Post # 1
The wedding chapel I love is an hour away from where we all live. I’ll be having my wedding around 3pm on a Sunday with a 3 hour reception following. The reception venue is 15 min away from the ceremony. Will this be a pain in the ass? When we first started looking at wedding venues, my fiance didn’t even want to look outside of our city because his whole family always has weddings right by their house. He is of a different culture and his family never pays much attention to the venue. They always have those huge weddings in gyms with no decorations. To me, the venue is one of the most important things about a wedding! I feel like his family will be upset that they have to drive an hour on a Sunday.
This place is cheaper that mediocre venues I’ve seen around here. It’s only $1800 for the chapel and the reception venue is only $600 including tables and chairs. The chapel is in the middle of a newly built location that’s modeled after a small village in Italy. The chapel is surrounded by water and across the water you can see a neighborhood of beautiful mansions. I think it would be worth their drive! But I can’t help but think guests will be annoyed by the distance. I’m looking at venues around our house that have the ceremony and reception in one location..but nothing compares and it’s all around the same price (or higher) than this place I found. Here are some photos I took from the chapel’s facebook (that’s allowed right? lol) Should I just have it here and forget about what guests will think about the distance?
Post # 3
Nah, an hour is nothing. That is gorgeous, by the way!!
Post # 4
That looks gorgeous, what a great choice! I don’t think an hour away is bad at all 🙂
Post # 5
I love it and our venue is an hour from our house. But then again so is everything else lol. An hour is nothing go for the venue you love!!
Post # 6
Wow, that is stunning!
I wouldn’t be annoyed with a 1hour drive. Many of our guests are driving 2 hours to get to ours. However, it’s on a Saturday so they are staying at a hotel and don’t have to work in the morning. Sunday is a little trickier, but I still dont think 1 hour is bad.
Post # 7
DH was just the best man in a Sunday wedding that was an hour away. Yes, it was inconvenient for us. But it is what it is. Their wedding started at 3:30pm and the reception was half an hour away from the church (still an hour away from home for us). The reception was supposed to end at 11, but everyone cleared out before 10.
Post # 8
I don’t think the drive is an issue, but be ready for the party to empty out since it’s Sunday…people gotta get ready for the week.
Post # 9
HOLY SMOKES that venue is gorgeous! I say go for it but make sure the party ends at a decent time or go for a 3 day weekend to have your wedding on… That’s all I can suggest but I would definately book that venue!!!
Post # 10
Wouldn’t be an issue for me! And if it starts at 3 your wedding will still be over and allow people to drive the hour home before the time they’d normally go to sleep (assuming your guests don’t go to sleep at 8).
Post # 11
I don’t think an hour away is bad at all. And my wedding is on a Sunday, too! It was easiest because I have people flying in on Saturday and leaving Monday so all they have to take is one day off versus a couple, plus I get a discount of $5 per head since it’s on Sunday which adds up to…well, a lot saved, lol.
Post # 12
It’s fine. I’m in the same boat as you. Our wedding is about an hour and a half away for most of our family and on a Sunday. No one has complained and we had about 97% of our guests RSVP yes. Your venue is beautiful and it looks worth the drive.