Special event insurance

When every little detail matters

Whether it’s a birthday party, anniversary or baby shower, organizing a thoughtful event requires meticulous planning, not to mention a lot of energy. Unfortunately, you can't plan everything and unforeseen occurrences like extreme weather, accidents, or illness could very well leave you in an uncomfortable position. So whether you’re planning an event for yourself or close family member, insurance for events can minimize your responsibility and loss if you face an unavoidable setback.

With an event insurance policy from Markel, you’re covered for non-refundable deposits, cancellation fees, and even injury or liability from accidents during your event.

Some events we’ve covered:

  • Anniversary party
  • Baby shower
  • Baptism
  • Bar or bat mitzvah
  • Birthday party
  • Housewarming party
  • Memorial service
  • Quinceañera
  • Retirement party
  • Special achievement reception
  • Weddings
  • Much, much more
Markel offers:

Event liability insurance: helps protect you if someone causes property damage to the venue or someone is injured at your event. Up to $2 million in coverage can be purchased any time up to 1 day before your event. Policies start as low as $75.

If your venue requires liability insurance, Markel will name your venue as an “additional insured” for no extra cost on your certificate of insurance. Click here to learn more about Markel's event liability insurance.

Event cancellation insurance
: reimburses you for lost deposits and non-refundable amounts if you have to cancel or postpone your event due to unforeseen circumstances such as:

• Vendor bankruptcy
• Accident or illness
• Extreme weather
• Military deployment

Coverage can be purchased anytime up to 14 days before your event, and policies start as low as $130. Click here to learn more about Markel's event cancellation coverage.

Business and corporate special event insurance
Markel also offers event liability insurance for your business and corporate events. Click here to learn more.

Save up to 15% by purchasing both event liability and event cancellation coverage


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*Insurance, coverage, and discounts are subject to availability and qualifications and may not be available in all states. Discount in FL is 10%. Coverage descriptions listed are intended to be brief and do not replace actual policy language. For questions or a complete definition of coverages and discounts available to you, please call a Markel insurance specialist at 1-800-236-2453.

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Mon.–Fri., 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. CST
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“Your insurance is a very valuable asset in any special event. I was so glad we had this policy. Your staff is very helpful and courteous. Thanks!”

Shelly W.
Markel event insurance customer
Shelly W.

"Markel was super easy to work with. I truly had peace of mind knowing that my event was in the best hands."

Tom B.
Markel event insurance customer
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