(Closed) Indecisive bride – help hive!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What venue would you go with?
    Winery : (14 votes)
    88 %
    Community Center : (2 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    What time would the winery ceremony be?  If it’s midday, I don’t really see a problem with it being an hour away and I don’t think most people would complain about the food.

    Post # 4
    Member
    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I don’t think an hour is a ridiculous drive- especially on a Sunday when there is typically very little traffic.  I would go with the winery since you’ve wanted it for so long.

    Post # 5
    Member
    185 posts
    Blushing bee

    I vote for the winery since it seems like it will go better with the “vibe” that you’ve imagined in your head.  As a guest, I would not mind a one hour drive on Sunday as long as the wedding was in the afternoon and not late in to the evening.  Some guests might leave a tad earlier since they will have to drive home on a “schoolnight”, but that really isn’t a huge issue. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    2201 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I vote selfishness! An hour drive isn’t that bad and maybe you could check into “party buses” to bring people to the winery if they start to complain. But if you’ve envisioned a winery wedding, will you be happy with an event at the community center?

    I would have killed for a winery wedding (well, not really, but close!). Unfortunately, the vineyards in my area don’t do weddings or receptions – total bummer. If they did, I would have no qualms about having people drive 45 minutes because the atmosphere just can’t be beat!

    Post # 7
    Member
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I’m assuming the winery is in Napa or Sonoma… if that’s the case – go for it.  I don’t think it’s unreasonable for guests to drive and hour to the site and it’s not like you are having the ceremony in the city and then having them drive an hour to the reception.

    Keep in mind that guests will likely need to leave on the earlier side, to make it back home for Monday morning.  If you are ok with that, go for the winery!!

    Also – just a thought, but keep in mind there probably won’t be grapes on the vines in March.  You probably already knew that – but, I remember visiting wine country in the winter and was so sad not to see grapes! (it just didn’t dawn on me!)

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