Last Minute Construction Causes Hiccup for Wedding

Last Minute Construction Causes Hiccup for Wedding Photo: KSTP

November 03, 2017 07:07 PM

A Blaine bride is warning people just how risky the wedding business can be.

Jamie Ramsey learned a week before her wedding that the venue she booked is being remodeled days before her big day. Ramsey said the building doesn't just look different, but unrecognizable. 


"My guests are going to show up tomorrow and see all of this," Ramsey said, as she looks at the outside of her venue. 

The venues walls are completely covered in scaffolding and plastic wrap due to the remodel. A homemade sign is the only indication this is an event space. There might even be an uninvited guest. Depending on the construction schedule, you can see workers through interior windows. 

The wedding venue operator, Banquets of Minnesota, said the property owner, D and N Management, only let them know about the construction this week. D and N Management declined comment about the project and timing of the construction. 

"Currently when you open the door there is scaffolding in the way," Ramsey said. "You can't even open the door all the way because there is a walk that goes across the door."

She added, "There is Styrofoam blowing through the doors as I open the doors."

"We've just felt very helpless in this situation, because we pride ourselves in giving all the brides we work with a very memorable wedding," Gloria Chichocki, an event planner with Banquets of Minnesota, said.

Still, the bride is busy putting up decorations and getting the space ready for the day she's been planning for months. Banquets of Minnesota has offered Jamie and her fiance a discount because of all the trouble. 


Lindsey Brown

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