- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
onedimpleface: Transportation costs are one of the reasons we chose to have a wedding in Downtown Boston – we didn’t want our guests to have to fly in, rent a car AND pay for a hotel to stay somewhere in the middle of nowhere (or somewhere really boring). For our out of town guests, Boston is a nice destination to go to anyway – it’s an added perk and while I know that the people who love us would have come anyway, it’s nice to be able to provide a fun destination for our wedding.
We also chose right within the city because wedding transportation is expensive! I looked around, and for the size bus we would have needed to transport guests to and from the reception venue (if it was a bit outside the city) we would be spending a few thousand dollars. I figured that money could be much better spent elsewhere.
In your case, I don’t think you have to provide transporation from the city to your venue. If people want to come, they’ll find a way – they’ll rent a car or they’ll make the trek via public transporation. I would have a hotel block near the reception, though, so guests don’t have to worry about catching a train back into the city afterwards (or driving drunk). If your venue isn’t close (like walking distance) to any hotels, then you should probably provide transportation from the venue to the hotels and back at the end of the night.
Good luck – like I said, this is one of the reasons we chose a city wedding. If I were you, I’d keep an eye out for something you can afford in Brooklyn or other parts of NYC. It makes things easier for you and your guests.