Standard practice across the whole marquee and tipi industry is that the client is held fully responsible for all accidental loss and damage to the hired equipment. So if something happened during the hire period, you would be liable to pay for any damage caused. Our Tipis are valued at many tens of thousands of pounds, so it is clear that it is essential that the equipment is fully insured during the Hire Period.
In some circumstances the client chooses to insure the tents and equipment themselves, through a standard wedding insurance, although it is unlikely that the insurance taken covers for the costs of replacing the tipis like-for-like. If you chose this option then Cotswold Tipis / Campingninja Ltd would need to see proof of the insurance and will need to satisfy themselves that the cover is adequate for the purpose.
However, if your wedding insurance doesn’t cover you for the cost of replacing the tipis and the equipment like for like, our clients can choose to pay a Damage Waiver Fee, amounting to 3% of the equipment hire charge. In electing to take this option, Big Chief Tipis take full responsibility for the risk of accidental loss or damage to the tipi equipment during the Rental Period. This will cover the cost of insurance taken out by ourselves.
The Damage Waiver does not include items provided by Cotswold Tipis’ 3rd Party suppliers including, but not limited to, toilets, generators, heaters, chairs, round tables, dancefloors, stages. Please contact us to ask for a breakdown of items that are not covered in the Damage Waiver. Cotswold Tipis recommends you take out wedding insurance to cover you for these aspects.
If you have any questions relating to this please do give us a call on 01453 367667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org