(Closed) Venue drama… from my momma!

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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1077 posts
Bumble bee

@hyperJulie:  That’s awesome! I don’t think an hour long drive is unreasonable to do in the day, people can always carpool and have the younger adults drive so it isn’t too taxing. I think your Mom’s concern is kind of silly and an awesome venue like that is well worth it! 

Perhaps you could offer to rent out a house or help them find a house to rent in the area? That way your family could stay the night, all be together, and not pay much. A house rental split amongst adults is actually relatively inexpensive. 

Post # 4
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529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@hyperJulie:  I’m at a similiar position with you. Though my possible venue would be 1+ hrs from everyone. I haven’t really heard any complaints. The way I think about it and have been told is that if people want to be there with you, they will find the means. Also, you could call a local hotel and have them block a set of rooms for a discounted rate.

And since I’m also an upstate bride, what is the location? 🙂 I’m always on the hunt for a new unique venue idea since nothing is set in stone yet

Post # 6
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5080 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

goodness. I drive an hour just to get to work.  I’d certainly drive that far to go to a wedding.

Post # 7
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1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I can understand your mom’s concern, but I don’t think you’re being unreasonable and I definitely don’t think you should have to sacrifice an awesome venue because of an hour’s distance. Sure, it might be slightly inconvenient for them to drive home at 10pm, but it’s your wedding.

I’m also getting married in a museum though, so maybe I’m a little biased. 🙂

Post # 8
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529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@hyperJulie:  That would be such an awesome venue, especially since people can wander through the exhibits! And I’m not sure if it’s just me, but an hour isn’t even really that far of a  drive, but that is as long as my commute to work each day.

Another thing I would suggest is to get a party bus or something along the lines like that to transport people. You wouldn’t have to go full blown limo or anything, but providing transportation might be something you should look into. When my FIs sister got married at Highland Forest in Fabuis/ Cortland, her husbands family did a similar thing since they didn’t have a DD for everyone in the family. And that was only about 45 minutes away from where they lived. My FIs mom was kicking herself that she didn’t think to do a similar thing. 

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