First Look: The Historic Hofheimer Building

Everything You Need to Know About The Hofheimer Building's Rooftop, Peter Chang Restaurant and More

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Beware of this Venue

We booked The Hoffheimer Building in the Spring of 2016 for our wedding scheduled for May 2017. We signed a contract for the loft and rooftop, paid a deposit, and thought we had everything locked in. I called them a few months later so that I could bring in my wedding planner to see the loft and rooftop space. The new manager (Bobby) had never even seen our contract, they had trouble finding our signed copy but apparently didn’t have trouble cashing our check. When we went in to meet him for the first time he indicated that although they had since brought on a new manager he would still honor everything in our original agreement. His exact words were “of course we will honor everything, that would be bad business if we didn’t”. He simply asked that we resign a new contract because they had migrated to a new record system. He also proceeded to explain that the rooftop would be upgraded, but this would in no way effect my venue arrangement for my wedding reception. I asked him point blank during the meeting to give me the details if things were changing up front and he assured me that I had nothing to worry about. I had to call him several times the following week in order to get him to send the contract over and when he finally did it was DOUBLE my original contract price. Needless to say, I phoned him to request an explanation for the price differences. Bobby requested that I resend my original contract because they didn’t trust that we had received the price we were quoted. I sent the contract and the original email outlining everything that was supposed to be included in the agreement and he called me back in for yet another meeting of inconsistencies. When we arrived he said that the venue would now be priced at 10K and that we simply could not use the loft AND the rooftop that was promised in our contract. He said that even if the construction was completed, they would still not allow me to use the space. He did offer the loft ONLY, but said that he would not block off business in the other areas of the building that day (downstairs/rooftop would still be normal business). The loft and rooftop share the bathrooms and the loft is way too small to fit all of my guest. I also chose this space because I wanted an outside event—so that wasn’t going to work. He proceeded to say that all events for that time frame had been placed on hold due to upcoming construction. (remember this part) We took the next few days to mull it over and scrambled to find another venue. A few days later, I had a friend call to inquire about the EXACT SAME day and he said it was available and asked if they wanted to come in for a meeting to check it out. I couldn’t believe the blatant disregard for a legal contract that they initiated and their complete disrespect of someone’s wedding day. We took a refund and have since found another space which I am happy with. It was just so frustrating to have already planned so many things on a venue that you’ve paid for.

LJ 13 days ago

do not book this venue

We booked the Hoffheimer Building in the Spring of 2016 for our wedding scheduled for May 2017. We signed a contract for the loft and rooftop, paid a deposit, and thought we had everything locked in. I called them a few months later so that I could bring in my wedding planner to see the loft and rooftop space. The new manager (Bobby) had never even seen our contract, they had trouble finding our signed copy but apparently didn’t have trouble cashing our check. When we went in to meet him for the first time he indicated that although they had since brought on a new manager he would still honor everything in our original agreement. His exact words were “of course we will honor everything, that would be bad business if we didn’t”. He simply asked that we resign a new contract because they had migrated to a new record system. He also proceeded to explain that the rooftop would be upgraded, but this would in no way effect my venue arrangement for my wedding reception. I asked him point blank during the meeting to give me the details if things were changing up front and he assured me that I had nothing to worry about. I had to call him several times the following week in order to get him to send the contract over and when he finally did it was DOUBLE my original contract price. Needless to say, I phoned him to request an explanation for the price differences. Bobby requested that I resend my original contract because they didn’t trust that we had received the price we were quoted. I sent the contract and the original email outlining everything that was supposed to be included in the agreement and he called me back in for yet another meeting of inconsistencies. When we arrived he said that the venue would now be priced at 10K and that we simply could not use the loft AND the rooftop that was promised in our contract. He said that even if the construction was completed, they would still not allow me to use the space. He did offer the loft ONLY, but said that he would not block off business in the other areas of the building that day (downstairs/rooftop would still be normal business). The loft and rooftop share the bathrooms and the loft is way too small to fit all of my guest. I also chose this space because I wanted an outside event—so that wasn’t going to work. He proceeded to say that all events for that time frame had been placed on hold due to upcoming construction. (remember this part) We took the next few days to mull it over and scrambled to find another venue. A few days later, I had a friend call to inquire about the EXACT SAME day and he said it was available and asked if they wanted to come in for a meeting to check it out. I couldn’t believe the blatant disregard for a legal contract that they initiated and their complete disrespect of someone’s wedding day. We took a refund and have since found another space which I am happy with. It was just so frustrating to have already planned so many things on a venue that you’ve paid for. I even h

LJ coupon 13 days ago

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