(Closed) Proximity of Reception to Ceremony

posted 8 years ago in Orange County, California
Post # 3
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hi Allets!

I have my Catholic ceremony in Laguna Niguel, and then my reception is in Huntington Beach.  It’s about a 30-45 minute drive, but there’s also a 3 hour gap in between.  I’m a little unsure of the distance between Walnut and Laguna Beach, any possibility of maybe having your ceremony closer to Laguna Beach?

Post # 4
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Where do most of your guests live? If they already live in Walnut then it’s not too much to ask. Plus, there will be a time gap between the mass and the reception start time.  I think if the distance can be kept under an hour your good. More than an hour and you’re probably going to have less guests at your mass.

Post # 5
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My church is 20 minutes to the reception venue.. but with traffic and all (on a Friday rush hour) I think it will be around 45 minutes. Im only inviting family and closest friends. I think if it’s a small-ish wedding with really close kin they wouldn’t mind the drive and wait.

Post # 6
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My ceremony and reception hall were about 45 minutes apart.  I had a gap between the wedding and reception, some people went to the bar, some went home and changed.

All in all, no one complained to me about the distance.

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