(Closed) Venue Double Booked

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am so sorry you are going threw this but make sure that going to court is not going to cost you more than loosing that 500 dollars!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If you signed a contract with your correct wedding date in it and the price per person, they are required to follow it, especially if there is no clause in it about a price increase per year.  You can always meet with a lawyer ina “free” consultation and see what they say.

Post # 5
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635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Does your contract have the correct date on it, including the year? 

Post # 8
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635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

So you signed a contract that reserved the room for August 10th, but did not state it was August 10th of 2013? I don’t think I would have signed that contract myself. Do you have any emails with the venue that prove you were interested in renting the room for 2013? When did you sign the contract?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@JCupelli:  If the contract specifies the wedding date and the rental price, AND they’ve accepted your deposit already you can hold your ground!  They are trying to strongarm you, but it doesn’t sound like they have a leg to stand on since they signed your event first.  I’d push back on her and let her know that you expect them to honor the contract they signed, and if they offer or try to refund your deposit I’d refuse.  Unless of course you have lost confidence in them after this and would prefer to find another venue anyway…

Post # 11
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1087 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m so sorry about this! If they double booked then that is THEIR mistake and there is no reason why you should have to pay more, especially with the inconvenience it has caused. Sometimes I can’t believe people in the wedding business. I would probably demand my money back (although I know nothing about the legality when it comes to contracts) and take my business elsewhere.

Post # 12
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635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You definitely don’t need to sign a new contract if the one you already signed has the correct date on it. If your contract doesn’t list the exact prices that you were agreeing to, then you may have to just pay the new prices. I know we couldn’t lock in prices, although there was language to that effect in the contract.  

Post # 14
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779 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Maybe look for another venue, but hold onto that contract and go to court AFTER. Go find another venue, forget about the 500 for now, and stress about it later. But don’t let it go!

Wait, do you even have time to book another venue? This sucks, I would be so upset. It should really Go to you, since you booked first! So unfair. Don’t let them get away with this! 🙁 talk to a lawyer. They really are being very rude to you. They sound like they’re power tripping, and don’t care if they’re stepping on the little people. Sounds fishy to me.

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