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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.

5. THE POSITION OF EQUIPMENT

It is the Hirer’s responsibility to have a representative on the site for the purpose of instructing Queensberry as to the position of the tents and equipment. If the Hirer shall fail to provide a representative on the site Queensberry may erect the tents and equipment where it thinks fit and it shall be deemed to have performed the Contract. Any wasted journeys due to the Hirer’s representatives being absent will be charged for. Deliveries left at unattended premises are left at the Hirer’s risk.

7. HIRE CHARGES

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.

8. PAYMENT

Queensberry reserves the right to charge the Hirer a non refundable deposit of at least 30% of hire charge to confirm the booking. The 30% non returnable deposit consists of the initial “save the date fee” and “first instalment fee” totalling £1500. The balance will be payable by the Hirer 14 days prior to the event. All prices are subject to VAT at the applicable rate.

9. 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.

10. INSURANCE

Queensberry, on behalf of the Hirer, has insured its property and equipment against most forms of accidental loss or damage for which the Hirer is responsible under cause 9. In the event of claim for loss or damage being accepted by the relevant insurers, the Hirer will be liable for the amount of the excess of any such claim or for full reimbursement to replace damaged items.

11. 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.

13. STAFF

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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. CANCELLATION OR PREMATURE TERMINATION OF CONTRACT

In the event of the Hirer desiring to cancel the contract after a booking has been confirmed, if the cancellation date is 30 days or more prior to the event date, there will be a charge of 30% of the hire charge, if the cancellation is 7 to 29 days prior to the delivery date, the charge will be 50% of the hire charge, and if the cancellation is less than 6 days prior to the delivery date, full hire charges will be payable by the Hirer. Queensberry may off set the hire charges payable in accordance with this clause against any deposit received from the Hirer.

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