Terms and Conditions

GENERAL

The formal Contract between the Lakeside Venue and the customer is deemed to incorporate these Terms and Conditions and the completed Booking Form. Where there is a contradiction between the Terms and Conditions and the Booking form then the latter will take precedence.  Lakeside Venue can accommodate smaller weddings; however, a surcharge may apply.

A set up charge of £395 will apply for Civil Ceremonies without a Reception.

Evening Receptions are required to finish by midnight. An extension to 1.00am may be arranged at a cost of £200.00.
No wines, spirits or beer may be brought into the Venue nor do we allow corkage or miniature bottles to be used as favours unless purchased from the Venue. 
Any Guest found bringing wines, spirits or beer into the Venue, for their consumption, will be charged accordingly and asked to leave the premises. 
The Wedding Breakfast is a set package and you must choose the same Starter, Main Course and Dessert for each Guest. The only exception being Vegetarians and Guests with special dietary requirements.

If an Evening Reception is being held, a Buffet must be ordered for the total number of Guests attending the Evening Reception. 
If there is no Evening Reception the function room must be vacated by 6.00pm
Any Guests attending the Wedding who behave in an unreasonable manner or are disruptive to the Staff or other Guests will be asked to leave the premises. 
Children attending the Wedding must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.

Bio-degradable confetti is allowed outside the building and in the grounds around the venue only. 
Given the high cost of cancellation, customers are strongly advised to arrange insurance to cover any unexpected changes to plans.

BOOKING

A provisional booking can only be held for 7 days. However we endeavour to contact you before releasing the date. 
A firm booking is only made when the correctly completed Booking Form has been returned together with the appropriate deposit. 

DEPOSITS

An initial deposit of £300.00 is required at the time of making a firm booking. 
A deposit of £20.00 per prospective Wedding Breakfast Guest (or, for ‘Evening Only’ Receptions, ‘Special Offer’, or ‘Exclusive’ Packages, A deposit of £10.00 per Guest) is required to be paid six months before the date of the Wedding. 
The final payment is required to be paid 14 days before the date of the Wedding. 

ALL deposits are non-refundable.

PAYMENTS

Failure to make a payment by the due date(s) will be assumed to represent cancellation by the customer.  The total cost will be calculated using the number of people actually attending or the number notified 14 days prior to the event, whichever is the greater, subject to the minimum spend of  £1,600.

If the total cost is greater than the deposit paid, the balance is required no later than on the booked date of the event. 
If the deposit paid is great than the total cost of the event, the difference will be refunded within 21 working days of the event. 

All published prices are inclusive of VAT at 20%. Prices quoted at the time of booking, excluding the VAT element, will be held for a maximum of six months. VAT will always be charged at the rate in force at the time of payment. 

DAMAGE & LOSS

Damage caused to the fixtures and fittings of the Venue by Guests during the event are the responsibility of the person making the booking.
Any such damage will be charged for in full.

Lakeside Venue cannot accept liability for loss or damage to customer’s property unless the loss  or damage can be proved to have been caused by the negligence, wilful act or default of the management or its employees.  Cloakrooms are not secure and notices to that effect are in clear view. 

Lakeside Venue cannot accept responsibility for any Vehicles left in the main carpark overnight and, are left at the owners’ risk. 

CANCELLATION OR PREMATURE TERMINATION OF CONTRACT 

In the event of the Client desiring to cancel or postpone any part of the contract before commencement of hire, unless otherwise agreed in wiring with the Lakeside Venue, the Client shall pay the Lakeside Venue by way of liquidated or agreed damages a sum, of which any deposit already paid shall form part of, equivalent to 25% of the quoted hire charge if written notification is received by Lakeside Venue, 6 to 12 months prior to the booking date. 50% of the quoted hire charge if written notification is received by Lakeside Venue,  3 to 6 months prior to the booking date.  100% of the quoted hire charge if written notification is received by Lakeside Venue, within 3 months of the booking date. 

DEPOSITS

An initial minimum deposit of £300.00 is required at the time of making a firm booking.  
Should the client wish to make a larger deposit payment at any time, this is deemed as a voluntary increased deposit and is subject to the 'non refundable' deposit terms.

A deposit of £20.00 per prospective Wedding Breakfast Guest (or, for ‘Evening Only’ Receptions, ‘Special Offer’, or ‘Exclusive’ Packages, A deposit of £10.00 per Guest) is required to be paid six months before the date of the Wedding.  
The final payment is required to be paid 14 days before the date of the Wedding. 

PAYMENTS 

Failure to make a payment by the due date(s) will be assumed to represent cancellation by the customer.  The total cost will be calculated using the number of people actually attending or the number notified 14 days prior to the event, whichever is the greater, subject to the minimum spend of  £1,600. 

If the total cost is greater than the deposit paid, the balance is required no later than on the booked date of the event.  
If the deposit paid is great than the total cost of the event, the difference will be refunded within 21 working days of the event.  

Should the client wish to make further payments prior to the stated required time period (6 months prior to wedding date) at their own discretion and then subsequently cancel or postpone their contract or any part thereof, these Payments will be included as part of the cancellation costs as calculated.

All published prices are inclusive of VAT at 20%. Prices quoted at the time of booking, excluding the VAT element, will be held for a maximum of six months. VAT will always be charged at the rate in force at the time of payment. 

CANCELLATION BY VENUE

FORCE MAJURE

If due to circumstances beyond our control, Lakeside Venue becomes unavailable for the booked event, then every effort will be made by the management to find an alternative venue.  If this is not possible then a full refund will be given. 

LAW

These Terms and Conditions are subject to the Laws of England and Wales. 

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