Post # 1
Is having the ceremony and reception at different places ok? I want to have my wedding at this spa but their food/alcohol is wayyyyyyyy too expensive so I am going to move the reception to a Holiday Inn Express that is about 15 minutes away. Is it rude to expect my guests to drive there? I really don’t want to change the venues…please give me your feedback!!! Here is the ceremony site:
and here is where the wedding reception will be :
Post # 4
This is the ceremony location
Post # 5
Your post didn’t link in the websites, I think you intended to put in.
But I would say there isn’t a problem with having ceremony and reception in two different places. Most people who have a church ceremony will have a reception someplace else. I think if you give them notice in the invitations, no problem. So no, it isn’t rude to ask them to drive to the reception. And 15 minutes is not that far away.
Oh, got the picture… That’s a beautiful place.
Post # 6
…and this is the reception location:
Post # 7
I think that is totally fine! A lot of people have the ceremony one place (ex: church) and the reception another place. I’m doing that!
Our ceremony is on the beach at the hotel where everyone is staying and we are renting trolley’s to take everyone to the reception site and back (destination wedding and open bar so this is a must in our minds!). Are you getting a block of rooms at the hotel? Your guests may actually really like that!
Post # 8
Like the other posters said- it fine to have the ceremony and reception at different sites. I had my ceremony in a church and the reception at a lodge. Friends have had the ceremony in a park and the reception at a country club- so church ceremonies aren’t the only ones!
Post # 9
Wow…your ceremony place is GORGEOUS!
Most people have their ceremony at a church, then move their reception to a hall or a catered place. I did that, and it was about a 15-20 minute drive. It’s nice that you’re having it at a hotel too so that you can book a block of rooms for your guests at a discounted price. So even though they drive to your reception place, no one has to drink and drive elsewhere…they can just stay at the hotel!
Post # 10
I think its totally acceptable and am doing the same thing. Our ceremony is at a historic site whose rules are too strict for our reception and not really big enough, so we planned a reception elsewhere. I just think it’s really important that if you’re not providing the transportation between locations (which we aren’t) that you have very specific directions to hand out at the ceremony to make it as easy as possible to get there.
Post # 11
I actually have never been to a wedding that had the ceremony and the reception at the SAME place. I will be attendind my first same venue place in a month!
I think it is absolutely fine! If you are concerned that guests won’t like to relocate you could always rent a trolley or shuttle to get guests to and from.
Post # 12
Eh, we’re doing the ceremony and reception in two different places. We put up directions and maps on our wedding website, and I printed off some copies to hand out at the ceremony. I think that having two separate locations is a really common thing, and I doubt anyone will even think twice about it. Good luck!