The deadline was July 24. I did not realize that meant, in reality, July 23. I reached out today, and FH and I are the only ones booked at the hotel. The out-of-town guests who might have used the hotel have not RSVP'd yet (and... are likely "no"s? They are my mother's side of the family, and she is mad at me). The hotel has low availability at this point, and can't offer the better rate. (I'm a little miffed we didn't get any updates from the hotel, or even had a link to check.)
So, now, it's just FH and I at the hotel, when we live just a few subway stops away from our venue.
Should we cancel the room and just stay at home? (...I'm not sure we can cancel at this point, but I'd certainly ask..) Find a new hotel? Go to this hotel even though we'll be the only ones?