I’m so excited! I’m up and running! At least that is what Mesa County has said I can do…..run! October 12, 2010, I sat before the County Board of Commissioners, waiting for their approval of my application for a conditional use permit for Minor Entertainment Events. Their answer came in after four grueling hours of “testimony”…okay, well at least it felt like I was on trial! And in a way I was. And will be for the next year and a half.
You might wonder as you read this…”what is all the fuss?” It is quite simple… some are okay with me ‘running’, and some are not! The Wedding House has been born into an uninviting environment. Even though I only have one, what you would call, very close neighbor, you would think I lived in an urban neighborhood, where any slight sound might be heard through the walls. After testing the sound with Rockin’ Rob from Boogie Down in Rifle, Co., I am pleased to announce that as I up and run, noise will be toned down by the strategic placement of speakers and fences and the soundproof backdrop that will be built… soon and very soon…AND, best of all, the foliage of the cherry trees and the mature weeping willow in the party area are enough to contain the wonderful sounds of a wedding!..(or the event of your choice)…and keep them within the confines of the Colorado Revised Statute #___________. Other concerns are that guests might drive too fast TO events, music and laughter might interfere with the sweet song of the frogs and crickets on a summer evening, guests might drive into the desert AFTER events and hoot and holler at all hours, they might relieve themselves on the neighboring properties, throw their cigarette butts around, cuss up a storm, tresspass into the adjacent vineyard and peach orchard, and pick a peach! They might drive too fast FROM events, as well, …yes, it does sound a bit like chaos… worst of all, The Wedding House could become the next Country Jam or Rock Jam. Yikes!! : )
There are rumors of surrepticious decibel monitorings, wristwatch watching, and pesticide patrols in store for The Wedding House. I’ll keep you posted regarding the happenings in agricultural East Orchard Mesa, but for now, I just want to offer a hearty hello to any ‘friendly’ neighbors, all of the Grand Valley, and any future clients near and far!