A hotel in Somerset, the Battleborough Grange Hotel, has gone into liquidation and left a trail of engaged couples high and dry.
The 23-bed venue, located near Burnham-On-Sea, closed its doors in August and the venue is now set to change hands.
According to reports, couples who had rented the space for their nuptials were notified by email.
Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury quoted one of the affected grooms-to-be, Ian Draper, as saying: “He (the hotel manager) would have known he was in trouble months ago, so why not be honest with us and give us more time to find another venue?”
They claim the email from the owner said that council tax increases had increased its bills by £25,000 a year and it had been unable to keep up payments. The owner added that it was “beyond terrible” and he had “lost everything I have worked for”, they said.
The Mercury tried to contact Battleborough Grange’s management but did not get a response before going to print.
While Mr Draper and his fiancée were able to find a replacement venue the situation resulted in the couple spending double their budget.