Hotel offers wedding discount to servicemen and women

April 13, 2009 9:50:44 AM PDT
Military couples make huge sacrifices. And this economy can make their difficulties even more painful. But the management of a local hotel has come up with a unique way of helping armed services members.

The Radisson in Trevose is cutting 30% off the prices of all their wedding packages if one member of the couple getting married is in the military.

Food and Beverage Manager Joseph Oliveira explains that if one member of the couple is active or retired from any of the armed services, they will qualify for the discount.

The discount doesn't just benefit the couples, it's also good for the hotel employees.

Oliveira says, " We wanted to give our employees a chance to stay employed, for us to stay open, with business as usual. So, that's where this idea came from."

Oliveira says couples are budgeting an average of 15% to 20% less on their weddings now than just a year or two ago.

They're cutting costs by supplying their own cakes or flowers... Shortening the hours of the open bar... Or simplifying hors d'oeuvres at the cocktail hour.

The hotel's wedding reception packages start at $67 per person -- before the discount. Once extras, like taxes, tips, premium liquors, fancy desserts and so on are added, they can be as much as $110 per person, so the discount is significant.

For specific prices and information about the Radisson's wedding packages, click here.

For other businesses that offer discounts to the military, check out these websites:
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