(Closed) Wedding barn is next to stinky pig farm

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 17
1149 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

maryherbie:  Sorry, I wouldn’t want my venue smelling like shit, literally, on my wedding day.  I am sure you will find something better! 

Post # 18
2358 posts
Buzzing bee

maryherbie:  There are no other venues like it? What makes this one so special.

You can do it, but even I would hesitate and I’m used to country smells when they aren’t at their finest.

As other poster said eating will be difficult. Do you eat in a barn? Or could you with the nice smell of pig manure in the air?

Post # 21
2358 posts
Buzzing bee

maryherbie:  Does the barn have AC? The barn I am getting married in does not and the doors are open so if I was near the pig farm there is a good chance I could get a smell of something.

 As a kid we were in the school and we could still smell the dairy farm.

You also understand that with livestock comes different kinds of bugs. Horseflies, blackflies etc. Right now the blackflies are horrid at the farm, however 10 miles away at my friends’ house in the village no issues.

I just want you to know everything.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by  .
Post # 22
3332 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Are you stuck on your date? Why not look at other dates this other barn has available?

Post # 24
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

Complete dealbreaker!

Do you want to take the chance that what most guests remember about your wedding is the SMELL? Not something I’d want to pay a lot of money for and have to HOPE for the best.

As others have said… you’ll find the pefect venue… keep looking!

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by  MrsBonJovi.
Post # 25
1387 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Of all the days to smell – your wedding will be the day the wind blows it all in your direction. I would not chance it. 

Post # 26
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

This was a dealbreaker for me. We toured a very affordable unique venue less than 5 minutes from our house and it would’ve been super convenient and basically perfect if not for the smell ๐Ÿ™ There’s a stable nearby and even though it is faint, I would’ve hated for my guests to just be thinking “state fair” the whole time. We ended up finding something completely different in a whole new area and it was perfect! Keep searching bee ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 27
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

maryherbie:  I agree with the PP who said it would be great if you wanted to have an authentic rustic/country wedding. . .but I wouldn’t book it. Go for a longer engagement if your heart is set on a barn in your specific area, and all the others are booked out. 

Post # 28
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would totally go for it. but i grew up in the country and think nothing of farm smells. plus you love it and you cant smell it from the inside. talk to the venue people and get their take on the smell issue.

Post # 29
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Is there any way you can contact previous brides who have gotten married there and ask them if there was a problem with the smell during their weddings? Maybe a Facebook group or something you could post on? 

Post # 30
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Nope. Not happening. 

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