Trump Peeved at Cheap Weddings Near His Course
He wants to raise prices for ceremonies at city park
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2010 10:13 AM CST
Donald Trump arrives at a cocktail party in New York on Sept. 16, 2009.   (AP Photo/Andy Kropa)
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(Newser) – Everyone loves a bargain—everyone except Donald Trump. The owner of the ritzy Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., isn't happy that the city charges couples under a grand to get married at a small park right behind his course's clubhouse—where a wedding can cost $150,000, the LA Times reports. Bridal parties, a Trump rep says, "expect to be able to use the facility with little regard to other guests."

The Trump golf course, which has been managing park rentals for the city for three years, wants to raise prices or cut ties with the city. "He is a very forceful person, and when something doesn't agree with him, he doesn't hesitate to file a lawsuit," the mayor says. But so far it hasn't come to that. The city and golf club are trying to work out an agreement on the future of weddings in the park.