(Closed) Reception location went bankrupt!

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Okay, if you had a contract, that’s legally binding–a lawyer should be able to help you get your deposit back. That really sucks…I hope things work out for you!

Post # 4
3670 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I wish you were in SC, I just had to cancel my contract with my venue (for January 22) due to personal financial reasons! I’m sorry this is happening though.  Is there any way you can take action against them for taking the deposit?  Just start looking as soon as possible and I’m sure you’ll find something that is perfect!

Post # 5
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I am sorry that this happened to you as it happened to me. 🙁 We put a deposit in however, thankfully, we got our deposit back and found another venue 3 weeks later. Things happen for a reason! Always. There is a good reason that you didn’t have your wedding there.

As for the deposit, do you have the owner’s personal contact infomation?

Post # 6
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

I’m curious…

Why did you choose this venue in the first place? Was it the location, ambiance, price, staff?

Have you considered hotel venues? A lot of them in your area and you should be able to find something.

I guess a destination wedding in Salida, CO would be out of the question?

Post # 7
1554 posts
Bumble bee

This happened to a ton of brides where I live in Fort Wayne, IN. The place is opening back up under different management so MAYBE there is still hope….some. Hope it all works out for you. So sorry this happened.

Post # 8
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Contact your state attorney general’s office.  Ask them what kind of recourse is available. 

If the company was limited liability (LLC), there may not be much that can be done to get the deposit back Frown

Post # 9
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am so sorry.

I hope you are able to find another venue in time that is affordable and that you like.

Unfortunately, you may never see your deposit. When companies go bankrupt certain creditors get higher priority than others.

Post # 11
5887 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

ok positive takeaways:

1) you havent sent out invitations yet, so you can be somewhat flexible with the date

2) thank god you didn’t have the second payment charged

3) it sounds like you have a really good case against the owners, who sound like total scuzbags

Post # 12
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

Just wondering if you found a suitable venue and are all ready for January 22?

Post # 13
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Oh my goodness I am SO sorry! I hope something works out for you my dear! I cant even begin to imagine what your feeling! Prayers and Hugs!!!

I luckily talked to some REAL brides I found that had used our venue, who were happy to inform me and update me on their latest “troubles”

I am so glad I found these brides who told me about the lawsuits being filed against the venue! We were about to put our deposit down that week! But something told me to do this, and sure as heck glad we did! I would have been kicking myself! 

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