(Closed) Which Venue Would You Prefer as a Guest Who Travels?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which Venue Would You Prefer as a Guest Who Travels?
    Venue 1 : (42 votes)
    75 %
    Venue 2 : (14 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I would much rather be connected by metro. However, if I was flying in for a wedding, I always stay 3-4 days and make it a mini-vacation so being close to stuff may be more important to me then those who are just coming in for one day. Plus I’m a hotel snob, and depending on what you mean by “inexpensive” I might not stay there anyway.

    Post # 4
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    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I wouldn’t mind being only 10 minutes out, but I would definitely appreciate the cost savings of the first venue (as long as its a considerable amount, not like $10 a night cheaper).  You can  always carpool with other guests if you’re wanting to go into the city a night…

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @Taylor4: I try to always stay in the hotel block, assuming that the bride and groom need me to in order to get a free suite or something.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’d vote for venue 1.   It sounds lovely and like it’s still close enough for guests to manage, not to mention more ambience and price 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I agree that people do not sightsee during weddings. And Dupont might be kind of overwhelming for out of town guests that don’t live in big cities. Hotel prices in downtown DC are sooo much… as a guest, I’d far rather stay somewhere less expensive. Wedding weekends are busy enough, people will not have trouble finding stuff to do!

    Post # 9
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    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Venue 1 sounds nicer.  Those that wish to go out and visit the capital can still do so if they plan for it.  

    Is there still places for people to eat and such near their hotel (venue 1)?  As long as they’re comfortable, I think that’s what I’d prefer.  The big city can be confusing for many.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I’m going to go with Venue 1. As a guest I would appreciate the better food and the the significant savings. If I wanted to go out I could always hire a cab (with all the money saved on the room rental 🙂 ).

    Post # 11
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I say venue 1….  i attended a wedding in Wine country Ca and they blocked out rooms at a few hotels and we stayed in one that really wasnt near much at all! But we did take extar days for a mini vacation and we had no problem traveling a little from the hotel to do some sightseeing… to me its fun to drive through places and sight see as well so traveling to do things during the wedding weekend was no problem for us… I say go with the venue YOU like and your guests will most likely not think twice about it… if they care enough to travel out of town for your wedding then they wont be that petty about the hotel location… also i think they will appreciate the aving much more than being near nightlife!

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I feel like your job as the host if to provide a great party, hopefully with accomodations and transportation figured out.  That is the priority, and I think venue 1 would do that better than venue 2.  It’s not your job to set up your guests for the best sightseeing experience or in close proximity to night life — they are there for your wedding.  Do you know what I mean?  

    Post # 14
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    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Taylor4: Oh and I meant to add, as a guest that has traveled in from out of town, I’d rather go to the more awesome wedding.  Esp because you said it has awesome food Laughing

    Post # 15
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Though I <3 DuPont, I still voted for #1. like PPs, I travel to a wedding to see the bride & groom, not for sightseeing time.  

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would chose Hotel Palomar. I live in DC and thought of gettting married up here (actually, we considered having the reception there, so I may be a little biased). When I was looking, I was assuming guests who traveled would want to see at least some of the sights (mainly the monuments). I think Falls Church is a little far for that.

    Also, as a guest I would prefer to stay at the hotel where the reception is. I think waiting for a shuttle to get back to the hotel is a bit of a hassle. 

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