Post # 1
We booked our wedding for 12/12. We received documentation… But lost it… Static the caterers policy… That you have to pay $400.00 to book this space (they are abspace with an in house caterer…!so your $400 payment pays the space rental in full but alao reserves the cater). The $400 acts as a deposit to reserve your date, by paying the room rental in full. It also states that there is a minimum of $2000 To be spent on their in-house catering service or/and their bar service to book a Saturday night. Also says all deposits are non-refundable.says right there. We DIDN’T sign anything but it does/did say that. We want our money back. We didn’t plan anything. We cancelled 2 weeks prior. We didn’t sign anything, we should be able to get a refund, right?!
Im going to have to pursue it in small claims court to get me deposit back. I didn’t use the services, I didn’t sign a contract, so her bad… I should get my money back.
Do I have a case?… She should give it back.
Post # 3
Was the documentation you received signed? (I know you said you misplaced it). If you didn’t sign anything ever I think you may have a case.
Post # 4
Unless your vendor is feeling especially nice that day I’m guessing you’ll have to take them to small claims court to get it back.
Post # 5
I think by signing a check you guaranteed you would book the date. I would say you’re not getting your money back.
Post # 6
i think if they say specifically that paying the money is a non refundable deposit then youre unlikely to get it back. and i dont think youll be able to go to small claims, even if you didnt sign a contract
Post # 7
I wouldn’t be optimistic. By giving them the $400, I expect that the court will see that as you agreeing to the terms. (I pursued an employment related court action, and my employment contract was actually only signed by me. The court did not declare my contract invalid because it wasn’t signed by them, because obviously by the fact I worked there and they paid me, they consented to the terms).
These “off on a technicality” hopes, whether it be contracts or parking tickets, or whatever seem to be more applicable to TV fiction than to real life.
Post # 9
Your having sent them the deposit might count as you having accepted the terms of the contract, whether you signed it or not.
In addition, the filing fee for small claims court is usually around $150, plus any other fees applicable. It may not even be worth your time to try to sue and get the money back. I think the only way you’ll get a refund is if they’re feeling generous.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
I don’t think you’ll get your money back…