SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) – A fairytale wedding turns into a young couple’s nightmare after the venue announced it would close just weeks before their big day.
Gabriel Anton and Adriana Martinez were all scheduled for their wedding on August 24th at Noah’s Sugar Land venue.
“I thought this was the place. We can afford it. This is a beautiful place,” said Adriana.
Gabriel said he prepaid the nearly $ 7,000 fee and made the final payment in March.
Since then, they’ve got in line and paid caterers and other vendors only to find out that all of their plans have been ruined as the venue goes bankrupt.
“It was, I would say, heartbreaking. It was depressing. It was shocking,” he said.
They said the company had promised to repay them about $ 2,800 and the remainder would be used towards another Noah location.
This opens up a whole series of new problems: Switching all other providers and finding a place where August 24th is still available.
“What hurts me is that (Gabriel) took pride in doing so much and paying for the venue himself,” Adriana said.
An employee who did not want to be named told ABC13 Eyewitness News that the company’s bankruptcy was unexpected for the employees as well. As soon as the doors close on August 5th, they will be unemployed.
Gabriel and Adriana said they are still waiting for this check for a partial refund. Until then, they have no money to reserve a new venue.
In the meantime, Gabriel’s brother is in the military and is scheduled to deliver in September, so the clock is ticking. You have created a GoFundMe to raise funds for a new deposit.
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