Wedding liability insurance

On your wedding day, think "I do," and not "now what?"

Markel wedding liability insurance provides coverage for damages for which you are responsible if there is an accident at your event that causes injury or property damage. The policy covers your ceremony and reception, and if your rehearsal dinner is within 48 hours of your event, we’ll cover that too. We’ll also cover set-up and removal within 24 hours of the event. Best of all, coverage can be purchased up to one day before your wedding date.

Wedding liability insurance provides the following primary coverage:
  • Bodily injury and property damage liability–Up to $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 total
  • Host liquor liability insurance*
  • Cancellation endorsement, optional

*Please note. You may remove host liquor liability insurance for alcohol-related occurrences if you will not be serving alcohol at your rehearsal or wedding reception. Your premium will be reduced if you exclude this coverage.

Guaranteed to meet your venue's insurance requirements -
or your money back!

Many venues now require event liability insurance for weddings. Generally, the venue will be named as “additional insured” on the certificate of insurance. Markel includes this with your policy at no extra cost.

Policies start as low as $75

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*Insurance, coverage, and discounts 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. For questions or a complete definition of coverages and discounts available to you, please call a Markel insurance specialist at 1-800-236-2453.

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Hours of operation:
Mon.–Fri., 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. CST
Sat., 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CST

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"Planning (and paying for) a wedding can be stressful. Especially when you plan to have numerous out-of-state guests at your wedding in Houston in the middle of hurricane season. Markel provided us with coverage we could not have found elsewhere a simple process to get insured and the peace of mind to enjoy the best day of my life."

Justin S.
Markel event insurance customer

"Our boathouse venue required that we get liability insurance and provide them with proof no later than one week before the wedding. After a few hours of online shopping and calling companies I thankfully came across Markel! No one could beat their prices! I was very pleased with the company they definitely took the stress off a young bride!"

Rebecca S.
Markel event insurance customer
Happy couple at reception