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Businesses offer help with weddings after Goretorium closes

Michael Lopardi

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Businesses offer help with weddings after Goretorium closes

CREATED Oct. 7, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Action News is getting results for a British couple left scrambling after their Halloween-themed wedding venue suddenly closed.

Lindsay Nield and Brian Moon are relieved.

"Everyone's just covering everything," said Nield. "Like it's unbelievable."

The couple planned to travel from the United Kingdom to Las Vegas in late October for a Halloween wedding at the Goretorium on the Las Vegas Strip. They said they even paid about $1,500. But the horror arrived early when the facility closed last Wednesday.

"It's just such a horrible feeling when it all went wrong," said Moon. "Just to know people would just straight away say 'yeah, we'll help you,' it's just absolutely amazing."

The couple spoke to Action News through Skype.

"It's overwhelming, isn't it," said Nield. "It's really overwhelming."

After our story aired, The Grove in Las Vegas offered to host the ceremony for free. Other businesses are also donating services like a minister, cake and make-up for the special day.

"We appreciate everything, everything everyone's done," said Nield.

Court records show the Goretorium was open for about a year and owners filed for bankruptcy over the summer. Now, businesses across the valley said they're stepping up to help out other couples, as well.

"We're basically doing themed horror weddings at our show for these guys," said Sirc Michaels, producer and director of Evil Dead the Musical on the strip.

The production will host at least one wedding this month during its intermission. Michaels said he's also in talks with other couples who want some blood and gore at the altar.

"We don't normally do this. We don't do weddings. We're a show on the strip. But anyway that we can help out, we will," said Michaels.

A Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas is helping four couples find ministers for their weddings, said owner Sebastian Salas.

"We want to turn something negative into something positive," Salas said.

Nield and Moon said they are surprised by the outpouring of help.

"You would not get that type of kindness over here so it's good to hear," Nield said. "We're happy for any other couples that have been helped."

The couple is still hoping to get their deposit back from Goretorium. A bankruptcy notice recommends customers who paid with a credit card try going through their credit card processors, but Moon paid with a debit card.

Action News reached out to the Goretorium this week and last week but has not heard back.

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