(Closed) ceremony and reception site location question?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
23636 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I dont think there’s a problem with having your guests drive 30 minutes to the reception site, particularly if you give them enough time in which to do so.  One of my best friends was married 6 years ago and did this.  It worked out okay!

Post # 4
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I really hate driving distances for the reception. It just really bugs me. For me, 30 minutes is pushing it, especially if there will be more waiting for the wedding party at the reception site. With the weddings I’ve attended, waiting another hour or more for the wedding party, on top of the drive, makes me very cranky.

Post # 5
1866 posts
Buzzing bee

I think 30 minutes is fine, but would there be an option for you to provide transportation for your guests?  I think it also depends on what city you live in and how available public transportation is.

I live in Chicago, and while public transportation is readily available, we are providing transportation for our guests b/c our ceremony site is about 30 minutes away from our reception site.

Post # 6
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s not ideal but also not the end of the world. Is there a church closer to the venue that you could hold the ceremony in? 

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