What are my rights regarding a deposit for a wedding reception that had to be cancelled?

Question Details: In March, I paid a refundable deposit of $500 to my wedding venue. In July, due to certain circumstances, I cancelled the venue I was told that I would be receiving a deposit. However, it's almost September and countless of emails later. I haven't received my deposit. With the span of time, the venue consultant I originally worked with had quit and the owner went out of town for weeks. In the emails the owner claims to have process the return and sent out a check. Yet, it's been weeks since the check has been processed. I live about 5 minutes from the venue. At this point what should I do? I just want to get my deposit and move on.

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