Sara
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Reserving hotel blocks

Sara, on September 20, 2020 at 10:45 PM Posted in Planning 0 6
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I’m in the DMV area looking to reserve a block of hotels. Any advice on how to do so without having to pay any price upfront would be helpful. TIA

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Latest activity by Yasmine, on September 21, 2020 at 4:08 PM
  • Kerin
    Super February 2021
    Kerin ·
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    I used the hotel block link on wedding wire's computer site and it was ridiculously easy. Drury Inn blocked off enough rooms, extended the offer for an extra day, since our wedding is on Sunday and it's Valentine's day weekend, and we paid nothing up front. They gave us a deadline for guests to book and any unused rooms after the deadline just get opened back up to the public. Highly recommend.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    Thanks for the info!
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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    Look for hotels that offer courtesy blocks. With courtesy blocks, you won't be held financially responsible for any room other than one you book for yourself, but the hotel still gives a group rate and holds a certain number of rooms. What I did was just call/email hotels that were within a short distance of our venue and then did a courtesy block with a Courtyard by Marriott near the venue. I was going to also do a cheaper one, but reviews online mentioned bed bugs so I was not going to direct my guests to that hotel.
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    I agree with the previous comments - look for courtesy blocks. You wouldn't be responsible for the costs of the rooms (guests can pay for their rooms when they reserve them), and they typically don't have a minimum number of rooms required for a courtesy block. Definitely check out the hotel room block tool on Wedding Wire, it's super easy to find hotels near your venue that would offer discounted rooms in a courtesy block.
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  • S
    Dedicated November 2020
    Shakiyla ·
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    We called the Marriott across the street from my venue they have a courtesy block. We are not liable for any unbooked room.
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    Most hotels offer a courtesy room block for 10 rooms. I’m using Hilton in white marsh and that’s how many their courtesy is!
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