(Closed) My caterer just canceled!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

What does your contract say? It should outline cancelation by both parties. 

Post # 4
Member
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think since they are giving you your deposit back, they are in the clear. Can you look into SF restaurants catering your wedding? If the “real” caterers are booked, that could be a good option.

Post # 6
Member
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Does your contract outline cancellation policies?

Post # 7
Member
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

wow! i am so sorry , I didnt think they can cancelled if you paid and signed a contract is that legal???

Post # 9
Member
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yes, they can usually do that.

Start calling caterers tomorrow. A lot of them can handle multiple weddings.

Ask your caterer that is canceling if they can help pull some strings with any professional contacts they may have. A caterer may be willing to fit you in if one of their peers asks them.

I really think you’re going to be able to find some delicious catering. 🙂

Post # 10
Member
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We planned our entire wedding in 7.5 months, our caterer quit TWO DAYS before the wedding, and we still found another caterer.  You’ll be fine.

Post # 11
Member
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@NDfan2009:  luckily you are getting your deposit back.  perhaps they are closing the business.   can recommend another caterer for you.  start researching asap.

my previous wedding had the caterer quit only a few weeks prior to the wedding.  i found a replacement within a few days.

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