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Montreal couple finds new wedding venue after Science Centre cancels big day

Vanessa Maggio and Gianni Giancaspro pictured in their Montreal-area home on Saturday, May 28, 2016.
Vanessa Maggio and Gianni Giancaspro pictured in their Montreal-area home on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Felicia Parrillo/Global News

MONTREAL – When Vanessa Maggio and Gianni Giancaspro found out their dream wedding at the Montreal Science Centre was cancelled because of strikes in the Old Port, they were devastated.

But after a week of searching, the couple has found a new place to tie the knot.

READ MORE: Old Port strike forces cancellation of Montreal couple’s dream wedding

Last week, the couple found out their big day was cancelled because Old Port workers were going on strike.

WATCH: Old Port strike leaves couple’s wedding plans in shambles

Old Port strike leaves couple’s wedding plans in shambles
Old Port strike leaves couple’s wedding plans in shambles

The venue told them there wouldn’t be enough staff for the wedding to go ahead as planned.

READ MORE: Old Port of Montreal employees vote in favour of strike

After sharing their story with Global News, the couple said complete strangers came forward to suggest alternative venues – some even offered up their homes.

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In the end, the couple said they found a beautiful venue in downtown Montreal that became available after a last-minute cancellation.