Potential Venue drama. So stressed.

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
Member
279 posts
Helper bee

I’m sorry, it sucks to have things up in the air. I don’t have a lot of advice, except that it won’t do you any good to ruin your day over something that might happen. Wait until you know what they want to meet about- maybe it’s just to clarify expectations or something and all your worry will be for nothing.

Good luck! Keep us updated!

Post # 3
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2517 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

prahajess:  Relax until you have the meeting. At worst, they should refund you your deposit money and you can book elsewhere. 

I would bring a copy of the old manager prices and just give them your budget I am sure they will work with you. Unfortunatly you not having a contact with the old place doesn’t help matters, but I can’t imagine they would want to lose a customer and get a bad rep. You might be pleasantly surprised!!!

Post # 5
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42490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

prahajess:  As my grandmother used to say “Don’t borrow trouble”. You can waste so much energy worrying about things that may never happen.

I hope your meeting goes well.

Post # 8
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1214 posts
Bumble bee

To me, it would depend on how much money was lost.  If it was only 10% and I loved the place, I would still do it.  If it was 50%, maybe not.  Maybe you could suggest you and the venue split the loss.  That seems fair.  Good luck.

Post # 9
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7203 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

prahajess:  If the new owner is so professional, why did he/she (a) have the wrong booking on the web site, and (b) not notify you of the change in ownership?

I’ve no idea what the law is where you live, but what they are doing doesn’t seem right. The new owner bought the business, so the new owner is responsible for hanging onto the deposits. If the new owner didn’t check the accounts before buying the business, that’s not your problem. But I don’t know what you can do legally. Is there any sort of government “consumer affairs” department where you are?

Post # 12
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7203 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

prahajess:  This might sound really weak and defeatist, but for “only” $500 I’d let it go. I just don’t think it’s worth while trying legal action, especially since you don’t have a contract. Think of it as a lesson learned that you should get a contract. Or think of it as an increase in price, or even as a tip.

Post # 13
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7 posts
Newbee

Does the bank have anyway of clawing that money back if it was paid by wire? just a thought. Also, you could request a reduction in the price given all the hassle? maybe not $500 but a buffet thrown in, or the drinks for free? legal action would cost more in the long run so that’s just not worth it. I would try and negotiate with new management another way to reimburse you without exchange of money 🙂

Post # 15
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3044 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I would look into reversing charges with the bank tbh. There isn’t any way that should affect your venue.

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