At the Singles Dining Club we work carefully with our suppliers to provide a setting in which dining and socialising can be enjoyed without distraction. To achieve this we often make our reservations and payments with hotels and restaurants many months in advance - confirming our table bookings and room reservations to avoid overbooking. As a result we incur charges when cancelling or reducing numbers. We therefore operate in a structured fashion to ensure you receive the maximum enjoyment when attending an event. As it is very difficult to re-sell accommodation / meals / events at short notice we apply certain conditions to our reservations so do please read our terms and conditions below.
The Club is a proprietary club. You have no entitlement or any interest in the subscriptions, membership fees, profits or pre-payments for events made to the Club.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Unless otherwise specified, the cost of each event includes: maps and directions to the event, pre-dinner drinks (either of your choice or a set aperitif as described in diary notes), introductions to other members, lunch or dinner as specified, up to half a bottle of good quality wine, mineral water, coffee, hosting and service charges. Liqueurs or other drinks are not included.
There is a No Smoking policy in all restaurants in the UK.
HOW TO BOOK AN EVENT
Just look through the diary, choose your event(s), and either book online or call us to book a place. We will contact you, usually by the next working day, to acknowledge receipt of your booking. If an event is already fully booked you will be offered a place on the waiting list and we will contact you if we have a cancellation. To avoid disappointment we ask you to book for events as early as possible.
A contract will exist as soon as we accept your booking whether verbally or in writing and payment becomes due at that time. Cheques should be made payable to Mr N Joyce and posted with a payment form as soon as you have made your telephone booking. The Club is not under any obligation to deliver any tickets coupons, vouchers or documents until full payment of the booking has been received by the Club.
If you have any special requests, you must ensure they are advised to us at the time of booking and clearly noted on your booking form if paying by cheque. Whilst we will endeavour to pass any such requests to the supplier(s) concerned, we cannot guarantee that any requests will be met and failure to do so will not be a breach of contract on our part.
The Singles Dining Club reserves the right in its absolute discretion at all times to cancel or terminate event arrangements. We also reserve the right to be able to ask you to withdraw from an event if in our reasonable opinion, or in the reasonable opinion of any other person in authority, you behave in such a way as to cause or be likely to cause danger, upset or distress to any third party or any damage to property. In particular any drunken or inappropriate behaviour particularly towards female members will not be tolerated. In these circumstances, the Club shall not be liable to cover any expense incurred by you or to make any refund or pay any compensation. The Club shall in addition be entitled to impose cancellation fees.
CANCELLATIONS AND NO-SHOWS BY MEMBERS
Late cancellations and non-attendance by members (or guests) at an event can spoil things for other members. A contract will exist as soon as we accept your booking whether verbally or in writing and full payment becomes due at that time. Once you book your place at an event we will reserve the place and it is your responsibility to notify us and cancel if you are unable to attend. To avoid cancellation charges you should notify us seven days before the event. Payments already received will not be refunded if you are forced to cancel within seven days of the event unless we are able to re-sell the space. The Club reserves the right to treat any booking that has not been paid for in full by seven days before the event as cancelled by you. Under these circumstances you will be liable for cancellation charges and full costs will be invoiced. In the case of late bookings a contract will exist between us as soon as you have received verbal or written confirmation from us. Late bookings are defined as all bookings made within seven days of the event and must be paid by card. You will be liable to pay the full costs of this late booking even if you subsequently change your mind. If we need to specially request or provide services on your behalf in order to confirm your booking, you must provide any necessary payment. You will be liable to pay for these services even if you decide not to proceed with the booking.
CHANGES AND CANCELLATION BY THE CLUB
We start planning our events many months in advance. Occasionally, we have to make changes to and correct errors in the diary and other details both before and after bookings have been confirmed with you and sometimes even cancel confirmed bookings. Whilst we always endeavour to avoid changes and cancellations, we must reserve the right to do so. However most changes are minor. If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible and offer you the choice of accepting any alternative arrangements made by us (which may require you to pay any price difference or require us to refund you for the price difference if the alternative event is cheaper) or cancelling in which case you will receive a full refund of all monies you have paid to us. Where we are forced to make a change or cancel, the Singles Dining Club accepts no liability whatsoever for non-availability of places or cancellations, other than the return of any payment fee that has been paid.
In making arrangements on behalf of its members, the Club contracts with third parties for provision of all the necessary facilities including the provision of tickets for entry to the event/occasion. In doing so it is expressly agreed that the Singles Dining Club acts only as agent of the member and that it accepts no liability of any kind, howsoever caused, in connection with or arising out of such arrangements. The contract between the Club and the member will be subject to any terms and conditions of contracts with third parties. In the event that such facilities or tickets are not available, for any reason, any liability of the Club will be limited to the return of all sums paid by the member for such facilities or tickets. Whilst we endeavour to secure tables or tickets in an acceptable location at each venue the Singles Dining Club cannot control the location of seating at any venue and has no liability if any member feels this is unsatisfactory.
ALTERATIONS OR CANCELLATIONS OF ARRANGEMENTS BY THIRD PARTIES
When the arrangements and/or facilities for any event are changed or cancelled by a third party, the Club will use its best endeavours to provide a suitable alternative and/or secure a refund for the member only of monies paid to a third party, but is not obliged and cannot guarantee to do so.
The Club may use photographs of members at events for publicity purposes from time to time. If you object to this you must make it clear to us at each event that you attend.
ACCEPTANCE OF CONDITIONS
The making of a booking with us shall be deemed as acceptance by the member (or guest) of the above terms and conditions. We do not accept bookings on any other terms.
CONTINUATION OF CONTRACT TERMS
Should any of the terms of our contract be officially declared void or unenforceable, the remainder of our arrangements shall remain, where possible, in full force and effect.
This agreement is made subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England & Wales.