Ok, I just have to get this out. Our venue, a restaurant in downtown Chicago called EPIC, has been sold to new owners. We found out when two different friends emailed us articles and were all like, "Hey isn't this the place you're getting married? You didn't mention this..." Yeah. We didn't know!
We did finally get a phone call from the event coordinator (poor woman had been on the phone for hours with panicked couples). It looks like the new owners (right next
door, literally), are very interested in maintaining all contracts
(Makes sense - they gain automatic business, and once they get the
deposits from us and other customers, that's cash in the pocket).
But things are really up in the air now. And they already have our first deposit (could be worse. They could have the 2nd one. hah!). Hypothetically, our wedding is on
the new calendar, and we will have the opportunity to sign a new
contract with the new owners.
Also, they're going to redo the aesthetic of the restaurant, so don't know what it'll look like. So no idea about colors, which isn't really as important as the fact that we're supposed to get married in 8 months and now we don't have a venue!!! Gah!!