Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - After a gracious offer and a stressful week, a local couple has a new location for their wedding reception.
The Glen Loch Restaurant in Jamesville closed suddenly without warning, leaving an engaged couple without a reception location for their wedding.
Another venue saw the story air on NewsChannel 9 last week and reached out to the couple.
When bad things happen, a lot of people that you don't even know step up to the plate,” said Thomas Sakowski, father of the bride to be.
“I received numerous phone calls, emails, random people,” said Amanda Sakowski, the bride to be.
Offers came in from many venues in Ithaca, Cazenovia and Oswego but one spot in downtown Syracuse stood out.
The Oncenter contacted the couple after hearing about their troubles.
“They were the first people to respond and let us know they wanted to help,” said Amanda.
Kelly Carr, general manager at the Oncenter said his team stepped up, worked around the couple's plans and budget because he knows the importance of September 7 for Amanda.
“You think about someone's wedding day, that's the most special day of any woman's life,” Carr said.
“They're really taking the pressure off us, saying let us plan your dream day,” Amanda said. “They've been able to fulfill something I couldn’t even image. It’s going to be our dream wedding.”
The owner of Glen Loch did not warn the couple that they were closing, despite the full bill of nearly $8,000 already being paid.
Thomas met with owner Tim Barr's attorney Joe Demari and says Demari told him they were probably unlikely to get a refund.
Demari’s office has not returned several calls from NewsChannel 9.