(Closed) Venue not responding- am I crazy?

posted 7 years ago in October 2013
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

No, that seems kind of weird!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would be concerned about their lack of communication right now, just think – they’ll be a big part of your wedding.  But if you still want to go through with it, I would go in there in person and sort it out.  Make an appointment and go from there.  Sometimes it’s easier to work with 1 person and keep that as your contact person.  Stop in or pick up the phone, I don’t like email about important things.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

That does seem a little odd to me.  For what it’s worth, I would suggest you hold off on committing to and booking a venue this far in advance.  Others might disagree, and I know you like to plan ahead, but sometimes places change management or just change over time in the way they deal with their clients.  What if the reviews look great now and they’re friendly and helpful, but in the middle of next year they change management and they suck?  I’d say keep it in the back of your mind but keep track of brides’ reviews of the venue over the next year, and maybe re-connect with the people at the venue 12-16 months before your wedding and see if you like the vibe you get from them at that point.  Just my two cents.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m in a similar pickle right now, we have 15 months before the wedding but fell in loved with a venue. The problem is that it’s family managed and they’re trying to teach resposibility to the 22 yr old sister by letting her in charge of things.

Needless to say I’ve been waiting about a week for a response every time I email her. I’m worried about how things are going to be especially when it comes to the actual wedding, but having time to plan ahead it’s an advantage and honestly the price it’s unbelievable affordable.

I guess you should try to create a tight link with the people in management, try to contact them and talk to them about your concerns before signing anything, also try to contact other brides that worked with them to ask for their experiences.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MissBananaBread: We were able to hold our date at the venue without a contract/deposit.  They penciled us in and the deal is if another party becomes interested in that date, we have a 24-48 hour kickout meaning the venue would notify us and ask us what we want to do.  We could either go to contract at that time or release the date. It worked out well for us. It doesn’t hurt to ask?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MissBananaBread: Did you end up booking them???? I hope it all worked out for you and that once you booked if you did they were better and more receptive? Keep me updated! 🙂

Post # 13
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Worker bee

I hope everything worked out for you!  It’s cool to have a date twin :). 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

some of the places i have been emailing either arent emailing me back or are  taking forever to email back (we are month twins!) i was wondering if it was because its so far in advance. but some other places are booked already and i need to book other vendors like a photographer who i know is already booking that far in advanced. ugh. so frustrating!

but i am def taking into consideration the places that arent replying, probably arent going to reply when i need them to move tables, or whatever.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mrsmeyers:  Honestly, if someone doesn’t respond to mewithin 3-4 days, I get annoyed, and within a week, I just cross them off my list.  I don’t want to work with someone who can’t even be bothered to answer my emails before they have my money (what will they do once they have my money!?).

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have the same experience, we fell in love with the place, we booked it. Now are contacting them about some details of our wedding. The reply but usually after a day or 2. And I needed to follow up all the time 

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