(Closed) Need advice – problem with venue

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How would you handle this?
    Ask the venue to change the entire list : (5 votes)
    42 %
    Ask the venue to change part of the list : (3 votes)
    25 %
    Live with it : (4 votes)
    33 %
    Other (describe below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Wow, I feel like that is very dishonest.  People think of grey goose and kettle one when you say “top shelf liquor.”  Shame on them, they should know better.  I’d make it very clear that you are upset about this and think that they misled you… ask if there is anything they can do. 

    Would it make more sense to go with non “top shelf” at this point? 

    Post # 4
    Member
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    Wow – our “top shelf” includes Patron and Grey Goose! That seems pretty dishonest of them, but it doesn’t seem like there is much you can do – especially this close to your wedding. I’m sorry! 🙁 Hopefully someone will have some good advice for you!

    Post # 5
    Member
    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    Pshew, that’s why I always go with the lower option. I’m not a drinker and I wanted something a bit above beer and wine. I would call them and re-negotiate. Tell them that based on your experience you KNOW for a fact that those liquors are not top shelf. Come on, you are a New Yorker, you know these folks are trying to scam you. If you are not good with confrontation (not that it needs to be a confrontation), you can ask your FI or BM to help you.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I would ask them to change the liquors….If they cannot I would then research some other venues and their prices on these drinks, perhaps they could then cut down the price….

    Def ask if there is anything they can do to make you happy (you are the paying customer after all!) If not, tell them you are knocking down to the lower shelf bar. Since the event has not occured yet you should be able to make changes!

    Post # 8
    Member
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I feel like you should have asked ahead of time what the bar included (never assume anything) but they are being shady.

    I’d ask if you can renegotiate the bar since it’s not what you were expected (and pay less for their “top shelf” – because I imagine if you try to sub in other liquors they’d try to charge you more).

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