(Closed) Outdoor Wedding Question- Bathrooms!!

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Definitely rent a portapotty, they have some REALLY nice wedding ones that come on a trailer and you would never believe that they’re portable toilets!! I would call around to different rental companies and you’ll be able to find some. We rented one portapotty, not super fancy, but not construction grade and it was $250, plus we’re getting a 15% discount.

Post # 4
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sorry, I should also add that we’re having 150 people at our wedding, there are 4 men and 4 women’s bathrooms at our venue (I believe) but we were required to rent a portapotty by the venue because they’re on a septic system.

Post # 5
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I say porta poty you will deff need them prob 3+ for that many guests.

Post # 6
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Around my parts (OH) it would cost a couple hundred bucks for a good one that has a sink and flush capability.  In CA, that could be higher.  If you don’t want it sitcking out like a sore thumb, I would get a small tent with walls and a side entrance to make it a little less conspicuous.  Even with all of those costs figured, it’s probably still WAY less than renting a venue.

For a hundred person reception, I don’t know if two bathrooms would cut it.  Especially if you are serving alcohol.

This is a site for a way awesome Port-A-JANE. 


Post # 8
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our wedding was at my husband’s family lake house, and also had 2 bathrooms. We initially tossed the port-a-potty idea around, but there was really no where to place them, so we just chanced not having them. It up being perfectly fine with our 160 guests. There was never a line, we never heard complaints, and it didn’t seem to be a problem at all. I even asked a few people later on and no one seemed to have even notice. It was a non-issue. 

I had attended another home-held wedding a few months before mine, and they only had 1 bathroom available for about 75 guests. I don’t think it was an issue for them at all, either. I remember going once and I think there was 1 person in front of me. Not a big deal.

So basically I’m just saying if you can’t swing having the nice extra toilets around, it can work out just fine without them. Unless there are like 20 pregnant guests, I doubt it will be an issue. 

Post # 9
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we got married at a really small historic inn, only 11 rooms. they only had two bathrooms too for our guests, and we had about 90 people. i didn’t know of any bathroom issues, i went once and there was no line. my hubby didn’t seem to have a problem either and he has crohns, so he’s in there a lot.

Post # 10
12 posts

If you can find a nice, large bush, just dig a couple small latrines and separate men and women.  Make sure the womens’ trench is a little deeper since they will be popping a squat

Post # 11
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are getting married at an estate and having the ceremony outside and the reception in a tent. We were told that if we went over 150 people that we’d have to provide more bathrooms. I believe the men’s/women’s bathrooms in the house each has 2 stalls. We ordered a trailer (way nicer then a porta potty but not as nice as Chelsea Clintons!) with a men’s and women’s side. They can be pricey but it will make the guests much more comfortable!

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