- April 13, 2012 - 21:33
Sorry these "business" people decided to change your venue without notice.!!! My church doublebooked my wedding on August 19, 1988. We did the marriage course as required; the other couple said they would go elsewhere to marry. We had to change our timings 'cos they knew we'd understand!!?? Guessing they are still together!!?? We are!!
- Joseph McGrath
- April 12, 2012 - 18:45
The idea of soup kitchen in downtown St.John" is a good one.The Pentocostals are probably the fastest growing religion in NL by far and I guess they have the money and now wish to give back to the community.It is only just that they increase their presence in helping the less fortunate.Surely alternate arrangements can be made for those with wedding or partys booked.The seller and the Penetocostal church can help these people by giving them the extra funds needed to book an alternative place without financial hardship.As this Church group expands in numbers it has a moral duty to help and replace replace other religious churches that have been doing this work for years and years but are no longer able to fund it.I wish them luck in the venture which is going to be a tough endevour both financially and volunteering by their membership.
- Legally Blonde
- April 11, 2012 - 19:06
"There's no legal obligation on the sellers to honor these bookings?" Hate to burst your bubble 'TOUGH LUCK' but you are wrong. If a deposit was accepted and barring any expressed limitations to the contrary, then the booking becomes a legally binding contract. If the building burns down or the roof caves in, then the company might be able to escape its obligations to the client (force majeure). But the company's decision to sell the property is not an event that is beyond its control and does not relieve it of its responsibility. Either it arranges to find another venue for its clients or it compensates them for any additional reasonable cost of doing so themselves. The company might also be obliged to reimburse the client for out-of-pocket expenses for things like invitations that must be discarded. The company should already have offered to help its clients find alternative accommodations but failing that, the displaced wedding couple can always look to the Small Claims Court for compensation.
- Gotta love the Pentecostals
- April 11, 2012 - 13:19
Anyone ever been to a Pentecostal wedding? They toast the Bride and Groom with Grape Juice. They 'pretend' it's wine. What a load!!! If that "church" had any decency about them, they would honor those bookings and stop getting on with their "holier than thou" attitude with regard to booze and dancing! A Bunch of hypocrites! Enough to make ya hurl!
- April 11, 2012 - 11:42
I really feel for these couples who were put out by this sale, and I think Mr. Quinton And Ms. Lehman are full of it!! I was down to the Majestic the last week of January checking out this location for a friend who is away and looking to hold a New Years wedding there, and NOTHING was said to any of the 4 of us who were there checking it out about being out up for sale.. I think their only problem now is that the media brought it out for the public to hear about the underhanded deals they have been doing. Kodo's to the media!!! I hope when your helping these couples find other venues that you are either giving the couples back their money or paying these other venues what the couples have paid them.. You two should be ashamed of yourselves for treating fellow newfoundlanders like this..
- April 11, 2012 - 12:11
I was also there earlier this year, looking at booking a wedding for late 2012. No mention of the building being up for sale at that time, and honestly, who's going on MLS looking to buy a commercial building the year of their wedding? Mr. Quinton shouldn't act like MLS is a common place for people to be online. I actually knew the building was sold 2 days earlier than Mr. Orsborn and his fiance. A wedding decorator friend posted it in a status on facebook on Tuesday April 3. Funny that word was getting around like that and no contact was made. I guess to Mr. Quinton (as he stated above) it's just a business transaction. But I will say this: it may not be a business transaction to the people who were counting on that venue...looking forward to the beautiful layout and atmosphere...and who had spent money on invitations already. There's no consideration there at all for people who may have spent that money and had budgeted for the Majestic's venue fee AND their exclusive caterer. Because they only allowed one choice. Were brides and grooms given their deposit back from Wedgewood Catering? If not, I'd be SERIOUSLY looking for that money back from Mr. Quinton. He can help Peter Wedgewood understand, afterall it IS a business transaction.
- as usual
- May 01, 2012 - 17:43
typical NL entitlement....people need to understand that this is just business, nothing personal. Hopefully, there will be a contractual way for the sellers to squash any claims
- Tough Luck
- April 11, 2012 - 10:43
There's no legal obligation on the sellers to honor these bookings. If a downpayment was taken, this will be returned. It's a tough situation to be in, but not much anoyne can do about it. People getting married like to think that a wedding is the most important thing in the world. Newsflash, it's the biggest waste of money there is. Would you walk into MacDonalds and pay $39 for a Happy Meal? Lets face it, emotions get the best of people who are experiencing a wedding and everyone exploits this, from caterers to photographers right on down the line. Reality is that Half of them will be divorced in 5 years but they wont get their money back. hahaha
- April 11, 2012 - 12:13
- Blame the Pentecostals
- April 11, 2012 - 10:31
The Pentecostals should honour the bookings, despite their opposition to drinking and dancing which I am sure will happen. Be good corporate citizens for a once, Protestants.
- tom walsh
- April 11, 2012 - 10:18
sue the owner i am sure mr crosbie will lead a class action(not joking)
- April 11, 2012 - 10:16
The bookings should have been included in the sale of the building or if they were selling the building in January they should not have taken anymore bookings.. Unless there is a 'For Sale' sign on the outside of the building how are people to know the building was up For Sale unless they were looking on MLS to buy a building.
- Nicole R
- April 11, 2012 - 08:52
I know sales happen, and things happen. But do you understand how hard it is to find a wedding venue with such short notice? Most places are booked 2 years in advance. It's April. People with summer weddings have already sent out invitations. The Majestic should have never agreed to a closing date until the last wedding was held. If you make a commitment you should stick to it! Opps doesn't cut it
- more NL entitlement
- May 01, 2012 - 17:45
but if they honoured the last wedding date, then that could jeopardize the sale. Like it or not, the sale is more important to the Majestic that are the weddings. Why would they try to accommodate people and put the sale at risk. As long as Majestic followed the law, then I have not problem with their conduct. If the broke the law, then nail them to the wall.
- April 11, 2012 - 08:08
They're right to be upset. It's all well and good for that venue to be turned into a soup kitchen. But for the owners to put the building up for sale on what seems like a whim (from reading a previous interview) and then accept an offer, knowing it would be major trouble for the people already booked there is pretty slimy.