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Would you get married in a sewage treatment plant?

One couple have already booked themselves in.

The Brightwater Center. Not pictured: rivers of poo.
The Brightwater Center. Not pictured: rivers of poo.
Image: Benjamin Benschneider/King County WTD

A SEWAGE TREATMENT plant is marketing itself as a dream wedding venue.

Despite there being only a wall or two between the guests and a huge accumulation of raw faeces, the Brightwater Center sewage plant believes it can raise additional revenue as a party venue.

The poo-processing facility near Seattle advertises “ample parking”, a dance floor and “full catering kitchen” to potential newlyweds.

A recent post on the local water agency’s Facebook page reads:

Need a place to party? With a full catering kitchen, state-of-the-art AV equipment, dance floor, ample parking, beautiful outdoor grounds, and room for up to 260 people, our LEED Platinum certified Brightwater Center has everything you need for your wedding reception or special event.

Weddings at the Brightwater Center would take place “just steps away” from where sewage is processed, according to local news station KiroTV.

The centre’s director told the station that the facility can also cater for outdoor weddings because “the natural area around it is beautiful”. However, she added that the main thing appealing to couples in love is the price. It costs $2,000 (around €1,500) to rent the indoor area - or just $400 for the outdoor space.

Brightwater is a “zero odor” facility, Kiro reports. One couple has already booked their wedding.

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