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It is a little difficult to figure out what is going on here with your current comments. If you can tell me some more of the back story about what was done, what wasn't and what the agreement was then I can help.
Ok, thank you for that information. Just to be clear, a verbal contract can be legally binding if there is an agreement and at least one party performs under that agreement. So a written contract is not necessary in order to pursue a breach of contract action.
However, if you examined the property and it was represented as being functional and had operating AC and that is the condition that you agreed to rent it in, then if they didn't provide the same venue in the same condition when you actually showed up, they are in breach of contract. When one party is in breach of contract, that relieves the other party from any further performance.
So if you didn't get what you paid for, you had the right to terminate the contract due to their breach. You would actually have the right to countersue the venue under a breach of contract claim because even the two dates that you did use the venue, it was unacceptable due to the problems.
With that said, the plaintiff will have to prove that 1. there was a contract (there was) 2. They complied with the terms of the contract (they didn't) and 3. they suffered damages that are unpaid due to your termination.