(Closed) Venue (almost) picked…port-a-potty issue!

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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10216 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

will your wedding be casual or formal? i honestly don’t think i’d care i mean it’s in a park for goodness sake!! i’d expect something casual and laid back and well if i had to go i’d go to a store or go to the potty. can you maybe get a bathroom attendant to make sure it’s clean and well stocked?  that would be my only concern.

Post # 19
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940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I wouldn’t book a venue that would require my guests to use portable toilets. No way.

Post # 20
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453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I went to an event at a state park like two years ago with my kids and the portable potties that they had were REALLY nice. I mean, like if you didn’t know it was a portable potty, you wouldn’t have known. It was sort of like a trailer-but it had real steps, decorated, four stalls with a double sink vanity. Lights and fans in there too and it was air conditioned. I’m not sure how much they cost, but they had one building for men and one for ladies. Not to go on and on, but they were REALLY nice. Similar to what you’d find in a hotel lobby of sorts-decorated right down to the flowers on the vanity between the sinks! They didn’t smell at all and actually almost seemed a bit formal (if a bathroom can be formal?!) I have no idea how much they cost though-they were snazzy. Like the ones that eloping put in her post-like that link, but they were more “feminine”, or at least the women’s bathroom was.

Post # 21
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7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

You guys who are skeptical have clearly not seen the really nice porta potties.  As soon as you go to the disabled size, and if they are only used for your event, they are pretty much pristine.  Like I said we got rave reviews on ours.  It helped that we had beautiful lighting and lavender scattered on the floors… but please don’t dismiss them out of hand… They really can be quite lovely!

Post # 22
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4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The trailer ones are really, really awesome! They use them for Shakespeare at the park and they are absolutely not gross at all. If lexington has them, I can’t IMAGINE <span class=”numpostsandtitle”>Minneapolis doesn’t!

Post # 22
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Wannabee

I used a luxury restroom trailer for a corporate event we held a few months ago.  It was incrediably nice with no smell, wood floors, a/c running water…….  They are pricy but worth it if it’s in your budget.  Rented it from http://www.azrestroomrentals.com

 

Post # 23
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Honey bee

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CattyMN608:  My wedding was at a historic site and barn, and we had to use porta potties too. We got bathroom trailers, and found plenty of companies that did very high end ones (marble floors, electricity, A/C, full size plumped sinks and toilets, etc.) and I was not at all embarrassed to use them even at a New York wedding with a high-ish budget. We ended up going with a sort of middle of the road trailer that was still a full trailer with sinks and flushing toilets, it just didn’t have all the glitzy stuff. For a trailer with two bathrooms in NY, the total was $1200.

Post # 24
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8573 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

The premium trailor type restrooms are usually around $1200 or so to rent [could be cheaper, or more expensive depending on your area]. The good thing is that instead of renting 3 or 4 to have enough, [you can’t just have 1 mens & 1 womens for your wedding, you need at least 2 or 3 for each gender..] while the trailer it like a 8×10 building with multiple stalls, they also come with lighting [which some portapotties don’t], and even heat or air conditioning, as well as sinks.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee

I hate portapoties….they are disgusting and filthy. I don’t even like my casual clothing in there at the park. I would not want my nice shoes and nice dress in there. Someone’s there is urine on the floor, heck, imagine you going in there in your wedding dress and having left over toilet water and urine at the bottom of your dress. Yucky 

Post # 26
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7552 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

This thread is 5 years old. Hopefully the OP has worked out her port-a-potty situation by now.

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