Post # 1
So im in a bit of a dilemma, and while it is by no means something that has to be resolved ANY time soon… After all, i havent even gotten a ring yet!
So, heres the deal. My boyfriends family lives 3-4 hours away in WV. Im a little north of charlotte in NC. I was trying to find a venue that would be a half way point… HOWEVER… I did a little oppsie. While looking i didnt think of the schematics and looked in Asheville nc and found a venue I LOVE! Its so perfect and my boyfriend thinks its great too…. however. Asheville is 3.5 hours for his family and 2 for mine!! hahaha… I really love the venue but dont want to make the guests drive so far.. but this place also has lodging for around 50 people for friday night and saturday night included in the price! Which is a GREAT price! (Around 7,500 without food but everything else included)
When i realized how far away it was I started looking for other venues closer to the half way point.. but NOTHING compares :-/
Any advice? I really dont want to make everyone drive out but its also like “well… 50 people could stay…”
Like i said, no pushing matter. just curious is any other bees had to deal with this! 🙂
EDIT: WOOPS. didnt realize i put this in dress. :D;; Thought i was in venues.. if someone could move it id appreciate it! sorry!
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
How big is your guest list– if you’re looking at having lodging for almost everyone for free, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. But if you’ve got a lot more people than you have rooms, that might be a lot harder for them.
Post # 4
@juliette.eliza: We’re going to go as small as possible.. immediet family and best friends only. i’m thinking 50-70
Post # 5
If lodging for your guests is included, that would help a lot of people be able to attend, I’d think. Are you guys inviting kids? I’m just wondering, since it’ll be an overnight thing, if there are any reasons someone might not be able to stay overnight and therefore not be able to attend?
I know I personally would be excited to travel as a guest to a beautiful place for a wedding if my lodging were paid for!
Post # 6
P.S. I moved the post to Venues for you. 🙂
Post # 7
@Gemstone: Thank you!!! Yes! and thats exactly another reason why im so apprehensive is the lodging is only a few cabins so everyone will be in closed spaces. My cousin has 3 little ones, my sister will have hers by then, his sister has 2 and there may be more?
Post # 8
What kind of venue are you looking for?
I was looking at asheville when we first got engaged as well. And I was a little sad that we couldn’t do it but the schematics were just unrealistic – (asheville is 5 hours for us!). However with that being said – I don’t think its a horrible distance. I did finally limit mine to no more then 2 hours. (it ended up being like 1 1/2 hours)
You still have time so keep looking – i know i found a lot that i loved in the charlotte area (but were a little too far for me) You never know you could find one you like even more.
Post # 9
@Kate0558: I really want something outdoor thats rustic yet classy? if that makes any sense? The place im in love with is Hidden River Events in Asheville.. to give you an idea.
Post # 10
I don’t mind driving to a wedding as long as I have a place to stay. (And I’ve driven eight hours to a wedding. 2-4 seems like a piece of cake.) I think the venue looks awesome. I would totally book it 🙂
Post # 11
I would definitely drive that, especially if a place to stay was included!