(Closed) Venue gone…4 months prior to wedding (LONG VENT)

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

They said they can honor your contract…..can you be more specific? It sounds like you are having to pay more for everything…..

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You signed a contract for a certain price point, correct? I would tell them that since this situation is their fault, they should price match you at the other venue.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@cmbr:  I agree.

Be firm, but polite. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

YOU HAVE A CONTRACT!  If they double booked, that’s 100% their fault.  They cannot just cancel your wedding and recommend another venue that costs twice as much and expect you to pay it.  I would talk to a lawyer.  I know bringing in a lawyer can be scary, but you are about to be robbed.  Literally, robbed!  You have paid money for a service that they’re no longer going to provide to you!  Do not just sit back and let your fiance handle it.  Yes, maybe he should be the one on the phone saying the words because you might be too upset to talk, but make sure you both agree on what he’s to say beforehand.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

Take a deep breath.

The way I understand “they will honor your contract” is that the new venue (even though it’s pricier) will provide the same services that the original venue was supposed to, at the same price point? Maybe the total bill is going to come out to more, but Venue #1 will pick up the difference and you and your Fiance will still be paying whatever your original contract says, for the same components, menu, etc.?

So, yeah, this is sucky, but if you end up at a swankier place for the same contracted price that you were going to pay at Venue #1, it might not work out all bad. Just try to stay calm and see what this actually turns out to include.

ETA: Don’t jump to the conclusion that “you are about to be robbed.” That seems unnecessarily alarmist at this stage.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

@notbridey:  That sounds like a great plan of action!  If you’re on step 3 and still getting major pushback, that’d be when I call a lawyer.  And good luck!!!!  I hope it all works out!

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