(Closed) Our reception venue dilemma.. 50min drive between ceremony and reception. :(

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What do you think?
    Go with the first venue and cut down on guest list and save time on the drive to reception : (6 votes)
    30 %
    Forget about the 50min drive in between, go with this new choice! : (14 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2324 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I assume there is no chance of moving the location of the ceremony?

    Post # 5
    Member
    2324 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Well if you keep the church the shuttle bus sounds like the way to go – although you may also need to arrange one at the end of the night so that guests can get back to their car….

    Post # 6
    Member
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Go with the venue you like and offer a shuttle bus.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If I were a guest, I don’t think a 20-min driving difference would be a deal breaker for me. But I second the idea of hiring party buses if it’s economically feasible.

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Go with the venue you like.  A difference of 20 minutes isn’t going to make or break my decision to attend a wedding – quite honstly, I’d probably stay closer to the reception, anyway. 

    The shuttle sounds like a GREAT idea – just make sure it’s large enough because a 50 minute one way trip doesn’t leave much time for multiple runs.  Try to book some hotel rooms near the reception venue.  The only downside I can see is maybe some people would skip the ceremony due to the distance and attend the reception only?

    Post # 11
    Member
    719 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

    @sunshinewish15:  I said second venue, but only because you said that you would offer transportation, and there aren’t that many OOT guests that might get lost or not have a car… 

    Post # 12
    Member
    2075 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Personally I would go for the closer venue, but if you really love the other one then go for the shuttle bus.

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