BOOKING & ADVICE

TOP TIPS ON GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Don’t go cheap! Professional entertainment is like any other service… you get what you pay for. Remember if you pay peanuts you will get monkeys. Booking a band or DJ etc just because they give you the cheapest quote, very rarely has a happy ending. We receive calls regularly from event organisers, brides etc who have been let down by their entertainment supplier, often this is less than a week before the event. You don’t want that worry for the sake of sometimes only a couple of hundred pounds.

  2. Make sure you have a CONTRACT, which clearly states what their price includes. This contract should clearly state: arrival, start, performance and finish times and if you are booking a musical act, make sure you know if they will be supplying the speakers and lights and any other necessary equipment for the performance.

  3. INSURANCE! Anyone you book (even a non-musical act) should have public liability insurance. If they don’t, you run the risk of the venue not allowing them to perform. Check with your venue how much cover they will need, most venues will ask for cover between 1 - 5 million pounds, some larger more prestigious venues will ask for cover up to 10 million pounds. IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT!

FAQ

WHY USE CHOSEN EVENTS?

At Chosen Events we are 100% dedicated to purely the best entertainers around - to give your event that extra wow factor. With over 10 years of experience, we have all the right connections and links with the top entertainers in the country. Our aim is to personalise your special occasion in accordance with your needs. If you know exactly what you want, we will cater for your every requirement. Alternatively, we can also provide you with innovative, varied and attractive ideas for you to choose from.

HOW DOES THE BOOKING PROCEDURE WORK…IS IT EASY?

Yes!

We will talk through your needs and present you with a competitive quote that will really set us apart from any competition. Don't forget that you get what you pay for and the performers are something special.

Your contract with us is fully inclusive with no hidden extras or unexpected nasties and written in plain English that everyone understands.

Once we have agreed the basic outline of the entertainment, we issue a booking contract that you return to us within 7 days. This will secure your act.

Two weeks before your event, your entertainer will contact you and go over any of those pesky last minute details.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

I'm afraid it's one of those "how long is a piece of string questions".

Prices vary depending on many factors such as the type or size of event, duration of performance, weekday or weekend or number of members in the Act/Band.

WHY ARE YOUR PRICES SO REASONABLE COMPARED TO OTHER ENTERTAINMENT AGENCIES?

Well, we don't take a large agency fee for starters - and what makes us different from the other entertainment companies is that we localise our acts, and because we look after our entertainers they work harder for you. All acts give Chosen Events a very competitive fee because we guarantee them repeat business and keep them as busy as possible.

WILL I RECEIVE A CONTRACT?

Yes, without a doubt! We issue you a booking contract that you need to sign and return to us within 7 days. This will secure your act.

The booking contract features the details specific to you and the terms and conditions reinforce the contract itself.

WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT METHODS?

We accept bank transfers (BACS or CHAPS) and don't except cheque payment.

We also accept credit/debit card payment subject to a 3.5% surcharge to cover the cost of the merchant service charge.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO CANCEL?

Unfortunately, there are rare occasions where a customer needs to cancel the booking of their entertainment. Because the act has been holding the date for you and may now face the very realistic prospect of not being able to refill the date and therefore lose revenue a cancellation charge may be applicable.

Chosen Events terms and conditions outline the cancellation fee based on the date of cancellation in line with the date of the event.

However, in some circumstances a cancellation may be made with no additional charges being applicable (other than the loss of the booking deposit). This is where the cancellation falls into the category of ‘Force Majeure’.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE BOOK FIRE PERFORMERS OR ANY OTHER ENTERTAINMENT WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO PERFORM OUTDOORS AND IT RAINS OR BAD WEATHER OCCURS?

Due to a number of reasons including the health and safety of the performers and guests, performers cannot be expected to perform in rain or bad weather conditions. If the performer has arrived and has made reasonable attempts at finding an alternative area to perform, you will be charged the full amount agreed on the contract.

CAN I SPEAK TO OR MEET THE ARTIST?

Once you’ve booked, the act will contact you 2 weeks leading up to your event date to discuss the finer details and to ensure your requirements haven’t changed etc.

Most performers will not make site visits as they’re not necessary and they do not charge enough money to be able to afford to give up a day to do so. If there is an extraordinary circumstance which demands a site visit, it can be arranged with Chosen Events and a fee will be charged to cover time and travel.

WHAT TYPE OF ENTERTAINMENT WOULD WORK BEST FOR MY EVENT?

It depends on the type of venue, likely attendance and the sort of impact you want to make. With some basic details we can offer a range of suggestions. For example: Is the event indoors or outdoors? Daytime or evening? Family or adult orientated? Seated or free standing? Is there space available for a fixed performance area?

WE’RE ORGANISING A CHARITY EVENT AND WOULD LIKE SOME FREE ENTERTAINMENT?

Chosen Events have 2 main charities we work with every year and therefore cannot provide any entertainment for free

I CAN’T SEE WHAT I WANT ON YOUR WEBSITE, CAN YOU HELP?

Our website shows only a selection of what we can offer. If you can’t see what you want or are looking for a particular performer we may still be able to help.