My fiancé and I booked our August 10, 2013 wedding at the Blue Moon Barn and Covered Bridge in Greensburg, PA back in February.
Today I got a call from the owner of the barn. He is being sued by Hempfield township for improper zoning of his barn. (There is an article in the Trib about it also). The property is zoned residential because he lives on the land. His neighbors have complained, and today they went to court. I guess this has been going on for a while. Whenever we signed our contract, he was under an appeal so legally he was allowed to keep doing whatever he was doing.
Long story short, he is not sure if we are going to be able to have our wedding at his barn, which is in 43 days.
Actually, he has a wedding there tomorrow (Saturday) that almost didnt happen, but in court today they gave him the okay for just that one wedding. He goes back to court on July 8 so that the judge can hear testimony from witnesses, etc. So until then, we are in limbo.
The good news (believe it or not) is that his brother owns a wedding place in Irwin called The Country Place (?). It's not nearly as nice as the barn, but he said we could keep our date and pay the same price to have our wedding there. I am not thrilled about this, but at least we will have a wedding.
However, I am just so extremely frustrated. I LOVE the Blue Moon Barn and the outdoorsy setting. It was exactly what I had envisioned for my wedding. I am trying so hard to focus on the important things - getting family together, marrying an amazing man - but this is so so so frustrating.
I know this will be an extreme long shot, but I am trying to see if there are any other options out there. If anyone has any venue ideas in the Pittsburgh area that will allow outside catering/alcohol and let us in for $3000 or less, I would greatly appreciate it.