(Closed) Brookside Farm . Louisville , Ohio . A Must Read

posted 10 years ago in Cleveland
Post # 3
8 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

this is no doubt one of my favorite venues. I have been to many weddings here and had a blast. Sorry you’re having a rough time :/  Have you checked out Hale? 

Post # 4
1 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

Omg, this breaks my heart now.  Now, I knew about all of this going on, even as we signed contract… Our wedding is August 31, 2012 and as we get closer to the date, I am regretting my decision to have it here.  1st is being the alcohol cut off at 10.  Really???  2nd, the farmhouse is rented out by the wedding party the day after ours… which means, that these people will be on the property while we are having our wedding… (i’m not comfortable with that).  When my fiance and I booked it, we thought we would be saving a lot of menu since we’ll be doing everything on our own… While this is true to an extent, it is more stress than any bride or groom ever needs to endure.  The fact that my fiance and I have to stay and clean up after our wedding really grinds my gears.  What am I paying all that money for?  Why am I paying to rent tables that they have there on the property??????  I’ve thought about calling and seeing if I could cancel, but I don’t want to be out my $1000 deposit.  


I wish I would have just kept looking instead of signing at the spur of the moment.

Post # 5
13 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

The venue I’m having my wedding at continues to hammer us with “extras” or “upgrade” fees. The full amount was due three months in advance and we haven’t even sent out invitations yet! So there is no backing out now from renting there unfortunately. It is at a quaint little historical home in Nashville, so I initially thought the pricing was fair and I signed up for their basic package. Come to find out, it is beneath basic. They explain that the package comes with table linens/silverware/table settings, pretty much everything you need for your special day and show you beautiful pictures of what to expect but what they DON”T tell you is that the basic items are outdated and hideous so of course, you end up purchasing the upgrades. I asked if I could come to the venue an hour early on my wedding day just to make sure everything is set up correctly and they are charging me $100 for that extra hour! I think that is insane considering I have already paid $15k and will owe more once the head count increases, so this could start to get really expensive!  I’m pretty much renting everything from table linens to cake plates so at this rate, I should’ve just had it in my own backyard and set up a tent and rented the same stuff.  I was so afraid I wouldn’t be able to find a venue with our wedding date that I moved too soon on renting a place and didn’t explore enough options. My word of advise is to NOT jump into a decision even if your mother, brother, sister tells you it’s a good one and you need to act quick, remember to follow your gut instinct, and secondly, ask for all the details up front and over the phone if it’s long distance.  If they can’t give you a full summary over the phone, don’t waste your time and move to the next venue on the list. 

Post # 6
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i’m so sorry to hear all this…i called them but they were booked for mine. the photos i’ve seen are just gorgeous. my heart goes out to you!!!

i’ve looked at everything in the cleveland area…if that’s within your striking distance, i’m happy to share thoughts.


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