(Closed) Well, my venue shut down 7 weeks before my wedding.

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

*Hugs* I’m sorry this is happening! What a disappointment! Don’t worry, everything will come together. Have you thought about using a local park or community center/VFW hall? While they may not be the most glamourous places, they are typically affordable. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am so sorry. *hugs*

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

OH. MY GOODNESS.  Ok, I know this won’t help, but I would be having an absolute meltdown if I were you.  I give you serious props for writing a post that isn’t like, ADFJAKSJFHAKLSHDAKLSDHS because that’s what mine would say!!!

That being said…did you sign a contract with the venue?!  You might not get your money back right away (because obviously, they don’t have it at this point)…but you should get it back eventually.

Are any of the other venues at least in your running?  Are you able to swing any of them??

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wow. I would have a breakdown.

I’ll be honest, the appeal of a courthouse wedding with a big restaurant party afterwards has grown on me since joining the bee. That and weddings at home.

Maybe you could go away for the weekend and make it a destination?

Gosh, I don’t even know. I’m so sorry :(.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I hope you got any down payments back! I also hope you find a new venue soon. 🙁

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

What about a nice local park for a ceremony. You’d need to rent at least a few chairs for your elderly guests to sit in, but they shouldn’t be too terribly expensive. And most parks are either free or very very inexpensive. Just a thought!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t know how you feel about church weddings, but perhaps contact a local Seventh Day Adventist or Seventh Day Baptist church (they meet on Saturday, not Sunday), tell them about your situation and your budget. They are generally pretty giving people. I’m sure they’d be willing to work with you.

Post # 13
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341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ebet24:  Keep us posted!  I’m sure that we’re all hoping for the best for you!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

This happened to someone near where I grew up, when the Fairground went bankrupt and shut down.  The bride and her friends/family/??? contacted some news groups and other media outlets, and other venues stepped forward and made offers.

Maybe if you call around and explain, other venues will be willing to help you out.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m so terribly sorry to hear! And angry with your venue! Crossing fingers for the awesome place you mentioned above working out… 🙂

Post # 16
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Worker bee

I’m so sorry!!! We have the same budget, when you’re planning so tightly, $500 can make or break it. I don’t know what kind of venue you had in mind, but we rented a public park for $250. You might want to inquire with the city.

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