I am considering a venue that has 46 rooms. Its a resort type place and about 4.5 hrs away for about half of the potential guests, and 1.5 hrs away for the othe half.
They want 23 rooms booked for the Friday before the wedding and all 45 booked for the night of. If they are not all booked, we have to pay for the unused rooms.
I kind of assumed that everyone would stay over at least the night of the wedding, since I've never been to a wedding where I didnt stay at the hotel overnight. However, one of my friends mentioned that some people might leave to drive the 1.5hrs home or stay somewhere else. I will admit the cost is pricey (would be around 150 bucks a person per night) but they would get access to kayaks, canoes, a hiking trail, meals and a pool and hot tub and tons of other recreation during their stay and also next to a stunning lake. Not to mention the whole resort would be private just for the wedding
Our guest list is currently around 130 people. which includes the plus ones for everyone. Do you guys think its risky to book this? Im guessing some people wont come due to distance but I have no idea how many will stay over now. Thanks!