This crap has to stop. The good news is that the courts have ruled against every business that has tried to enforce policies like this. Maybe they know it is unenforceable but use it as a scare tactic?
“Please know that despite the fact that wedding couples love Hudson and our inn, your friends and families may not,” reads an online policy. “If you have booked the inn for a wedding or other type of event . . . and given us a deposit of any kind . . . there will be a $500 fine that will be deducted from your deposit for every negative review . . . placed on any internet site by anyone in your party.”