My fiance and I have decided that we want to have an elopement, just the 2 of us. We've always pictured a romantic private ceremony, followed by a long night of drinks, dessert and dancing with our family and friends. We have reserved our ceremony elopement location, and its absolutely beautiful. We will be married at a vineyard under a natural twig arbor in front of the point were 2 rivers merge into one. The problem is our reception location. A client of mine has offered his private event space to us for free, but it is 1.5 hours away from our ceremony location. Our elopement package is very strict, 6pm-8pm only, ceremony followed by a bottle of wine and meal for the 2 of us. We dont want to feel rushed, but given the time frame even if we leave at 7:30, we wouldnt arrive at our reception until 9pm. Do you think that would be too late for a simple cocktail reception? Since it is so late, we would only have beer/wine, cake/desserts, and dj. We are at a loss for ideas! I love the elopement location, but passing up on a free reception location sounds crazy to me. Help!