(Closed) I hate my venue, should I just skip the ceremony and have the reception?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You could do a ceremony with everyone seated at their reception table. It’s not ideal, but it would cut down on coordination and everyone would be able to see you get married.

Post # 4
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

did you sign a contract for the ceremony venue? they can’t adjust policies for existing contracts, thats the whole point of having them, ask them if they have any suggestions as to what to do, make sure you inform them that by neglecting to cater to the elder people (not letting you have chairs) they risk the chance of having a lawsuit if per-say some one unfortunately fainted from fatigue ( god forbid this from hapening!!) you may just manipulate them into realizing they are at risk and then you can have chairs! I want to know what you end up doing, keep us posted!

Post # 5
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If it was in your contract then they have to allow you chairs, policy change or no change.  If not, then there is nothing wrong with getting married at the reception venue.  David Tutera just did a wedding were the guests were searet at their receptions seats and it was just as beautiful.

Post # 6
6741 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yea I agree w/ PP – if you signed a contract, you signed it thinking that you were going to be able to bring in chairs.  They can’t retroactively decide that chairs can’t be used.  They should let you use chairs or refund you your cost. 

Post # 7
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We actually considered getting married at our reception venue specifically because people could sit at their seats and not have to worry about going to another place… If you have a contract they cannot change it however – good luck  

Post # 8
11419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@lovesupreme:  Did your venue provide a reason as to why chairs are now prohibited?

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