Couple 'left heartbroken' as hotel cancels wedding renewal due to take place today, on New Years Eve

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  1. uggboy
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    Couple 'left heartbroken' as hotel cancels wedding renewal due to take place today

     
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    I didn't know Obama was going to be in Cork on New Year's Eve. Do they even play that much golf there :)
     
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    Ireland is famous for golf, but the hotel should have delivered what they at first promised. Cheers.:)
     
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    Did they have a contract with a rate? That should be enforceable.
     
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    I agree, however this is not the end of the world. There are other occurrences far worse to "break ones heart" but this isn't one of them. Sorry for feeling so callous but people have lost perspective with what's really important...Sadly, I see this quite a bit being in the wedding business. Happy New Year all!!!
     
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    It was very important for them, while not "the end of the world"....it's a bump and it's personal. ;):oops:
     
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    Doesn't looks like it, or it would have been enforced. ;)
     
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    How about they then book another renewal under similar non-contractual terms for another date and then call the hotel the morning-of and cancel as it is suddenly no longer a competitive offering. Encourage all their guests to do the same. Over and over again.

    (there must be more to the story)
     
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    Or the couple take their business to another hotel, a hotel which can be trusted under such circumstances. :)
     
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    It is probably too late for the renewal vows, but if this hotel signed a contract in July, they should be honouring it. From the Irish Examiner (which is Cork based) article, it seems the new GM of the hotel thought the old GM negotiated a rate "too cheap".

    When the couple even offered to pay up the €1,200 "ransom" the new GM demanded, "Ms Smith said she was “so disappointed” and even offered to pay the extra €1,200 if only the event could go ahead. She said her offer was refused."
     
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    What is the possibility that there was some type of rate escalation clause in the contract they signed? I'm guessing that's the case, and they didn't read all of the fine print before they signed it.
     
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    Why did the newspapers not show a photo of the contract?
     
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    UPDATE: They got their event at a different venue. :)

    Heartbroken couple 'absolutely thrilled' after hotel saves cancelled wedding ceremony

    A young couple paid emotional tribute to an Irish hotel which helped save their dream New Year’s Eve wedding vow renewal ceremony from disaster.

    Matthew Smith and his wife, Deborah, secured an eleventh hour booking with Oriel House Hotel after their long-standing booking with the Ambassador Hotel was cancelled following a dispute over fees.

    Matthew and Deborah said they are “absolutely thrilled” that Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig came to their rescue after they feared having to split their 90 guests between their home and a local pub on New Year’s Eve.

    The couple secured the last-ditch booking just three hours before their wedding vow renewal ceremony was due to begin.

    Sadly, some friends have made alternative plans because they thought the event would not go ahead.

    “We are really grateful to Oriel House because they saved our special evening from being a total disaster,” Matthew said.

    http://www.independent.ie/irish-new...aves-cancelled-wedding-ceremony-30874073.html
     
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    Private? ;)
     
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    Well, as a journalist I would have asked the couple to see it and be able to use it as a condition for writing about their plight. Then again, most journalists today don't do that kind of work anymore.
     
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    True, it's time that journalists "fight" for the people and get on with "real news" which influences readers, intead they now mostly prefer to "help ou" interests. Very sad indeed. Glad the couple found a new hotel, while not the same standard, they got their event. Cheers.
     

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