Post # 1
Just wondering what the Hive’s thoughts are regarding having your wedding at a location that is said to be haunted.
It’s a GORGEOUS venue…but, oh yeah…someone was murdered there.
That kinda screams bad vibes to me.
Has anyone had a wedding at a haunted location?
Post # 3
I totally would, unless the place itself has a really negative connotation locally or for somebody close to you. Like, if I had friends who’d lost someone close to them due to murder, I might not want to advertise the fact that somebody was murdered in that place. But I think people have probably died in more places than we realize, so I wouldn’t let that spook me.
Post # 4
Was it all over the news recently or run the risk of being known as "that place where so-and-so was killed"?
Post # 5
This post may sound silly, but I’m being completely serious. If the ghosts are friendly/non-hostile and the place is perfect for you, then go for it. I’ve seen many a haunting show on A&E/Discovery/etc. and you definitely don’t want any mean spirits around during your wedding! However, if everything is calm and nothing out of the ordinary generally happens there, I say go for it. It can definitely make for an interesting experience!
Post # 6
I love the idea. It will certainly give your guests something to talk about and make it a wedding that they will remember.
Post # 7
I like the idea. You could run with it and set out an extra place card for the "Resident Guest" 🙂 Plus you’d know who to blame if anything went wrong!
Post # 8
Our Venue is haunted. Some of the ghost tours in the area stop in front of the house. We love our ghost "jose", I went into the attic and told "him" about the wedding and we’d love for him to come. You know just so there’d be no bad jou jou out there. 🙂
Go for it! It will give the guests one more thing to be excited about.
Post # 9
Our venue is haunted too! As long as it’s not like, you know, a Manson murder site or something gruesomly horrid everyone associated that venue with. I like to think it gives it character! That’d be fun to include it somehow. We’ll be having a few house/ghost tours during cocktail hour. We’ve been having fun joking that the Confederate soldier ghost will make a grand ol’ entrance having a southern belle like me marrying a "Yankee"! Oh my!
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2008 - Historic Inn
Are you kidding me? I would be ALL OVER THIS. But then, that’s me. And the Mr. How totally fun could that be? You could really play it up, with a Table 13, stuff like that. I’m super jealous.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2018 - St. Clement Church, Cafe Brauer (or a big church wedding and a fancy party at a cafe in Lincoln Park.
I think that would be amazing! I am also wondering how long ago said murder occured, but if it is something historical and it would be a fun story to tell- you could totally have fun with it. Go for it! I love the ghosties.
Post # 12
I went to Flagler College in St Augstine. The girls dorms are is the former Ponce De Leon Hotel built by Henry Flagler. The architecture was beautiful and many a happy bride and groom would get their photos taken in the main lobby , which is open to the public. My roomie and I would always laugh because the one of the ghosts said to haunt the place was one of Flaglers wives , he had three, or mistress , he had many. It seemed Ironic to have your wedding pictures taken in a place with such an unhappy marital history.
Post # 13
The murders happened quite a while ago…basically one of the mansion’s workers/help entered and shot the owner then killed himself. The worker as it turns out, was the male owner’s lover. Alternately, it was speculated that the wife caught the two in the act and shot them both.
The thing that I should have also mentioned is that both my family, fiance, and I are all fairly superstitious….
I’m not sure if it’s cultural…(I’m Chinese), or if it’s how my family brought me up….
Nothing related to death at a wedding!! Memoriums not included. No all white flowers, those are for funerals…. things like that…
Then there’s the whole adultery thing….Although some might say a lesson for the couple? cheating is a no-no.
=) I haven’t decided yet…but I thought I’d throw that out there to see all of your thoughts!
I love some of the ideas that you ladies thought up though!!
Post # 14
I just found this post and I thought I’d revive it just because 🙂
Our venue is my parent’s acerage which has been in the family for four generations. My grandfather, Father, My sister and I have all been born and raised on the farm. We all swear it is haunted by my Great-Grandfather’s wife and daughter who were killed in a fire when their house burnt down in 1911 right where my grandfather built our house. We have all had countless expirences, especially my sister and I who are the only girls to be raised there since my great great aunt (?) and we thought it would be appropriate to invite them to the wedding 🙂 Not many of my family knows this and there isn’t any negitive energy/feeling toward our place so I’m pretty excited!
Post # 15
No way. That kind of stuff is asking for trouble in my opinion. “haunted” is one thing, that isn’t too bad in my opinion but why would anyone want to get married where someone was murdered? Thats just weird in my opinion. I don’t mean to offend anyone but getting married where someone was murdered sounds a little creepy/weird to me. It’s like having a picnic in a cemetary… it’s odd.
Anyways not looking to start a debate, I just wouldn’t do this personally.