Post # 1
We live in a group of small towns So if the venue is 27 minutes away, it’s actually like 25 miles too. My question is, how far is too far between ceremony and reception venues? How far would you be willing to drive? Please share opinions and experiences!
Thank you !
Post # 2
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
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
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
I think 30 min isn’t that bad. I’ve driven an hour before to get to a reception site in the city.
Post # 6
30 minutes is okay to me, but that’s the absolute max.
Post # 7
Thank you for responses. Ours isn’t for sure that far away it was just an example, but it is a possibility. I appreciate your help!