Post # 31
slomotion : wow what a scammer.
Take screenshots of the texts, the contract that they and you signed and tell her she either abides by the contract or you’ll be posting screenshots on their FB page. Of course they can delete those but you can also post and tag (assuming you don’t want to hire a lawyer, because if you do this is not a good idea.)
Im not usually for dealing with things publicly because it should be a last resort thing, but her doctoring your contract is a big, huge red flag that she has no scrouples. She knows she owes you these things and she’s trying to bully you.
does your town have a tourism bureau where their brewery is listed? I’d call them too.
Post # 32
slomotion : “They surely cannot do that right? Like you can’t just cross things out and rewrite the contract to fit your needs?!”
No she cannot. At the VERY least you would need to initial next to each change. But since it looks like the whole contract was basically re-written it should’ve been re-drafted completely and signed as a new document. Every time I made changes to my contract with my venue they drafted a completely new one for me to sign and date.
Post # 33
RobbieAndJuliahaha : We are in Fort Worth, Texas. I’ve been calling around but so far have only found one venue open on our day but the price is astronomical. I found a couple other places with a decent price but they aren’t open are day and the only days they have open are days our Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man are out of town.
Post # 35
***just saw your update. Sue the pants off of them for everything you are out of. Document everything from signing day to the day they dropped these bombs on you, keep all of your papers, contact a lawyer or file yourself. I would sue them for any extras you are out of because you are now being forced to completely plan a new wedding. Unbelievable.
slomotion : I think you need to put ALL of your complaints on paper. Make a list and then reference clauses in your contract as well as print out any texts or emails you have that contradict what they are telling you. Do this ASAP so you can figure out what your next step will be.
If I was in your position and they declined to make any of this right, I would sue them for breach of contract (make sure there is an actual breach according to your contract) and then postpone my wedding until I could find/have the money for a new venue.
I’m so sorry that this is happening to you. What an unprofessional place.
Post # 36
llevinso : Yes same here, even a ceremony time change by 30 minutes.
OP, sorry to hear about this its utter bullshit I can’t believe a venue would ever pull something like this. Sounds to me like they built a bunch of new stuff and decided to double their venue/rental fee since then and cash in money from the new clients. Totally unprofessional.
Crossing out signed contracts is not allowed, contracts are legal and binding documenta and you can’t make changes to them without the other parties consent.
You can 100% take legal action, in the meantime I hope you get your money back and find a new venue asap, since your wedding is relatively on the smaller scale hopefully that will make it easier to find a place last minute.
All the best luck.
Post # 37
I would get a lawyer… TODAY!
Post # 38
slomotion : Here is the information you need to file a complaint with the Atty General
I would also tell them that you will be speaking to local news stations if you don’t get your money back by X.
Post # 39
slomotion : I can call around local to you places, community buildings and another venue I saw, and find out if they are available your day, approx. time, and see what they charge.
Post # 40
I don’t have any advice- I just have to say how bad I feel for you! This is awful!
Post # 41
The fact that she sent you a contract she decided to “update” is laughable. I don’t have any other advice from what has already been said but I hope everything works out for you.
Post # 42
slomotion : I tried to find a similar type low cost venue. I may have found a venue for you in Dallas: (They did say they booked out a hour meeting at 4:00 pm) But they said they are open 24/7.
I spoke with Temeka, so if you could start in the evening that would likely work out for you. She told me they have a $50.00 non-refundable deposit, it’s $200 for the first 3 hours, and then $75/additional hour to rent, and you get 20% off (the link says 25% off) catering prices with rental, or you can self cater I believe. Let me know if this works for you, if not, I’ll keep looking!!
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PP about the news station was great! By the time the public heard about this in your area that owner will be sorry!
Post # 45
slomotion : Any changes made to a contract need to be initialed so I don’t think she’d have any standing if this went to court. Contact a lawyer and see if a threatening letter will wisen her up.