April 11, 2020 at 14:20 #150672JulesParticipant
I’m supposed to be getting married on 20th June. The venue is refusing to let us cancel without us losing the full payment but they also won’t move our date to later the year because they are closing for renovations.
How can I get my money back? Or do you think it will be OK and the wedding will go ahead?April 11, 2020 at 14:36 #150676WinnieParticipant
I’m supposed to be getting married on 20th June. The venue is refusing to let us cancel without us losing the full payment but they also won’t move our date to later the year because they are closing for renovations. How can I get my money back? Or do you think it will be OK and the wedding will go ahead?
Probably recheck in May, if the venue is still no open because of the lock down.. they must refund right?April 12, 2020 at 15:15 #150686Sam SmithParticipant
Surely the venue can’t penalise you? Is there any legislation you can fall back on? They may be trying it on.April 14, 2020 at 12:27 #150763Annie ThorpeKeymaster
At the moment, the venue can stick to the contract – if you cancel the wedding yourself, you’re breaching the contract and can’t get a refund. If the venue decides to cancel it closer to the time – because venues must still be closed and weddings still banned – you have to get a refund.
At the moment, it’s an annoying case of ‘wait and see’. Have you got wedding insurance? If so, they should be able to cover lost deposits etc if your suppliers have to pull out of the wedding if it goes ahead on 20th June. If the venue are still being tricky about it when you know they have to be closed on the wedding date, you can also get your wedding insurance company to step in. If you paid your deposit on a credit card, your card provider is jointly liable too – so you can always try to claim the money back from them, instead. There’s an article about coronavirus wedding cancellations here, which might be helpful!May 15, 2020 at 22:03 #151352HazelParticipant
Check your wedding insurance document. My daughter is due to get married later in the year and there is a clause in her wedding insurance which states she is not covered if the loss is because of government act or legislation. There is an interesting discussion about it here: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/leading-wedding-insurance-providers-stop-offering-new-policies/
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