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Wedding Venue Breach of Contract and Loss of Enjoyment

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My daughter recently got married and we were told (and it is in the wedding brochure though not specified in the contract) that we had the venue exclusively. The week before the wedding we were told that there was now another event happening 30 minutes after ours - when questioned the venue just claimed that the other couple "begged". The day before the wedding we were told that we had to leave the venue 30 minutes earlier than is stated in the contract in order to accommodate the other event. Naturally this meant changing lots of arrangements on the day itself with transportation etc still being unresolved at the time of the ceremony this led to guests being escorted out of the venue and left to wait in the rain until transportation arrived.

 

This is really just a summary and there were lots of other issues but I would be grateful if someone could give me advice on whether you think that there is a case here and if so potential next steps.

 

Thanks

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I think that you could argue that the descriptions contained in the brochure formed part of the contract. Certainly the requirement that you leave early was in breach of contract.

So you have a cause of action which you can probably win.

 

the real question here is what did you lose by their breach. If you sue someone, you can only sue for your reasonable losses. this would include some financial loss but could also include loss of enjoyment or any other thing which you intended to gain as a result of the contract.

 

So what did you lose?


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Thank you for your reply, it is reassuring to know that you think we have a case.

 

In terms of financial loss in honesty I don't think that we have been overly affected (although obviously we paid a great deal more for the venue than we would have had we been told that it was not exclusive) this is more about the fact that I lost a lot of enjoyment in my only daughters wedding day and was caused a great deal of stress and anxiety. This was especially true for the morning where I was frantically making phone calls instead of helping her get ready, the ceremony & reception which was unacceptably rushed (and again I was still making phone calls), our embarrassment that our guests were almost evicted from the premises to wait in the rain for transport and of course our daughters disappointment.

 

Would you advise seeking out a "no win no fee" solicitor as the next step or is there a different route that I should be taking?

 

Many Thanks Again

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