(Closed) venue just canceled! 13 weeks til wedding

posted 9 years ago in Vermont
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Why isn’t he willing to do it? What happened?

Post # 4
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Helper bee

if you can find money in your budget I’d highly suggest calling a wedding planner. this situation is EXACTLY why planners exist. I’m not from your area so I can’t help with logistics. Good luck!

(also did you sign a contract with him? does it give him the right to cancel? perhaps also consult a lawyer)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Did he refund your deposits? I would definitely look at your contract with him and consult with a lawyer to recover any additional expenses you might incur because of the late cancellation.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Try a park, a barn- ANYTHING with a bathroom and land.

If any of your BM are willing, ask them to help. It can be done, but it will take some digging 🙂

Post # 7
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Newbee

Check out the venue guide on the vermont vows website. They have lots of venues listed and they’re arranged by location. good luck!!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

Do you have a contract?  Legally, he should not be allowed to do this.  I’d call you lawyer and have him/her put the fear of God in Mr. Benson. 

First, I’d call him and tell him your lawyer will be contacting him.  See what he says about that.  Contracts are legally binding documents.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I would 110% find it in your budget to hire a coordinator. First, they’ll be able to look at your contract with the original venue and see what you are entitled to. And then they will be able to pull strings and get favors from their friends in the industry, which you won’t have access to.

 Good luck! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You didn’t sign a contract!???? I’d be horrified!! I’m sooo sorry!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I agree with BeachBride, at this point you could really benefit from a coordinator… I’d love to hear more about what happened to be able to help you more specifically.

Our venue is on sale, so we were very specific in our contract about what would be honored and what might not be in the event of a sale.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

This really is wicked scary! I’d be curious how it turns out! Please keep us posted! Wish I could help you more!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Was he disgruntled about something?? I would definitely look into legal action.

Be creative, look into local gardens, conservatories, parks and historical sites. Definitely find somewhere you can make use of that tent you’ve already started paying on! 

Good luck, and definitely keep us posted.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

emilyjen – I just had a similar thing happen. We booked our caterer with contract and deposit only to get an email a couple of days ago saying he (caterer) was no longer associated with the restaurant/catering company. (We suspect he was either fired or quit.) Without this specific person the company is unable to do catered events, but they are refunding our money. Of course this leaves us with no caterer! We went back to another vendor we had initially contacted and are meeting with them next week.

Are you looking for a venue and caterer together? I don’t know what type of menu you were considering, but if you find a site and need a caterer I would recommend Black Diamond BBQ out of Lake Elmore. That’s who we’re meeting with next week. We’ve had their food at the Stowe farmer’s market and it’s very good. Jason was also very understanding of our situation. 

We are meeting with Marion of Vermont Sweet Tooth next week as well. She’s in Stowe. I cannot vouch for her cakes as I haven’t seen or tasted them yet but she told me that Piecasso and the golf cottage at Stowe Mountain Resort both carry her chocolate with chocolate chunk cupcakes.

I will PM you with phone numbers. 13 weeks is not a ton of time, but May is still early for Vermont wedding season. Good luck! 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow – you are totally lucky that you were able to get back on track!  I imagine, though, that vendors will help you out in a pinch, if need be.  It’s not like you were slacking with planning!  I would have had a heart attack… good for you for getting it done!!  🙂

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