(Closed) Our venue is up for sale!! What are my rights?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Sorry this is happening to you. I can’t even imagine the stress. They should still be able to honor your contract; just maybe with different owners, if it sells prior to your wedding. Since they aren’t returning your calls, I suggest going to the venue to speak to someone in person. If that doesn’t work, find a contracts lawyer in your area to give you a free consultation, so you can find out what your options are.

Post # 4
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Does your contract state anything about this situation (or them going bankrupt or closing before your date)? I don’t have first hand experience, but would think that most places would honor reservations made during the previous owner’s tenure. Could you contact the realtor handling the sale and see if you can get an answer that way?

Good luck!

Post # 5
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ugh what a mess. Personally, if no one was returning my phone calls, I’d march down to the venue and insist on getting some answers. If no one will speak to you, I’d go to the media as a last resort. I guess right now, the most important thing is finding out if until the venue is sold and handed over to the new owners (which could take 2 months or 4 years), they will be honouring current contracts. I mean, there’s no guarantee how long it’s going to be on the market, so I’d be most concerned about what the current owners are going to do. I would also want to know if part of their conditions for selling is if the new owners honour existing contracts. What a mess! Get yourself over to their office!

Post # 7
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@SamanthaSadlier: Just make sure you get that in writing and you should be fine!

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