I was scheduled to have a wedding and reception at a Bed & Breakfast in South Carolina at the end of May. 13 months prior to the wedding date, I had paid them $500 via credit card for what they termed a "grounds fee." It was never expressed that this was a non-refundable deposit. Nor was there ever a contract signed saying such. The wedding was cancelled 2 months prior to the date and they were notified immediately. When asked to return the $500 grounds fee as I would not be using their grounds, they refused, terming it a non-refundable deposit. They also expressed that I had failed to give them a deposit on the rooms in the Inn. I had, in fact, asked several times over the course of the year if they needed a deposit on the rooms and each time they told me not to worry about it. I attempted to act in good faith with them. I have attempted to solve the issue through repeated phone calls and emails, but have not gotten anywhere with them. Obviously there are many more details, but I believe this is the important stuff. Can I get my $$ back?