Post # 1
UGGH… I live in Texas and am getting married in Wisconsin. I saw from my friend’s status messages on Facebook this morning that there’d been some severe weather back up north and started googling. Found out a tornado hit our venue!
The barn where we’re supposed to have our reception is still standing, but it has sustained some damage… but the real tradgedy is all the trees that were downed. The barn used to be nesstled between tall pines and the road to the venue was lined with the same trees. They’re are downded now, it looks like a bomb went off. The helicopter pilot in the video couldn’t even tell where he was.
We talked to the venue this morning and they assured us that it would be all cleaned up long before september, but they won’t be able to put trees back up! Ultimately I’m glad no one was killed in this storm and am sad for all the people that had damages to their homes… but I’m sad for my wedding venue too!
Click on the video link below the picture to see the helicoptor video… it’s kind of horrible.
EDIT: There’s a pretty good picture up of all the tree damage now… at least the barn is still standing.
Post # 3
Im so sorry to hear that!!! At least the damage will be be repaired in time for your wedding.
Post # 4
i’m so sorry to hear that!!!! i know it can be stressful when something goes wrong with your venue (mine caught on fire…still don’t have any estimate on when it will be rebuilt..). just breathe….and try not to stress too much–they will probably try to make your wedding extra awesome since something like this happened. poor trees and poor venue 🙁
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant
That is very sad! Maybe your venue can turn up the dial on providing extra flowers or something since the poor trees are gone? So sorry–you must be devastated!
Post # 6
Thanks ladies… I’m actually doing fairly alright. I’m really thankful that the structures didn’t sustain much damage. It’s just hard to imagine what the area will look like now. There was lots of home damage in the area, so that’s what the news stations are covering, and it’s difficult to get more information from so far away. I’ll be up north again in July, I can’t wait to see what kind of progress they can make before then.
This is an historical museum and there are buildings from the 1800s scattered all around the grounds… I haven’t heard what kind of damage they’ve sustained yet. It really is a shame.
Post # 7
I feel your pain!!!! We were suppose to get married there in 2 1/2 weeks and now the venue has been destroyed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGGGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 8
@buckmaster32 Have you spoken to anyone over there? Do they have some sort of back up plan for you, or are you left scrambling on your own? I’m so sorry… I couldn’t imagine what state I’d be in if my wedding was so close. I think I saw your fiance post on the OWW facebook page… I really hope everything works out for you. If nothing else, it’ll be a good story (a few years down the road that is)