(Closed) Venue: Quirky or Creepy (pic heavy)

posted 8 years ago in Venue
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  • Post # 32
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would be horrified.

    And disturbed.

    And I would leave.

    Post # 33
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Ok, so for me: all those deer heads are creepy.

    However, it really depends upon you and your guests. While that is creepy for me, I do know a lot of people who would love that. If it is something that you and your crowd will love, then I say go for it!

    Post # 34
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would leave. 

    Post # 35
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    @floridagirlblue:  I agree with all of you. I would want to leave immediately. Doesn’t matter what the venue is, even if it’s a museum. Even road kill makes me said, I’m not going to spend a night in a room of animal carcasses. 

    However, if you know your crowd, without exception, would appreciate it, go for it. My FI’s dad would love that place. 

    Post # 36
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    Worker bee

    The hunting doesn’t really bother me, but I would have a hard time focusing on anything but the dead animals during the ceremony and reception.

    Post # 37
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would be crying through the whole wedding in fear and sadness 🙁  I love animals, so this would be really hard for me to sit through.  And I’m southern.

    If you have people who are really into hunting, most are going to be very distracted and most likely very interested in looking at everything on the walls and floors instead of at you. 

    Post # 38
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    Newbee

    Based on the fact that I’m a southerner and know how most* people in our culture feel about hunting, I think this venue would go over well.  If nothing else, it definitely does have a museum look about it.

    Post # 39
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I am a born and raised Southern girl, and just being honest:

    If I came to your wedding and saw this decor, I would congratulate you and then try to stay the least amount of time possible before leaving.  I would not offend you by telling you this is why I was leaving, but I would get out ASAP.

    I am always disturbed when restaurants have mounted deer heads on the wall.  It has made me feel physically ill and unable to eat in the past.  I have no desire to try to hold food down while looking at a bunch of dead animals.

    Sorry, being totally honest!  🙁

    Post # 40
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    Helper bee

    I think that it would be a great venue for a small gathering based upon the group you have described, as well as the theme you are considering. It seems pretty similiar to a number of historical homes I have visited – I immediately thought of Sagamore Hill, which was Teddy Roosevelt’s home on Long Island, when I saw the pictures. The way I view it is that these are historical artifacts, not murdered animals. There is a history to them, just like any museum exhibit. 

    Post # 41
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    It would creep me out. Like a pp said, if it were just the entryway or one room that was plastered with dead things, I could deal. All over is overpowering. And if there was no where I could go to hide from it all…uh, uh, nope.

    Post # 42
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    it’s a bit much for me and i would be concerned about offending my guests.

    Post # 43
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The deer I could handle. Kinda like being in a steak house 😛

     

    The several endangered species (thanks to people feeling the need to have tiger rugs, they will more than likely be extinct in the next 10-15 years, there are less than 1000 left in the wild) …. I would probably burst in to tears and leave.

    Post # 44
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    Sugar bee

    I have a friend who calls places like this “dead zoos.”

    I just don’t think of a dead zoo as a good place to hold a wedding.

    Also, the fact that the skins, tusks, etc., predate the legal restrictions doesn’t really mitigate anything, to my mind. It just means that these items are part of the reason why things got so bad that they needed to impose the restrictions – and many of them did too little and came too late to turn things around for the species. So, yeah, that.

    Post # 45
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I am petrified of this so I would walk in and walk right back out again. If it was just one piece I could grin and bare it, but that’s way too much and very overwhelming. Also be careful if any of your guests are young children who are easily frightened. Will they be able to sleep that night? Think about it!

    Post # 46
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    Bee Keeper

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    @speechie:  The only reason they’re considered “historical artifacts” is because they were killed by someone deemed to be high class, vs being killed by Jed Clampett. To me, a killed and mounted or stuffed animal is the same no matter who killed it or how much “history” there is.

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