Valley business helps couple after wedding venue closes, keeps deposit

Posted at 6:42 PM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 15:02:43-04

A valley mom was able to plan exactly the wedding she envisioned for her son, thanks to some help from a local business.

In 2016 Laura Roether of Glendale let me know that the wedding venue she had booked for her son’s wedding was closing. 

Even worse, the business called Manor at Catlin Court, would not return her deposit.

“I was kind of lost. I didn't really know what to do,” she said.

After our story aired we were contacted by Heritage Square in Downtown Phoenix.

“My coworker reached out to me and was like, "Hey this is something we can probably do and give back to the community,” said event manager Erika Swift.

She got in touch with Laura and the planning began again.

“Erika stepped in and said she was going to help out on the day of. I mean it was amazing it really was what they did for us,” Laura said.

They worked out a deal, and a little more than one year later we were there as Laura’s son Matthew tied the knot with fiancé Jordan.

“For everything to fall in place like it did…nobody expected this so it's awesome,” Jordan said.

A big thank you to Heritage Square for stepping up to help this family.