(Closed) My venue just cancelled my event!

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@baylorsteph:  A wedding nightmare I am soooooo sorry that happened to you! Do you have a contract with them? If so, by law they HAVE to honor their contract and if they can’t host your event find you another location that can within the budget!

This happened to our friends last year. They were scheduled to get married at a mansion here in town and the WEEK before their wedding, the place got shut down and lost their food license. My friend FLIPPED but because there was a contract they legally had to find her another venue in 1 week and it was within the same price she already paid to them. I would seek legal advice if they try to tell you they don’t have to honor a contract. Such a nightmare!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

OH MY WORD.  Don’t you have a contract with them???

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Omg!! I’m so sorry this happened, I can’t even imagine?! We are date twins and I’ve already sent my invitations out, had my programs printed with the venue name, etc..

Do you not have a contract with the venue? Because I would think this would be a huge breech of contract and you can probsbly sue them, no? Are they reimbursing you any money?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

What the HELL?! I am so sorry to hear this. They had better refund your money and then some. I feel like they should cover the cost of your new venue and try and find connections to actually get you a venue.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oh my goodness. I am so sorry you are facing all of this uncertainty and all of these logistical issues so close to your wedding date.

Like some of the prior posters, I am wondering about the terms of your contract with this vendor.

Post # 8
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147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

OMG! I am so sorry. I can’t even imagine. I am freaking out for you! I wish I could help!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just checked their website and it’s beautiful. Is there any chance at all this is a hoax? I suggest you call them back (to double check this is for real), ask how can they do this when you made a reservation and presumably have a contract, what about the invitations you probably have printed etc etc.

Post # 11
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8438 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@baylorsteph:  Did they at least compensate you?

Post # 12
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319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Man, I can’t believe any reputable venue would do this! I mean, isn’t there a thing as “planning ahead”?!?! They should have NEVER booked your wedding in the first place and if this contruction came up after booking your wedding, they should have taken their losses and honored your contract.  It’s one thing if the buisness goes under but knowing they are only doing construction and will RE-OPEN?!? I hope you post what happened to you on any review site you can find. They obviously haven’t thought through how this can affect their buisness.  I really hope you can find something you love and I REALLY hope they pay you back PLUS some! 

GOOD LUCK! You seem to have a great support team around you and that will make all the difference in the world.

Post # 13
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7738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@baylorsteph:  Yeah what sort of compensation are they giving? I would have thought any reputable venue would make alternative arrangements for you themselves.

You say you have a contract, what does it say?

Also, you want your strongest, most assertive friend or relative with you at this time. In my case, it would be my mother, a strong (and if necessary b1tchy) negotiator if ever there was one. Do you have someone like that who could help you deal with them?

EDIT: And as a last resort (please do not do this unless other avenues don’t work): take to social media. e.g. I see they have a facebook page…

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh, girl. I’m so sorry this is happening to you! I hope your contract really makes them liable for this!

(ps my iPad just corrected “liable” to “libel” and I loled a little thinking about that vendor thread)

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@baylorsteph:  Have you tried going the legal route? This is not legal advice, but you may want to look into suing them for breach of contract and try to get a preliminary injunction to prevent them from moving forward with the construction.

 

I find it ridiculous that they want to renovate during peak wedding season. If they were smarter, they would have done this during the winter and not planned weddings for the construction period.

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