On the afternoon of May 9th, Brian Cavanaugh and Heather Epstein discovered the location for their June 7th, 2014 wedding reception had abruptly, without warning or attempts to contact them, closed. A simple note was waiting employees that stated "closed & bankrupt". A few employees received an email stating they should throw away their keys.
As their wedding is in three weeks, Heather & Brian had already paid a majority of what they owed for the venue services. At this point, we must acknowledge there is no possibility of recovering the funds. As of today, they total: $19,148.96. That amount covered: 7 passed apps, a three entree buffet, seasonal salad, and two veggie sides. Guests would have access to a generous 4 hour open bar with well liquor/beer/wine, a $300 credit towards a wedding cake, $300 towards flower arrangements, linen napkins, and votive candles. Also included was a DJ, and all taxes/gratuity, plating, cutting, stemware, and flatware. An AV system was also included.
The original venue included perks such as a Prosecco "happy hour", a large room for the bridal party, an area for a candy bar and a tv to play video on, in remembrance of those who could not join us on the big day. Heather and Brian worked hard to pay for a big party that would not only celebrate their love and union, but a party that would be unforgettable and fun for their family and friends.
Any amount you can spare to help Heather & Brian recoup their crushing loss would be hugely helpful. If you can only give $5, we gracious accept it with great thanks and a humble heart. If you know of any venue that can seat 70, or a caterer/DJ/baker willing to help us in this desperate hour, please reach out to Ariel, the maid of honor, at [email redacted], or the groom, Brian at [email redacted].
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity and all the love we feel as we handle this situation. We are sure that Heather & Brian will ultimately be able to celebrate worry free on their beautiful wedding day.
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