(Closed) How far is too far btwn ceremony &reception?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Which is the most you should ask guests to commute?
    10 minutes : (3 votes)
    15 %
    20 minutes : (5 votes)
    25 %
    30 minutes : (7 votes)
    35 %
    40 minutes : (5 votes)
    25 %
    50 minutes : (0 votes)
    An hour : (0 votes)
    More than an hour/no limit : (0 votes)
    They really should be at the same venue. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    1214 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I dunno… that seems like a lot to ask. It might depend on where you and the guests live and if they are used to driving a half hour like that. To me, 15 minutes would be fine, but a half hour is stretching it.

    Post # 3
    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Mine is a half hour drive. I’m from a small town, the only options for a nice reception space are at least a half hour away. I didn’t think that was too much to ask, but I wouldn’t go further. 

    Post # 4
    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I really think it depends on what the guests are used to dealing with. For me and where I live, driving just about anywhere takes 20+ minutes, unless it’s right across or down the street. So I don’t think that’s a huge deal, per se. I’ve known people to have crazy long distances (think an hour+ drive between ceremony and reception venue) and I thought they were crazy! My ceremony and reception were probably about a 10 minute drive apart, and I didn’t really hear any guests complaing. Though, I doubt as the bride you’re going to hear about it. I wouldn’t worry about it if I were you.

    I went to a wedding where the ceremony (and hotels we were staying at) was about a 45 minute drive to the reception venue – it was a small town and the reception location options are limited – and the couple arranged with the hotel shuttles to come pick guests up from the reception location at the end of the event, which I thought was nice. Maybe you could check into offering transportation for your guests if you’re really worried?


    Post # 5
    34 posts
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I think 30 min isn’t that bad. I’ve driven an hour before to get to a reception site in the city.

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