our wedding location is closing and they are keeping it a secret

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rooster Posts : 1 Registered: 2/16/10
our wedding location is closing and they are keeping it a secret
Posted: Feb 16, 2010 2:31 PM

did any brides out there book a wedding at Rancho Capistrano in
southern california? It's been featured in several magazines as a top
wedding location. 3 weeks ago we booked our date for May 30, 2010 and
we just found out 2 days ago that they are closing! We heard from a
friend in the industry about the rumor and we called our wedding
planner for a week leaving several voicemail. After no responses we
got in the car and drove out there to confront them in person. They had
already laid off most of the staff! What is more crazy is that they
said they were not allowed to update the brides! what??? seriously.
you have to call in and ask about it yourself. how crazy is that...
especially when our date was only 3 months out.

try booking a
new venue for memorial day weekend in socal when you are only 3 months
away! every place is booked! we already sent invitations, already
bought a dress specific to the venue and a morning wedding, already
have several guests with reservations for that weekend... they will
refund our deposit but our losses are far more than that.

we are hoping for a miracle with a new location. want to read a funny story related to our wedding?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140383792281&_trksid=p2762.l1259

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auntofthebride Posts : 9,354 Registered: 4/2/06
Re: our wedding location is closing and they are keeping it a secret
Posted: Feb 16, 2010 3:30 PM Go to message in response to: rooster

Dear Rooster.

Wow. What a bummer.

Here is one thing I would do. I'd make an appointment with a lawyer and send a photocopy of your contract over in advance.

You may be able to file a lawsuit for some or all of the losses you have suffered as a result of their breaking the contract. Only a lawyer who has studied your contract could give you exact legal advice.

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auntofthebride Posts : 9,354 Registered: 4/2/06
Re: our wedding location is closing and they are keeping it a secret
Posted: Feb 16, 2010 3:32 PM Go to message in response to: rooster

Dear Rooster,

I just looked at their website, and I quote:

"An exact date for the closing is pending, but is projected to be effective the third week of March, 2010. Weddings currently booked at the Ranch will continue through the end of the year, but all other events and activities will discontinue in late March. "


http://www.ranchocapistrano.org/


Maybe it's too early to hit the panic button.

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ArtBride Posts : 4,838 Registered: 5/9/07
Re: our wedding location is closing and they are keeping it a secret
Posted: Feb 16, 2010 3:43 PM Go to message in response to: rooster

Wow, good catch, AOTB!

OP, way to make up a sob story to get our attention and then JUST HAPPEN to post a link - unrelated to the topic at hand - to the thing you're trying to sell. Classy.

LOL about the penis rock, though! I love it!

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kelleyiskelley Posts : 11,590 Registered: 7/2/06
Re: our wedding location is closing and they are keeping it a secret
Posted: Feb 16, 2010 8:42 PM Go to message in response to: rooster

What the heck does this ebay penis rock link have to do with ANYTHING??? Who tells a huge sad story about how you lost your venue and dont know what to do, then immediately says "but hey, heres a funny link with a penis in it!" Weirdest post ever.


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