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

posted 8 years ago in Venue
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  • Post # 77
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I think

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    Irish-bride:  makes a good point when she said…

    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!

    Lol… that is a consideration…

    Still though it is a “unique” locale… have you thought about using it as a site for E-Pics.  Engagement Pictures seem to be all about the unusual and quirky… this would certainly fit the bill (as I said earlier… you could play up the 1950s & 60s aspect as well… ala Mad Men with clothing, props etc).  Could be a lot of fun, and your SO would probably LOVE it.

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 78
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    as a guest… i wouldnt attend

    Post # 79
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    Helper bee

    I wouldn’t be offended if I were a guest, but to be honest I find it very unnattractive.

    Post # 80
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    It’s definitely creepy, but I think in a really quirky and kind of awesome way. I’m not into trophy hunting, or hunting at all for that matter, but the animal heads would not bother me. To each her own, but I have to say I’m surprised by the strength of some bee’s reactions! My opinion is that it’s weird and original, and I love how it doesn’t scream “traditional white wedding”. BUT based on the amount of negative reactions, I’d probably skip it, unless you LOVE it, and you know it would go over well/be appreciated by your guests.

    Post # 81
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Also, it’s pretty much decorated, so that cuts out a lot of work for you, considering you are working within a short time frame. And as far as the endangered species issue, it is awful to think about, but how I see it is this: what’s done is done. These animals were killed, and most of their parts were probably just thrown away. It wold be a shame to not utilize the parts that were saved. Perhaps make a donation to the world wildlife fund (forget exactly what it’s called) as a your “favor”? Seems to me like that would make more a difference than simply avoiding the taxidermy.

    Post # 82
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    The deer heads were OK (just a little overpowering), and then I saw the big cat skins and the elephant tusks. That just made me really sad and depressed.

    Post # 83
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    It’s not my taste. I would attend and I wouldn’t be offended, but it just doesn’t seem to go with a wedding. When I think of weddings, I think of romance and this place does not seem romantic. I would be too distracted looking around to pay attention to the ceremony.

    Post # 84
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    Worker bee

    Honestly, I’d be horrified, especially by the more exotic animals – what a sad, sad display. The whole thing would make me feel ill. You’re celebrating a new life together, do you really want to do that in a room full of death?

    Post # 85
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    Blushing bee

    I don’t think I’d be comfortable staying in the room, even if you were dear friends…

    Post # 86
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Personally I would hate to go to a wedding (or anything) there. I would get out as soon as possible.

    All I could think when I saw it was ‘Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls’

    ‘This is a lovely room of death, take care now, bye bye then’

    Post # 87
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    Not for me but I have to say its cool because if you’re a couple who like the outdoors/hunting etc it would reflect your personalities.  My FH is a hunter/fisher/outdoorsman and so everyone would get why HE (and I say he because I wouldn’t choose this lol) would want that for a venue.

    Post # 88
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would probably leave your wedding if I walked in there, honestly. The species of animals they had a hand in killing are pretty unacceptable.

    Post # 89
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the venue per se, but then again I work on a hunting magazine….

    My only issue would be that it looks awfully small.

    Post # 90
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    Bumble bee

    Sorry. I have to vote ick. My SO was all excited once to take me to this place where they had all these taxidermied animals. I really tried to be cool with it, but the second I saw a baby deer and a baby bunny, I told him to get me the hell out of there. I would hate for your guests to feel the same way.

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