Ugh, the hotel room blocks. So far, this has been the most un-fun wedding related task I’ve crossed off our list. It just boils down to the fact that hotels in NYC are crazy expensive and I felt extremely guilty saddling our guests with that kind of expense. Nevertheless, hotels are needed, so hotels we shall have! Don’t be fooled by my gusto to take on this challenge. I contacted a plethora of hotels and was shocked by all the exorbitant quotes I received. (Apparently December is a very popular tourist month in NYC, making negotiations with hotel reps very difficult.) This eventually resulted in a lot of grumbling on my part, and at one point I shamefully declared, “If they don’t like these hotels, then they can find their own!” I’m such a gracious host.
In the end, we are giving our guests two options: convenient or cost-efficient. There’s also a DIY option, which I’d totally go for if I were a guest at our wedding.
Convenient: Brooklyn Bridge Marriott. The Marriott is situated smack dab in the middle of our church and reception sites. One could potentially walk from the Marriott to our church, but we’re thinking most guests will opt for a taxi in the winter weather. It also offers the largest guest rooms of all the hotels we looked at.