The venue I am most interested in has a package of 5900 including tables, chairs, and a 3 hour TOTAL event time, including ceremony. We're only having a dessert reception, but I'm worried this won't be enough time. We'll do almost all our pics beforehand, ceremony at 7, ceremony end around 7:20, and have all of our guests walk over to the barn (it's not very far, maybe a 10 minute walk for the VERY slow walkers), and start our reception festivities around 7:30. The event end time would be 10 o'clock, when all the vendors would start tearing town.
Is this a reasonable amount of time for a wedding? Has anyone done this? I'm concerned it will be too short. It would cost $500 for an additional hour, but I feel like 5900 is borderline too much already.