(Closed) How far is too far to drive to the reception venue?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Not at all, as long as it’s fairly close to the ceremony!

Post # 4
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I don’t think an hour is too far to drive for a wedding ceremony and reception. Our venue was two hours away from the majority of our guests.

However, I do think that an hour is too far to drive between the ceremony and reception. I am not clear on if this is what you are asking. Anything pushing 30 minutes or more is just too far In My Humble Opinion.

Post # 5
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

my ceremony and reception are about 25 min apart… it is your wedding. do what you want. I know its a small inconvienence to have people drive but I havent had anyone complain… and  the people who will complain… lets just say I wont mind if they arent there 😉

Post # 6
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

An hour isn’t bad at all, although weather/driving conditions is something to take into consideration. Since you’re getting married in May, it should be okay. Is it an hour with no traffic?

Post # 7
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My ceremony is in the same city as most of my guest, but my reception is 30 minutes away, (closer to where I live) I think your distance is fine!

Post # 8
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

my ceremony and reception is at the same place, and it is about 1hr 45 minutes from his family and 1hr 15 mins from mine

Post # 9
5659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Depends on if that drive is between the ceremony and reception, that’s a big gap in between for me and going here there and everywhere takes up a lot of time and patience. If you are going that distance for BOTH then I think an hour plus is ok, otherwise 30 mins tops in my opinion

Post # 10
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think 1hr is to far. Have you considered having the ceremony and reception at one location?

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