(Closed) How far away was your venue for you and your guests (not OOT ones)?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How far/long is it OK to ask your guests to drive to your venue?

    Less than 1 hour

    About an hour, but no more

    Over and hour, closer to 2 is OK

    As always, OTHER :)

  • Post # 3
    2353 posts
    Buzzing bee

    2.5 miles from our house, 2.4 from the main hotel where Out of Town guests are staying.

    We have a couple of friends who live out in the country, who’ll have a half-hour drive to get there.

    It’s more rare here to get married in town, as we are. Most people here seem to prefer the lovely estates on the river, but we’re downtown people, so this suited us.

    Post # 4
    2231 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Most people I know commute an hour each way so I think 45 minutes to an hour is normal.

    Post # 5
    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Our ceremony venue is about an hour from our town and the reception venue is close to downtown. This calls for about 2 hours of driving BUT we’re providing a bus in case guests don’t want to drive. The reception venue from the hotel our guests are staying at is about 5 minutes and no more than 20 minutes from any local guests

    Post # 6
    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Our venue is right smack dab downtown, so maybe half an hour if traffic is bad.

    However, almost all of our guests are Out of Town, so they’ll be travelling anyways. : )

    I would say that it would be NICE to keep the drive to an hour or under for “in-town” guests, but honestly I’d still drive longer than that to make it (I’d just consider it an Out of Town wedding, LOL).

    Post # 7
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Our venue was 1-2 hours from most of our guests and everyone made it there and loved it.  It’s only one day, after all!  (and they get food) lol 

    Post # 8
    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Our venues are both less than an hour from our guests.  Its also on SUnday where there is less traffic so it’ll be at most 30 minutes from guests.  Bonus is the venue is about a 5-7 minute drive from my house.

    Post # 9
    11506 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My venue was 1.5 hours from where I and most of my friends lived.  However, it was three hours away from DH and his friends and even further for all of the rest of the out-of-towners. As a result, my wedding was a bit of a Destination Wedding for everyone who attended, including DH and me.

    Post # 10
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Our venue was 1 hr away from where my husband and i live (as well as our local friends), one hour away from my family, and one hour away from his family (all in different directions). 

    Post # 11
    11163 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Our gorgeous venue was just about two hours from us and most of our guests (not including those significantly OOT). No one complained that I heard and most opted to stay in a hotel the night of the wedding instead of driving home.

    I personally think for the right venue at the right price it was worth it and everyone seemed to love it, thank goodness.

    Post # 13
    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m having a “semi-destination” wedding – the venue is about 90 minutes away by car with a ferry ride. We haven’t sent invitations or received RSVPs yet, but most people take no issue. It’s in a really pretty part of the state that people vacation on anyway.

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