(Closed) Wedding barn is next to stinky pig farm

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 32
3450 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Its really not that hard lol You’ve smelled it once out of three visits. At this point there’s a 33.3% chance you and your guests will be smelling sh*t during your ceremony. If the venue is really worth it to you then stick with it but personally as a guest I wouldn’t want to stay there and share your pungent joy. ๐Ÿ˜€ 

Post # 33
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Not hard at all, don’t book, period. If your bff asked u this question what would you tell her? Don’t rationalize the poop smell is there lol! 

Post # 34
2776 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I would not want my guests to remember that “really shitty” wedding they attended.

Dealbreaker for me, for sure!

Post # 35
6771 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Be happy you were there that one day so you know! I couldn’t do it, just couldn’t risk having the stench of pig shit wafting over the fields at my wedding…

Post # 36
2540 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

forgotusername:  I carry one too! I always look for some at antique stores (not that I go very often, maybe every few years) but they are so much softer than brand new handkerchiefs. 

Post # 37
3224 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

maryherbie:  What’s hard about it? There’s a 1 in 3 chance that your wedding day will smell like shit… If the similar venue is already booked up and this one isn’t, that should tell you something: there’s a good reason people aren’t booking this place!

Ps. I say this as someone who grew up in barns and loves the smell of horse crap. I don’t know how that compares to pig crap, but I still wouldn’t do it because you’re guaranteed to have guests who’ve never been around something like that and are truly horrified.

Post # 38
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

boogiewoogies:  yay kerchief club! ๐Ÿ™‚ I find mines in Asia And let me tell you–they are wicked soft.  I don’t exactly know what linen they use But i love them!!! I have a couple from when we went to portugal and Morocco, i loved those too.  My Future Mother-In-Law says she found one in Italy and she got me one–she doesn’t get back until Monday though so still waiting.  


Post # 39
1888 posts
Buzzing bee

Why don’t you just keep looking for now? And if you don’t find anything better, you can always come back and book this place. You are feeling trapped right now because you aren’t considering other options.

Post # 40
2358 posts
Buzzing bee

maryherbie:  So book it and have the chance of the light smell of pig shit in the air.

But from what I am understanding is there are only 2 barn venues in your area? I get that, as there are only 3 where I am and I am out in the country.

I had to compromise on my wedding venue. I wanted a fall wedding, but we couldn’t afford the other places so I have to get married in June. Blah.

If you dont care about the smell or possible smell then book it and come what may! The wind maybe in your favor….or not.

Post # 41
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I would honestly just wait a little longer and book the other barn…. I would not take a risk of shitty air and do not want that to be the highlight of my wedding…. Plus i can see people talking about that for months after the wedding….I certainly can say that will be something that people will remember about your wedding ๐Ÿ™ 

Post # 42
1837 posts
Buzzing bee

maryherbie:  Yeah … I don’t think I’d take the chance of having my wedding smell like pig feces. 

Post # 43
1017 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Don’t risk it!  I live a few kms away from a feedlot and 99% of the time you don’t smell it.  But when the temperature and wind is right, wow it is suffocating.  Cow poop smells better than pig poop too.  And if you can smell it outside, it will for sure smell inside the venue.  Everyone around here doesn’t notice it but because I’m not used to the smell it literally makes me gag.  You don’t want guests gagging at your wedding!

Post # 44
2452 posts
Buzzing bee

Absolute dealbreaker for me.  I wouldn’t want to risk the odor making me sick to my stomach. And if any of your guests are hypersensitive to odors (pregnancy, etc), even a mild amount of pig farm stench would priobably make them quite ill.

Post # 45
6503 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

It would be a dealbreaker for me. And living in a rural area, pig farms smell SO much worse than cow (though I wouldn’t want the smell of either one for my wedding). Sometimes it can be eye-watering it is so bad. I simply wouldn’t risk it.

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