(Closed) Damages at reception

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
847 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

@Nellop:  Oh no! I’m so sorry you have to deal with this the day after your wedding. I think that you should ask around your guests to find out if anybody saw anything. Do you have any suspects? What were the damages? 

Post # 4
9887 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh, wow, that’s awful!  Did the venue give you an itemized list of the damages and an estimate for repair?  That seems very high.  If nobody in your wedding party owns up to causing the damage I’d be inclined to pay a visit to the venue, tell them you can’t afford to pay this, and see if they can work something out with you.  Obviously you and the groom did not cause the damage.  It’s possible they may work with you.  In the meantime, I hope someone comes forward and offers to help pay for this, it’s unbelievably unfair that they’d expect you and your husband to pay for something they caused.  Good luck with this! 

Post # 5
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Unfortunately most venues have a clause in the contract that states that you are responsible for any damages caused at your event. I’m so sorry this actually happened to you though! I doubt that you will find the guest(s) that caused the damage to possibly get any money from them. Again, I’m very sorry that this happened to you and no doubt is causing y’all stress 🙁

Post # 6
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Nellop:  You got married April 1 and they’re just contacting you about damage on April 15?  They could have had another wedding between now and then!


I agree with PP, did they give you an estimate?  I would definitely request one if not, visit the site to view the damage for yourself to make sure they are not over-estimating.


Research previous brides if you can find any that have had their wedding there– did this happen to any of them?


I feel like if there were damage they should have mentioned it IMMEDIATELY.  Not to ruin your night or your honeymoon but obviously this is outside normal circumstances.

Post # 8
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Who tears up a toilet and stall?  How do you smash a toilet without something heavy to do it?  I would be so confused and somebody would be getting retribution for it, especially if they didn’t reimburse me for the damages.  It may take months or even years but the opportunity would arise and I would have my revenge.

Post # 9
1571 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What strange behavior. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this!

Post # 10
3942 posts
Honey bee

What the?? Do you have any idea who did it? I imagine it would be pretty hard to cover up someone smashing a toilet!

Post # 11
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

what the hell?! surely someone would have seen/heard someone smashing up a toilet stall? 

oh my goodness – i’m so sorry you’re dealing with this!

Post # 13
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wow, that’s freaky.  I would be very mad and annoyed.  So sorry to hear about that.  

I read one posting on here a few months about about some wedding guests who got drunk and tossed the patio furniture into the pool at the venue and cost the bride and groom a bunch for that.

Another thing to worry about for my own wedding, sigh.

I don’t suppose the venue could bear some partial responsibility for over-serving?  

Post # 15
1554 posts
Bumble bee

Wow! I am so sorry this happened to you 🙁

Post # 16
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Nellop:  I am SO sorry — this would both infuriate and hurt me terribly. I can’t believe a loved one could do something like this on your wedding day! Did your husband’s workplace not require you to purchase event insurance, or do they not already have it? We purchased event insurance just to make sure — cost us only $100 but covered up to $1,000,000 in damages. That’s just SO much money for you guys to pay… since it’s a business, I’d be making sure they don’t already have insurance to cover damages like this.

That said, we did have one troublemaker, though nowhere near as upsetting as yours….

the groom’s little brother (and Best Man) ah, over indulged in far too many different kinds of alcohol, and ended up vomiting on the stage behind the DJ’s booth. He then proceeded to cover his sick by dragging a speaker over it. For crying out loud. We received a notification in the morning that we’d be receiving a bill for a few hundred dollars for an additional cleaning charge, but I immediately marched right over to my mother in law and she laid the smackdown. Not only did she make little bro drive over to the venue first thing in the morning with a hangover and cleaning supplies in tow, but he paid us for the cleaning fee in cash within a week. HA.

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