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It doesn’t matter if you’re organising a private christening, birthday party, retirement dinner, Diwali celebration or anniversary reception. If your event is taking place within the UK, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, our Event Insurance can provide you with all the quality cover and service you expect from John Lewis Finance.

Public liability

If a guest at your event gets injured and you're liable, our Public Liability Cover provides up to £2 million of protection. Excludes animals, any person riding animals and any dangerous activities.

Hired equipment

We'll cover accidental loss or damage to equipment you rent for your party, during your event or in transit to it. Single item limits apply.

Change of plans

If you need to cancel or rearrange your event due to unforeseen circumstances, we could help with your irrecoverable costs. Excludes cancellation following death, injury or illness of insured if over 75.

Things to consider

Each policy is different, so choosing the one that suits your event is important. Here are some tips to guide you to the right policy before you buy.

Top FAQs

Event Insurance covers problems such as cancellation of your venue, damage to hired equipment and injury to guests.

The cost of Event Insurance will depend on the size of your event so it’s important that you buy a policy that suits the event you're holding.

You are eligible to take out the insurance policy if you have a financial interest in the event, such as if you are the organiser or the person paying the main cost of the event. You must be over 18 years old.

We suggest that you take it out as soon as you've paid for any part of the event, so that your deposits are covered. Event Insurance from John Lewis Finance can be taken out up to one year before the event date.

Yes, with Event Insurance from John Lewis Finance, hired equipment and venue you've already booked or paid for will be covered. However, you can't take out a policy if you're already aware of a reason to claim.

Our Partner

We’ve carefully selected Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Ltd to underwrite Event Insurance from John Lewis.

Terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and eligibility criteria apply.

John Lewis Finance and John Lewis Insurance are trading names of John Lewis plc. The John Lewis Registered office address is: 171 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5NN. Registered in England and Wales No. 233462.

John Lewis plc is an appointed representative (Financial Conduct Authority number 416011) of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Ltd. John Lewis Event Insurance is underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Ltd (No. 93792). Registered in England and Wales at St. Mark's Court, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1XL. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register No. 202323).