The Nashville wedding venue industry has been hit by an epidemic of online wedding booking frauds that have resulted in some of the most expensive wedding venues in the country being shut down, according to a recent report by Wedding Guide, a website that tracks the industry.
The frauds have resulted from “unprecedented levels of online fraud,” according to the report.
The number of fraudulent wedding venues increased from 3,972 in 2014 to 4,074 in 2016, the report found.
More than 10,000 venues were shut down over the same period, with the majority of venues closed due to the frauds.
The report also found that in 2018, there were more than 9,000 wedding venues shut down due to online fraud.
There were also 6,000 fraudulent wedding venue locations.
“These incidents are devastating to the wedding industry, but we must continue to work tirelessly to fix them,” said the report’s author, Jennifer E. Tish, a wedding planning attorney and the founder of the Nashville Wedding Consultant and Event Services practice.
“Online frauds are costing the industry millions of dollars every year.
A spokeswoman for the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau said the agency was not aware of any specific instances of fraudulent venues or events. “
We are committed to helping you find the best Nashville wedding venues and to provide information about the best wedding venues to avoid future fraud,” she said.
A spokeswoman for the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau said the agency was not aware of any specific instances of fraudulent venues or events.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau website says that it has received more than 11,500 complaints about fraud in the past two years.
According to the website, it has identified over 4,600 fraudulent wedding locations and 4,800 fraudulent wedding ceremonies.
The site also has a guide to avoiding online wedding fraud.
According for example, a fraudulent wedding ceremony can take place anywhere from the last minute to as far as two weeks before a wedding is officially scheduled.
A wedding venue with a fraudulent location could be a place where an existing ceremony is being performed, the guide says.
The website also warns that if a person signs up for an online wedding, they could lose their account.
The guide also lists the best places to avoid online wedding scams.
The city with the most sites shut down is San Diego, with 1,958.
The most popular locations were in Washington, DC; New York City; Philadelphia; Dallas, Texas; Orlando, Florida; and Austin, Texas.
The largest cities were Orlando and San Diego with the second- and third-largest cities were Las Vegas and Miami with the fourth- and fifth-largest were New York and Los Angeles.
According the website of the National Association of Realtors, the top 10 most popular sites in the Nashville area were: Aromas Wine Bar and Kitchen; Aromastina at the Hilton Nashville Downtown; Bluebird at The Downtown Marriott; Club Biergarten; The Grove; The Midtown Bar & Grill; The Modern Luxury Hotel; and the Old Town House at the Vanderbilt University School of Music.
The top 10 worst sites in Nashville were: The Downtown Bar & Grille; The Club Bistro; The Country Club; The Bierhaus; and The Modern.
The worst online wedding sites were The Grove, The Country Bar, The New Club, The Bistrot, The Grove & The Ritz, The Vine, and The Grove at The Vine.
The Top 20 online wedding venues that have closed include: The Grove (2,200); The Country Inn; The New York Club; and Club B. The Worst online wedding ceremony venues that were shuttered were: Club B; The Vine; The Old Town; The Ranch; The Cottage; The Palace; The Hotel; The Courtyard; The Tanglewood; The House; and New Club.
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