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    • Hannahbride2be
      CommentAuthorHannahbride2be
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Apr 3rd 2016
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    I booked my wedding venue in January, and ever since then i have been second guessing it, i cant help but read reviews and when i see a bad one it just winds me up even more, I really think i shouldnt have booked it, I just cant shake this feeling. Does any one or did any one feel the same way ??
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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 3rd 2016
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    Looking at your ticker, it looks like your wedding is still some way off. Are thre lots of bad reviews or just one or two? If you feel really strongly, I'd cancel and just stand to lose your deposit.

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Apr 3rd 2016
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    Where are you getting married? When you looked round did you get a good feeling about the place? If the reviews continue to be bad why don't you speak to the venue and air your concerns, get their side and if you still get a bad feeling then as its so far in advance I would imagine you will only lose deposit. I suppose you then have to consider is this really your dead venue and can you afford to lose our deposit

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    • Hannahbride2be
      CommentAuthorHannahbride2be
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Apr 3rd 2016
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    I loved the venue, my sister got married here and had a lovely day, every time i go in it i love it, its the reviews that put me off, i cant decide whether theres just a lot of fussy people out there, or whether to hotel is actually disappointing, yes my wedding is still 16 months away but it doesnt mean i can afford to lose 500 pound, because i cant. Just wanted to know if anyone had felt the same way and was just being stupid, i suppose i am.
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    • SusanM34
      CommentAuthorSusanM34
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Apr 3rd 2016
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    I agree with Michelle, if you can't shake the feeling then speak to the venue. Then you can make a better decision.

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    • StephH96
      CommentAuthorStephH96
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 3rd 2016
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    Its not stupid to have second thoughts if there are bad reviews. However, I would say that seeing as you have first hand experience of how they put on a wedding from your sister's wedding, her feelings towards the day and also your feelings when you are at the venue I think you should stick with it.

    People are always very quick to judge and complain if something is wrong, or even if its just not to their taste.... Speak with your venue, and if you need to take the reviews that are worrying with you so you can go through them do it. It is fair that you give them a right to reply, you may find out the couple that left the review was a nightmare or issues were out of their control e.g. staff sickness.

    Let us know how you get on.
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    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Apr 3rd 2016
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    Maybe speak to your sister as well as she will be able to tell you about what happened "behind the scenes" at her wedding. Don't forget that people are very quick to complain on social media than to leave a compliment. I'm not saying that you should ignore the complaints, but it is something to think about. Are the complaints about a similar issue?

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Apr 4th 2016
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    That's the trouble with a certain advisor of trip site! It can be extremely damaging to a company and then makes you question hangs. 1 bad review and people seem to jump on the band wagon and pick holes in anything. I think I Woukd be inc,ones to speak to the venue in this instance to put your mind at rest, especially if this is your dream venue :-) xx

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    • Wundatigga
      CommentAuthorWundatigga
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Apr 4th 2016
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    I would also say trust your gut - it knows a thing or two. If you really love the venue and you had a good feeling when you were there then I would say you've done good. As previously mentioned regarding reviews - if someone had a good experience they don't generally post about it, but if someone got bad service then they would be straight onto websites etc giving a scathing review. Remember there are people out there who will give a 1 star review of a hotel because it rained!

    So I can only agree with the other ladies - talk to your sister in more detail about her day and definitely talk to the venue about your concerns and see what they can do to put your mind at ease.

    I really hope you manage to sort it out x

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    • MaxineP89
      CommentAuthorMaxineP89
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Apr 4th 2016
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    We made a provisional booking with our venue without even stepping inside of it. I read loads of reviews and spoke to friends who had held their weddings or had attended events there. Yes, there were some bad reviews, but for every bad review there were several good ones. Make a list of all the doubts you have over your venue and then make an appointment with the event co-ordinator to visit and discuss your concerns. I went armed with a huge list of questions (the list is on this site) met with the co-ordinator and my mind was put at rest. I also attended it on a wedding fayre open day, so could see how it might be set out on the day. As we are getting married in November and the chances are it will rain, we visited the venue on a rainy day to check out potential indoor spots to have photos taken.

    Don't be worried about voicing your concerns = this is one of the most important days of your life

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    • LeanneR0186
      CommentAuthorLeanneR0186
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Apr 6th 2016
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    I have cold feet about our wedding venue at times aswell. I think it's natural to worry, you want your day to be amazing. I just try to think of when I first went to view it and how I loved it then. xx

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    • ErinP42
      CommentAuthorErinP42
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Apr 7th 2016
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    Don't trust all the reviews I recently booked a hotel for a weekend (having bit read reviews) then read them some were ridiculous one star because they didn't provide a shower cap?
    If you have experienced a place and love It don't think to much but speak to venue about the issues if you want some more assurances
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    • FayeJ67
      CommentAuthorFayeJ67
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Apr 7th 2016
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    although given the furor about that place in scotland recently i'd deffinatly be asking questions and seeing how they respond!

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    • LyndseyB73
      CommentAuthorLyndseyB73
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Apr 7th 2016
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    Dont worry...
    Me and My H2B was due to get married orginally in June 2015 at a church near to our home and have the party in Oldham, but we then attended a wedding fayre at Manchester citys ground and won a free nights stay at the abbey house hotel.

    We then cancelled the churched and rebooked our wedding for 28th Aug 2016 at the hotel. Unfortunately as I lost my job in November we had to set the date back which we did to 14th April 2017. We moved house in Jan this year and after a long hard think, we decided that the hotel as its located in the Lakes was too far for alot of our guests to travel and that we couldnt really afford the wedding.

    We cancelled our wedding alltogether at the hotel and have now rebooked alot closer to home in a beautiful venue for 8th April 2017 and have nearly organised it all. Its the best decision that we have made .x
 
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