(Closed) “Approved” Caterer

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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4824 posts
Honey bee

I would think legally they have to let you use them because you signed a contract with them with the expectation that you could use them.  Do you know a lawyer friend that could write them a letter?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would either require your venue to refund the deposit money you’re losing or allow you to use the caterer. When you signed the contract the caterer was approved and that may have been one of the reasons you even decided to go with that venue.  They can’t unilaterally change the terms of the contract without renegotiation with you and without some fiscal consequences for them.  Furthermore, they can’t retroactively change the contract.  

definitely have a strongly worded chat with whoever is in charge.  and i agree, a strongly worded letter from an attorney will go a long way.

Post # 5
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4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

this doesn’t seem right at all. if they absolutely won’t let you use the caterer, they should pay your deposit, since it’s their fault you’re losing the money. definitely have a lawyer write them a letter! i’m sure they’ll give in.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m with the other ladies.  I’d tell the venue that because of their list that they gave you at time of signing that was good until yesterday, you paid $2000 in non-refundable deposits to a caterer and they either need to put up the money that you would lose in the deposit or shutup and let you use the caterer.  I would NOT be letting this go quietly into the night!  If they aren’t willing to work with you directly, I’d 3rd the suggestion to have a lawyer write them a letter.  This is NOT right.

Post # 9
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2889 posts
Sugar bee

Sounds like a happy ending. To be honest if they lost thier approved status, I imagine it was based on their poor performance at a past event so you’re probable ending up better in the end.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Sounds to me like the venue is shady for even putting you through that. 

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