Q4. Mark and his fiancé were due to get married in May of this year. They had entered into a contract with a registered wedding venue which was going to

provide food, drink, entertainment and the wedding service itself. Mark and his fiancé had paid a deposit of a thous and pounds. However,they had to cancel the wedding due to the UK Government making all weddings illegal during the global pandemic lock down period. The wedding venue has demanded that Mark pay the remaining nineteen thousand pounds owed despite the wedding not taking place. Is there any area of contract law that that Mark and his fiancé could argue to avoid having to pay this money? If so, explain what it means and apply it to the facts of Mark's wedding booking.

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