How far is too far?


Although we would love to have our wedding in Chicago, it's just not affordable on our budget.  So, we're planning to look at venues in the burbs but I am a bit worried about the distance from the city for our guests.  Most of the places we like are about an hour, on average, away from the city.  I may be overthinking it but I wonder if this is too far to ask people to come?
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Re: How far is too far?

  • edited December 2011
    An hour is not too far.  Think of it this way if they are going on a date they would drive an hour.
    Think about the South Suburbs,  Orland , Tinley Park, They are right off of 1 57 and I 80.   There are churches where you can get married too.  You may also get married at your wedding reception venue.  We have excellent florists , photographers, officiants at great prices. 
    Sometimes when you drive to somewhere in the city it will take 35 to 40 min with traffic.
    Saturdays and Sunday are a breeze on the expressways
    Jeannie Walton
    Walton Events
  • pinkdmbpinkdmb member
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    edited December 2011
    An hour is not bad at all.  Just get a block at a hotel many of the people coming from the city probably would spend the night even if you were closer.  Just go with the place that makes you & your fiance happiest and fits your vision and budget.  
  • edited December 2011
    You could always look at Yorkville
  • Check out Bristol Court Banquets in Mount Prospect, its easy to get to from any expressway & the travel time is definitely worth it...the food is amazing & the room is gorgeous. i've been to a lot of weddings there & its always great. they're close to the train & have a bunch of hotels within 15 minutes and most of them have shuttles. 
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