(Closed) Distance between reception venue and church

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’m not sure if there is a rule of thumb, but the distance between my church and reception venue was about 15 miles/20 minutes of driving. It didn’t seem to be a problem! I think people expect a bit of a drive between ceremony and reception.

Post # 4
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32 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We were about 25-30 minutes of driving from Ceremony to Reception site. I agree with Gemstone, I think people expect to drive about this much–no one seemed to mind. I was initially concerned about it but everyone I asked assured me that it’s just kind of the way things go : )

Post # 5
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891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are less than a mile between the ceremony and reception site. We lucked out that way. But I think anything over a 30 minute drive is too much. We had to drive over and hour at my cousin’s wedding and it wasn’t cool. Plus you had to go through security at the gate (it was on a base) so it was a mess trying to get in.

 

Post # 7
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891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yeah, 5 minutes in a limo is a bit much! I feel you on having too many vs too few! I didn’t have alot of options. There were all of 3 places in the town in which we’re getting married to have our reception. 1 smelled of chlorine, 1 is really old, and one is a gym. We picked the gym.

Post # 8
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5183 posts
Bee Keeper

We are driving about 30-40 mins to the reception. We are getting married at the Air Force academy chapel.. its on an air force base.. and it takes like 10 mins to even come off of the base.

Post # 9
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13010 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve heard 30 minutes drive should basically be the high end of the spectrum. 

Post # 10
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ok, this makes me feel better – I was looking for a thread on this topic because I wondered if 30 minutes between church and venue was too much. We’re getting married in the church where 3 generations of my family were married, and there’s only one reception venue really close (small town). I’m not sure if I like it. The reception for my sister’s wedding was held at an awesome spot about 30 minutes away, so I’m considering it as well.

Good feedback :o)

Post # 11
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1415 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think 10-15 minutes is totally normal/expected. 

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