My FH and I are both Catholic so we will have the hour long ceremony at 2pm. I came across a very, very budget friendly venue that also includes what I want but the venue for the reception is an hour away. Is an hour away too far after attending an hour long ceremony? We have a good handful of old relatives and I have family that would fly in from Miami or Colombia.
Personally, I wouldn't want to drive an hour from the ceremony to the reception. Some people might not have an issue with it, but I would find it very inconvenient especially if I then have to travel to a hotel.
This is an unpopular opinion here but I personally would not have a problem with that if those are the two places you really want. I think about an hour would be my personal limit. In my case our venues are 50 minutes apart, but it works a little in our favor by helping kill time in the break between our ceremony ending around 3 (we're also having a 2 pm catholic ceremony) and dinner being served at 5:30 since we did not have an option of a later ceremony time.
It’s kind on far but a good option would be to rent a bus to take them all there. I’m Venezuelan so I know the struggle of family coming from another country. I think it might be easier if you offer transportation
It is far, but depending on where you're located, there may just not be any other options closer. So if that's what it needs to be, you'll just have to figure it out. As others suggested, maybe hire a bus to take your family to the ceremony and then to the reception. There are things you can do to help with that drive time, you're just going to have to look into it and figure out a plan. Think of it this way, some people have a short drive time but choose to have an extended break between the two for pictures and whatnot. Just be prepared for some people to skip out on the ceremony. If you're not ok with that, you're going to have to choose a different reception venue.