Ugh, I am super worried!! I just found out yesterday that the venue we want was just sold to a new company (it is a boutique hotel and is being sold to another boutique hotel chain).
I am fearful that the prices are going to increase and we won't be able to afford it anymore!! The location was already on the upper end of our budget but we were willing to go higher because of the convenience factor this location provided.
I have been trying to book with them since about September but they didn't want to sign anything until June 2015, 12 months before. My cousin wasn't able to book her venue until 12 months before either so it isn't unheard of in the area, but it is also not the norm. Most of the other locations we looked at were willing to book when we first started looking but this place had everything we wanted and nothing else we have looked at so far compares.
I am just hoping things work out :-(