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Curious April 2024 Ontario

Pre Authorized Damage Deposits???

Sira, on February 18, 2023 at 19:18 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 4
So I'm curious if this is a COMMON thing at most places?? Or just as sketchy as it feels...?
I'm reading through a venue contract and it states I HAVE to have a credit card on file regardless of how I've made my FULL wedding payments. That they will pre authorize up to $6000 in extra fees that they can take after the fact if THEIR people deem you did not fulfill certain things in your contact or as a damage deposit....?? What stops them from Saying we didn't clean something and taking the funds anyhow??

Any thoughts/experiences or advice on this would be great?! And much appreciated. Thanks in advance lovebirds


Latest activity by KELLY, on February 22, 2023 at 14:38
    Featured October 2023 Ontario
    KELLY ·
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    Our venue asked for a $1000 deposit to save the date and a security deposit of $500 for damages-we found that to be in line with other venues so we paid it

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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
    Carine ·
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    This sounds odd, my venue just asked for $1000 to hold the venue, no credit cards, just cash or money order. There's no mention of additional damage fee. I would look at their reviews and ask local wedding groups if this was done to them?

    Good luck.

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  • Rebecca
    Featured October 2023 Newfoundland and Labrador
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    Trust your gut.
    My venue doesn’t have this nor does any of the venues I looked into
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  • Julie
    Featured May 2023 Ontario
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    I read contract with venue and no such charges existed. They didn't even take my credit card #
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