Advice on Security at Venues please

(Suzanna Dhawan) #1

Hi there,
I am in my 4th year hosting a Christmas event which sees over 600 people attend every year.
The annual event, which took place last weekend is held at a Cathedral. Over the last couple of years we have been asked to pay for the security ourselves, however i have learnt that the venue, which is classified as a ‘high risk’ venue in the city, has their own contract with security and provide them with radios and mics per shift.
My question is- Who is supposed to pay for security- me as the event host using the venue or the venue.
I just need to know where we stand as this is quite a heavy cost for a charity event.

(Nick Lawson) #2

Hi Suzanna - interesting question. I don’t know myself but let me find some venue managers around here who might be able to help…

(Nick Lawson) #3


may be able to help you…? (they all work for venues)

(Dewi) #4

The event organiser usually brings in their own security team or advisors. I’m part of an organising team of a Christmas Fair and we had our own dedicated security team who advised on everything including anti-terrorism measures.