Our general policy offers detailed information about guidelines for an event in our conference center. Our goal is to ensure the most seamless, enjoyable, and safe function. Please contact us with any questions. We have the policy here in its entirety and also available to read by section.
CCACC enforces fire protection safety codes and is subject to inspection by the Fire Marshal. No pyrotechnic devices, smoke/fog machines or open flames are permitted. All fire aisles and exits must be kept clear of equipment and people. Failure to follow these rules will result in the immediate suspension of the event until the conditions are corrected. If they are not corrected, the event will be cancelled without refund to the event host.
- The Event Host is required to maintain a $1,000,000 liability insurance policy (general liability coverage, for bodily injury and property damage claims, including contractual and personal injury liability coverage) for any event that is open to the public. Umbrella or excess liability insurance may be used to meet limit of liability requirements.
- The Event Caterer is required to maintain a $1,000,000 liability insurance policy (general liability coverage, for bodily injury and property damage claims, including contractual and personal injury liability coverage) any time food is served.
- The Event Caterer shall also carry an additional Liquor Liability Insurance coverage with coverage limits of no less than $1,000,000 any time alcohol is served. The event host will provide to Chatham County duly executed certificates of insurance evidencing this coverage.
- Each certificate shall specify that the policy cannot be cancelled without providing Chatham County at least 30 days prior written notice, that Chatham County is named as an additional insured, and that the insurer waives any subrogation rights against Chatham County.
- Vendors and Contractors: All vendors and contractors providing services at CCACC must carry adequate liability insurance. Any approved food vendor must be permitted with the Chatham County Health Department. No homemade items may be sold or served at this facility. If requested, contractor must be able to provide verification of license and/or liability insurance. The Event Host/caterer has the full responsibility for obtaining any and all licenses/permits necessary for providing any alcoholic beverage at the event. The Event Host and caterer jointly assume all liability associated with the consumption of alcohol and each agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Chatham County and all associated personnel from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, judgments or other liability of any nature whatsoever resulting from the presence, serving, and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages during the event.
- Each policy required under this agreement shall contain a severability of interest clause and shall state that Event Host’s coverage shall be primary to any other insurance available to or maintained by Chatham County.
CCACC is committed to providing a safe, clean environment for patrons and staff. All individuals are expected to conduct their event in a manner that keeps CCACC staff and patrons safety as the highest priority. Adherence to standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are observed by our facility and we mandate the same high standards for all of our contractors and service providers.
- If alcohol is served (beer, wine, and/or liquor), Event Host must contract for security for duration of the event. Contact Chatham County Sheriff’s Office for off-duty officers.
- All events are subject to required or waived security at the discretion of the Chatham County Sheriff.
Inclement Weather Policy
If the PROPERTY is rendered unsuitable for the conduct of the Event Host’s activity by reason of force majeure, Chatham County and the Event Host are released from their obligations under this contract. Force majeure is defined as fire, earthquake, hurricane, flood, act of God, strikes, work stoppages or other labor disturbances, riots or civil commotions, war or other act of any foreign nation, power of government, governmental agency or authority, or any other cause like or unlike any cause mentioned which is beyond the control of Chatham County.