I thought I found the perfect place--the Kyoto Gardens Hilton in Downtown LA. They have a Japanese garden on the third floor roof and their prices are very reasonable. I love the setting and I want to have both the ceremony and the reception in the same location, and this is ideal.
I saw the venue a month ago, and I have still NOT received a cost estimate from the catering manager. I called two weeks ago, and she said she would send it along. Two weeks later, I ask again, and still nothing.
My wedding is in 6 months. I cannot sent out invitations or even a "save the date" because I have no signed contract.
I am now faced with finding a new location or complaining to the hotel, which may strain the relationship with the catering manager.
Is this normal? How long should it take to get a contract from the venue? How long should it take to send a price quote?
I have another alternative location, but it would mean having a separate wedding ceremony venue and reception venue. They aren't that far apart, but I don't really want my guests to drive all over L.A.
Any advice for how to handle this? I am really anxious and stressed out.