always the same. Traditionally, wedding guests pay for their own hotel rooms. In fact, just about 99% of all couples that have blocked hotel rooms through us have had guests pay for their own rooms.
What do concierges do?
In hotels or resorts, a concierge assists guests by performing various tasks such as making restaurant reservations, booking hotels, arranging for spa services, recommending night life hot spots, booking transportation (like taxi, limousines, airplanes, boats, etc.), coordinating porter service (luggage assistance
When should you block rooms for a wedding?
Couples typically reserve hotel room blocks about 3-8 months before the wedding. To do this, narrow your search to a handful of hotels (Hotel Planner is a great tool to start with!) and give each of them a call, asking for the venue manager.
What is an attrition clause?
An attrition clause in the contract is a commitment to pay for a specific number of rooms and should your number decrease, this reduction of numbers may require a payment as a penalty.
What does 20% attrition mean?
As a refresher, attrition is a term used describe when your actual room block pickup is less than what you contracted – if you don’t “make” your room block, then you’re “in attrition.” The term is also used to describe the amount of leeway a hotel offers you if you don’t pick up your block – as in, “You have 20 %
What is a courtesy room?
A room in a hotel (or elsewhere) made available to guests for a short period of time at no additional charge. For example, a beach resort might provide a courtesy room to guests who checked out in the morning so they can shower and change in the afternoon after a day at the beach.
What are courtesy rates?
The Courtesy Pay is a service you may already have on your checking account allows us to cover your insufficient funds items on debit card purchases, point-of-sale (POS) transactions, ATM withdrawals, checks and ACH transactions, up to the approved limit. You will be charged $28 per covered overdraft transaction.
When should we send out save the dates?
The basic rule of thumb is to send save the dates 6 months before the wedding. For a destination wedding, it is customary to mail save the dates 8 to 12 months in advance. For a local affair, send save the dates 4 months in advance.