(Closed) Saying No to a venue

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
46266 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Thank you for your time. We have decided to book another venue.”

Post # 4
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You can call them and say just that, “Thank you so much for taking the time to show us around. You have a beautiful space, but we’ve decided to go with another place that fits our needs better. Thanks again! Have a great day.”

Really–vendors who are in the business are used to rejection. It’s part of the whole “being in the business” (or business in general) 🙂

Post # 5
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@cherrydoll:  I’ve always sent a very nice email.  Something to the effect of:

“Thank you for showing us your beautiful facility.  While it’s lovely, we have chosen to go another route that fits our style/budget a litte more.  However, we appreciated the time you took to meet us and discuss the details of the venue. 




Post # 6
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Keep it short and sweet, and remember that they’re used to being rejected.  They don’t (or at least shouldnl’t) take it personally. 

Post # 7
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I blamed my Fiance. LOL… I thanked them for their time but said Fiance liked another place better. I couldn’t email, had to call – he laughed at me for not having ‘balls’

Post # 8
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When they called to follow up on our appointment I told them thank you for their time, however we have decided to go with another venue. Some asked which venue and others asked what they could improve on or what the other venue offered that they didn’t. Venues would get this alot so don’t feel bad just be honest and polite.

Post # 11
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

If they follow up (a lot of places don’t seem to bother), an email’s always appreciated. I also told people (esp. photographers) that I’ll refer friends to them (if applicable.)

Post # 12
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

From a vendors point of view… Just be nice and tell them you decided to go with someone else. I know everyone thinks it’s hard to tell. As a vendor though, we LOVE to know either way. It’s so frustrating wondering and sending follow up emails. We hate to bug someone not interested. It doesn’t hurt our feelings at all if you decided to go with someone else and we are used to it. Everyone likes different places. We just like to know either way! 

Post # 13
16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I always felt like I was breaking up with someone, but I always followed up to express my appreciation and let a venue/vendor know that I’d be going another way.

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