Post # 17
I don’t think it’s creepy, but it does seem kind of weird to me because I’m not a hunter. It just seems like there are so many hunting trophies that it’s really overpowering. Even if you don’t hunt, if you and your guests are from a big hunting culture, this venue could be a good choice.
Post # 18
I just think its horrible and would make me incredibly uncomfortable as a guest.
Post # 19
I have a major fear and disgust of mounted heads and large fur pieces like so, so I would probably choose not to attend this wedding unless it was family. I’d suck it up and go for someone incredibly close to me, but I’d be super uncomfortable the whole time. I just find it very disturbing.
Post # 20
My wedding was held outside a hunting lodge. There weren’t any animal trophies outside, but the guests and wedding party that went inside the lodge were overwhelmed with mounted animals. They loved it though… and want to plan a family reunion there, lol. The only thing that creeped me out was to open a closet and have an unexpected deer mount be staring at me, lol. I love the hunting lodge feel…. just as long as nothing is popping out of dark closets.
You know your guests…. if they won’t be offended, then go for it! If I was invited somewhere like that for a wedding, I’d probably get lost checking out all the cool animals and taking pictures with all of them. 🙂
Post # 21
I feel like if you wanted to go for it and include a little prep on the invitation for what to expect– you could do something a little heavier. Darker colors, thick cardstock:
These are just some on Google that looked like you could make work with your theme and personal touch
Post # 22
I actually am a bit of a deadhead, you’re right about this not being a heady place. But we don’t have any hardcore vegetarians amongst us. We’re southern so hunting isn’t a huge deal. I’m also keeping most of my more…raucus…friends away for this one. We might have an afterparty later. I’m hoping to be pregnant by this time so it won’t be so much a party as a family affair.
If we go with this place, we’ll be going with a Hemingway/museum type theme. I wanted the museum, but I’m not a huge fan of their reception halls which are suprisingly bare. This place is more like a private museum. You can’t really see it in the pictures, but there are information about each of the mounts similar to a museum.
Post # 23
I actually really like some of those. Thanks!
Post # 24
I don’t love it but I’d be okay with it. I think as long as you know there’s no one amongst your guests who would find it disturbing (vegetarians etc) and YOU like it, you should go for it.
Post # 25
To me, it’s really disturbing and I would not want to attend any event there, but I know there are people completely different than me so if this suits you and you think your guests will enjoy it, then it should be fine.
Post # 26
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
I could see deadheads being a little bummed about the use of endangered species. That’s what my husband commented on first when I just showed him (even bigger deadhead than I am).
But, you know your crowd best!
Post # 27
To be honest, even without the mounts and skins and all, I’m not crazy about the venue. The low ceilings make it feel a bit claustrophobic, and while there’s some nice little “conversation islands,” those are (or at least appear to be) segregated to the point where there’s no “cross-mingling” for lack of a better term. I’d be worried that instead of one big party with little clumps of conversation mixed in, you might instead end up with three or four very distinct, small, separate parties going on all at once,and that guests would isolate themselves in those little islands. I’d do a work party here, since teams are already silo’ed out in the workplace and that’s going to carry over into social events. But I’d not do a wedding reception, since ideally you want everyone to mingle with everyone else.
Also those slate floors are going to amplify sound. It’ll be a loud party, even if it’s a small group. May be hard to hear each other talk.
I’d keep looking!
Post # 28
Not trying to be judgmental but I would be horrified to walk into a wedding, or anywhere, like that. I know people are into it but I just don’t see the appeal.
Post # 29
So long as none of your guests dislike blood sports – quirky!
Post # 30
That room would make me cry…
Post # 31
This wouldn’t bother me. As you said all of the animals were taken from a time prior to the protections , and each mount has information about the species on it. It kinda looks like a Mesuem. With less than 25 people attending, I’m sure that this can be pulled off, especially of it’s a semi formal cocktail thing.
Although it does make me think of ” the the most dangerous game” , which makes me smile in relation to weddings.