Weddings cancelled at Chewton Place

Published on: 28 Mar 2013

Weddings cancelled at Chewton Place

Couples who have booked their wedding at Chewton Place are this evening facing the news that they will have to find another venue.

The event operators based there, Bozeat Palmer Contracts Ltd, have revealed they are being "forced to leave" as of April 10.

In a letter to clients who had set a date at the venue, Rebecca Bozeat-Manzi said: "I’m afraid I am writing with very bad news and I just don’t know how to break it to you gently so please forgive me. Forgive me also for writing and not calling however I hope you understand we need to inform everyone as quickly as we can.

"The directors of Longcap Developments Limited, the owners and landlords of Chewton Place, are forcing us to leave by April 10, 2013, meaning that we will not be able to run your wedding at Chewton Place."

She added: "I know how I would feel if I were you receiving this news just as I am sure you will understand how we feel having worked so hard, passionately and successfully to build Chewton Place back up only to become unemployed again.

"We wish you every best luck and our thoughts and hearts are with you at this very difficult time, please believe me when I say we tried everything to prevent this."

In 2011, couples' plans were left in tatters when Aspire Venues Ltd, the events company based at Chewton Place at the time, went into administration. There was further bad news when it was revealed clients would not get back money already paid towards their day.

Bozeat Palmer Contracts Ltd has assured couples that their deposits are safe and is arranging repayment.

Keynshamvoice has been unable to contact Longcap Developments Limited.

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