(Closed) Venue Under Construction!

posted 3 years ago in Venue
  • poll: What should we do?

    Stick with this venue, ask for a discount and hope for the best.

    Book a new venue and fight for that deposit.

  • Post # 2
    4819 posts
    Honey bee

     She may not have that information or it is too early, especially if they haven’t even started yet.  Construction projects get delayed all the time due to inclement weather. They take longer because of it and then also factor in sometimes finances and things like permits getting delayed. It’s almost impossible to accurately predict what phase of construction they are going to be in and what it’s going to look like 11 months from now and what measures they can take.

    Construction in and of itself would not bother me. But in this case because you’re planning to split up the locations of where certain activities are going to take place I would probably be hesitant for this specific location. Are the restroom facilities in The Cider House itelf so that people in the tent have to go into the Cider House? If so then does this mean that the venue will be providing porta potties down near the tent so that people don’t have to walk up to the house? What is the walk like between the tent and the house? Because it doesn’t look like a nice even surface. And what time of day is your wedding? Will they be putting up sufficient lighting so that people can walk between the two places safely?

    If the event was just confined to one place or the other I would probably still keep it. Is construction a little unsightly to look at? Sure but there’s ways to work around that. But the fact that you now have to navigate that distance between the two locations just seems like a logistical challenge that I wouldn’t be willing to take on.

    Post # 3
    559 posts
    Busy bee

    Building owners know well enough in advance when they plan on making renovations, especially places that use their space as a wedding venue. The venue we booked scheduled construction a year out and have a set schedule that it will not be available for events. Sometimes stuff happens and renovations need to be made sooner but I think that would entitle you to a return on your deposit. Re-read your contract because something like this would be enough for us to get our deposit back for sure. 

    Post # 4
    590 posts
    Busy bee

    Honestly all of the uncertainty would be too stressful for me to deal with and I’d find another venue. Which is too bad because this venue is beautiful, but hopefully you can find something else that fits your vision and isn’t as much of a logistical headache.

    Post # 5
    1599 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    To me it depends on what other options are available and for what price. 

    Post # 6
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I know it’s hard to let go but I really think you need to judging from that pic. that looks like a huge pain in the butt to go between and I think it will ruin the flow and atmosphere of the party 

    Post # 7
    367 posts
    Helper bee

    The new tent location isn’t in a very attractive location at all.  It looks like it would be quite muddy at the very least if there’s rain, and a good chance of having puddles scattered about between the tent and house.  Any possibility of having everything in the house?

    Post # 8
    3187 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

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    catbug :  i know it sucks to hear, but that’s a definite “find a new venue” sitch to me

    Post # 9
    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

    Wow, that sucks… I’m sorry I don’t think the new location looks very good. Besides aesthetics PPs brought up some good logistic points. One of my favorite venues was going to be having construction and they had notices about it more than a year before it began, so no one would’ve booked without knowing it. It doesn’t seem like you booked so far in advance that they wouldn’t have been able to know and make people aware of it…

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