We are looking at a venue about an hour drive from our town, and it is not easily accessible by public transport (taking nearly 3 hours, 2 trains and 2 buses!) All our day guests drive, however I think some evening guests will struggle to get there. I'm looking at booking a minibus for evening guests, has anyone else done this? Did it work well? If you didn't book a minibus were guests happy to pay for their own taxi? I'm worried it'll be quite expensive for them! Thanks
Mine was an hour away even people who drove got taxis to our night do so they could drink its fine people dont expect u to get married right on ur doot step traveling wouldnt bother me
Where do you live?
This was my situation. Everyone made the day and most made the evening. There was accommodation as well some shared taxis. People will
Make it if they want to be there don't worry too much. I also thought about a mini bus but never bothered. X
I think theu should be able to find their own ways, its not too difficult especially if they have notice to book taxis etc. X
We hired 2 mini buses and contributed a small amount towards the few but guests were happy to pay the rest, I think it only worked out as £5 per person so it wasn't too bad
Thank you all! Mary we're in Sussex near Brighton x
We are in a similar situation but can't really afford to pay for a mini bus. But I was going to get quotes and numbers and offer it as a solution for people to pay for their space. On an initial quote two way it was between £17-20 per person depending on numbers.
This is exactly what my fiancé and me are worried about. Thanks so much for asking the question and for everyone's replies!
We had the same problem. We asked our guests to RSVP on our wedding website and put on a poll saying that we would put on a taxi/minibus/coach if the interest was there. Nobody asked for transport, they are either staying over nearby or they have just arranged their own way home. I think people will be happy enough to travel the distance as they will just be happy to be invited xx
We're getting married in the lakes and is hard to get there with public transport. We are putting on a coach to and from the venue but it's costing about £1000
We hired a coach from hotel to church. Then church to venue. Cab home was up to them. No complaints and no one late. Smooth day x x
Personally I'd let them sort how they'll get there, otherwise its a bit much for you to have to stress about! If they want to be there they will figure out a way.
We go to weddings all over the place and usually get a hotel room or one of us drives. Saying that, my fiance is from a different county and over half of our guests will be travelling so we have picked a town centre venue close to hotels, train station and taxis etc to make it easier for everyone to attend.
If guests really want.to join you in your special.day they will.get there.
You have enough expense without paying for transport for guests.
I've been a guest at an awkward to get to venue but no one cared about needing a taxi and lots of us shared to keep costs down 😀
We put on a coach for evening guests there and back again and asked for £5 per head-that way we were paying half and guest contributions paid half-was much cheaper than taxis even if they had shared. X
I'm only having 30 guest at my ceremony and wedding breakfast and so all can drink we have booked 2 stretched hummers it actually worked out cheaper than individual taxis xx
If you phone some of the local taxi companies near the venue they will quote you for their mini buses
I'd hire it for them to pay and give it as an option :).
We hired a coach for evening guests and then put 2 coaches at different times for people to get home - worked really well! We paid for it and didn't ask for anything from the guests.
We did this and charged the guests £5 each for a return journey. We had 35 people say that they would come to the evening so we hired a coach instead. But in the end only 4 people used it! Very upset. But day guests used it to get home after the drinking. Safe way to travel. But still ended up massively out of pocket. X x x
Our venue was over an hour away for a lot of our guests. In the invitations for both day and evening guests, I gave a lot of information about travel, and also places to stay. Most of our day guests were happy to book a room at our venue, to make a trip of it! And we had hardly any evening guests not turn up. They were more than happy to make the journey for us :)