At Watermouth Cove, everything we do is focused on providing you with the best possible experience. During your stay, you will have exclusive use of the site and be able to enjoy everything we have to offer. A beautiful coastline, mysterious caves, rugged rocks and shores here that Enid Blyton herself used for inspiration and filming for her Famous Five and Secret Seven stories, Watermouth Cove offers it all.
Whether you are looking to explore the secrets of the North Devon Coast, or enjoy a drink overlooking the sea, we want your wedding to be memorable. Not just for one day, but for your whole stay with us here at Watermouth Cove.
Booking Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions apply to an Agreement between:
Midland Caravan Park Ltd T/A “Watermouth Cove Weddings” whose registered office address is Watermouth Cove Holiday Park, Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9SJ (“the Company”) (1)
The Clients named on the Booking Form:
(“the Clients”) (2)
Hereafter, collectively referred to as “The Parties”
Booking Form: The booking form which accompanies this document between the Company and the Clients named above.
Quotation : The written quotation supplied by the company to the Clients setting out the details and costs of the Venue Hire and any associated services agreed between the Parties.
Booking: The Agreement for the hire of the Venue for specific dates.
Hire Period: The period of time the Clients are entitled to the use of the Venue as detailed in the Booking Form.
Non Refundable Deposit: The sum payable by the Clients to the Company on booking the Venue.
The Venue: The whole or the relevant parts of Watermouth Cove Holiday Park as agreed in advance and detailed in the completed Booking Form.
Venue Hire Fee: The sum(s) payable by the Client(s) for the Hire of the Venue agreed in the Booking Form.
Food & Drinks Package Fee: The fee for the provision of food and drinks to the Clients by the Company as agreed between the Parties.
1. These terms and conditions:
i. Will be formed on receipt of the signed Booking Form and payment of the required Deposit and / or Venue Hire Fee by the Company from the Clients and acceptance thereof by the Company in writing;
ii. Along with the Quotation and Booking Form, sets out the terms of the Agreement the Parties agree to be bound by;
iii. Can be amended only by mutual consent, such amendments to be evidenced in writing.
iv. Will also apply to the Food and Drinks Package to be chosen by the Clients at a future date.
2. Payments and Payment Schedule
i. The Quotation will set out the fees payable by the Clients to the Company and the Payment Schedule.
ii. A Non-Refundable Deposit of £2.000 (including VAT) is payable to the Company on submission of the completed Booking Form. The Company will provide a receipted invoice for that sum. For all other sums due from the Clients, the Company will supply an invoice in advance.
iii. No later than 6 months before Period of Hire the Clients must make payment of 50% of the balance of the Venue Hire Fee.
iv. All outstanding fees including the Drinks and Food Package Fee shall be payable no later than 8 weeks before the first day of the Hire Period.
v. If the Booking is made less than 6 months before the commencement of the Hire Period, payment of the Non-Refundable Deposit of £2000 is payable together with 50% of the Venue Hire Fee with any and all outstanding fees including the Food & Drinks Package Fee payable no later than 8 weeks before the first day of the Hire Period.
vi. If the Booking is made less than eight weeks before the commencement of the Hire Period, full payment of the total Venue Hire Fee and Drinks Package must be paid by to the Company on submission of the completed Booking Form. This payment will be deemed to include the £2.000 Non-Refundable Deposit.
vii. All confirmed Bookings will require payment of a Security Deposit of £1,000 (inclusive of VAT) no later than seven days before the first day of the Hire Period.
viii. Payments are to be made by bank transfer into The Company bank account as specified on the Booking Form, or by Credit or Debit Card (excluding American Express / Amex) by the due date.
ix. Failure to make payment(s) by the due date will entitle The Company to treat the Agreement as having been cancelled by the Clients with immediate effect and entitle the Company to refuse entry to the Clients and the Clients guests to the Venue.
3. Security Deposit
i. A Security Deposit of £1,000 is payable no later than seven days before the first day of the Hire Period.
ii. The Security Deposit, which does not limit the Clients’ liability for any breakages or damage, will be returned to the Clients within 7 days following a post-hire inspection of the Venue confirming no breakages or damage caused to any items or property.
iii. If a post-hire inspection provides evidence of breakages or damage, the Company will notify the Clients accordingly and provide evidence of the cost of repair or replacement, which sum will be deducted from the Security Deposit, with any surplus being returned to the Clients.
4. Period and Times of Hire
i. The Quotation sets out the period and times of Hire of the Venue during which the Clients and the Clients’ guests are entitled to be in occupation.
5. Clients’ Request to Change the Hire Period
i. Any request by the Clients to change the date(s) of the Hire period shall be made by telephone and by email to the Company. The Company will endeavour to accommodate any such reasonable request, subject to availability and the terms set out herein. The Clients should appreciate that the closer to the original Hire Period the more difficult and more costly it is likely to be for the Hire period to be changed.
ii. If the Company is able to comply with the Clients’ request, the Clients acknowledge that the amounts (including, but not limited to, any Venue Hire Fees) may change as a result of the transfer of and to the new date of the Hire Period.
iii. If the Company is able to comply with the Clients’ request, it will prepare and send to the Clients a Statement setting out details of the change of Hire Period, new terms and any associated additional fees payable. The Clients will have 3 days from the date of the Statement to confirm their agreement to the new arrangement.
iv. Any change to the Hire Period will not take effect until the Company has confirmed full details in writing and the Clients have accepted the amendments by telephone and email and made payment of any sums due at that time. Save for the changes agreed between the parties, the Agreement will continue on the same terms set out herein.
6. Amendments to the Contract
i. The Company will endeavour to accommodate any reasonable changes to the terms of the contract requested by the Clients.
ii. The Company will be unable to change the number and cost of the Clients’ guests in the 8 weeks before the period of hire.
7. Cancellation by the Clients
i. Any request to cancel shall be notified to The Company immediately by telephone to mobile 07768555006 and by email to email@example.com and confirmed in writing by letter addressed to Zoe Penny at Watermouth Cove Weddings, Watermouth, Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9SJ.
ii. If the Clients request to cancel the Booking more than 12 months before the Hire Period, the Clients forfeit the Non Refundable Deposit of £2000
iii. If the Clients request to cancel the Booking less than 12 months before the Hire Period, the Clients forfeit the Non Refundable Deposit of £2000 and will be liable for payment of the balance of the Venue Hire Fee.
iv. If the Clients request to cancel the Booking less than 8 weeks before the Hire Period, the Clients forfeit the Non Refundable Deposit of £2000 and will be liable for payment of the balance of the Venue Hire Fee and the Food and Drinks Package Fee.
v. On receipt of the Clients’ request to cancel, The Company will use reasonable endeavours to re-hire the Property for the period of the Clients’ Booking. This may include offering a discount of the usual Venue Hire Fee to prospective Clients.
vi If the Property is re-hired for the whole or part of that period, the Company will refund to the Clients the aggregate difference of the Hire Venue Fee paid, or payable by the Clients and the amount paid by the new Hirer.
8. Cancellation by the Company
i. In exceptional circumstances, it may become necessary for The Company to cancel the Clients’ booking. In such circumstances the Company shall give the Clients as much notice as is reasonably practicable, by telephone, email and/or letter using the contact details specified on the Booking Form.
ii. In these circumstances, the Company will refund to the Clients the Non-Refundable Deposit, any Venue Hire Fee and Food and Drink Package Fee and any Security Deposit paid by the Clients.
i. The Company reserves the right to terminate this Contract without prejudice to any rights and remedies accrued by The Company or you which shall remain following termination and ask The Client and their guests to leave the selected property immediately if it is deemed necessary by The Company as a result of The Clients behaviour or that of any of their guests or any other material breach of these booking conditions.
ii. In the event that the contract is terminated in accordance with condition 9.(i) The Company reserves the right not to refund The Clients any part of the Venue Hire Fee in respect of the shortened Hire Period.
iii. Should the Contract be Terminated by the Company for the Clients failure to make payment of fees due under this Agreement or for other breach of the Terms and Conditions, the Company will write to the Clients confirming Termination and the reasons therefore.
iv. In these circumstances, the Company will be entitled to retain the Non-Refundable Deposit and the Clients will be liable for payment of any fees then outstanding in accordance with Paragraphs 2 and 7 hereof.
It is a condition of The Clients booking that they take out adequate wedding insurance to cover all costs arising from cancellation to protect both The Clients and The Company’s interests. The Company suggests that the Clients take out this insurance as soon as they book their wedding at Watermouth Cove. The Company requires proof of cover (certificate and Policy schedule) via email within 30 days of The Clients confirmation of booking.
11. Numbers of Persons Using the Venue
The number of persons occupying the Venue must not exceed the number specified on the Booking Form (excluding any infants sleeping in a cot). The Company reserves the right to refuse entry to the entire party and to treat the Clients’ booking as having been terminated by the Clients if this condition is not complied with.
12. Care of the Venue
i. The Clients shall take all reasonable and proper care of the Venue and its furniture, pictures, fittings and effects in or on the Venue and leave them in the same state of repair and in the same reasonable clean and tidy condition at the end of the Hire Period as at the beginning.
ii. If either The Clients, or any of their guests accompanying them, by act or omission causes damage to the selected property and/or its contents, The Clients agree to pay to The Company upon written demand, any reasonable costs incurred in making good any such loss or damage.
iii. The Clients are required to follow any instructions relating to the use of the swimming pool and any electrical equipment at the Venue and any other reasonable rules The Company may specify in relation to the occupation and use of the Venue.
iv. The Clients shall ensure that no member of the Clients’ party shall enter any part or parts of the Venue (other than common areas or the grounds) which are not included within the Venue which the booking relates to.
v. The Clients must ensure that the selected accommodation is left in a clean and tidy condition on their departure at the end of the Hire Period. The Company may charge The Clients for the reasonable costs of any additional cleaning if this is reasonably considered necessary.
13. Breakages or Damage
i. The Clients must report all breakages, damage and injury to The Company immediately, whether caused by the Clients or any member of the Clients’ party.
ii. The Company may deduct the cost of replacement, repair or cleaning from the Security Deposit. If and to the extent that the cost of replacement, repair or cleaning exceeds the amount of the security deposit, the excess is payable to The Company on demand.
iii. Any damages caused by The Clients’ guests are the responsibility of the Clients. Any damage will be invoiced to The Clients after the event.
i. With the Company’s prior written agreement, pets are allowed on the Property. All pets agreed in advance to attend the Property must not be left unattended at any time. If any damages occur due to pets, see Clauses 11 and 12 herein.
ii. Registered guide and hearing dogs belonging to those with visual and hearing impairments are allowed in all properties at no extra charge.
iii. You must ensure that: dogs are properly controlled and supervised at all times; they must not be left unattended at the selected property. Dogs must also be on leads when outside and or roaming the grounds of the Venue.
iv. Guests with allergies should be aware that The Company cannot guarantee that there have been no dogs at a property, nor does The Company accept any liability for any suffering which may occur as a result of such pets having been present.
15. Smoking and Illegal Substances
i. Smoking is strictly prohibited inside any buildings on the Venue, inclusive of (but not an exhaustive list), the wedding Venue, all lodges, toilets, caravans, holiday lettings, communal areas and any other building.
ii. The Company asks that guests only smoke outside, away from any open doors and windows and to ensure that they use the appropriate ash trays for all butts. Any and all rubbish should be placed in appropriate bins.
iii. The Company retain the right to deduct from the Security Deposit all and any sums incurred for the deep cleaning of any building on the Property in the event of any persons found to be smoking inside or if the Company believe guests have been smoking within any of the buildings.
iv. The Company have a zero tolerance on drugs and will ask anyone suspected of using illegal substances to leave the Property immediately.
16. Rights of Entry
The Company is entitled, either by their Directors or by their employees, agents or subcontractors to a right of entry to the Property at all reasonable times for purposes of inspection and to carry out repairs and maintenance.
17. Licenses and Timings
i. The Company’s music licence runs until 12 midnight for live and amplified (DJ) music.
ii. The Clients MUST ensure that all Music has ceased to be played by 00:00am (midnight). The Company’s licence to serve alcohol runs alongside the music licence and therefore the bar must cease trading at 12 midnight (if not shortly beforehand to allow for ‘drinking up’ time).
iii. The Company reserves the right to turn outside music off at 11pm. If The Clients have live or amplified (DJ) music this must cease at 11:30pm
iv. The Company reserves the right to close doors after 11pm to minimise noise pollution.
v. Only alcohol purchased from the Company can be consumed in the Licenced areas of the Venue, comprising, but not limited to The Beach House and outside Patio and The Snug.
18. Other Contractors
No other Contractors of wedding, or wedding related activities or services may be engaged by the Clients to attend the Venue during the Hire Period without the express written permission of the Company. Such permission will not be granted where the Company already offers the same, or similar activities or services.
19. Force Majeure
i. The Company shall not be liable or accountable for any unforeseen circumstances such as severe weather conditions causing damage to the Property making it uninhabitable, local or national strikes, acts of the government of any other authority and the Company shall not be liable or accountable for the consequences of any act, event, omission or accident beyond The Company’s reasonable control (for example, but not limited to, a power failure, fire or flood affecting the Property) (a “Force Majeure Event”).
ii. If the Company considers that a Force Majeure Event may have a material impact on the Client’s use and enjoyment of the Property during the Rental Period, the Company shall notify the Client in writing as soon as reasonably practicable.
i. If National or Local Government legislation, rules or guidance prohibit the Clients’ Event taking place in the same, or substantially the same manner as planned, or at all, the Parties agree that this will not be a Force Majeure occurrence entitling the Parties to treat the Agreement at an end.
ii The Parties agree that such occurrence will be treated as a mutual agreement to vary the date of the Hire Period.
21. Data Protection
i. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 (and any relevant earlier legislation), The Company data controllers of all personal data provided to The Company by The Clients. The Company can process such personal data on its behalf, for the purposes of processing and administering your booking.
ii. The Company will comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and any directions issued by the Information Commissioner in the processing of such personal data.
iii. The Clients agree that The Company may process your personal data in this way and may need to pass your personal data on to third parties and organisations who need to know them so that the booking can be provided.
iv. The Clients agree that The Company may also process and store their personal details for its own administration, market analysis and operational reviews.
v. The Company would also like to store and use The Clients personal data for future marketing purposes (for example, sending brochures, details of promotions, or offers which The Company feels may be of interest to them). All details, with the exception of credit/debit card data, given to The Company at any time will be kept, but only names, contact details and the booking preferences will be used for marketing purposes unless you are informed otherwise when the information is provided. If The Clients have made their booking by supplying details to The Company in writing or by telephone, by agreeing to these booking conditions, you consent to The Company sending you such information and if you do not wish to receive such information from The Company, please notify them in writing.
vi. You have the right under the Data Protection Act 2018 to obtain information about you held by The Company. Should the Client have any queries regarding this right, or their personal information please contact The Company.
i. The Company’s maximum aggregate liability under or in connection with this Agreement shall not exceed the payments made, or liable to be made by the Clients.
ii. Nothing in this Agreement shall exclude or in any way limit The Company’s liability for fraud, or for death or personal injury caused by negligence and / or breach of statutory duty of The Company or the Company’s Agents, or any other liability to the extent that the same may not be excluded or limited as a matter of law.
iii. The Company shall not be liable under this Agreement for any loss of actual or anticipated loss of contracts or for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage of any kind howsoever arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, whether or not such loss or damage is foreseeable, foreseen or known.
iv. This Agreement sets out the full extent of The Company’s obligations and liabilities in respect of the hire of The Venue and there are no conditions, warranties, representations or other terms, express or implied, that are binding on The Company except as specifically stated in this Contract.
i. The Clients may not assign, sub-licence or sub-contract this Agreement or any of their rights or obligations without the prior written consent of The Company
ii. The Company may assign their rights and obligations this Contract in whole or in part, upon written notice to the Clients, to any other person in connection with the transfer of their rights in the Venue to that person by The Company
iii. Subject to Clause ii above, no person other than a party to this Contract has any right to enforce any term of this Contract.
iv. The Company reserves the right to alter or withdraw amenities or facilities or any activities without prior notice; where reasonably necessary due to repairs, maintenance, weather conditions and circumstances beyond their control.
v. Venue Hire Fee is fixed to those current to the date of The Clients booking. Food and Drink Prices may rise due to stock costs and inflation, The Company reserves the right to alter these costs.
vi. The Clients price will not fall in the event that the VAT rate is lowered as the majority of The Company’s costs and overheads: such as food/stock/staff/rates etc are not VAT reclaimable.
vii. Minimum number of guests for a wedding booking is 40 adults, for weddings in high season during weekend dates is 50 adults.
viii. Confetti – If the Clients and their guests would like to use confetti, it must be bio-degradable (although not rice) and limited to real petals or bubbles. Use of confetti is strictly limited to outdoor areas.
ix. Fireworks and paper lanterns – The Company do not allow either of these.
x. Alcoholic Favours – The Company does not allow this.
xi. Cars – All cars and vehicles are parked at The Client and their guests own risk. The Company does not accept any responsibility for damage to, or theft from, or theft of, vehicles parked on their grounds.
xii. Children – Children are very welcome at the Venue, although due to the extent of the coastline and coves and associated risks, and swimming pools or other water related features, they should be accompanied at all times. The safety of children visiting the Venue is wholly the responsibility of their parent/guardians.
xiii. Registrar – The availability and booking of the registrar must be confirmed and organised by The Client. The Clients should book the registrar as soon as the details have been confirmed The Venue to avoid disappointment.
xiv. Loss of Property – The Company cannot be held responsible for the loss of any property at Watermouth Cove. Security cameras are recording for your protection.
xv. Viewings – The Company holds the right to conduct Wedding Viewings at any time.
xvi. Food Tasting – The Company holds these during January & February the year the Clients are due to get married. If the Clients cannot make the dates offered The Company will not be able to offer an alternative date, therefore the Clients will forfeit their Food Tasting Session.
24. Social Media
The Clients consent for The Company to use any and all photography or videos taken during the Rental Period on The Property for marketing purposes, advertisement, social media or for any other purpose the Company deems reasonable.
25. Joint and Several Liability
Where the Clients are more than one person, those persons shall in each case be jointly and severally liable for their respective obligations and liabilities arising under this Contract.
It is proposed that the Agreement will be concluded by way of e signatures from the Clients on the Booking Form and acceptance thereof by the Company by email thereafter.
The Company reserves the right to update or change the terms and conditions within reason and without prior notice, in order to comply with both local Authority considerations and matters relating to health and safety.