Markel Specialty event insurance offers:

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Event liability insurance

Protect your event and you for as little as $75

Markel Specialty event liability insurance helps protect you if someone causes property damage to the venue or someone is injured at your event:

  • Many venues now require event liability insurance, and our coverage fulfills this requirement
  • Venues can be named as “additional insured” on the certificate of insurance for free!
  • Up to $2 million in coverage available
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Event cancellation insurance

Peace of mind if disaster strikes

Markel Specialty 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
  • Extreme weather
  • Military deployment
  • Accident/illness of the event host or immediate family member

Get total protection for your special event
Save up to 15%* when you purchase both event liability and event cancellation coverage!

Event cancellation and postponement coverage notice:

Markel Specialty is now offering event cancellation and postponement policies in select states. Markel’s event cancellation and postponement policy and endorsement purchased on or after September 18, 2020 will specifically exclude loss due to communicable diseases, including COVID-19. To learn more, including to see if event cancellation or postponement policies are currently available in your state, please visit our communicable disease notice page.
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  • "I purchased Markel’s event insurance because of wedding insurance reviews I read. I was impressed with their customer service and claims reps that we were in touch with. Unfortunately, we did end up having to file a claim, but the whole process was easy and straightforward."

    Wendy E. | Event insurance customer | May, 2020

  • "I gave Markel the highest score possible due to the fact they did exactly what an insurance company does...they are there when things go wrong."

    Marie L. | Event insurance customer | July, 2020

  • "I had a claim on my wedding venue. Your company was fantastic to work with. I've already recommended you through our venue and our wedding planner as the absolute best insurance company to deal."

    Donna A. | Event insurance customer | July, 2020

  • "I have recommended Markel to everyone I know who needs event insurance - every person I've spoken to at every stage in my process has been exceptional, helpful, and empathetic."

    Lauren D. | Event insurance customer | September, 2020

*10% for residents of FL.
Liability policy is available for events taking place in the USA, USA Territories and Possessions, Canada, Puerto Rico, and cruise ships leaving those ports and must be purchased at least 1 day before the event. Event cancellation policy must have been purchased at least 15 days prior to the prediction of the threat of extreme weather. All coverages under the event cancellation policy, including cancellation/postponement coverage, exclude loss or damage arising out of infectious disease, pandemic or epidemic, including fear or threat, whether actual or perceived, thereof.

This content is provided for informational purposes only. Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. Coverage is underwritten by one or more insurance companies of Markel and policyholder services are provided by the underwriting manager, Markel Service, Incorporated, national producer license # 27585, in California d/b/a Markel Insurance Services, license # 0645481. Certain products and services are provided through various non-admitted insurance companies of Markel and are offered through licensed surplus lines brokers or through Markel West Insurance Services, California license # 2E11302. Terms and conditions for rate and coverage may vary by state and application. Insurance and coverage are subject to availability and qualifications and may not be available in all states. Coverage descriptions listed are intended to be brief and do not replace actual policy language. Markel® is a registered trademark of the Markel Corporation.

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