Cancellation Policy

posted 3 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Is the policy normal; what would you do?
    Totally normal - that's what my contract says : (7 votes)
    54 %
    Not normal but I would go with the venue if I loved it : (4 votes)
    31 %
    Find a new venue : (2 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    939 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @mustlovecats:  Would wedding insurance cover that? 

    No way would I agree to that.

    Post # 4
    5664 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    That seems backwards… Isn’t it usually you pay a deposit and then you get less and less of your DEPOSIT back as you get closer? 

    Looknig back at my contract, I paid a 50% non refundable deposit. But that was for the venue rental ONLY, not for food etc… But, the deposit was non refundable no matter when I canceled, but they certainly did not increase the price as time went on.

    From another point of view I CAN see why a venue would do that as the closer they get, the less likely they are to re book and then they’ve lost business due to you holding the date.

    Post # 5
    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @mustlovecats:  Do they have anything in the contract that says if you cancel and they are able to re-book a new event for the same date, you only lose your deposit plus any difference in estimated price, if the new party is smaller than yours?  I can’t recall, but I *think* my contract had a clause to that effect.  That would seem more fair to me.  It is really in favor of the venue if you had to cancel 3 months before your date, pay them 10K, and they also are able to book the date with someone else…

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