FAQs and Policies
BERKLEY EVENTS FAQ’S AND POLICIES
Alcoholic Beverage Policy:
All events that will serve alcohol must comply with all NC ABC laws and permitting requirements. Licensed bartenders who are not part of the wedding party are required for all service of alcoholic beverage. A copy of applicable permits must be on file with Berkley Events, and the actual copy must be present at the event. Most caterers are able to provide bartenders and permitting while coordinating the menu.
When you book accommodations with the Berkley, you have two options. The first option is to add the accommodations to your rental agreement and include it in the total cost. The second option is to add accommodations to your rental agreement but rather than include it in the total cost, the bedrooms may be paid for through our block booking option. What this option means is you are able to provide high quality accommodations options to your guests without having to bear the financial burden of housing them.
How it works:
When you book the Berkley as your venue, you add the Manor and Suites to your rental as add-ons, with the “block booking” option. That will give you all 12 rooms. We will not invoice you for the rooms at that point. You can then tell your guests you have secured a “block” of rooms at the Berkley and have them call the Berkley directly to book and pay for their room. Guests have up until two months before the event day to pay for their rooms. At this deadline, any remaining rooms not booked will be invoiced to the renter.
Adjustments to event size and headcount deadlines:
Any event size category changes can be made up to 30 days prior to your event. After the 30-day deadline, no discounts will be given if your event date ends up in a smaller category than what you have booked. Should your guest count exceed the category you have booked, the appropriate surcharge will be added to your total due. The final headcount will be used for ceremony seating, catering, table layout, etc.
Refunds and Cancellation:
In the event of cancellation before 30 days out, refunds will be provided if the facility can be re-rented for an equal or greater value. If the facility is re-rented and refund given, a $300 re-booking fee will be assessed. Weather related cancellations: If an evacuation is in place for Ocracoke Island for the date of your event, we will work with you to reschedule your event to a future date. Refunds for cancellations are not provided. If you think you may want the option of cancelling in the event of a weather situation, we STRONGLY encourage you to purchase trip insurance for your rental. Please ask about insurance options guests have used in the past.