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Ashley
Newbie September 2022 Ontario

Change of Venue

Ashley, on January 27, 2020 at 20:04 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 4
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Hello everyone!!!



So I'm in a not of a pickle. We booked our venue back in March but on the weekend we just bought our dream home!!! (Yay!!!) It's a beautiful home on lots of land so we now want to have our wedding at the house. So far all we've paid for is the deposit. I realllyyy don't want to lose that money 😭😭. I guess my question is has anyone had any luck getting a deposit back? Or do any of you have any experience with being able to "sell" your venue to another bride?

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Latest activity by Ashley, on January 29, 2020 at 16:12
  • Ashley
    VIP August 2020 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    Ask them but when i had to cancel a venue years ago with my ex i asked them for money back over a year in advance of my date and they didnt give me anything.... you can try for sure. ive seen girls sell their venue to others not sure how all that works tho

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    Sadly I believe the others are right - for sure ask your venue first to see if they would be willing to refund you, but otherwise start posting away on FB and all the wedding groups about the venue and date to see if somebody would be able to take it off your hands. Also ask if they would let you move the date - then if you find somebody who wants that venue in general you could move it to the date they want and have them take it over?

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  • Geneviève
    VIP September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    Rayanne’s right. Unless the venue has to cancel on you, you likely won’t get your deposit back. You’ll probably have to sell your date.
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  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
    Rayanne ·
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    Congratulations on the new home. I have not heard of anyone getting their deposit back I would be more worried about if you cancel under a year if you would have to pay more. I know with my venue once I get to one year I have to pay 50% of the wedding cost if I cancel and if it is less than 6 months before i have to pay 75%. Hopefully you can sell your date to another bride. Good luck
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