Five couples sue owners of wedding venue after they closed without warning

Five broken couples have sued the owners Marriage venue in minnesota Which stopped without any warning before their big day.

The couples have filed a lawsuit against the wedding venue’s owners Wayne and Angela Butt, as well as their business Circle B Weddings & Events. KSTP-TV reported.

The lawsuits allege that he neglected to inform them that his venue in Isanti, Minnesota was closing, even though they had all paid in advance to book the venue.

In court filings, they have demanded that their down payment and court filings be reimbursed. The lawsuit is also seeking repayment of non-refundable deposits made to vendors, caterers and DJs – all of which were booked in advance, like the venue.

Four of the five lawsuits were filed in Washington County where Butts lives, while one was filed in Isanti County where his event planning business situated at. The lawsuits are seeking more than $40,000, with each plaintiff alleging they paid the couple and were told nothing was wrong, only to receive an email on April 21 telling them the complete opposite. Went.

The email states that the owners are closing the venue permanently, and will not be receiving any calls or emails during that time.

“We thought they weren’t going to give us our money back and this was our last resort,” said bride Ellie Blaul. local news outlets, She said she had paid a total of $8,243 for the venue, and was hoping to hold her wedding there in October. The sudden closure of the venue has certainly put a halt to their plans.

“We got the email and were in shock,” Blaul admitted. “To be honest, at first I thought it was a scam.”

When he tried to reach the Butts, he found that their phones had been disconnected. Later, she learned that the wedding venue was also being listed for sale.

Outdoor wedding reception set up in the woods ,Getty Images/iStockphoto,

The sudden closure of the venue has forced many couples to either look for a new venue or change their plans, which can make an already expensive event even more expensive.

Many businesses in Minnesota and surrounding western Wisconsin reached out to him for help. One bride, Heidi Kafura, said the whole situation has made her more careful about signing contracts, especially when searching for a new venue.

“Our big thing when we were looking at other places was that we automatically said, can we get a copy of your contract because we’re scared,” said Kafura, who is trying to get $5,641 back. A case was filed for. Amount deposited.

She is planning to get married in August. Despite the shock of Butts suddenly closing its venue, Kafura said she views the situation as a learning experience. “It’s about us coming together, making a commitment together and we will figure this out one way or the other.”

Butts has four hearings scheduled in July, His attorney Ryan Cass tells the outlets That they “don’t see a story here” and that closures are an unfortunate part of the marriage business.