Why you need Markel Specialty event insurance

Because we are the event insurance experts.

Your event has been taking you months to plan. And if everything goes according to that plan, it will be a smashing success! But since when does everything go according to plan?

Hurricanes hit. Airports close. Equipment gets damaged. Someone gets hurt on the dance floor. The possibilities are endless.

You may have never thought about it this way, but there are financial repercussions to almost any hiccup that could happen before or during your event. Thankfully, there is also Markel Specialty event insurance to help you recover or repay for many of those situations.

For instance, what if you have to cancel or postpone your event? “Not likely,” you say. But extreme weather, accident or illness of host or immediate family member, or your caterer going out of business one week before your event can cause you to have to cancel or postpone your event. And that can result in you losing non-refundable deposits and non-reimbursable expenses.

In the movies, when the host trips into the obnoxious guest who then falls into the antique vase, smashing it into smithereens, everybody laughs. In real life, the host or honoree could be held legally liable for bodily injury, property damage, or personal injury. Our event liability insurance provides coverage for damages for which you are responsible. Plus, it is guaranteed to meet your venue’s insurance requirements or your money back!

Still not convinced? Here are some real-life examples of things that could go wrong directly from Markel Specialty event claims files:

Real-life special event claims examples.

  • The damaged floor - A confetti cannon left stains on the venue’s dance floor. Our event liability insurance policy paid out almost $3,000.
  • The bankruptcy - A venue went bankrupt and was padlocked 2 weeks before the insured's event. Total damages paid out under Markel Specialty's event cancellation coverage was just over $27,500.
  • The wildfire - California wildfires destroyed a winery where the client was hosting their event. Our event cancellation policy paid out almost $37,000 which  allowed the host to proceed with their event at a new location.

You’ve heard the old advice, “Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.” That’s why Markel Specialty event insurance needs to be part of your plan.

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