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Terms & Conditions

1. Conditions

Dalswinton Estate weddings is run by Queensberry Event Hire Limited (“Queensberry”). Queensberry will submit a written quotation which the person hiring the venue (the “Hirer”) shall accept in online or in writing. In the absence of such written acceptance of the quotation making payment of the deposit shall validate the Contract. All aspects of your contract with Dalswinton Estate Weddings will be subject to these terms and conditions of hire.

2. Period of Hire

The period of hire is understood to mean the period for which the venue is required to be ready and available for use.

3. Payment

A 30% or £1500 deposit is paid to secure the venue – This is non-refundable.

Catering

4. The Business’s Management of The Event

The hire charges include staff for on the day co-ordinator, bar staff and car parking staff. All catering staff are billed separately by the caterer.

The Client agrees on its own behalf and on behalf of each and every guest;

5. Noise Pollution

6. The position of equipment

We have permanent bars and dance floors set up in the marquee, we can move these on request for a charge. It is the clients and caterers responsibility to arrange tables for the meal as desired.

7. Lighting and decoration Hire

You must use Dalswinton’s own lighting and hanging decor unless agreed. No other hanging decorations and lighting can be brought into the venue. In exceptional circumstances and agreed by the venue manager you wish for us to hang your decorations. We charge a call out fee of £100 plus £10 per hour to hang and remove your items – for large installations we will quote separately.

8. Loss or Damage

We have a refundable damage deposit fee of £500 as insurance for us against accidental damage of Dalswinton Estate and Queensberry hire equipment- We take this to protect ourselves and maintain our equipment to a high standard. Our Insurance fee is also offered as it is either not possible for clients to source insurance that covers the full value of hired equipment and guests, or can be less expensive than doing so. Please note the insurance policy does not cover event cancelation, public or employer liability or any other liability. If you choose not to take our insurance we require proof that the cover sourced by yourself is adequate. Please note, if items are stolen from site the client will be resonsible for cost of replacement. See our full terms and conditions for further details.

9. Liability to third parties

Queensberry will not be responsible for and the Hirer will indemnify Queensberry against all claims for injury to persons or loss of or damage to property while a guest at Dalswinton Estate.

10. Force Majeure

While every effort will be made by Queensberry to carry out any order accepted, the full performance of it is subject to variation or cancellation by Queensberry consequent upon act of God, War, Strikes, Riots, Lock outs or other labour disturbances, fire, flood, restrictions on the use of transport, fuel or power, requisitioning, shortage of material or transport or labour or any cause beyond the control of Queensberry.

11. Modification of Contract

No verbal representations or arrangements are recognised by Queensberry and these terms and conditions shall only be modified by a supplementary written contract.

12. Cancellation or premature termination of contract

Cancellation by Clients

Period of Notice = Cancellation fee

Cancellation by the Business

The Business reserves the right to cancel the event if;

13. Amendments to the Event

If necessary whether for reasons of safety or such as unavailability of qualified staff or suitable equipment or adverse weather conditions, or for other justifiable reasons the Business reserves the right to make, after consultation with the client wherever possible and as soon as reasonably possible, changes to the proposal including if necessary changes to the venue of the Event.

14. The Business’s Liability

  1. The Business shall be required to take all reasonable care in providing the services and having regard to health and safety legislation
  2. The Business shall have no liability to the Client or the Guests (Other than death and personal injury of a guest resulting from the Business’s negligence) for any loss or damage of any nature however caused arising out of or in connection with attendance at the Event or to the property of the Client or Guest unless otherwise covered by the public liability insurance carried by the Business at the date of the Event, any such claim by the Client or Guest being made on the terms and conditions of such insurance a copy of which is available on request.
  3. Personal Accident Insurance covering the event is not included in the price but can be arranged on request.
  4. The Contract of which these Terms and Conditions form part shall be governed by the Laws of Scotland and the parties hereto shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts:
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