(Closed) Venue HELP Needed

posted 7 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Ms. Stallion:  i would hire the coach and transport people to somewhere with hotels, and 40 minutes drive in my opinion is not far to travel at all, the coach would need to be two way tho or everybodies cars would be left in the middle of nowhere. i also think for the people who truely want to share your day with you are prepared to travel. 

Post # 6
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

2 hours is not too far at all. I would suggest getting a party bus or something to transport people back and forth from the reception to the hotels. Or see if the hotels have a bus that you can use to transport?

Post # 7
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I live in the sticks so I expect to travel 2 hours to go anywhere let alone a wedding. I travel 30 minutes just to buy groceries! We never stay overnight just because something is 2 hours away. I was just at a wedding that ended at 1pm and drove the 2hrs home (of course I am allergic to alcohol).

I think you could go either way. If you do the venue farther away and people drink that much then they will have to get a room. If you do the closer venue and people get sloshed won’t they still have to drive home eventually even if you rent a bus? Or are you planning to drop people off at their houses. Picking people up and dropping them off could become a nightmare.

Have the wedding where you want it and I wouldn’t worry to much about how much people drink. They are adults. They will figure it out. They do it every other night they go out to party.

Post # 8
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

One of our neighbours had a rustic barn wedding a couple weekends ago and because of parking and distance between their venue and hotels, they hired a coach to provide transport.

As for our actual wedding, we are getting married in Baltimore which is 9 hours from where we live, 1300 miles from where the FIL’s live and an hour from where my family lives. We are providing a night’s lodging to our parents and bridal party the night before and paying for a shuttle to take them to the venue. Since the marjority of our guests live within a 60 minute drive, they have the option to stay at home or drive down the night before, at their expense, so they can participate in/witness the “getting ready” festivities.

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