(Closed) Help – is this venue morbid?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Should I consider this venue?
    Sure, you two liked it, the neighbors shouldn't bother you. : (145 votes)
    78 %
    Maybe, but check with the important guest to make sure they aren't creeped out! : (17 votes)
    9 %
    No way! Why would you want to start your marriage in a graveyard? : (20 votes)
    11 %
    Other: We always need an "other" - Please elaborate : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Nah, I mean even most regular old non memorial specific churches do have the cemetery attached. It’s pretty! No one will think it’s morbid.

    Post # 4
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think it would be fine.  I’m in the circle of life camp.

    Post # 5
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think it is beautiful and no one will know any different.  Even if they did know I don’t think anyone would mind.  Every venue is going to have a little history we just usually don’t know about it.  Especially if no family is burried there it will be fine and I think kind of cool.

    Post # 6
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It looks beautiful, and I don’t think the cemetery should deter you from using it as your venue. Many churches (that are not memorial churches) have cemeteries on the grounds, so I wouldn’t view this any differently. 

    Post # 7
    2281 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My church has a really old cemetery outside. Lots of old churches do, and no one thinks anything of it.

    I think it’s lovely to have a wedding at a place constructed as a memorial to people’s lives. 

    Post # 9
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I think it’s a beautiful venue for a wedding. The area around it looks very green an picturesque! I doubt anyone would make such a big deal with how there’s a cemetary attached. 

    Post # 10
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    no help from me, I don’t think it’s morbid.

    Post # 11
    519 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Just to offer the opposing viewpoint, I think there is a big difference between a memorial chapel that is on the grounds of a cemetary and an older church that happens to have a cemetary outside. The sole purpose of this chapel (except for the occasional wedding that has been held there) is to have memorial services, whereas a church with a grave yard has so many different purposes. That being said, if you are comfortable with it, it seems like a lovely little chapel for a wedding. 

    Post # 12
    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Lots of churches have cemetaries, and while I personally wouldn’t want my wedding in a cemetary, if it isn’t like their are rows of headstones between your guests and the alter, I don’t think anyone will think twice about it. I would however, put the name of the chapel, not the cemetary on the invite 😛

    Post # 13
    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    As PPs have said, most churches have graveyards attached… it’s traditional.  Nobody should think it’s weird or morbid don’t worry 🙂 It looks pretty!

    Post # 14
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Gorgeous! I thought this was another chapel that’s in Georgia, I think? Anyway, it’s beautiful, and if they encourage people to use it for walking/jogging/skiing, what’s the harm in having a wedding there? 

    Post # 15
    1438 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think its looks amazing. I would love to have/go to a wedding there. I’m pretty sure people wont even notice the graveyard.

    Post # 16
    85 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Me and SO have agreed not to have a church wedding as neither of us are religious but if I had to I would deffo pick a chapel like this, its lovely Smile

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