Updated: Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013, 3:29 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013, 7:39 PM EDT
EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Just months before their wedding an East Haven mother of the bride is out thousands of dollars on deposits. The place they initially booked, Lily Lake Inn in Wolcott, abruptly closed. They scrambled to get another place, but they are wondering if their money will be returned.
Most expect tears of joy on a wedding day, but losing a venue brought tears of fear. Rushing to keep the same date in June, they immediately spent more money putting down another deposit at another place.
Brian and Kelly were friends for several years, but recently it became more. In September a ring arrived.
"For my daughter it's huge. She had been through a couple of tough relationships and she was really happy that she found somebody," said Wendy Lacasse, mother of the bride.
With the perfect man by her side, she found what seemed like the perfect place to make it official, The Lilly Lake Inn in Wolcott.
"She wanted some water and it was very beautiful there," said Lacasse.
Walking around this property, you can see why she fell in love with it. There's a fountain, gazebo, and even a lake so they set a 1,000 dollar deposit and the date was officially set.
"On friday, the 28th of June, 2013," said Lacasse as she read the invitation.
Then last Thursday this mother of the bride got a stomach dropping phone call.
"Again she was sobbing, couldn't stop. I calmed her down finally and she told me," said Lacasse.
The owner of the venue sent them an email saying they were closing May 31 and a letter was on they way as to when they would get their money back but they're still waiting.
"We just want to get back what we already put out," said Lacasse.
The owner of Lily Lake Inn is Edward Adames. News 8 went to his other business in Southington and his home. He denied an interview, but said his property is in foreclosure and sent a statement saying, "It is with great regret the Lilly Lake Inn will be forced to close...We will do everything in our power to return deposits for events that we will not be able to hold as soon as possible."
UPDATE: Refund received