Post # 1
Hi Bees! Due to a recent passing of a close family member, my fiance and I are no longer having a wedding reception. We are trying to cancel with our current venue, but we need someone to take our date and timing of the event! If any bees are interested please feel free to private message me. The hall is called the Villa Borghese and it’s in Wappingers Falls NY. Its a beautiful location at a really affordable price! We have the upstairs cocktail hour room, which includes a beautiful balcony and we have the larger banquet room.
I’m really upset about giving up our dream location, but I would be happier if I found the couple to take our place on that special day.
Post # 5
I’m sorry that happened to you. 🙁 You can’t postpone the wedding and have it at your location?
I’m confused why they make you find someone else to take your space if you cancel? Is that normal? That seems like it should be their job. YOu’ve suffered a loss and you would think they would try to make it easier on you.
I plan on going to a bridal show there this weekend, I wouldn’t be able to take your date/time because I’m not getting married until next year, but now I worry about even checking out the place, if tragedy were to befall on my family I don’t want someplace telling me I better find them a new customer right away..
Post # 6
Thanks for your concern! Yea it does suck….unfortunately it’s in the contract so that’s the only way we can get some of our money back. We only get 70% of the total amount paid. 🙁
We are still planning on getting married on Saturday May 25th but just a really small ceremony(it was supposed to be a 2 day celebration). Hopefully I can find someone in such a short amount of time.
Just make sure you feel totally comfortable with the contract if you do book with them. Obviously we weren’t expecting our recent loss, but that’s life right?
Good Luck on everything!
Post # 8
Have you thought about contacting wedding planners in the area, letting them know of the situation? They might be willing to steer brides and grooms towards your date and time if its a desireable location.
Post # 9
Yea, we are trying to get in contact with wedding planners in the area but I don’t know if our plan is going to work anymore. We literally only have 4 months…..
Post # 11
You should probably put in more information – like, how much it costs, how many people you contracted for, the hours you have the place booked, maybe some pictures of the location?
Honestly, it’s very short notice. I’m not sure how easy it will be to find people to take over your venue that quickly.
I’m sorry for your loss and I hope that you find someone!
Post # 12
http://www.thevillaborghese.com/ Here is their website for anyone interested. They told me their packages start at $85 a person including all fees except taxes.
I just checked this place out today and I did take pictures if anyone is interested, although I’m sure it looks much different in may:
This is the grand ballroom, not sure if this is the room OP was speaking about.
This is the upstairs cocktail hour room, there is a large balcony there which probably looks nice in may.
This is another photo of the cocktail hour room:
Post # 13
@BriansBride: Thanks! Yes this is exactly the rooms that we currently have. The price is the same as well. I spoke to them this weekend and they said as long as someone wants the same day and around the same time then we should be able to get a refund.
If anyone is interested please let me know!
Post # 16
You have this posted in NYC. This venue is in the Hudson valley maybe you should move that post to that section?