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The Dayton Woman's Club

Phone: (937) 228-1124Fax: (937) 228-8486225 N Ludlow St, DaytonOH 45402

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The DWC holds weddings, banquets, dances, meetings, and many other social events. The DWC began in 1916
-Preserve the Victorian mansion and its history
-Provide an elegant setting for social and private events

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since 05/20/2009

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised The Dayton Woman's Club's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service1
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on The Dayton Woman's Club

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
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Neutral Experience
Negative Experience
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (1)
10/14/2015Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

I am writing this letter regarding a service with the Dayton Womans ClubMy account number with the DWC is XXXXXAn "Event Contract," signed 26 March 2015 for Mrs. ***** Dance and Dinner, 26 September 2015... Contract specified a 20% gratuity... Billing was for a 22% gratuity... The bill was paid without noticing the change and now DWC will not respond to calls or messages!!! Another charge was thrown in that was not in contract was a Room Set Up Fee... This is not considered creditable and certainly not a creditable way to do business... These things should have been caught before paying the bill; but, trusting that the bill was in accordance with contract; no attention was paid to details until later...I paid $181.40 for this service. Payment was made with my Citi Master Credit card.I contacted my credit card company concerning this matter and spoke with a representative. The credit card representative was given the over charge of $81.40, 22% vs. 20% contracted... Credit card representative was given the over charge of $81.40, 22% vs. 20% contracted... Representative indicated the $81.40 would be reimbursed pending investigation... No mention was made of the additional $100.00 charged for room set-up...
Product_Or_Service: Birthday Celebration for Mrs. *****
Account_Number: Invoice # XXXXX

Desired Settlement
This matter can be resolved with an apology and reimbursement for the over charge of 81.40. I'm not requesting reimbursement for the $100 room set-up charge that wasn't included in the contract...

Business Response
Contact Name and Title: ******* ******** *****
Contact Phone: (XXX) XXX-XXXX
Contact Email: **********
The Dayton Woman's Club has contacted Mrs. ****** for whom the event was held, after realizing the mistake. In my phone conversation with Mrs. ***** she was delighted with the event and the food. I in fact mailed her a copy of our newsletter for future events that might interest her. In regards to the unfortunate mistake with the difference in gratuity and sales tax I asked Mrs. ***** if I could send her a check for the 2% difference in gratuity and the .25% difference in the sales tax to which I was told that Mr. ***** had already done so through his credit card merchant. I again told Mrs. ***** that if there was still a problem we would have no problem mailing the check for the difference if she would contact me.
I will be mailing Mrs. ***** a check today, October 13th in the amount of $79.80 gratuity refund & $9.98 sales tax refund to total $89.78 (Food purchased=$3,990.00 erroneously charged 22% gratuity charged was $877.80; 20% gratuity would have been $798.00.)Sales tax charged was $289.28 (7.25% Montgomery County) and 7% would have been $279.30, a difference of $9.98. The Dayton Woman's Club is extremely apologetic for the misfortune.

Our former Events Manager, Mrs. ****** used a 2013 event contract (signed on 5/26/14) which only specified 20% gratuity and 7% sales tax. Also it only specified 25% food deposit two weeks prior to the event which was never The Dayton Woman's Club policy (always been 50%). I accepted only 25% food deposit from Mr. *****. The Dayton Woman's Club Executive Board has, in response to this, removed Mrs. ***** from the Events Manager position and may continue with further disciplinary action up to and including termination as a result of this and other issues.
At The Dayton Woman's Club we strive to provide the best venue, best service and quality food to our guests.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.)

Industry Comparison| Chart

Wedding Supplies & Services, Restaurants, Clubs, Banquet Facilities

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 03/08/2006Business started: 11/01/1916
Type of Entity


Incorporated: November 1916, OH

Business Management
Principal: Arelene Akerman (President)
Contact Information
Mr Paul Heras (Financial Manager)
Number of Employees


Business Category

Wedding Supplies & Services, Restaurants, Clubs, Banquet Facilities

Products & Services

This company offers a private social organization with a venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners, business and organization meetings & receptions.

Hours of Operation

Lunch: M-F 11:30am-2:30pm House open until 4pm...Open a various other times for events

Service Area

Dayton and the surrounding areas. However, weddings and other events come from all around!

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Address for The Dayton Woman's Club

225 N Ludlow St

Dayton, OH 45402

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1 Locations

  • 225 N Ludlow St 

    Dayton, OH 45402(937) 228-1124
    Fax: (937) 228-8486

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