(Closed) Venue double booked my wedding day and wedding 7 months away and just found out

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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suzanne.tuckett.1:  Do you have your original signed contract?

 

What a mess 🙁

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Very unproffesional of them – preferring the higher-paying couple over you.

Have you already sent out invitations? 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

BREATH! Keep looking! Vendors suck and its really all about the money, customer service has gone out the window.  I wouldnt waste any more time with this venue its just uneeded stress for you at this point and sometimes you cant win, cut your losses and keep looking for a new venue. There must be somewhere else you can find. Many other vendors (cake, dj etc) dont care about location change so dont stress.  Ask people for recommendations and youll find a new place.  Be sure to leave that other venue a bad review on weddingwire, or the knot or anywhere else you can to make it known how terrible they are!! 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Um. If you signed a contract and it’s dated before the other couple’s, they can’t kick you out because they found someone who would pay more. I get if you want to find another venue because you no longer want to work with this one, but if you want this venue, fight that shit. Breaking contract is illegal. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Do you have a copy of your contract and proof of paid deposit, etc…?

If so, I would send them a certified letter telling them tha you have retained a lawyer and are weighing out your options against them for breach of contract.

That is so unbelievable. What scumbags!

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I agree that if you have a signed and dated contracted that is earlier than the other couples, you have ‘right of way’ here, regardless of who is spending more money. 

If you really, really, really want this venue I suggest you take the contract over there and shove it in their face. Explain your legal rights and that you booked the venue first so you are entitled to the space regardless of who is spending more money. Threaten them with legal action if they break the contract. 

 

FWIW though, personally, if the venue has that sort of attitude I don’t know that I would want to still have my wedding there. I get that this is a source of profit for them, but it seems like all they really care about is money and I would like my venue to care about us having our special day. I seems like they won’t put too much effort into your day if you are successful (because they won’t get as much money). I wouldn’t waste any more time with them. Count this as a blessing in disguise and keep searching. You will find something. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

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OneDayMrsL:  I agree. With that kinda service, I would take my wedding elsewhere. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

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suzanne.tuckett.1:  This is not bidding wars.  Even if the other couple was paying 10 times more than you, if you have a signed contract that pre-dates the other signed contract you have a right ot that venue.  but I agree with the poster above, do you really want to be at a venue that so carelessly doesn’t care about your feelings?  These people basically said “Oh well.” to you.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I take my refund and find another venue. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

That totally sucks, I would take my business elsewhere. Take heart- in 7 months you’ll definitely be able to find something! 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

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suzanne.tuckett.1:  I just thought I would add, my friend JUST found a venue for her March wedding (because even though they have said for a while they will marry in March, they never planned anything until right before Christmas they realised how soon March was – totally different scenario, but). If she can do it, so can you. It will take some time and some research but call on your mum, your bridesmaids and Maid/Matron of Honor, your Fiance and anyone you know who is good at google and start searching. Call EVERYONE and see if they are free, only if they are free on your day do you look through the website (you don’t want to fall in love with a venue then find out they are booked). 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

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suzanne.tuckett.1:  I don’t know that i’d want to stick with them at this point.  Where do you need youi venue?  What type of venue? How many people? Maybe we could help you find a place?

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

If you tell us your date and location and type of venue you want we could probably help. Maybe PM?

If you havent sent invites, having at another venue shouldn’t be much of a problem. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d find another venue. You don’t want these people making any “mistakes” on your wedding day. Once you find your new place, take to the internet and let everybody know what they did to you. 

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