Canceled wedding in NY – Do I get my deposit back if they re-book my date?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Not if the deposit is non-refundable. Unless they are closed on your actual date- there is no reason they would be responsible to refund your money. 

Post # 4
9150 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Preludeangel:  Nope.  If you wanted to do this you should have secured another bride to take over your contract before cancelling it because sometimes the venues will allow for you to get back at least some of the deposit when you assist them with finding a replacement booking.

Post # 6
6903 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Preludeangel:  Did you have a contract with them? What does it say about the deposit? I think it will probably vary by venue.

Post # 7
11763 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

non-refundable means non-refundable. It sucks but you signed the contract.

Post # 8
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Reach out to your local (state) elected official—either your Assemby person or Senator—someone in their legislative office should be able to help you out. They help people out with all kinds of problems including conflicts between constituents and businesses.

Post # 9
11287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Preludeangel:  if the contract states non-refundable, it’s non-refundable.

if the venue closes its doors, you won’t be getting any money back anyways.  just be thankful that you didn’t put more down before realizing the potential foreclosure.

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