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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. So it’s no surprise that most people focus on the necessities and fail to consider the unexpected. Fact is, 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, Markel Event Insurance can minimize your responsibility and loss if you face an unavoidable setback.

Markel wants to help you protect your investment—and your pocketbook—with Event Insurance. When you consider how much effort you devote to planning, preparing and perfecting, insurance for events is not only smart, but also is surprisingly affordable. With a 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
  • Much, much more

Choose the Event Insurance Policy That’s Right for You

Markel offers two types of event insurance policies to help safeguard your financial investment. Purchase them individually or as a package for total event insurance coverage.

Save 15% on your premium when you purchase a package with both event cancellation and event liability policies. Get total protection and a discount today! (FL discount is 10%.)

Event Cancellation & Postponement Insurance

Event Cancellation Insurance covers you if you need to cancel or postpone your event due to things like an accident or vendor bankruptcy. We reimburse money you’ve spent and cover you for penalty charges. Or we’ll help cover extra expenses so you can make last-minute changes and hold your event.

Learn about Event Cancellation & Postponement Insurance

Event Liability Insurance

Liability coverage protects you from financial loss in the event of injury, incidents or property damage to the venue during your rental period. Many venues now require liability event coverage and Markel makes it easy and simple for you to comply.

Learn about Event Liability Insurance

Business and Corporate Event Insurance

Markel also offers liability coverage for your business and corporate events. (Events must have less than 500 attendees. Not available in AK or FL.)

  • Business Dinner
  • Business Meeting
  • Corporate Private Party
  • Fundraiser Dinner
  • Non-Profit Function

Additional insured? Never an additional charge.

Many venues now require event liability insurance. Generally, the venue will be named as “Additional Insured” on the Certificate of Insurance. Markel includes this with your policy at no extra cost.


Find answers to some of the most common questions about event insurance.