The Castle on Main Wedding and Event Venue to Open Friday in Monsterland's Old Space
A year ago at this time, the old Monsterland in Mesa was abuzz with all sorts of freaky and frightening activity. These days, however, the scene at the location that formerly housed the now-defunct haunted attraction is just as lively, although things are a bit more bright and cheery than before.
facebook.com/thecastleonmain Monsterland No More: The Castle on Main in Mesa.
The Castle on Main, a medieval-themed wedding and events venue, has taken over the downtown Mesa space that once was home to Monsterland and will hold its grand opening on Friday evening. And there's nary any ghouls or goblins inside the place.
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As we reported over the summer, property owner Kevin Wynn scrapped plans to reopen the combination haunted house and nightspot (which had a tumultuous history as a haunted house and later on as a horror-themed restaurant/bar and Halloween attraction) in favor of turning it into wedding and events spot. He then sold its collection of props and creatures to 13th Floor Haunted House.
Jennifer Jones, a wedding coordinator and events specialist at the venue, says that the Castle on Main's staff spent the past few months exorcising most of the remnants of Monsterland that weren't sold (save for a single creature left in the basement and a few fixtures) while rebooting the location into its new identity.
"Yeah, they're all gone. The only monsters that we hope to see come in here are our bridezillas, really," Jones quips. "Just kidding."