Post # 1
We’re having our reception at a gorgeous city park, and renting a pavilion for our reception.
I’m struggling big time, because we’re less than 2 months out, and I was just informed that we are NO LONGER allowed to have amplified music. The words were "no speakers, no microphones, but a radio is fine."
Um… we booked a DJ already. And what would a reception be like without a music?!
I am in tears trying to figure out what to do.
Help! Suggestions/ideas are GREATLY appreciated!
Post # 3
What kind of enforcement do they have? It might be worth stopping by the park on a few Friday/Saturday evenings, and seeing if they are just saying that… or if they’re really enforcing it.
Post # 4
Was it in your contract? If it’s not I’d have a nice, civil discussion with them; unless there’s a "rules and regulations are subject to change" clause you should be able to negotiate, or at least get your deposit back if you decide to opt out. They may be willing to work with you and agree to ‘no amplified music after a certain hour’ compromise. After all, a dj isn’t much different than a radio, in principle.
Post # 5
Yikes! How is that they’re just now deciding this?
You should also see if there is any grandfathering to the rule… if you booked this pavillion however long ago with certain things you agreed to do and not do, that might make a difference. How were you informed of this? Was it send directly to you, or is it a new city rule?
You should see if they’ll make an exception for you, unless you want to sneak by like Mr Bee suggests and try to stay under the radar.