I've already sent out invitations for the wedding, which is being held at a newish outdoor venue this October. (Yes, I knew I'd be taking a risk with booking a venue that was so new, however this venue blew the others out of the water and was significantly more affordable. I also booked the wedding 2 years out so I figured they'd have it down by then. )
Anyways fast forward 18 months. Their yelp page had more than one '1-star ' reviews which stated, in sum:
1. The music at the reception was so low, the guests couldn't even hear it (70 decibels max)
2. The owner kept running around with his decibel reader for all guests to see
3. The owner was seen and heard by guests telling at the DJ and threatening him he'd "shut down the wedding" if the music wasn't turned to 70 decibels.
I went back to my contract, and lo and behold , found in small print the clause about the 70 decibels. Who even knows what that really means?! I thought as a wedding venue that would be a reasonable level but after reading these yelp reviews... I'm now freaking out.
Invites are out. The entire wedding is planned and decorated around this venue. The hours I've spent with my wedding planner rotated around this venue. The rental agreements are signed with all my vendors. Hotel blocks are booked. Everything's just about done. ...
Music and dancing is really important to me and my guests. Is it too wild to cancel my contract with this venue at this point?!? I'm so upset.
Please, if you have any advice...