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This Package is available from 03/04/2017
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Armed Forces & Emergency Services
Discount Wedding Package
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When you book a wedding and have a partner who is in the Armed Forces, or Emergency Services, you can never be sure if your partner may be called away on Active Service or Forces postings overseas. Overseas Active Service postings can be long or even short notice, depending on political and world affairs, and are normally for a period of 6 months. However Forces postings can last for two or even three years.

You have a risk the wedding date you planned for, may have to be cancelled or moved. However most venues will have terms and conditions to protect their own financial loss, should a wedding cancel at short notice.

Depending on the notice given, our Standard Wedding Venue terms for cancelled wedding dates include:

(i) Loss of deposit, or

(ii) Loss of up to 50% of the cost of the wedding with the venue, if cancellation is made within 6 months or less before the wedding and

(iii) Liability for the entire cost of the wedding if cancellation is made within less than two months of the wedding date

(iv) Liability for the cost of any accommodation due under the selected Wedding Package.

The above are our 'standard terms' on all our other Wedding Contracts, which in turn were taken from an amalgamation of other local wedding venues terms, so we know these are fairly standard terms.

Your solution would be to buy insurance against the cancellation or postponement of your wedding, but premiums may be quite high, depending on your circumstances and the state of world affairs at the time, not least many Insurance Policies will not cover cancellation of a Wedding for operational duties.

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Our Answer - Moveable Dates
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We have an answer to this problem of cancelled or postponed wedding dates caused by unavoidable military commitments and postings that may crop up unexpectedly. This is the Armed Forces and Emergency Services Discount Wedding Package. Based on the various conditions at the bottom of this page, the Armed Forces & Emergency Services Wedding Package is simply this: should your partner (or you) be posted overseas, or be unable to attend the Venue on your wedding date for any reason connected to you or your partner's active service obligations, you will be able to move your Wedding date.

We will either not charge you for changing your booked wedding date to another date, or charge you a nominal amount according to the notification period and dates you wish to re-book into - see the terms below and in the table.

This essentially means you can book your wedding at Craig y Nos Castle without worrying what happens if you get posted overseas.

Furthermore we have based our Armed Forces & Emergency Services Wedding Package on the Last Minute Wedding Package, which is already heavily discounted @ £40/ head - however the Armed Forces & Emergency Services Wedding Package has a further discount of £5.00 a head, reducing the Tariff to £35.00 a head. Our normal Wedding Packages are set at £50 a head for the standard 2 course wedding breakfast, exclusive use of the wedding venue and Ceremony room, and welcome drinks, with all the table cloths and candelabra etc. See the Last Minute Wedding Package for what is included and the huge savings it offers.

The Armed Forces & Emergency Services Wedding Package is the same as the Last Minute Wedding Package (less £5.00/ head) but is also available on weekday dates up to two years' ahead of today's date. This gives you a longer wedding date range than with the Last Minute Wedding Package, which is only available up to 6 months ahead, or in Jan, Feb, March of the following year.
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Terms & Conditions for the
Armed Forces & Emergency Services Wedding Package
Dates you can select & changing the date at short notice
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See also the Further Terms and Conditions at the bottom of this page, below the Chart.
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Moving your Wedding Date - Notification Periods
'Move the Date' - Date range you can book/ rebook your Wedding into
'Move the Date' - feesCharge/ Cost / General Information
Booking the Date for the first timeAny available date this calendar year, and any available date in Jan Feb March next year - at Last Minute Wedding Package Tariff (less £5/head), and also any available weekday date Sun to Thurs within 2 years of today's date
See below£35/head for any available Weekday date (Sun to Thursday) up to two years ahead - or otherwise any available date this calendar year, and any date in Jan Feb March next year - with remaining terms as per Last Minute Wedding Wedding Package

Rate increases to £50/ head for any Friday / Saturday outside this calendar year and outside Jan Feb Mar next year - i.e. full terms as per the Special Wedding Package apply
Moving the wedding date at 6 months or more notice
Immediately rebook into any available date within the calendar year your original booking was for, or Jan Feb March the following year
No chargeLast Minute Wedding Package terms apply - see minimum numbers etc - but the date range you can rebook your wedding into is extended as per Column 2.

The 'Move the Date' fees in Column 3, if any, are payable immediately upon rebooking your wedding date.

Note that moving the date of your wedding booking forward by three months or less may incur a lesser, or no charge, compared with moving it further forward.

Note also that the shorter notice you give, there are higher 'Move the Date' fees in Column 3.

In the event that you postpone your date a second time, a further charge of £500 will be payable on rebooking your date a second time, in addition to  the fee (if any) shown in the 'Move the Date' fees column 3.
Moving the wedding date at less than 6 months notice but more than one months notice
Immediately rebook your wedding into any available date within the next three months
No charge
Immediately rebook into any available date within the calendar year your original booking was for, or Jan Feb March the following year
£250
Moving the wedding date at less than one months notice but more than one weeks notice Immediately rebook your wedding into any available date within the next three months
£250
Immediately rebook into any available date within the calendar year your original booking was for, or Jan Feb March the following year
£500
Moving the Wedding Date at less than one weeks notice
Immediately rebook your wedding into any available date within the next three months
£500
Immediately rebook into any available date within the calendar year your original booking was for, or Jan Feb March the following year
£1,000
When rebooking your wedding, never postpone your wedding beyond the date range in Column Two.
But if you absolutely have to do this, you'd be postponing your wedding beyond the Armed Forces & Emergency Services Wedding Package Date range. We would have to treat this as FULL CANCELLATION OF YOUR WEDDING. This would mean the loss of your deposit and any other charges that apply to short notice cancellations as per our 'standard terms & conditions' (see top of this page).
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Further Terms & Conditions

  1. We will allow dates to be moved as above for any “essential military condition", such as “overseas posting", deployment to a “terror/war zone” or “army exercise” or foreign overseas emergency or UK terrorist act.
  2. We will not allow postponement for optional "promotion courses" – as these in most cases can be rescheduled.
  3. It is the essential, “I have to go because I am fighting for my country" or, "I have no choice" absences that we are allowing date changes on.
  4. This Package applies to one or more serving military personnel within the UK regular Army, Navy or Airforce getting married, either to each other or someone.
  5. This Wedding Package may be offered to other specific Occupations where the requirements of your job may involve you being obliged to 'go somewhere else' on your wedding day, but typically the Occupations this Package is for include the Police, Army, Navy, RAF, MOD (any MOD aspect, not just the Military – so includes MOD Police), and NHS Staff such as Nurse/ Doctor/ Surgeon / Registrar / Consultant / paramedic or ambulance personnel.
  6. We need to see a proper service ID card for one of you, for you to book this Package. Specifically we need to see receipt of a MOD90 (ID card), or Services Personnel ID card, or valid UK recognised Emergency Services ID card, to qualify you for this Package.
  7. We will not accept the defence discount service card in isolation as they are valid for 5 years (so you could have a DDS card and no longer be serving). Sight of an in-date MOD90 will confirm your current service eligibility.
  8. We will need to see any "documentation for postponement" and may wish to see clarification that the reasons to move the date are in line with 'being obliged to go' above, rather than 'choosing to go'. In order to amend your date you will be required to provide us official confirmation, that you are unable to get married on the original date booked, including the reason why.
  9. Postponement will also be allowed on the above terms in cases of postings on joint forces exercises in Canada/America/Kenya and so forth.
  10. Postponement is not limited to “deployment” but will apply to any MOD or UK Government orders where you do not have a 'choice' and have to 'go'. So if you’re having to go to somewhere different in the UK for say an exercise or an exercise with another regiment, postponement would be permissible. But where you are able to choose yourself, whether or not to go, then postponement is not permitted.
  11. You must email and phone us IMMEDIATELY you are aware of a need to 'go somewhere' on your wedding day, as any delay in informing us will potentially make you liable for any increased charges for moving the date (see table above).
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