Venue expects us to do all cleaning/break down?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve never heard of having to clean up the space as far as mopping, etc. goes  I’d probably hire a cleaning crew to come in and do it.  It won’t be terribly expensive.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That’s ridiculous.  What kind of venue is this?  They should include cleaning in the cost of doing business.  No way would I agree to that.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would send back the contract signed with the mopping part excluded, lol. That’s not standard. We had to leave our venue cleaned out of all items, but didn’t have to sweep/mop/vacuum.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

that’s ridiculous.  i have never heard of such and thing and would never sign a contract agreeing to that.

i suggest you look for another place.

or if you have your heart set on this place, see if they will discount the rental fee for whatever it will cost you to hire someone to clean it.

Post # 7
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504 posts
Busy bee

 Our venue is making us do the same thing.  Wish I’d booked somewhere else.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Our wedding venue had the same clause, but would refund us $200.00 if we left it clean. 

Post # 9
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518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

What a pain!  I agree, mopping is a bit much.  Getting all of your stuff out of there is acceptable, but they should be covering the cleaning.  If they’re not and they won’t agree to it, I would definitely hire a cleaning service.  Well worth it so your loved ones aren’t left sweeping and mopping in their nice clothes!  That will put a damper on the night real fast!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think some tear down is common, like taking the centre pieces home and any other decor.  I have never heard of the venue expecting people to mop and vaccum!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Are they asking you to return it to the way it was IMMEDIATELY following your wedding?  Or can you do it the next moring?  Either way I would say screw the $200 deposit and let them clean it up!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@scarlet_letter:  This is what we found for all of the Seattle municipal buildings.  You should probably check with your other vendors–sometimes the caterer will do most of the cleanup, or you can hire someone for a pretty reasonable price.

Post # 13
campfireBee
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Sodo Park

I don’t think this is standard but it’s definitely not unheard of. When we toured Sanctuary at Admiral the venue coordinator told us that she had to sweep/mop after her wedding and said something like “it was quite a site to be sweeping in my wedding gown!” Bummer that this isn’t included, though!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@scarlet_letter:  that seems excessive

Can you hire some college kids/cleaning service to come in and do it on the cheap?

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have never heard of this.

Cleaning up after the wedding would be the LAST thing I would have wanted to do Sunday morning. I would forgo the $1K deposit or hire a cleaning crew to come in and vaccum, etc.

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