Post # 1
In my search for an affordable mountain venue, I’ve come across two girl scout camps in my area that can be rented out! It’s surprisingly affordable, SO gorgeous(aspen forests and a lake!), and we will have to option of renting out the cabins/tent sites as well.
My question is, will anyone actually want to stay? It’s affordable enough we might be able to pay for all the lodging, so it would be free to our guests. But since it IS a camp, it wouldn’t be private rooms or anything.. 8 to a cabin, and 3-4 to a tent site. Even the tents have mattresses/cots, so it wouldn’t be sleeping bags on the ground or anything. There’s also hot water/flushing toilets, so not completely roughing it!
We’d also probably provide light breakfast/brunch in the morning.
Would you stay, or just drive home?
Post # 3
I would! We love camping almost as much as we like free stuff!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
It really depends how far out the cabins are, I guess, but I wouldn’t be thrilled about not having a private room.
Post # 5
I would, but older people, folks with kids, people who work weekends or have lots of weekend activities, people who are high maintenance, or some people who just don’t like camping wouldn’t. I’d expect a handful of people to do it, but the majority not to. Souds fun though!
Post # 6
@jessicadarling: Depends on how close I was to you, if I had kids, how formal I was planning on dressing for the wedding, what weekend it was. If you were just a friend I probably wouldn’t. Probably no if I had kids. If you were family and my SO could be there, I’d think about it.
And I love camping
Post # 7
I like camping, so I would. But anyone who doesn’t like camping won’t stay. So it really just depends on your guests.
Just as long as you aren’t expecting people to dress up real nice for your wedding I think it’s fine as long as you have hotels nearby people can choose instead.
Post # 8
Hmm I’m not sure. Are people going to be staying the night before the wedding as well? If so, I probably would because I wouldn’t want to try to get ready for a wedding in a shared bathroom or a tent.
I would probably stay the night of the wedding *if* I knew the people I was staying with.
Post # 9
@jessicadarling: It would really depend on how far out it is but most likely no. I wouldn’t be thrilled about sharing a cabin, so unless my DH wasn’t able to attend and I was going with a group of girlfriends I probably wouldn’t stay. Even with cots or mattresses provided, I’d still need to be packing my own sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, etc. That A LOT of work to attend a wedding. Plus, when I travel I don’t want to feel like I need to pack up my whole house, or worry about sharing the space I’m getting ready, or wearing shoes in the shower. 😉 If the venue is really far out, I guess I’d stay if it was between that or driving over an hour to a hotel.
Post # 10
@jessicadarling: Tough call. I went to summer camp in the Adirondacks as a kid and loved it. Then again, I didn’t mind sleeping in cots and sleeping bags and smelling like bug spray/camp fire for weeks at a time.
It would depend on the weather, the crowd and so forth. In my current state of mind, if there was a Hilton nearby, I’d opt for that. No trudging around from my tent to the spidery toilet in the middle of the night. Yucky stuff to me.
Post # 11
We thought about doing the exact same thing, but my DH’s family is a little on the posh side and would never have stayed.
Me however?! Count me in! I love camping!
Post # 12
Absolutely not. I hate camping and would not stay in a tent, and I would not want to share a cabin with multiple other people.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@jessicadarling: hell yeah, this is my favorite kind of wedding!
Post # 14
It’s possible that I would but I doubt FI would. The lack of privacy and the likely uncomfortable beds would probably be dealbreakers.
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
Honestly no… I just like my own bed & am not comfortable sharing a room with others.
Post # 16
@jessicadarling: I voted yes based on the cabins. Tents (for me) are a no-go. If the cabins have indoor plumbing/bathrooms and if I was bunking with friends or other couples we’re friendly with then sure! That sounds super fun.