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Insurance for Weddings and Other Special Events 4.60/5 (92.00%) 5 votes

Weddings should be a time of joy and celebration.  If you host weddings and other special events, do not let the prospect of liability claims or property damage dampen the event.  Insurance for special events protects you and your property from the costs of liability claims and property damage, ensuring you can afford to continue hosting events.

Special event insurance can be valuable for many facilities that host private events and special occasions.  Special event insurance can cover a wide variety of claims, protecting from property damage, general liability, and liquor liability.  Do not let your facility get caught off guard with no protection in place.


  • General Liability and host liquor liability coverage included with separate limits (important if there are multiple large claims)
  • Coverage for property damage caused to the rented banquet hall facility
  • Medical payments coverage is provided
  • Food and beverage product liability is included
  • No general liability deductible
  • $1,000 sublimit for lost deposits (cost to reimburse for a lost deposit if a vendor goes out of business, declares bankruptcy or fails to show up) included for no additional charge
  • Up to three additional insureds including the banquet hall facility owner can be included for no additional charge
  • No deductible
  • Defense Costs are outside policy limits
  • Limits of  $1,000,000/$2,000,000 available


  • Property Damage: Facility walls were damaged when children smeared chocolate from the chocolate fountain.
  • Property Damage: A guest spilled an entire glasses of red wine on the carpet.
  • General Liability: Five guests became sick from eating spoiled food from an outside caterer. They are seeking coverage for their medical payments.
  • General Liability: The bride’s cousin fell on the dance floor and broke her leg. She is seeking coverage for her medical bills.
  • Liquor Liability: The bartending service hired to serve alcohol at the wedding negligently served alcohol to an intoxicated or underage person.


  1. The banquet hall may be held liable for the actions of those selling or serving alcohol at the wedding.
  2. It may cost thousands of dollars in defense costs to prove you are not liable for a liquor liability claim.
  3. You can be brought into a claim if the wedding couple does not have a liquor liability insurance policy in place.

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