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What is the Cost of One Day Event Insurance?

Short answer to “How much is the cost of one day event insurance?” – It can start at $75.

However, the question “How much is the cost of one day event insurance?” should probably be rephrased to “How much is the cost of one day event insurance for the coverage I need?”

The cost of one day event insurance can vary from insurer to insurer due to different coverage limits and endorsements. On top of that, one day event insurance (also known as Special Event Insurance), can comprise of liability, property damage, cancellation and weather related coverages, greatly affecting the price. Finally, before purchasing a policy, check your venue’s requirements to ensure that all the requirements are being met, including the need for Waiver of Subrogation and/or Primary Noncontributory endorsements, among others.

In an attempt to answer the original “What is the cost of one day event insurance?” question, please see the below:

When it comes to the different coverages, liability and property damages are usually the minimum requirement for all event policies. With this said, below is a list of insurers and their pricing. In order to make the below comparison as ‘apples to apples’ as possible, the below criteria was used:

  • $1 million / $2 million (occurrence/aggregate) liability limits
  • 150 guests
  • 1 day wedding in California
  • Excludes taxes/fees
  • Cancellation coverage option was not chosen/included
  • Host liquor is included by all the carriers

There were two standouts as listed below:


Cost of One Day Event Insurance in 2024 By Various Insurers:


Top Choice: GatherGuard

$125
Damage to rented premise limit: $250,000
Medical expense limit: Not included
Waiver of Subrogation Endorsement: No
Primary Noncontributory Endorsement: No
Free quote feature available


Top Choice: Specialinsurance.com

$210
Damage to rented premise limit: $300,000
Medical expense limit: $5,000
Waiver of Subrogation Endorsement: Yes
Primary Noncontributory Endorsement: Yes
Free quote feature available


FLDean

$430
Damage to rented premise limit: $300,000
Medical expense limit: $0
Waiver of Subrogation Endorsement: Unclear
Primary Noncontributory Endorsement: Unclear


Allstate/GEICO/Progressive/USAA*

*All listed insurers redirect to a third party insurer and do not provide coverage themselves. Coverage not available in CA.
$310
Damage to rented premise limit: $1 million / $2 million (occurrence/aggregate)
Medical expense limit: $5,000
Waiver of Subrogation Endorsement: Yes
Primary Noncontributory Endorsement: Unclear


Travelers

$375
Damage to rented premise limit: $250,000
Medical expense limit: Unclear
Waiver of Subrogation Endorsement: Unclear
Primary Noncontributory Endorsement: Unclear


WedSafe

$235
Damage to rented premise limit: Unclear
Medical expense limit: $0
Waiver of Subrogation Endorsement: Unclear
Primary Noncontributory Endorsement: Unclear


Wedsure

$280
Damage to rented premise limit: Unclear
Medical expense limit: $5,000
Waiver of Subrogation Endorsement: Yes
Primary Noncontributory Endorsement: Unclear


Eventsured

$213
Damage to rented premise limit: $300,000
Medical expense limit: $5,000
Waiver of Subrogation Endorsement: No
Primary Noncontributory Endorsement: No


Event Helper

$200
Damage to rented premise limit: $100,000
Medical expense limit: $5,000
Waiver of Subrogation Endorsement: Yes
Primary Noncontributory Endorsement: No


Ewed

$345
Damage to rented premise limit: Unclear
Medical expense limit: $5,000
Waiver of Subrogation Endorsement: Yes
Primary Noncontributory Endorsement: Yes


Thimble

$244
Damage to rented premise limit: $100,000
Medical expense limit: $5,000
Waiver of Subrogation Endorsement: Yes
Primary Noncontributory Endorsement: Yes


OneDayEvent

$262
Damage to rented premise limit: $1M
Medical expense limit: $5,000
Waiver of Subrogation Endorsement: Yes
Primary Noncontributory Endorsement: Yes


In conclusion, navigating the cost of one day event insurance from different carriers is essential to make the right decision. Understanding the nuances of wedding insurance costs ensures you secure the right coverage at the best value.

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