(Closed) Major issues with our venue and our wedding is a few months away..please help!

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Do you have pictures? From the way you describe the addition it sounds like it’s going to be a major issue. I would have a issue with that.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Plus privacy issues with french doors. At least in a hotel or catering halll there is more separation.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

can you visit the venue when they have two weddings going on?  It will give you a better idea of the space & noise issues  

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Take a look at your contract and call and complain.  Explain that you were given the impression that the space would be an addition to yours if completed in time and that’s why you booked this barn. Explain to him your concerns and see if there is another night when two weddings are going on that you can stop by and visit to see the space with 2 meddings.  Maybe it won’t be so bad.  Maybe the other ceremony is an indoor ceremony.  Maybe they’re adding a 2nd ceremony space?  Don’t freak out until you get all the answers first and then come back for more advice. 

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@lily35:  that’s what I meant – receptions.   Sorry  

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would complain, possible have the owner switch dates for the other couple, or even for you, you are lucky in the fact that most popular date for fall weddings is oct and sept so he may have some wiggle room. What he is doing isn’t fair at all.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Well that’s the issue right there; it’s the owner’s friend or family.  They wouldn’t make exceptions like that for anyone else.  I suggest looking to see what you can get elsewhere and possibly change the venue.  You’re probably not going to get good service that night if the owner’s friend/family is holding an event there as well because they will be the priority.  He’s probably doing it for free or a huge discount for the friend/family since he’s already rented part of the space out to you. You can always send out new save the dates if you find a venue in another city.  I wouldn’t put up with it and once all the details are ironed out (i.e. after your wedding regardless of what you decide) I would post scathing but honest reviews about this business practice.

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