(Closed) Travel Distance

posted 4 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it depends on the area. In a lot of cities, the area close to the airport either doesn’t have a lot to do (think restaurants, entertainment, etc) or it isn’t the safest area to be. I’d rather pay more to uber to a more attractive location than be stuck by an airport with nothing to do outside of the wedding.

Post # 3
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Busy bee

Eh, I say don’t limit yourself. As a guest, once I’ve already paid to fly and stay at a hotel, 20 extra bucks to go further in an uber to get to my hotel isn’t that big of a deal. And, to echo pp, airport locations tend to suck.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would rather stay in an area that has the services I need, than stay close to the airport just to have a cheap taxi or Uber ride leaving the airport. Many airports are a considerable distance outside the city in an industrial area (it only makes sense).

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Most of our guests came from out of state. Our venue was 2 hours from the airport. Nobody seemed to care. A surprising number of them chose to drive not fly and the closest of our out of town guests (which made up like 90% of the guest list) were a 9 hour drive away. And then a lot rented cars because they made a vacation out of the trip and stayed several extra days and wanted to be able to drive wherever they wanted without needing to rely on getting an uber.

So I wouldn’t worry about it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Usually airport hotels and the surroundings are no fun… In my town (Vancouver) I would much rather taxi downtown and stay there than stay in the hotels around the airport where there are few restaurants, no nightlife, nothing exciting

Post # 7
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Helper bee

My cousin got married at what we in our area call an “airport hotel” AKA it was one of the hotels associated with the airport, where people who have long layovers/pilots/etc stay. It was FABULOUS being so close. Ironically, we didn’t fly.. but the other out of town guests loved being so close, and it was surprisingly quite. 

Perhaps you could stay within 10-20mins and look into free shuttle options for guests? Some airports do offer those types of services for their kind of “partner” hotels if you will. I think the 10-20mins would diminish a lot of the noise, but still be convienent especially if guests are just coming in for the wedding then leaving. 

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