(Closed) Contract with first deposit?

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

we had to also put down $1,000 deposit on or venue. we went there and looked around(even tho we’ve been there before) and just signed a date contract. we didnt talk food until weeks after. they did ask for an estimate of the amount of people but its just an estimate. on the paper we signed, it states when we have to have all the final details ironed out by.

Post # 4
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2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wait, you have to write your own contract? My experience has been that the venue has a contract for you to go over and sign. Once you do that, you put down your deposit.

Personally, it took us two days to look at our contract and get it approved by the more knowledgable parents. Once we had all of our questions answered, we signed it pretty quickly. We were also able to have them email us a contract so we could look it over at home. We then scanned our signed copy and emailed it back. Most places would allow this.

Post # 5
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294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

If it is just to hold the date then do it. I you have to pour over every little detail don’t. My venue screwed me over so badly becuase it was worded so loosely with out every detail written out. I thought she was a nice lady and a friend of a frind it would matter. HA! But I paid the deposit on the first visit then did the contract much later. Can you call and ask the venue what the contrat for the date entails? 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@koi424:  Ahhh gotcha! We have one thing changed in our contract (use of the elevator), and they were totally able to write us a new one quickly with our modification and change it up for us.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Our deposit held the date (call and double check, too – I did this just because I’m a little crazy, but it was a good thing, because they’d written the wrong one down). We worked out the contract later (when we finalized the menu and bar options). But get a receipt or email confirmation for the $1K.

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