(Closed) Reception Location Trouble … ADVICE NEEDED!! (kinda long)

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow… I can understand your SM’s concerns and they are valid.  What if you went under contract to use your dad’s barn.  That way there is no way they can be help liable for guest’s behavior.  I don’t really know how you could do a contract, maybe go to your local notary public (?) or lawyer and have a contract drawn up that states they can’t beheld liable for certain things.  If that doesn’t work I would check out other local outdoor venues, not just that camp ground.  Is there a local church or summer camp ground that you could use that has a large indoor space?  If these things don’t work out and you do end up using the camp ground you could always display pictures from your wedding so everyone can see your dress and other aspects from your wedding.  In other happier thoughts if you do have your reception at the camp ground then you cna replace those “other memories” with happy reception memories.

Post # 4
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I agree – your dad’s place still sounds workable. What kind of portapotty is she looking into? There are actually some really nice, classy ones that are clean and don’t smell that you can rent. 

And yeah, look into liability insurance for the wedding, and assure your stepmom that you and your Fiance will be taking full responsibility. Maybe hire a bit of local ‘security’ to help with keeping an eye on things to make her feel more comfortable, and give them a heads up about her concerns. Cut the bar off an hour and a half before the end of the wedding. Limit the alcohol you provide and have someone keep an eye on those people who you know might be a problem. 

It doesn’t sound like your party will be unmanageably large, so hopefully you and your stepmom can come to some sort of compromise – especially since she’s giving you such short notice!

Post # 5
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354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You can also get liability insurance for your wedding very cheaply… we’re getting a $2 million policy for $235.  We got it at http://www.wedsafe.com/ – it was recommended by our venue.

Maybe knowing the insurance is so cheap, your stepmom will be okay with having booze at the wedding.  If anything happens, they’re covered.

Good luck!

Post # 7
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

That’s great everything worked out!!!

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