We interviewed Jaime Wolf, catering sales manager at the Nassau Inn, who has been with us for 10 years! This is her version of Wedding Room Block Planning 101 for you.
- Tell your guests to save the wedding date and start reserving their overnight rooms before wedding invites are sent out. This way you won’t run into trouble if rooms are not available later on.
- If you are wondering what to pack for gift bags, some essentials include: water, Advil/Tylenol, a snack, and an itinerary (timeline for the weekend, breakfast arrangements, rehearsal dinner, transportation plans, etc.).
- Frequently Asked Question: “Can guests check in early?”
Answer: It depends – but it’s safer to assume you can’t. Weekends, especially in towns like Princeton, can be busy and time may be needed for previous guests to check out and rooms to be cleaned.
- If you have a large room block, it is considered thoughtful to have a breakfast the next morning to say thank you to all of your guests! We have great breakfast packages and offer discounts for all in house weddings! Be sure to ask your Catering Manager for details.
- Encourage your guests to make time to explore. Princeton is a great place to stay and this is the perfect opportunity for them to make it a mini vacation or getaway. Site seeing, downtown shopping, dining and bar hopping are just a few of the reasons you need more than a day to take it all in!
About the Author: Lily Lee is the Marketing Assistant at the historical Nassau Inn. She graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Communications, minor in Digital Information & Media, and a passion for English and creative writing.