Couple’s wedding “canceled 48 hours before big day due to Dunchurch hotel closure”
A Warwickshire couple said their wedding was called off 48 hours before the big day when the venue was closed to the public.
Sharan Dehele and her partner Patrick say they booked to get married at the Dunchurch Park hotel on Friday, September 3, but found it had been canceled two days earlier.
And they say they found out about their wedding cancellation through an event planner, not the hotel.
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After the hotel closed on September 1, Sharan said she only had 48 hours to find another location for her 200-guest party after being informed by her events coordinator that the hotel was not. more open to the public.
There have been numerous unconfirmed rumors that the place has been closed to house Afghan refugees.
The hotel has since disabled all social media pages, their website and phone lines.
However, they confirmed they had not entered administration – and another upcoming wedding that was called off led to a full refund.
Sharan told CoventryLive: “On Tuesday August 31 around lunchtime I got a phone call from the event company that Dunchurch Park had closed and my wedding had been called off.
“I spent the two days before my wedding frantically running around trying to find another venue and our marriage request had to be sent to the General Registry Office to be legally lifted as you have to give 28 days notice.
“I have not been fully confirmed that my partner and I will be able to get married before Thursday morning.
“Both days were hell.”
Sharan and her now husband had already seen their wedding postponed three times due to Covid and said they would have done everything to get married this Friday.
She said other than talking to the hotel’s general manager after hearing the news, she hadn’t heard from Dunchurch and hadn’t even had an apology.
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She said: “If my partner and I had not made every effort to get the General Registrar to accept the waiver, then we would have been faced with the possibility of not being able to get married on the due date. origin.
“I still have not received my refund.
“They have five thousand dollars of my money at the moment and I had to spend another five on the new site. They need to provide answers. Me, my husband and my mother are suffering from stress and it is affecting our mental health.
“I want other couples who have booked with Dunchurch to feel reassured that you can still get married. I did it on two days’ notice and the wedding day was perfect.”
The couple ended up getting married at Warwick House and said they cannot thank the venue and staff enough for everything they need to make their day stress-free and amazing.
Hotel closure statement
Announcing their closure on Facebook, the Dunchurch Park Hotel wrote: “With immediate effect, the Dunchurch Park Hotel is no longer open to the general public, nor in a position to facilitate weddings or events.
“However, we are operational during this period and can specify that we are not in receivership or in receivership.
“In the meantime, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused, any concerns or questions regarding the impact of our closure should be emailed to [email protected] where a member of our team will be happy to assist you. contact by return. “
The Dunchurch Park Hotel has been contacted with a comment regarding the couple’s marriage cancellation. They did not respond.
However, earlier this week we reported on another couple whose marriage was called off after it closed.
They were fully reimbursed by the hotel.
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