My fiance and I are planning a wedding in the city on 10/7/2017 - the same weekend as the Chicago Marathon. We're already encountering issues with hotel blocks, and I wanted to see if anyone has planned a Chicago wedding on marathon weekend before. Any tips on hotels that are still willing to do courtesy blocks?
Here is who we have talked to (very short list, I know):
- Holiday Inn Merchandise Mart: will not offer hotel blocks during marathon weekend
- Marriott UIC Medical District: No courtesy blocks - we would be responsible for filling 80% of rooms.
- Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile: Courtesy block up to 15 rooms - we would be responsible for filling anything over that that we block off.
Thanks in advance for any help!