Post # 1
Hi all – my fiance and I just looked at Bridgewaters for our Summer 2012 wedding and we LOVED it. Like, ready to sign the papers loved it. So, we came home, decided to chat to our families about the locations, gather thoughts, etc. and look at some other Bridgewaters weddings online. While doing the online photo search we saw that The Glazier Group, the holiding company for Bridgewaters, filed for bankruptcy late last year. Now I’m teetering – do I sign with Bridgewaters and risk it (worst case scenario – lose the deposit and/or the facility changes hands and isn’t nearly as well run) or do I try and find another venue with those views that has more financial stability?
Post # 3
Holy crap, I never heard this and I was just checking venues. It would make me nervous too. If you really have your heart set on Bridgewaters, I would directly ask the person you’re working with how bankruptcy might effect your contract, what will happen if it changes ownership, etc. But if you feel more comfortable switching, I went to a wedding at Battery Gardens that was really nice, and I just booked mine at Bayard’s for June 30, 2012.
Post # 4
Don’t pay anything in cash, be sure to use a credit card if you have any thoughts that the company may file for bankruptcy or cease to exist. Other than that, I would suggest having an open conversation with the manager and expressing your concerns. You can only hope they are honest with you but some companies actually operate in bankruptcy for years.
Post # 5
I just emailed my coordinator at Bridgewaters. Just had my wedding there in January and it was amazing! I highly recommend. Will let you know what she says
Post # 6
Anyone have any updated info on this? I’m looking at Bridgewaters!
Post # 7
My daughter was married this past Saturday, November 12, 2011, and the reception was at Bridgewaters. Glazier Group filed for bankruptcy one year ago – which was one month after we had contracted to hold the reception at Bridgewaters – and at some point in time during the year I was a little nervous.
I am very happy to report that the Bridgwaters’ experience was exceptional in every respect. Beautiful venue, wonderful food and terrfic service – and absolutely no hint that the parent company was involved in a bankruptcy proceeding. We could not be happier and are very glad that we did not change our plans because of the Glazier Group bankruptcy.
My daughter, wife and I heartily recommend Bridgewaters…
Post # 8
@LindsayMak: The Glazier Group is out of bankrupcy. We looked at the Bridge Room on Saturday and fell in love! We asked the sales manager about the bankrupcy since we saw the postings on line and she said the case was settled. We love the space so I was happy to hear the news. Any must-have food items that I should know about? Food is really important to us:-)
Post # 9
Hey! My wedding is booked for 2/23/13 at Bridgewaters in the Bridge Room. Did you book the Museum Club?