How is this a Complimentary Service?
Simply put, the hotel, caterer or venue pays All Booked Up a service commission so you don’t have to come out of pocket.
What is a Room Block?
When you have a group of people coming to a wedding from out of town, you can have each of them search for a hotel on their own or you could reserve a bunch of rooms (i.e. block of rooms) at a hotel that is near the wedding venue.
Most couples will block 20-30 rooms for out of town wedding guests at a hotel near the wedding venue. In most cases, there is no cost to getting a room block and there is no deposit.
Why Should I Attain a Room Block?
There are three key reasons but we will go over three of the most important ones
Reason #1-When you block rooms, your guests will get lower rates
Over 5000 groups have blocked rooms with us and the average savings has been about 22%. By blocking hotel rooms for wedding guests, you’re helping them get a discount. And if you’re paying for any of the rooms for parents, officiant, or bridesmaids, then you’re saving too!
Reason #2-Most hotels will offer a complimentary room
Most hotels will offer you a free room if more than 20 or 30 rooms are reserved and paid for. You can use this room for yourself or give it to someone in your wedding party. In some cases, a hotel will even offer to give you their bridal suite for free.
Reason #3-Guests are not scattered all over the city
Weddings can get far bigger than we originally anticipate. In many cases, we have seen over 100 people come from out of town. Imagine trying to keep track of who is staying where. If you block rooms, you simply have one hotel to go to great guests, and one place from which to provide directions to the wedding.
Plus, with one hotel, you can hand out welcome gift bags too. Finally, if guests stay in one place, it makes for a more fun experience as they can all hang out at the hotel or arrange for activities together as well.Many families attending the weddings use this time as a mini reunion where the kids can hang out at the pool while the parents can catch up.
The three reasons should be enough to convince you that a room block is a necessity.