If you are getting married in a church and your reception venue is miles away, it can be a headache to ask guests to make the long drive. Will it break up the flow of the day? What if they get lost? Will there be enough parking? But worry not, there are loads of things you can do to ensure the journey is as fun, and easy for guests as possible.
One idea to ensure that your guests arrive relaxed and happy at the reception venue is to hire transport to take them all from the church to the reception venue. That way, they can all travel together knowing that everything is taken care of and that they don’t need to worry about parking or finding the venue by themselves. You can also ensure that they all arrive at the same time. You could consider a vintage bus, or a perhaps a luxury modern coach.
If your church and reception venue are beside water, you could consider a hiring a boat as a really fun treat for your guests.
To make a 40 minute journey seem like just 5, you could consider having some kind of activity or entertainment on board. You might like to devise a quiz about the bride and groom that your guests can take part in. Or maybe you could set them a challenge of spotting key landmarks on the way. When they arrive at their destination, you might consider some organised entertainment to greet guests as they disembark and are waiting for other guests to get off the bus. A singer, a mix and mingle magician or a caricaturist would be the perfect welcome to your venue.