Post # 62
This would make me very uncomfortable and sad, and honestly I don’t know if I would be able to sit through a wedding in that space. I’m sure I would feel sick and I would be totally overwhelmed. However, you’re the best judge of your guests and their possible reactions.
Post # 63
It doesn’t bother me, but it doesn’t give me a wedding vibe. It gives off a much more initimite feeling. Somethere where it would be just DH and I or maybe one other couple.
Post # 64
Loves it, I think it would be pretty cool too.
Post # 65
@This Time Round: Yeah I suppose so.
I think you have made an excellent point there, one of which I never thought of before, it is a real attention grabber. The people might find themselves staring at the walls, rather than staring at the couple.
Something else that came into my head last night after I went to bed was, these things are always going to be in their wedding pictures and as the OP seemed unsure herself by posting the question in the first place, would regret set in afterwards? And will the guests look awkward or completely comfortable in the wedding pictures and video. Also when she turns to look at her husband, there’s always going to be a pair of fake eyes staring back, no matter what the angle!
Post # 66
Definitely not for me. I hate the hunting of animals for sport so as a guest I would feel like I’d walked into a nightmare. I’d quickly turn on my heel and leave that nightmare.
That said, only you can judge if your guests would enjoy this or not.
Post # 67
@Irish-bride: LOL…you’re right. I’m not at all sure about this place. SO loves it though. We are planning this thing on very short notice and since this space just became available for rental a few months ago it is one of the few unique places that is still available. I’m hoping that I can convince him to at least take a look at another place a few miles away that has a cool outdoor space.
Post # 68
The only dead animal I want at my wedding, is my main dish.
I’d leave if I was invited to your wedding.
Post # 69
it’s not my style, but if it is yours, then I say go for it. It may not be traditional, but if your friends and family know that you are not the typical traditional banquet-hall-style bride, then i’m sure they will understand.
Post # 70
haha I think it’s awesome! I’m super girly, but I think it’s bad ass looking.
If it’s any consolation, when Fiance and I were planning to elope- we wanted to do pics in the Giger Museum bar. That’s def waaay creepier than the place you posted, haha 🙂
Post # 71
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I think it’s really cool, especially since many are hisotrical mounts. I come from a hunting and fishing family so my dad’s house looks like a scaled down version of this; zebra skin rug and all. But I also understand other people having negative reactions and feeling uncomfortable. But if the majority of guests are outdoors men and women and/or avid hunters it would be cool. We have something similar in our town called the Safari Lodge and a lot of hunters pick it for their wedding venue since it’s already pretty much decorated.
Post # 72
So I have to say I consider myself pretty darn green and eco-friendly but I also really love different and quirky venues. I can understand some of the PPs concerns but I think I would love it. While it’s true that big game hunting prior to restrictions has lead to a lot of the predicaments to endangered species, there are lots of other factors in plasy as well. And now most legal big game hunting does more good than harm as it brings in much needed money to poor African countries so that they can afford conservation. So I would just get over any ethical issues and enjoy the really cool space. Certainly would be memorable. That being said I have a friend who has a really bad phobia about stuffed animals and she would be physically unable to attend.
Post # 73
I voted cool because I think some of it looks cool. I am a hunter and it is something I enjoy. However, I’m not a trophy hunter (I’m more into dove and duck hunting and I get some yummy yummy food that way!) and I find some of that stuff over the top. I honestly think that this is something that could absolutely ruin the feel of your wedding, especially if you have severe animal lovers coming. It could make people really put-off.
Post # 74
I’d be uncomfortable as a guest.
Post # 75
I think that would be a hard venue to decorate bring your own thing into because everything is so overpowering.
Post # 76
I would be TOTALLY taken aback by this. I can see it working for some families who are really into hunting but then again, that might not be the case for all the families and friends you invite.
It’s a bit overkill…pun intended.