Funeral Homes the New Spot for Weddings

If you can get over the creep factor, they're cheaper and just as classy
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2011 9:35 AM CST
Funeral homes: the new wedding location.   (©

(Newser) – Til death do us part, indeed: Funeral homes across the country are opening their doors to events centered around the living, from weddings to holiday parties, reports USA Today. It may seem a wee bit creepy, but as far as venues go, it's cheaper, and often just as classy. The paper looks at one such venue—Community Life Center in Indianapolis—that features marble floors and eye-catching chandeliers ... and has 99 weddings on the books for 2011.

Brides apparently aren't bothered by the fact that it contains a room that displays caskets, or that it's surrounded by a cemetery housing 100,000 gravestones. Says one,
"At first, when I pulled up and saw it was a funeral home, it did concern me. But when we walked in and saw everything, it was overwhelming. I fell in love." She did make one adjustment, though, and nixed her plans to hold the ceremony in the outdoor courtyard. "I was worried that people who would come would be creeped out," and that the cemetery "would be in the background."

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