(Closed) Hive Opinion: Venue too far away for a cocktail reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: So what do you think?
    The distance is acceptable for a cocktail reception, change nothing : (11 votes)
    69 %
    The distance is too far for a cocktail reception, change to sit down dinner : (5 votes)
    31 %
    Other, I'll explain via post : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think the distance is fine if the ceremony is in the same location.  Cocktail reception or not, your guests still want to drive out to the ceremony and see you get married, and if they’re willing to do that, that’s the important thing.  I’ve driven 40 minutes to ceremonies before, then 40 minutes to reception venues afterwards, so I definitely wouldn’t be hindered by it.  

    Post # 4
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Just so I’m clear- the ceremony and reception are at the same place, and you’re asking about the distance for family to drive from their homes.  Correct?

    If that is the case, 40 min. travel to a wedding is fine.  I’m more concerned with the time…I start getting sleepy around 9pm and I’m a third of granny’s age.

    Post # 6
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Sounds fun, I’d probably get a room at the inn, sleep in the day of the wedding then party into the night. No need to get up early sounds great! 

    Post # 7
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it sounds both fine AND really fun!

    Post # 8
    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I retract my vote, I said it was too far, but didn’t read the following posts indicating it was for both ceremony and reception. 40-60mins is fine. 🙂

    Post # 9
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I agree.  If they are in the same location, then that distance is fine.  With traffic around me, it takes almost an hour to get anywhere.

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