Wedding venue was sold…..starting over!

posted 2 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
425 posts
Helper bee

Ahh that’s stressful! Where are you looking to get married? I know you mentioned you visisted Omaha, I wasn’t sure if you were from around here!

We sorta had a venue swept out from underneath us as well (definitely not at the same level as your situation though); we spent 4-5 weeks in contact with the wedding coordinator, visited it twice, discussed the contract…all I needed to do was have him send us the contract for me to sign and pay the deposit. I emailed him on a Monday to to get that taken care of, and he replied that someone else put a deposit down Sunday for our date.

I was scrambling and at a total loss at first because we were already less than 9 months out from our wedding and since we’re in the midwest, prime wedding season is short and books early. But you know what they say, when a door closes, a window opens. We were able to book the most BEAUTIFUL venue in town with the best caterer in town (or so we’re told) within days. We hadn’t even toured it before because I thought it was out of our price range. So things could not have worked out better. Hopefully you find something even better than what you were imagining! 

Post # 3
2428 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m sorry! We were originally supposed to get married at my mother in law’s house and with 8 months to go she changed her mind. So I understand how stressed and bummed you are. We ended up finding an amazing new venue about a couple weeks later. We changed our ~vision~ somewhat and had to be flexible with a new date as well, but we loved it so much more and truly believe it was for the best. 

I would suggest maybe taking a day or two to just let yourself feel all these different emotions before getting back to planning. And just know that no matter what, everything will work out. Good luck!

Post # 4
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Do you think that the new seller might allow you to rent it for the day if you explain the situation?  Obviously, you may not get the photos in your room – but I can’t really see them saying “no”.

Post # 6
425 posts
Helper bee

SkinnyLatte17:  Small world! I live in Council Bluffs and commute to Lincoln every day. If you decide to start looking here for venues, let me know, I did a ton of research in the Omaha and a little of the surrounding area when we were looking! 

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