(Closed) Small "Conflicts" with our Dream Venue – Help?

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Bars closing early is not uncommon, a lot of places do that for liability reasons.

The decibel limit I have no clue about; but my guess is it’s set based on local laws.  Maybe you could call around other venues in the area (even if you don’t want to consider them) to see what their limit is?  If everyone is saying 80 decibels, then it would definitely seem reasonable to me.

Post # 5
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yeah, the whole stopping the drinking at 11pm when the party ends at 12am is standard. Cuts down on drunk driving, etc.

Post # 6
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The bar part is pretty common, we live in an area with pretty strict alcohol laws, and a lot of the venues here use the hour before the end of the event cut off policy.  To give you an idea of the vendors point of view- where I live, if I own a restaurant and serve you alcohol, and you go get in your car and hurt someone because of drunk driving; the injured person can sue me as the restaurant owner, my manager, and my bartender. So from the business owners point of view, they want to be super pro active in preventing drunk driving and accidents.  Maybe he would adjust the policy if you were arranging transportation (limo, bus, cabs etc) for the majority of the guests.

For the decibel thing- its probably a result of a previous complaint to the police about noise from a neighbor.  If you are concerned, you can buy a decibel reader starting at about $20.00. A google search will turn up a ton of options.  Or ask if your DJ has one you can borrow, to see what 80decibels sounds like. 

To give you an idea the following would register at 80-90 decibels

car wash (heard from 20 ft away)

disel truck doing 45mph (heard from 50ft away)

food blender (standing next to)

garbage disposal (standing next to)

vacuum cleaner (standing next to)

Hope that helps a little!

Post # 7
418 posts
Helper bee

I definitely think this is a little quirky and that you should call around to other venues to see if they have similar requirements. If so, then you know it’s not just your venue. If not, then you may want to consider other potential venues.

Post # 8
15 posts

what venue is the barn at? im from winnipeg and would like to know!

Post # 9
1603 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


@chanellhelen:  I was also looking for a barn around Winnipeg to get married in, but no such luck–we’ve already picked our venue! I’m interested in hearing more too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Post # 12
1603 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@TattooedChick23:  We decided on the Ralph Connor house, just off West Gate by Misericordia Hospital. πŸ™‚

Post # 13
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@TattooedChick23:  chances are if its a private property its the bylaws in the area (since its not a commercial arae) there was a venue i adored but 1030 was the time you had to leave abnd be out totally by 11 so last call was 10 i think to early it was all a bylaw thing and totally no wiggle room the sound thing screams bylaw too … so it you love it know you have to totally follow those rules its prob near other large estate homes the sound and (partying) would distrbue so they have rules on it 

if you love it no one will mind an early last call and going home for 12 not one is totally fine 

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