(Closed) Venue question…

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

I have booked my ceremony and reception in 2 venues that are aprox an hour away from eachother! ALL of my guests will be Out of Town. There was nothing that compared to my reception venue that was any closer and our ceremony location is symbolic to us… I hope guests don’t mind but I plan on preparing them for the distance on our website

Post # 4
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think it would work fine. If your mom is really worried – you could talk about organzing carpooling or even rent a bus or something? As long as you plan the wedding day properly – it will be nice to have a long break and drive to the reception.

Post # 5
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Our wedding was 45 minutes away. I felt bad for making people going that far, but it was our perfect place so we did it anyway, and it didn’t seem to stop people from coming.

I’ve been to a wedding that was 2 1/2 hours away from home, it was between the bride and groom’s families and where they met and went to school. We just made a weekend out of it, and again, everybody came and didn’t complain about it.

Post # 6
1747 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think since it is the perfect location and the price is right, you can definitely make it work. Research some options (like the bus, cheap hotel rooms, offer to pay for her room if need be) and then come to your mom with all of your data and lay it out for her.

Also, visit the venue and see what other brides have done/ where they have stayed to get a better understanding of the logistics of having it there.

Post # 8
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

If you are not set on getting married at your church why don’t you consider doing both the wedding and reception at the place you found?  I think it is much easier for guests to have the wedding and reception be within 20 minutes of each other or at the same location if possible.  The venue looks great so I would research church options closer to it or just see if your local pastor would be willing to marry you outside of the church at the venue.


Post # 9
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree with the PP, I would forgo the church ceremony and get married at the reception venue, if possible, or another nice location closer by.

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