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Rochester Wedding Accommodations
Bed & Breakfast/Inns, Hotels,
Rochester Wedding Accommodations
Rochester & The Surrounding Area Bed & Breakfasts, Inns and Hotel Accommodations
Your options may depend upon where you currently live, and where the wedding is to be held. If you are going back to your home town to be married, and there are many family members and old friends there, they may offer to help put up your guests. This can help your guests to feel more welcome, and should cut back on their expenses. For other situations, it may be a better idea to suggest they stay in a nearby Greater Rochester hotel or bed & breakfast. If you are having your reception in a hotel, that would be an obvious choice.
585wedding.com is here to put you in touch with the finest hotels and bed & breakfasts in the Greater Rochester area and assist you with your out of town guest accommodations. If you don’t already have a hotel or bed & breakfast in mind, our list of participating vendors can supply you with all the information you require to make the most informed decision.
You can either offer to book the accommodations for your guests or leave it up to them. If you make the reservations, make sure you let your guests know all the details about their rooms. If you are planning on having many out-of-town guests, you may ask local hotels or Bed & Breakfasts in the Greater Rochester Area if they offer any group rates. The hotel may be able to provide you with pre-printed cards for your guests to use in making their reservations. If so, include these in the invitations.
Guests who are not familiar with the Rochester area, especially those who are flying in, may find traveling around the city difficult. You may offer to provide transportation for them. This may depend upon the number of guests you have arriving from out of town. It may be best to encourage them to rent a car for use while they are at your wedding. If they don’t, you may have to arrange for rides for them on your wedding day. On top of everything else you are trying to coordinate, this may be an additional burden. Or, it may be no problem at all. Each situation is a little different.
Inside the invitation you mail to these guests, you should include maps, hotel information, and itineraries of wedding events. If a hotel has given you pre-printed cards, include these as well for your guests’ convenience. If the distance is great enough that your guests may choose to make it part of a more extensive vacation, consider including information on other things to do in the Greater Rochester area, or nearby sights to see.
Entertaining Out-of-Town Guests
You aren’t obligated to keep them occupied every second of the day, but it is nice for the wedding couple to spend at least some time with guests who have come a long way to attend the wedding. If many of your guests are from out of town, you may wish to plan an itinerary of events for them to attend, such as luncheons or dinners. If you are planning this, send an itinerary with their invitations. If they know there will be a lot of pre-wedding events, they will be more inclined to travel to your wedding.
Keep in mind, they will spend a good amount of money in travel and in accommodations. It might seem to them to be a waste to do all of that, then only see you for a few short moments at the reception. If you are planning on entertaining your guests, setting up an itinerary for them, make sure it is well-organized. As you get closer to your wedding day, nerves may get frazzled, schedules disrupted. If you aren’t planning special events for these guests, at least give them some local information. A list of Rochester restaurants, nearby movie theaters, or even take-out menus might be greatly appreciated by someone looking for a meal or a way to spend the evening.
Encouraging Them to Come
Traveling to a wedding can involve a bit of time, as well as expense. Your guests may be more willing to come if the wedding can be incorporated into a longer vacation. If they seem interested, try to compile a list of other things to do in the Rochester area, or suggest other places they may continue on to, after your wedding.