Hello! My fiance really wants to get married in front of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. We have done our research and know we can only have 25 people in attendance (including photog, us and officiant) unless we move it to the beach. My issue is regarding travel.
We realize the road to Buxton can close due to weather but my question is actually regarding travel from the lighthouse to Nags Head. We would like to have the reception at a restaurant in Nags Head but I'm concerned that our guests will have a lot of driving to do the day of the ceremony. Most of the guests will be coming in from VA which is about a 3 hour drive to get to Buxton for the ceremony. Then they'd have to drive about an hour back to Nags Head for the reception to where their hotels will be. I'm having a problem with this and wanted to see if that's normal for the area. My fiance grew up in Nags Head and said it was a normal drive. I'm just wanting to make sure our guests aren't inconvenienced by possibly driving 3 hours to get to the site, then an hour backwards to the reception. Most of our guests (if not all) will be staying the night, our guest list is tiny, and we currently don't have the budget to rent a bus to shuttle our guests back and forth.
Any thoughts and advice would be appreciated. Thanks!