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The owner of Cobb’s Mill Inn died, and the future of the facility is still up in the air. (WFSB) The owner of Cobb’s Mill Inn died, and the future of the facility is still up in the air. (WFSB)
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The doors to a Connecticut bride-to-be’s wedding are shut because the venue suddenly closed after the owner’s death.

While his estate gets settled, it’s leaving many couples scrambling just days before they’re set to tie the knot.

The owner of Cobb’s Mill Inn died, and the future of the facility is still up in the air.

“I have to laugh because if I don't, I'll probably start crying,” said Victoria Burgos, who got the message on Wednesday that the place she booked six months ago for her March 13 wedding was closed.

“I just wish the lawyers didn't close the place just because they're trying to figure out the estate right now,” Burgos said.

She and her fiancé Josh said they aren’t upset with the Mill, and they’ve been assured that their $4,000 deposit will be returned, but they need it quickly so they can find another location.

“As it stands right now, we don't know what we're going to do, we're just looking,” Burgos said.

Right now, the Goshen couple has their sights set on Farmington Gardens and Oakville Villa, but Burgos said nothing can compare to the fairy-tale dream she had with Cobb’s Mill.

“It was just gorgeous and I fell in love with the rustic look of it and everything,” she said.

With Josh’s family already slated to fly in from Wisconsin, a Hawaiian honeymoon booked for the day after, and cakes and entertainment set, the March 13 date is firm, and a small-scale wedding has been discussed as a last resort.

“But I really wanted to wear my dress and have the whole shebang. That's what I planned on at least,” Burgos said.

While those plans may be changing, one thing hasn’t.

“We're getting married. Somewhere. I don't know where, but we're getting married,” Burgos said.

Eyewitness News reached out to Cobb’s Mill, but sadly a funeral service was happening on Thursday, but they said they will continue to work with all of the families who are affected.

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