(Closed) Venue price change – what would you do?

posted 7 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would simply ask them to honor the terms the are offering new clients.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Public Service Announcement: Never give anyone any money until you sign a contract/agreement/receipt.

If you would save $2,000 anyway, why don’t you take your deposit back and rebook the same date? But, seriously, I would ask for the lower rate. It sounds like your venue is pretty darn shady. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

Whoa… you gave them money without signing a contract? That’s seriously shady. My venue did our contract when we booked and put down our deposit.

You need to get in there, demand the price reduction and extra perks and get something signed ASAP. Like… call them tomorrow and get it done. Did they at least give you receipts for your payments? Do you have any proof of the money you have given them?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Before canceling talk to the venue and see what they can do. Maybe they will give you the price or at least throw in some of the extras. I’m sure they were not trying to trick you, they just want to fill up the rest of their fridays. Plus, if another couple wanted your date they didnt feel the need to offer it at a discount since it was in high demand.

Post # 6
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902 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would talk to management of the venue, ask them to honor their new special.  Most things like that are planned out and known ahead of time, so its not like they just woke up that morning and figured they change the way they do things..

If they won’t honor it, ask for your full refund back since legally you have no binding contract stating you can’t change your mind or that they can’t honor changes made within a 30 day period of signing if you had signed.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wow. I hope this doesn’t get messy and they are professional enough to a) refund your money or b) honor this new pricing. 

Technically, I don’t know if you have a leg to stand on giving them money without a contract. Maybe get in touch with a lawyer before you even call to see what, if any, laws apply to contracts in this case.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

@LauraLT:  *whew* glad it worked out!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Good news! Good things do happen to people who ask for them.

Post # 12
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

so glad that worked out for you!

Post # 13
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707 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Great news! Good job asking for what you wanted, too!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@LauraLT:  One of the “highest rated” by the knot venues in my area has a terrible score on the BBB. The knot/wedding wire ratings are not accurate. I think the knot probably gives good ratings for the venues that buy lots of advertising.

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