I apologize if this has been covered, I'm new to the boards and after a quick glance through recent topics I didn't see it. Someone please point me to other threads if I've missed it.
Our ceremony site and reception site are going to be two different places. The ceremony site is special to us, it's the church where I grew up, we're pretty much set on that. The drawback to the church is that it doesn't have a great reception space, and they don't allow drinking. Bottom line is we want wine with dinner so we need to find another site for the reception.
So what we're running into now, is that there aren't a lot of choices (other than other churches, which doesn't help us out any) in the town where we're getting married for reception sites. We're expanding our search to nearby areas, but I'm afraid of getting too far out and it getting complicated and being more of a hassle than we want our day to be.
Some of our guests will be traveling a few hours to get to the area for the wedding, and available hotels are about 20 mins away from the ceremony site (between the ceremony site and potential reception sites).
My question is: if you were a guest at a wedding and you were provided with a map and directions between sites, how far would be too far to drive between a ceremony site and a reception site? 30 mins? 45? What's your threshold?