Quality Hotel, Ardleigh, goes into administration leaving brides-to-be in limbo

Essex County Standard: Brides in limbo as venue goes into administration Brides in limbo as venue goes into administration

BRIDES-TO-BE have been left in limbo after discovering their wedding venue has gone into administration.

Administrators Zolfo Cooper have been appointed to oversee the running of the Quality Hotel, in Old Ipswich Road, Ardleigh.

Stacey Cole, 22, of Avon Way, Greenstead, booked the venue’s wedding package, including the ceremony, at the end of 2012 after her partner James McShane proposed.

The mum-of-one has already paid £2,500 towards the June 14 wedding, but is trying to rearrange her plans after hearing about the administration.

It is thought up to 14 couples have wedding functions booked at the hotel.

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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4:37pm Wed 5 Mar 14

gabe222 says...

I feel totally gutted on her behalf poor poor girl.
I feel totally gutted on her behalf poor poor girl. gabe222
  • Score: 16

4:44pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Jack222 says...

Burt seriously why pay so much money for one day of the year - what''s wrong with a pub meal?
Burt seriously why pay so much money for one day of the year - what''s wrong with a pub meal? Jack222
  • Score: -13

5:08pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Agree many spend far too much on weddings. That's not what getting married is about.

However, this sort of thing happens all too often and our civil laws need a major overhaul to stop businesses taking advantage. So If people are going to pay so much money months, or years, upfront then it would be prudent to insure against any financial loss.
Agree many spend far too much on weddings. That's not what getting married is about. However, this sort of thing happens all too often and our civil laws need a major overhaul to stop businesses taking advantage. So If people are going to pay so much money months, or years, upfront then it would be prudent to insure against any financial loss. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 15

7:58pm Wed 5 Mar 14

seikothrill says...

Should have taken out wedding insurance like we were advised to
Should have taken out wedding insurance like we were advised to seikothrill
  • Score: 9

12:01am Thu 6 Mar 14

Boris says...

Sadly there seem to be a lot of dodgy operators of wedding venues offering a total package. Starry-eyed couples are not going to carry out a "due diligence" exercise, they just take the venue manager's word as gospel. If the venue demands a big deposit, it should be held by a neutral party, in the same way as a tenant's deposit is held out of the landlord's grasp. TYhe law shoulkd be altered tto specify this.
Everyone in our family got married in a church or a register office, and held the reception in a restaurant, with no deposit being demanded or paid. Old-fashioned maybe, but nobody got ripped off.
Sadly there seem to be a lot of dodgy operators of wedding venues offering a total package. Starry-eyed couples are not going to carry out a "due diligence" exercise, they just take the venue manager's word as gospel. If the venue demands a big deposit, it should be held by a neutral party, in the same way as a tenant's deposit is held out of the landlord's grasp. TYhe law shoulkd be altered tto specify this. Everyone in our family got married in a church or a register office, and held the reception in a restaurant, with no deposit being demanded or paid. Old-fashioned maybe, but nobody got ripped off. Boris
  • Score: -2

9:22am Thu 6 Mar 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

Jack222 wrote:
Burt seriously why pay so much money for one day of the year - what''s wrong with a pub meal?
I don't think it's up to anyone to tell someone else how they should spend their money, or how much, or a day that's important to them.
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Burt seriously why pay so much money for one day of the year - what''s wrong with a pub meal?[/p][/quote]I don't think it's up to anyone to tell someone else how they should spend their money, or how much, or a day that's important to them. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 13

10:58am Thu 6 Mar 14

CO6 resident says...

Boris wrote:
Sadly there seem to be a lot of dodgy operators of wedding venues offering a total package. Starry-eyed couples are not going to carry out a "due diligence" exercise, they just take the venue manager's word as gospel. If the venue demands a big deposit, it should be held by a neutral party, in the same way as a tenant's deposit is held out of the landlord's grasp. TYhe law shoulkd be altered tto specify this. Everyone in our family got married in a church or a register office, and held the reception in a restaurant, with no deposit being demanded or paid. Old-fashioned maybe, but nobody got ripped off.
...but then the commitment underlying the marriage bond obviously means very little to you doesn't it Boris, with your support for #66a London Rd...

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[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Sadly there seem to be a lot of dodgy operators of wedding venues offering a total package. Starry-eyed couples are not going to carry out a "due diligence" exercise, they just take the venue manager's word as gospel. If the venue demands a big deposit, it should be held by a neutral party, in the same way as a tenant's deposit is held out of the landlord's grasp. TYhe law shoulkd be altered tto specify this. Everyone in our family got married in a church or a register office, and held the reception in a restaurant, with no deposit being demanded or paid. Old-fashioned maybe, but nobody got ripped off.[/p][/quote]...but then the commitment underlying the marriage bond obviously means very little to you doesn't it Boris, with your support for #66a London Rd... http://www.gazette-n ews.co.uk/news/10960 985.Swingers_club_to _open_in_former_deli / CO6 resident
  • Score: 3

11:31am Thu 6 Mar 14

Scoot says...

Jack222 even 17 years ago if you walked into a pub or restaurant with a function room for weddings and you said you wanted their standard Sunday Roast for a reception they immediately said you can have it but its an extra £x a head more as its a wedding. If they didn't hike up the price of food they would insist on 'y' glasses of wine per head at an extortionate price. The W word has been a licence to print money for all those providing a 'service' for years and I think gone are the days of a few crates of Brown Ale and Icelands sausage rolls for the vast majority of couples getting married.
Jack222 even 17 years ago if you walked into a pub or restaurant with a function room for weddings and you said you wanted their standard Sunday Roast for a reception they immediately said you can have it but its an extra £x a head more as its a wedding. If they didn't hike up the price of food they would insist on 'y' glasses of wine per head at an extortionate price. The W word has been a licence to print money for all those providing a 'service' for years and I think gone are the days of a few crates of Brown Ale and Icelands sausage rolls for the vast majority of couples getting married. Scoot
  • Score: 1

11:49am Fri 7 Mar 14

catflap1 says...

CO6 resident wrote:
Boris wrote:
Sadly there seem to be a lot of dodgy operators of wedding venues offering a total package. Starry-eyed couples are not going to carry out a "due diligence" exercise, they just take the venue manager's word as gospel. If the venue demands a big deposit, it should be held by a neutral party, in the same way as a tenant's deposit is held out of the landlord's grasp. TYhe law shoulkd be altered tto specify this. Everyone in our family got married in a church or a register office, and held the reception in a restaurant, with no deposit being demanded or paid. Old-fashioned maybe, but nobody got ripped off.
...but then the commitment underlying the marriage bond obviously means very little to you doesn't it Boris, with your support for #66a London Rd...

http://www.gazette-n

ews.co.uk/news/10960

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CO6 me think you doff protest to much................
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[quote][p][bold]CO6 resident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Sadly there seem to be a lot of dodgy operators of wedding venues offering a total package. Starry-eyed couples are not going to carry out a "due diligence" exercise, they just take the venue manager's word as gospel. If the venue demands a big deposit, it should be held by a neutral party, in the same way as a tenant's deposit is held out of the landlord's grasp. TYhe law shoulkd be altered tto specify this. Everyone in our family got married in a church or a register office, and held the reception in a restaurant, with no deposit being demanded or paid. Old-fashioned maybe, but nobody got ripped off.[/p][/quote]...but then the commitment underlying the marriage bond obviously means very little to you doesn't it Boris, with your support for #66a London Rd... http://www.gazette-n ews.co.uk/news/10960 985.Swingers_club_to _open_in_former_deli /[/p][/quote]CO6 me think you doff protest to much................ .................... ................ catflap1
  • Score: -4

4:20pm Fri 7 Mar 14

keith_l says...

Talk about insensitive! The Newsquest websites have "intelligent" advertising that picks adverts from a selection based on either the content of the article and/or the user's recent rowsing habits.

I went into this article to be met with adverts for very expensive engagement rings (not something that I have browsed for), so it was selected based on content.

How will that look if any of those couples affected by this story go in for a read?
Talk about insensitive! The Newsquest websites have "intelligent" advertising that picks adverts from a selection based on either the content of the article and/or the user's recent rowsing habits. I went into this article to be met with adverts for very expensive engagement rings (not something that I have browsed for), so it was selected based on content. How will that look if any of those couples affected by this story go in for a read? keith_l
  • Score: 1

10:13am Sat 8 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Obviously painful for anyone involved:
One hopes you have paid by credit card and therefore you will be protected
My wedding back in 1990 cost £2,250 in total
I catered with full food and wine for 150 people
A Vintage car was laid on for transport.
My beloved wife's wedding dress was reduced from £900 to £100 in The Wedding Shop.
It also included a honeymoon for 10 days by coach to a fabulous resort in Venice at £150 each. (The best holiday I have ever had):
The owner gave us a palatial brand new apartment in his resort as a wedding treat:
This included wedding cancellation costs from 18 months earlier.
Why do you people have to spend so much on One Fine Day?
It is asking for trouble and beggars belief what goes in in the desires of some, in these austere times.
Cut Your Cloth Accordingly.
In years gone bye you will look back and think was that all worth it?
I wish you well
AVPG
:-)
Obviously painful for anyone involved: One hopes you have paid by credit card and therefore you will be protected My wedding back in 1990 cost £2,250 in total I catered with full food and wine for 150 people A Vintage car was laid on for transport. My beloved wife's wedding dress was reduced from £900 to £100 in The Wedding Shop. It also included a honeymoon for 10 days by coach to a fabulous resort in Venice at £150 each. (The best holiday I have ever had): The owner gave us a palatial brand new apartment in his resort as a wedding treat: This included wedding cancellation costs from 18 months earlier. Why do you people have to spend so much on One Fine Day? It is asking for trouble and beggars belief what goes in in the desires of some, in these austere times. Cut Your Cloth Accordingly. In years gone bye you will look back and think was that all worth it? I wish you well AVPG :-) A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 7

8:59am Mon 10 Mar 14

jammin says...

Have you been to the quality hotel? its been like a ghost town for years...theres ntohing quality about it
Have you been to the quality hotel? its been like a ghost town for years...theres ntohing quality about it jammin
  • Score: -1

10:12am Mon 10 Mar 14

klr1990 says...

Ah, sexism once again. What about 'husbands in limbo'. I'm sure the grooms-to-be are just as upset. You could have just put 'couples'.

It's ridiculous. Women are not above men in any form, we are EQUAL, so why does everything have to be about them?

(And yes, I am female. When I got married everything was a 50/50 opinion between my husband and I, not just mine!)
Ah, sexism once again. What about 'husbands in limbo'. I'm sure the grooms-to-be are just as upset. You could have just put 'couples'. It's ridiculous. Women are not above men in any form, we are EQUAL, so why does everything have to be about them? (And yes, I am female. When I got married everything was a 50/50 opinion between my husband and I, not just mine!) klr1990
  • Score: -1

10:25am Mon 10 Mar 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

klr1990 wrote:
Ah, sexism once again. What about 'husbands in limbo'. I'm sure the grooms-to-be are just as upset. You could have just put 'couples'.

It's ridiculous. Women are not above men in any form, we are EQUAL, so why does everything have to be about them?

(And yes, I am female. When I got married everything was a 50/50 opinion between my husband and I, not just mine!)
The article is about a woman.
[quote][p][bold]klr1990[/bold] wrote: Ah, sexism once again. What about 'husbands in limbo'. I'm sure the grooms-to-be are just as upset. You could have just put 'couples'. It's ridiculous. Women are not above men in any form, we are EQUAL, so why does everything have to be about them? (And yes, I am female. When I got married everything was a 50/50 opinion between my husband and I, not just mine!)[/p][/quote]The article is about a woman. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: -2

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