The Post at Donnington

Win a Wedding Terms and Conditions

Introduction

The following terms and conditions apply to the Win a Wedding competition winner (thereafter names ‘Winner’) with The Post (thereafter named ‘The Premises’) and Iliffe Media (thereafter named ‘The Promoter’).

These general terms and conditions should be read alongside, and are in addition to any specific terms which may be mentioned at point of interaction, in any promotion of or messages about that competition.

If you do not agree with any part of the terms and conditions then you should not take part in the competition.
The terms and conditions may be amended at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on thepostbarn.co.uk website. It is your responsibility to ensure you review the terms and conditions regularly to familiarise yourself with any changes. We recommend that you print and store or save a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.
General Competition Terms & Conditions

1. Eligibility

1.1. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands aged 18 years or over at the time of entering the competition, unless specified otherwise. Unless otherwise specified, the competition winner must provide a UK or Channel Islands address.

1.2. Employees and members of their immediate families (including any live-in partner) of the Premises or the Promoter, companies and/or agencies associated with this competition, including the provider of the prize, or any person connected with the administration or otherwise of the competition and/or prize where applicable, are ineligible to enter. Any such entries are invalid.

1.3. The Premises and the Promoter reserve the right to ask for evidence to verify the age, identity and/or eligibility of an entrant at any time, and to use any channels and methods available to carry out checks of any details provided. The Premises and the Promoter may withhold delivery of the prize until it has received such evidence and failure to provide such evidence may result in forfeiture of the prize.

2. Entry

2.1. The opening date and time for entries is Thursday 26th August at 0700 hours and the closing date Sunday 29th August at 1159 hours. Any entries received before or after these times will be discounted.

2.2. In order to enter the competition, entrants must provide the information as indicated. Entrants may be required to provide their full name, full contact telephone number (including area code) or other method of contact (if applicable), email address and any other information as specified at the time of entering the competition. The Premises and The Promoter will not be able to amend such information once entry to the competition has been made.

2.3. Entry to the competition must be by web entry: web entrants are required to follow the instructions on the website as indicated.

2.4. Entries must not be sent in through agents, third parties or on behalf of another person. Such entries are void. Bulk entries are void and cannot be accepted.

2.6. Any entries which are incomplete, without all the required information, incomprehensible, made or received after the deadline for receiving entries has passed or which are not received by the Promoter or are not otherwise in accordance with the terms and conditions will be void and will be discounted.

2.7. In the event of any fault, mistake, misunderstanding or dispute concerning the operation of any part of the competition, network or phone system, the decision of the Premises and the Promoter shall be final.

2.4. Entries must not be sent in through agents, third parties or on behalf of another person. Such entries are void. Bulk entries are void and cannot be accepted.

2.6. Any entries which are incomplete, without all the required information, incomprehensible, made or received after the deadline for receiving entries has passed or which are not received by the Promoter or are not otherwise in accordance with the terms and conditions will be void and will be discounted.

2.7. In the event of any fault, mistake, misunderstanding or dispute concerning the operation of any part of the competition, network or phone system, the decision of the Premises and the Promoter shall be final.

 

  1. The Prize

3.1. The prize is a wedding at The Premises for 50 daytime and 50 evening guests, to include the wedding ceremony, a three course wedding breakfast and half a bottle of wine per person.

3.2. The prize will also include various items from chosen suppliers, such as a wedding dress, flowers, photography, cake, stationery, firework display and evening disco. The suppliers reserve the right to choose what level of product or service is included in the prize. Where the prize and/or information relating to the prize is to be provided directly to the winner by a third party, the winner (and their companion) are required to comply with all instructions and necessary requirements as may be specified by the third party to receive and/or take up the prize, including but not limited to contacting such third party within specified time frames, adhering to the itinerary as specified, paying any additional required charges and/or costs which are not included in the prize, completing any required forms including but not limited to booking forms and to delivering any required documentation to that third party, including but not limited to proof of identification. The Premises and the Promoter will accept no responsibility and will not be liable to the winner or any other persons where the winner fails to comply with such instructions and such failure may result in forfeiture of the prize.

3.3. The prize is subject to availability and to winner confirmation, i.e. the Premises has managed to contact the winner and received confirmation of eligibility. The prize is also subject to the terms and conditions of the prize provider, their agents, and where applicable to the terms of the venue and/or the manufacturer.

3.4. The Prize must be taken in a date in 2022, excluding Saturdays and special dates such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas and bank holidays. The winner (and their companion) will be required to hold valid UK passports.

3.5. The Premises and the Promoter reserve the right to determine a final date on which the prize must be taken.

3.6. The winner (and their companion) may be required to provide their signature as proof of their agreement to relevant waivers, releases and/or consents when taking up the prize. Failure to sign any relevant documentation may result in forfeiture of the prize.

3.7. The prize excludes all other costs and arrangements not expressly included in the prize. Additional charges and expenses incurred for goods, services, attractions, facilities, upgrades, activities and events not expressly included in the prize are payable solely by the winner (and their companion). The Premises and The Promoter will not be held liable where such charges and/or expenses are incurred, and no refund or reimbursement will be made. The Promoter will accept no responsibility where the winner is unable to pay in full, any such charges and/or expenses as incurred.

3.8. For delivery of the prize, we may ask you to be available at a specified time and place.

3.9. No cash equivalent (where applicable) or alternative prize will be given at the request of the winner and the prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable. However, the Premises and the Promoter reserve the right to change the prize due to circumstances beyond its control or if any part of the prize otherwise becomes unavailable, and/or to offer an alternative prize. If for any reason the winner chooses not to take up the prize or any part of the prize, the Premises and The Promoter reserve the right to ask the winner to confirm this in writing and the Promoter will be able to retain or dispose of the prize at its own discretion.

3.10. The Promoter may refuse to provide a prize, or seek its recovery, in the event of non-entitlement under the interaction terms and conditions or an entrant's breach of the interaction terms and conditions, fraud or dishonesty, including but not limited to the use of technology which enables an entrant to evade applicable charges when entering the competition.

4. Winner Selection and Contact

4.1. Where the winner is randomly selected, the prize draw for the winner will take place on the date indicated. Unless stated otherwise, the winner will be the first entry drawn at random from all entries, subject to eligibility and winner confirmation.

4.2. The winner will be contacted as soon as practicable on or after the draw date as indicated. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact a winner on the phone number provided when entering the competition or such other method of contact deemed appropriate by the Premises in its sole discretion in the circumstances. If the winner cannot be contacted or successful contact is not made within a reasonable time period or if they fail to provide an address for delivery of the prize or fail to meet any of the eligibility requirements or are otherwise unable to comply with the terms and conditions, this may result in forfeiture of the prize and the Premises reserve the right to disqualify that entrant (without further liability to that entrant) and offer the prize to the next eligible entrant and thereafter until a winner is found.

4.3. Any entrant and/or winner must comply with any directions given to him or her by the Premises, prize provider(s) and/or their agents and with all relevant laws, rules and regulations, restrictions, and itinerary. Failure to comply with instructions, itineraries, rules, restrictions, requirements, laws and guidelines may result in an invalid entry and/or forfeiture of the prize.

5. Liability

5.1 Nothing in the terms and conditions restricts your statutory rights as a consumer. For more details on these statutory rights you should contact your local Trading Standards Office or Citizen's Advice Bureau.

5.2 Nothing in the terms and conditions shall exclude or limit the Premises or The Promoter’s liability for death or personal injury caused by their staff or supplier’s negligence or for fraud.

5.3 Subject to 5.1 and 5.2, the Premises and The Promoter do not accept responsibility for any fault, malfunction, damage, loss or disappointment suffered by you as an entrant or participant howsoever arising from participating in a competition, or from accepting any prize whether due to any error, omission or other cause by the Premises or The Promoter, or its or their employees, agents or others.

5.4 Subject to 5.1 and 5.2, the Premises and The Promoter is not responsible for any damage or loss caused to you (i) which is not reasonably foreseeable to you, and/or the Promoter when you agree to the terms and conditions (which occurs automatically when you enter a competition) or (ii) is reasonably foreseeable to you and to the Promoter, when you agree to the terms and conditions but is only indirectly related to you entering or participating in a competition.

5.5 Subject to 5.1 and 5.2, the Premises and The Promoter reserve the right to amend any element of a competition or prize for reasons beyond their reasonable control, including but not limited to the unavailability of the competition entry platform before the closing date, or for strike, lock-out, labour dispute, illness, act of God, natural disaster, adverse weather conditions, war, riot, civil commotion, accident, epidemic or pandemic, malicious damage, fire, flood and/or storm, compliance with law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, breakdown of plant, machinery or transportation. The Promoter is not responsible for any loss or damage caused to you as a result of any of these occurrences.

5.6 Subject to 5.1 and 5.2, the Promoter cannot promise that the services relating to a competition will be free from errors or omissions nor that they will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition. These services may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of any problem with any telephone network or line, system, server, software, or for any technical malfunction or failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons reasonably beyond the control of the Promoter. The Premises and The Promoter will not be liable to you or to any other person in the event that any entry is lost or not properly received, registered or recorded or where all or any part of the service relating to a competition, is discontinued, modified or changed in any way.

5.7 Subject to 5.1 and 5.2, the Premises and The Promoter do not accept responsibility for any completed competition entries, or for any disruption, delay or misdirection of such entries.

C. Privacy

6. Information and data ("personal data") which is provided by you when you enter a competition or will be held and used by the Premises and The Promoter and their service providers, network operators, suppliers and contractors in order to administer and fulfil the competition, prize and in connection with payments for entry to the competition.

7. The Premises and The Promoter will only pass your data to third parties for marketing purposes if you have accepted to receive marketing information from those third parties.

8. Any personal data will be used in accordance with the Premises and The Promoter’s privacy policies.

9. The winner of the competition may be required to participate in publicity. The Premises and The Promoter (or any third party nominated by the Premises) may exercise its sole discretion to use the competition winner’s (and their companion’s) name and image and their comments relating to the prize and competition experience for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid.

10. Competition winners will be listed on thepostbarn.co.uk and their social media platforms. Hence, your name and location may be published at www.thepostbarn.co.uk if you are the winner.

Covid-19 Clause

Both parties acknowledge the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the UK and accept their obligation to comply with any official guidance from UK Government. The parties agree to communicate without delay any issues they may have in performing their obligations under this agreement. The Premises acknowledge that COVID-19 may require The Premises to take one or more of the following measures for the safety of staff and guests attending the event to which this booking relates:

(i) impose maximum guest numbers;
(ii) impose specific requirements such as the wearing of masks;
(iii) restrict the numbers of overnight stays;
(iv) limit any planned entertainment for your event;
(v) designate alternative entrance and exit routes.

If we are obliged due to specific Government restrictions, to close our venue, we may offer you an alternative date for the event.

Health & Safety

12. The Premises is responsible for ensuring all External Contractors e.g. Disco/bands are fully insured and can provide upon request proof of this and of all health & safety documentation required by the Premises. Any equipment brought into the hotel for use must be P.A.T (portable appliance testing) tested and a public liability certificate is required.

Food, Beverage and Bar Services 

13. The Premises does not permit food or beverage refreshments of any nature to be provided by any other party than The Post Barn.

14. Abuse to staff will not be tolerated and The Hired Premises have the right to refuse entry and refuse to serve drinks if a person is intoxicated.

15. Any buffet food will be removed after 1.5 hours unless a waiver has been signed stating any difference.  The management reserves the right to withdraw any item from the menu or wine list and to make appropriate alternative substitutes, or to withdraw bar service at their discretion.

16. All bar accounts should be settled before, on the evening of the event or on departure.

G Storage of Items

17. The Premises will endeavour to assist in storage of wedding supplies, however the Premises accepts no responsibility or liability for theft, loss or damage of any property of the Winner, their guests or any other person connected with the Winner. Any items left or deposited in cloakrooms or elsewhere on the Premises or surrounding property are done so at the owner’s risk. Specifically please note this also applies to items such as presents.

18. We request that any items left over from the Event are cleared from the Premises by 10am the following day. The Premises are unable to provide storage of any items after this time unless agreed in writing prior to arrival.

General

19. You agree that you do not have any commercial relationship with the Premises or The Promoter, and that you are not an agent of the Premises or The Promoter.

20. The terms and conditions are available in English only and shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England unless the entrant to a competition is a Scottish or Northern Irish resident in which case he/she may choose the law of their residence and they irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales again unless the competition entrant is a Scottish or Northern Irish resident in which case they may choose the courts of their residence in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

21. The Winner shall be responsible for the orderly and safe conduct of the function and shall have regard to any regulations imposed by any competent authority and shall ensure that nothing shall be done which will constitute a breach of the law or in any way cause a nuisance or be an infringement of, or occasion or render possible the forfeiture of the Licenses for the sale of wine, beer, spirits or for music and dancing or other permissions attaching to the Premises. In particular The Winner shall ensure that there is no consumption of alcohol by minors, illegal betting, gaming or smoking. The Winner shall fully indemnify the Company against any claims, loss or damage arising as a result of a breach of this clause.

22. The Winner is responsible for the rooms, furnishings and equipment of the Premises and any damage caused, whether by neglect or default, by the Winner, their guests or any other connected party, may result in a charge to remedy this damage. In particular the Winner should note that nothing shall be affixed to the Premises by any means whatsoever without the prior consent.

23. Confetti is not to be used unless it is real petals which have been provided by the venue. A cleaning charge will be added to the final bill if any other confetti is found in or around the grounds.

24. Use of the Premises will run from 11am until 1am.

25. The Premises accepts no responsibility or liability (other than for personal injury or death resulting from the hired premises’ negligence) for any loss or damage of any nature, arising from any breach of contract, any negligence or breach of any duty arising out of the performance, purported performance or failure to perform the contract.

26. The Winner shall be liable for and shall indemnify any loss, damage or injury which may be incurred or happen to The Winner or any other person on the Premises property by reason of The Winner’s use of the Premises.

27. Donnington Valley Group Ltd periodically undertakes improvements and modifications to the Premises. Should these, in the sole opinion of The Post Barn, materially affect the booked facilities, The Post Barn will endeavour to advise the Winner, but in no instance will The Post Barn incur any liability on its part.

28. This agreement is subject to the English Law.

29. These terms and conditions were last updated on 5th July 2021

I. Contact Details and Further Information

30. The Promoter is: Iliffe Media, Winship Road, Milton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB24 6PP, United Kingdom.