What to do if 6 months ago I booked a venue for wedding reception but now they have canceled my function due to a double booking?

UPDATED: Apr 21, 2014

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What to do if 6 months ago I booked a venue for wedding reception but now they have canceled my function due to a double booking?

I paid $500 deposit. 1 months ago I made full payment. 10 days after making full payment the wedding hall notified me that there is a double booking and and since the other party booked it first they are refunding my deposit and money. I asked how can they do that? They cited the following line from the contract: “Natural disasters, scheduling conflicts or other issues impacting the site or time requested, in which case one of the following will occur: all refundable monies may be returned to the applicant, an alternative location may be provided, or the event may be rescheduled.” What are my rights? My wedding is in a month and there are no places available.

Asked on April 21, 2014 under Business Law, California


Shawn Jackson / The Jackson Law Firm, P.C.

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

First, the attorney of your choice will need to read the contract...second, a little research will be necessary to see what are the available other possible venues...and any increased costs for those venues. At that point most business law attorneys will be able to provide a more developed answer.

By Grace...Shawn Jackson: Business Law Attorney


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