WESTMINSTER, Colo., (CBS4) – Several event venues are stepping up to help salvage what should be the happiest day ever for a number of Colorado couples. It’s all following the abrupt closing of Noah’s Event Venue in Westminster — first reported on Friday by CBS4 investigator Rick Sallinger.
With their wedding day four months away, Tyler Roben and Amanda Engel find themselves scrambling.
“It’s just been a little more chaos than we want,” Roben said.
It’s a helpless feeling that started last week when a friend received her save the date and looked up the location.
“She sent a screenshot of the venue, and it said ‘permanently closed,’” Engel said.
That business is Noah’s Event Venue in Westminster, and the couple had already put down thousands of dollars. On Friday, CBS4 learned the national company let its employees go and filed for bankruptcy last May.
Now, Tyler and Amanda, along with many other couples, are back to square one, but they aren’t on their own.
“’We are offering venue free to Noah’s brides and also offering discounts on catering,’” Engel read from a text message sent by the Copper Leaf, an event venue in Broomfield.
“We were basically concerned about the brides because it’s one of the biggest days of their life,” said Vipul Seth, co-owner of the Copper Leaf.
It’s one of several Colorado companies stepping in to offer relief or discounted rates to couples feeling abandoned by Noah’s.
“If anything, it’s been nice to see everybody reaching out and trying to help,” said Roben.
Unlike some couples, Tyler and Amanda still have a few months to figure it out, and they aren’t losing hope yet.
“Quite frankly, some of the places that have reached out, and we’ll be visiting next week, they look nicer than Noah’s was,” He said.
The Copper Leaf is not the only venue offering to work with these couples. The following companies and organizations have reached out to CBS4:
City of Westminster
Molly Brown Summer House
Contact Momo – 720-253-8349
Copper Leaf Event Center
Contact Vipul Seth – 303-768-8970
Church Ranch Event Center
main number – 303-404-3777
Aloft Broomfield Denver hotel
Sterling Event Space
Levy Restaurants at Folsom Field
Crowne Plaza DIA
Noah’s has responded to customers in an email:
The bankruptcy court managing our case has directed NOAH’S to cease operations immediately. This means that NOAH’S as the current operator will no longer be able to host your event, but you will be eligible to file for an administrative claim. Additionally, many building owners are willing to host events and are looking for new operators that can honor your event contracts.
NOAH’S has worked extremely hard to reorganize operations in order to continue hosting events, however negative publicity, along with the court order, has made it impossible to continue current operations. Over the last 13 years NOAH’S has hosted over 10,000 events including hundreds of couples who, with short notice, had lost their event date at other venues. We were always willing and happy to assist these couples and feel confident that your community of vendors will do likewise.
If you are interested in still hosting your event at your reserved location, even though NOAH’S will not be the management and servicing company please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in the subject line your location, event date and event type.