(Closed) Venue problems one month out! Advice?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 17
Member
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

This is so bad! I feel for you! I hope theres a resolution with the venue tomorrow that works for you! No one needs to be stressed close to their wedding day!

Post # 18
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9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

slomotion :  I know you probably don’t want to hear this but if it isn’t in your contract then they really are not obligated to give it to you. Unfortunately your contract just says bar set up fee and doesn’t say in space private bar set up fee. This is why it is really important to read your contract and make sure specific things are mentioned.

As for the bridal room, you can’t really ask for reimbursement because well a reimbursement of zero is zero since you did not pay for that space and it isn’t in your contract. Are they still able to offer you the original green room? Does it say on their website that the bridal suite is available for all weddings or just weddings that book the ceremony garden? Is the garden ceremony space package a higher value package? I would bet if it went to court they would say that the offer of use was on the understanding that if the ceremony garden was booked you lost the use of that suite (since it was not apart of your contract and you weren’t paying for the space).

I am sorry this happened but I would really consider your options inregards to breaking the contract because from what you have written I would see it going the venues way rather than your way due to your contract.

Post # 20
Hostess
3160 posts
Sugar bee

creativeplannertobee :  That is so sweet! What a kind thing to do.

OP, I’m really sorry you’re having to deal with this, especially with your wedding so soon. They really sound like they need to get their shit together. I hope this works out. They are being super shady. Keep us posted!

Post # 22
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88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Call the better business bureau and see if they can help you

Post # 24
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3064 posts
Sugar bee

slomotion :  No, they cannot. At this point, even having both parties initials next to the “fix,” would be iffy. There should be either an amendment to the contract, stipulating the changes effective on x date OR an entirely new contract with a passage about this new contract replacing the previous. 

Post # 25
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88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

slomotion :  uhhh nope! Wow she has some nerve! Maybe you should cross our some stuff and add in that the venue has agreed to gifting you a million dollars!

I wonder if the other parties booked also are having similar issues with sudden random charges and such. If you write a review on yelp use neutral language and state facts not any conjecture as I heard some business owners were suing angielist reviewers for libel?!

you sound calm though! Is there anyone else at the restaurant/venue you can talk to? An owner? Otherwise id for sure file a complaint w BBB!

Post # 27
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7682 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

slomotion :  I think it is time to go to a lawyer, and have them write up something regarding her declining to follow the written contract you signed.  I hope that you will get your money back.  Did you pay via credit card?  Perhaps you can dispute the charges then, since she is not adhering to the contract? I would call the BBB, and also your Attorney General.  Thankfully you have 3 other copies of your contract.  

Post # 28
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7682 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

slomotion :  Is your dad still there?  If he is I would tell him that he needs to tell the owner that if she doesn’t return your $ immediately that he will be seeing a lawyer today.  Maybe she will get the $ back to you so you can book elsewhere?  She’s got to know that what she is doing is illegal.  

Post # 29
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506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Wow OP!  This is definitely a horrible owner!  The fact that she tried to cross out things and write them in speaks very negatively about her.  I would definitely contact a lawyer at this point and start looking into (unfortunately) finding another last minute venue.  That part is really going to be tough but you need to get out this situation.

Post # 30
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5864 posts
Bee Keeper

slomotion :  You have every right to be seriously pissed at this arrogant and stupid woman- arrogant because she thinks she can do as she pleases and obv doesn’t give a rat’s ass about her clients, stupid because she thinks she can cross shit out of an already-signed contract and change it in pen (Judge Judy would have plenty to say to her on that). What would be the purpose of contracts at all if either party could just change it to suit themselves after the other party signed off on it. ffs. 

The very least the venue should be doing is trying to find a mutually acceptable compromise and they act like they couldn’t care less about you or your wedding. I would seriously consider legal action against them. 

But to help you right now- what area are you in/ need a venue in?

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