venue issues

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
1773 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@vorpalette:  you shouldn’t have to pay a new amount or sign a new contract! The contract that was signed in April 2012 is what should be followed; those were the terms of agreement. If they want to keep switching their payment plans, that should only affect any new couples that haven’t been contracted yet. Just because the venue can’t keep a stable coordinator shouldn’t mean couples who’ve already committed to the venue should suffer consequences. That’s my opinion!

Post # 4
7292 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Do you have a copy of the original signed contract? If so what does it say? look specifically for a line about the companies right to increase fees as per their yearly adjustment. Then provide the coordinator with a copy of the contract.

If you do not have a copy of the original signed contract then I think you are out of luck.

Post # 5
3389 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@vorpalette:  What? march down there, shove your contract in their face and inform them you both agreed to it’s terms. period end of story. What good is a contract if either party can change it’s terms? 

Post # 6
11626 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You’re completly right – you shouldn’t have to pay higher fees than what your signed contract states.  Send her a copy (keep the original) of the signed contract and ask her where it says that the costs are adjustable in this document, since this is what you and the venue both agreed to last April.  Good luck!

Post # 7
849 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@vorpalette:  OEF! venues are so sneaky, this seems to be a global problem. You shouldn’t have to pay, unless the contract says somewhere that prices are subject to change or something. I know with us they NEVER put that in the contract but sneakily slipped it into the annexure… Go meet with them and demand answers, because this is BS.

Post # 8
6171 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

look at your contract. if it says that you are subject to changes in fees, then you have to pay. otherwise, you are good.  bring your contract with you next time you go to the hotel to pay.  or schedule a meeting with the current manager to discuss your signed contract.


Post # 9
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@vorpalette:  Do you have your contract? Hold on tight to it, make copies, email it to the cooordinator and rub it in her face! You are absolutely not responsible for those fees! This is the time when you can take out any bridezilla angst on someone who has royally screwed up and (this sounds so sneaky, but I think you deserve it) make a stink until they do something to make up for their mistake, like a free appetizer or remove the cake-cutting fee. 

Post # 11
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@vorpalette:  they no longer have your original contract?  i call bs.

they just want you to sign a new contract and get more money from you.

tell them that you have your original contract and that you will be happy to send them a copy.

Post # 13
1287 posts
Bumble bee

You have a copy of the signed contract. If they  no longer have it, copy it and take it down there. Sounds like they are trying to pull some shit with you.  How do they lose contractS? really? Yours is valid in court. Sounds like you are paying your fees like the way YOUR contract states.  Which would hold up in court based on WHAT you signed. I wouldn’t sign another contract.   

Post # 14
2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@vorpalette:  I hope you manage to work it out – that is total BS on their part. You have signed a contract, and absolutely should not be subject to a rise in price – otherwise what’s the point in booking early, like they encourage you to do?

Post # 16
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Unfortunately, it seems that over the course of this you have realized they are not running a great business.  You could have chalked the constant coordinator changes up to not finding the right talent, but after this maneuver, it sounds like the coordinators left because this place is an unprofessional and unsavory nightmare.

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