Me and my husband to be have out hearts set on ash Barton estate its beautiful, but an hour and a half drive away from home, hope all our guest can make it.
At the end of the day guests will make an effort. It's your choice where the wedding will be.
Within your invites list a few (3-5) hotels local to your wedding venue.
My parents have a 10/11 hour trip to our venue! In fact... I have a two hour journey myself. I'm sure it will be absolutely fine x
The way I look at it is the people that matter will make it
My venue is around 1hr 40 mins away, all my guests are happy to travel, with most of them already booking rooms. X
I've got people flying 1000's of miles for my wedding..book what you love and the ones who truly matter will make the effort xxx
Is there reasonably priced accommodation nearby like B&Bs etc? If you're making people travel then it's fine as long as there's plenty of places to stay so they're not forking out too much money on hotels and taxis
Groups could organise a mini bus for themselves? Or iv you where feeling it get everyone on a double decker?
Me and my husband spent a 4 hour drive and spend 2 nights in a hotel so we could attend his brothers wedding. If people want to attend then they will.
My family live 2 hours north of us and my partners family 2 hours south. We are getting married in the middle of both and people will have to travel/stay in a hotel whatever we chose. At the end of the day if they want to be there, they will be prepared for that. I’ve had no one complain about it x
Going to Greece and we have nearly 90 going! Very unexpected but amazing to see people travel so far for people they love
Hire a coach for the guests if they're going to struggle
For a wedding, people will make more of an effort. If they love you, they will be there. My HTB and I are getting married about 45 minutes away from my family but his family are all over the place and the shortest journey for them will be about an hour and a half.
Get married wherever you and your partner want to!
My family live 6 hours away and if they can make it I’m sure everyone else can if people don’t have cars you can suggest people go in groups or send little mini buses to collect people that way they can’t refuse
If they want to be there they will make it. My sister and my young neices will be traveling all the way from kent to manchester for our wedding. They dont drive either so it will take them a couple of hours but they wouldnt dream of missing it x
I drove 6 hours cross country to go to a friend's wedding!
we spent 12 hours driving from one end of the country to the other because the couple, who lived 20 minutes from us, wanted to get married in north Scotland!
Total no-brainer. Have your wedding where YOU want :)
If too many people struggle book a coach!
We live in Colchester, had our wedding at Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon. Some of our family flew from Ireland, others drove from Bournemouth. If they want to be part of your special day they will come. If not, then carry on and plan your wedding and enjoy your day or if your that intent on having them there provide transport. All I would say is don't stress over it, I didn't notice that people that weren't there...just the fun, memories and pictures of the people who shared our day with us xx
My sister is getting married an hour and half away from home and all of her guest's. She gave everyone a years notice and send out invites and info about the hotel so people could book it (pay on the day) and info about things to do around the area incase people wanted to make a weekend of it. Do what makes you happy- your guests if they care about you will travel xx
Are there rooms to stay over or can your venue recommend a nearby hotel?
My sister got married at ash Barton and it’s absolutely stunning, people travelled from all over the uk! Also when I got married we were an hour and a half from the closest people (including ourselves) and much much further for many others! So book the dream venue and invite people, I promise they will come xx
I’ve traveled just over 2 hours for a wedding. If they want to be there they’ll make the effort
I'm hoping the same. My venue is in the middle of nowhere and a good 1.5hr drive away. A lot of my guests will be travelling away so they're fine with it but my local guests (family) are being moany about it being "too far"
We got married in Norfolk and live in Wiltshire with family in Bedfordshire and everyone we wanted there made the effort and it was amazing how much they did! Xx
Me and my partner live in Lincoln and got married on Saturday! If your guests want to be there they will travel however far it takes to get there we had several of my family travel from Cornwall travel up and my grandad from Spain. my partners auntie from Australia! Like I say if they want to be there they will make the trip x
An hour and a half isn’t to bad to drive so if your wedding isn’t to early in the morning there won’t be any problem in guests getting there it’s up to them then if they book somewhere for the night with the evening party or if they head home
Thank you all for the comments, very useful tips. Xx
My son is getting married at the Ash Barton Estate next year and we live over 5 hours away - we all plan on making a holiday of it - please don’t let the distance put you off xx
They will if they really want to xx some of my wedding party is 4-8hr drive time will tell xx