When planning your wedding, it’s important to consider the needs of your out-of-town guests, many of whom will be traveling to share in your big day. You’ll want to make certain their visit is an enjoyable one.
Most hotels provide a discounted rate when you reserve a block of rooms. The number of rooms required to qualify for a group rate will vary by hotel. Some hotels offer additional services such as a hospitality suite for your guest to gather for breakfast or cocktails and, if needed, special checkout considerations. The Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill, the Hilton in Harrisburg, and the Hotel Hershey in Hershey are some local hotels that have excellent reputations for providing great service to their guests.
Traditionally, it is the duty of the bride’s family to recommend accommodations for out-of-town guests. It is not their responsibility, however, to pay for them. Include printed information in the wedding invitation such a toll-free numbers or each hotel, the name under which the reservation is held and hotel shuttle information so your guests can call the hotel directly to make their reservations. Don’t forget to provide three or more hotel options to create a comfortable price range.
It is appropriate for the bride and groom to arrange transportation to and from the ceremony and reception locations for all out-of-town guests. It is perfectly acceptable to arrange for family and friends to provide the transportation if you choose not hire a limousine service.