Choosing a Country Verses a City Wedding
Updated: Apr 8
The location of your wedding and reception is one of the first decisions you’ll make as a couple planning a wedding. Choosing the right venue will set the tone for your whole event. From the caterers to the guest lists and even theme, location is everything. So should you go with a country wedding or a city wedding? Both options have merits and can create a beautiful experience worthy of your special day. We’ve complied a few aspects to consider before making your choice.
When choosing the right location, one aspect you want to consider is travel. With a lot of guests getting to one place, the location of that destination should be easy to find and available to host a lot of people. A city wedding offers the convenience of easy transportation and accommodations for family and friends who want to stay. However, not all countryside locations have to be difficult getting to. Shuttle busses have really added convenience and a unique aspect to event transportation. Being able to offer a fun and affordable way to transport your entire wedding party to the venue can really add to the experience of your special day. Accommodations may be limited in a country setting but not desolate. Choosing a location in the countryside also means that you and your guests do not have to worry about traffic congestion or delays ensuring punctual arrivals.
Another area to consider when choosing between a country and a city wedding is the view. Nothing can rival the rich green pastures and wide-open skies of the countryside but depending on your wedding theme and overall style, having a backdrop of the cityscape can also be breathtaking. If you simply can’t choose, include a little of both. Taking your photographer around your city can really deliver some awesome engagement photos and still allow you the timeless beauty of the countryside for your special day or vice versa.
One major factor to consider in choosing between a country and city wedding is the price tag attached. No matter which you choose, you are sure to find affordable options however traditionally, a country location is going to offer more bang for you buck. A lot of country wedding venues offer full day or even weekend packages, like ours, as opposed to a constricted timeframe that is designed to cater to many weddings. When deciding which option to choose, do your research on pricing, time constrictions, and amenities that may be included in the price tag. This may make all the difference in choosing which option better suits you.
There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing the perfect venue for you wedding. With a little insight and following your own preferences and ideas, you are sure to choose the right option for you.