I have to say that should I receive notification or an invite to a funeral or wedding somewhere unknown to me, the first thing I would be likely to do would be to check out the list of pubs. If it was somewhere without anything decent, especially for a wedding, I most likely wouldn't bother going.
I have to admit I took a printed map with nearby pubs marked on it last time I went to a funeral, just in case.
"The only difference between me and a madman is that i'm not mad".(Salvador Dali)