Venue Woes-Hard hats at my wedding

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I haven’t had to deal with this, but you bet your ass I would be asking for some compensation. Not only do you have to figure out what you’re doing since there are rooms you can’t use, that you’d plan to [which is more time spent planning things you’ve already planned]… but you rented the ENTIRE building, not just the portion they say you can use. You should only have to pay for what you’re able to use.

Post # 3
Member
42510 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

wabanzi:  Wow! That would be a worrisome turn of events!

Have you asked the venue to tell you specifically what areas would be unavailable? what construction they are doing? whether there will be construction noise during your wedding etc?

I am sure that, no matter what, your wedding will still be nice. You can ask your photographer to include some hard hat shots to give you something to laugh about in 20 years.

Post # 4
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2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

Yikes, that’s not what you want to see and hear about your venue 2 months before the wedding.

Ours thankfully was the opposite, when we booked the venue there was scaffolding everywhere the main entrance was not always accessible etc…thankfully they finished construction last year and everything is looking great now. That said, I would not have let the construction stop me from getting married there if we had to, it was manageable. Not ideal, but you can work around it because well like you said, you have to. I would hope they’re as accommodating as possible to help you work with the space you have left and make it look great!

Post # 5
Member
11734 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Can you rent some sort of divider that you could use to block off the construction area from sight?

 

Post # 7
Member
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

This sucks, I’m sorry OP. I would be pissed. It might be expensive, but I would look into draping fabric to hide areas that look like construction zones.

Post # 9
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918 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Are you sure it’s too late to book another venue? This is grounds for a full refund and a cancellation.

If you choose to go that route, you can send out follow-up letters and e-mails explaining that there’s been a confusion or something, and that the wedding will be taking place in a new venue. Just make sure it’s nearby. My brother had to do this for his wedding. It was not ideal, but it worked out for the better and everybody got the memo.

Post # 10
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1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

wabanzi:  Oh boy. In that case, you might want to start looking into other venues and demand a refund. It’s one thing if the decor is a little off, but it’s a whole other if your guests can’t comfortably fit.

Post # 12
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1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

wabanzi:  If there are no other venues available on your date and you can’t change the date, then I think you’ve done all you can do. Hopefully the venue will be true to their word and have it all figured out for your wedding.

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