(Closed) Anyone sign a contract with a major hotel chain?

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@BrideEleven:  I’d imagine it’s pretty standard, but we are getting wedding insurance just in case. Our venue isn’t destination, but if the roof caves in and kills half the wedding party we are completely responsible. Therefore, wedding insurance. It’s surprisingly not expensive and if we were doing such an expensive destination event I’d be even more apt to get it.

Post # 4
46 posts
  • Wedding: January 2013

Yep, mine is not destination, but I am getting married at a hotel and it basically said the same thing. Depending on how near the date it gets when when/if you “cancel” it gets to about 90% we owe. It’s crazy, but we signed away..

Post # 6
13248 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Edited: I misunderstood!  I thought you were talking about hotel blocks..  Sorry!

Post # 7
2320 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We signed something similar, I suppose that’s pretty standard!

Post # 8
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

ours is similar. 40% for a year out and increases to 100% for 0-60 days cancellation. ours is with the hilton.

Post # 9
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yup, our reception was at the Hilton Doubletree, and this sounds familiar. It’s basically insurance for them — if your event doesn’t happen, they could have booked someone else in there and made the money. They don’t want to be out money.

Post # 10
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I picked a smaller resourt and they assured us that all reasonable arrangements would be made if something happened or it rained on the wedding day, etc. We did have comprehensive travel insurance that would cover accidents, trip cancelllation etc.

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