A wedding caterer at a famed New York City park has abruptly shut down without any answers, leaving couples scrambling as their weddings approach.
The Moveable Feast, the exclusive caterer and event planner for Prospect Park Boathouse at the eponymous Brooklyn park, had been planning and collecting deposits on weddings this fall -- until couples started complaining they couldn't get in touch with the company.
Phone numbers listed for the company were disconnected and owner Jackson Berson's cellphone went straight to a full voicemail box, Gothamist reports.
A sign on the door of The Moveable Feast office in Windsor Terrace also reads, "Until further notice, The Moveable Feast is closed. Do not enter this building."
Gothamist spoke with two couples who say they're each out $12,000 to $13,000 after putting down deposits on weddings in September and October.
In a statement to News 4, the Prospect Park Alliance said, "We are currently attempting to clarify the status of Moveable Feast, which has successfully catered weddings at the Boathouse for over 20 years. In the meantime, we are working with existing clients of Moveable Feast to connect them with caterers that can accommodate their event."
The Prospect Park Alliance says 29 events that were booked from July 22 through November 11 are affected.
One of the couples who spoke to Gothamist said they even drove to the caterer's Park Slope office, where a man who identified himself as Berson's father-in-law came told the couple that Berson was in the middle of a divorce and had left his wife and children weeks ago.