Full refund or fair price for NHS key worker

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Full refund or fair price for NHS key worker

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Maria Barwick started this petition to Woodbridge venue (Wedding venue)

Suffolk wedding venue charges frontline NHS key-worker £4K for ceremony only in light of new government restrictions.

A couple were due to get married this summer in Woodbridge. Rebekah Lambert an NHS Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) from Suffolk and partner Joseph Lane paid the venue for an all day wedding package for 100+ guests. Recent government guidelines for UK weddings are allowing for ceremonies to resume up to a maximum of 30 guests with restrictions stating that; ceremonies should be kept as short as possible, no food or drink to be served following the service and social distancing measures to remain in place. Wedding breakfasts, evening receptions, celebrations and live music are all prohibited.

Still wishing to go ahead and get married taking the new guidelines into account, Rebekah and Joe received a revised bill from their venue off £4,000 which was to cover; venue hire and staff for the ceremony only. As you can imagine with very little services being provided the couple were left extremely disappointed at how the venue could justify charging £4,000 for such a short period of time; ceremonies lasting up to half an hour long, and in turn only receiving around half of their money back from the original booking. 

Being a frontline NHS worker based in emergency theatres at her local trust, Rebekah had been working tirelessly hard along with many others in her profession....until recently where she required some time off work due to suffering from a problem with her eyesight. The wedding was meant to be something to look forward to during this difficult time but again the couples hopes and dreams were shattered with the unfair proposal being offered. With their wedding now only 5 weeks away and the upset they’ve faced dealing with the company not compromising fairly, the couple wish too and rightly so either receive a full refund or a fair reimbursement for the ceremony only. 

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