Let’s talk wedding location!! Choosing the right venue for your wedding is a pivotal decision that sets the tone for your big day. Whether you’re envisioning a romantic countryside escape or a chic city soirée, there are a few crucial considerations, especially if you have a significant number of guests coming from out of town. Let’s dive into the key factors that will help you navigate the venue maze and create a seamless experience for both you and your guests.

Travel Distance

First and foremost, think about the travel distance you’re asking your guests to endure. Are they driving or flying? If it’s a drive, consider the convenience of your venue’s location in relation to major highways. If it involves flying, proximity to the nearest airport becomes a critical factor. Will your guests need to rent a car, or is there accessible public transportation?

Hotels & Transportation

Speaking of accessibility, the distance between your venue and the nearest hotel or your designated hotel block is another key consideration. Will your guests require transportation, such as shuttles, or are you comfortable with them opting for rideshare services like Uber or Lyft? Providing clear guidance on transportation options ensures that your guests can navigate the logistics seamlessly.


Now, let’s talk parking. If you expect the majority of your guests to drive to the venue, it’s essential to assess the parking situation. How much parking is available at your chosen location? A lack of parking can quickly turn into a logistical nightmare, so make sure there’s ample space to accommodate your guest list.

Furthermore, if guests will be driving to the venue, inquire about overnight parking policies. It’s a small but significant detail that can make a big difference. Ensuring that your venue allows overnight parking makes it easy for guests to be responsible at the end of the night, promoting a safe and stress-free celebration.

Final Tips

Remember, there are no “right” answers here—each consideration is a puzzle piece that contributes to your unique wedding vision. Tailor these factors to fit your preferences and the needs of your guests. If you’re dreaming of an intimate countryside celebration, perhaps a venue with expansive parking and close proximity to hotels is ideal. On the other hand, a trendy city wedding might call for a location with easy access to public transportation and nearby airports.

In the end, the goal is to create a wedding experience that aligns with your vision while keeping in mind the comfort and convenience of your guests. So, as you embark on the venue selection process, keep these considerations in mind, and watch as the pieces fall into place for a celebration that’s as memorable as it is stress-free.

For even more/easier/happier planning, let’s connect! I’m @weddingsbykandco over on Instagram. Come say hi!

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Location

February 16, 2024

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