Post # 1
We live in a town with a rather infamous maximum security prison. On the prison grounds near the warden’s house there is a hall/facility that you can rent out. FMIL is insistent on having our reception there. IT’S ON PRISON GROUNDS. I have already reiterated the fact that I am NOT comfortable with our reception there. On top of that, 85% of our guest list is coming for at least 45 min away and is planning on staying in a hotel. In this town, there is only one motel where the inmates families come for visiting weekend – so they would be there, too. Additionally, the nearest hotels are 15 minutes away and we don’t have public transportation. She doesn’t see the problem in this. Eek.
Post # 3
No way! I’m sure that is probably meant for prisoners or something. Who in their right mind would have a reception there?
Post # 4
Um, whoa! Why in heck is she insistent on having it there, of all places?!
Post # 5
Oh wow, you just can’t do that there. There is a psych hospital near me that you can rent their banquet room for weddings and stuff. I can’t imagine who would do that…let along prison grounds. I wouldn’t care how nice it was.
Post # 6
Erm, I would – but probably for irony’s sake … I just would find some kind of hillarity in it …
However, Mattel I can see your point in this … I would put my foot down on this one – don’t let anyone make you have something about your wedding that you absolutely do not want.
Post # 7
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Uh, that’s crazy! No way would I have my reception on prison grounds!
Post # 8
um no. and no. and no again.
Post # 9
heheheheheheh – well it could open up an entire new theme for your wedding!
tell her she can have the rehersal dinner there if she wants but other than that, its your and your FI’s wedding not hers
Post # 10
uuuuuuuuuuummmmm….. weird. no offense, but i don’t think its a good idea. sorry FMIL.
Post # 11
I live in Ohio and I was completely shocked when I found out that the Ohio State Reformatory had a banquet hall – that was currently used today! I didn’t like the movie Shawshank Redemption that was filmed there, so umm I would never dream of using that facility. It completely freaked me out though knowing that something like that exists.
Good luck with FMIL – I guess that would be one decision that I would be very insistent about not letting her make!!
Post # 13
Eeek. I can’t believe they even have a banquet hall on the prison grounds. This would be a definite no for me!
Post # 14
okay, this was one of the funniest headlines I have seen. NO! Clearly you cannot have it there (though I do agree with the poster that maybe you should, just for a strange irony.) Can you explain to us why your FMIL wants to have it there? Is she the warden?
When I took 19th century French lit in college, sometimes the novels’ plots would take surprisingly turns like this and it always made me laugh. The symbolism is just too much.
Post # 15
@ cole…I can’t believe that either!
Post # 16
I’m with alishaneva, I think it’s pretty funny. But I’m pretty weird and don’t blame anybody else for not liking it! Tell her NO!