(Closed) venue drama…what would you do?

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would ask for a discount because they are not fulfilling everything on your contract, which states it’s available until 12. I’m pretty sure your DJ will comp you the difference or maybe he can make it up in other things, like a custom gobo or lighting. If he’s not able to, I would ask the venue to cover the difference (which would be negligible for them as a company) in addition to reducing the original cost to you since you are short an hour. I understand that you want to be grandfathered into the later curfew, but this is a city ordinance, not an arbitrary policy instituted by the venue itself. Our venue was in a residential neighborhood as well and we had to clear out by 11 and it was fine. If you still want to party hard, you can have an after party.

Post # 4
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would just see if the venue can do anything for you (partial refund, extra of something).  They shouldn’t have been advertising 12 if there was an ordinance against it!  I wouldn’t go looking for a new venue.  Too much work for just an hour.  You can always have an afterparty at a bar, hotel or someones house if you think that there will be a lot of people still hanging around after that time.  

At my wedding I was so ready for the reception to be over by 11 anyways, many people had left and most of the people that were still there were just waiting to take down the decorations.  I felt guilty about that!  

Post # 5
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hmmm That is quite a pickle! Being a MN bride myself Idk what really you can do since it seems they were breaking the codes and probably by the neighbors was busted for that reason it is residential. I would talk to the manager and see what you can do. Tho i think its pretty slim of you keeping it going till Midnight. The only other way I can see working is if you go to the city about this, but then again going thru the city is a LONG SHOT and can take FOREVER! Wish i was more help I know rochester very well beautiful city! Were getting married in Mineapolis so as far as I know we are ok as its downtown. But I may double check now that you know this. But for sure get the $$$ back for that hour since you shouldnt pay for an hour of service your not getting! 

Post # 6
857 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

As other bees have said, yes, you should be compensated. However, if they’d be willing to let you bump up everything by one hour, since they are bumping you back an hour, i’d consider this fair. 

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