Dear Airhost hive mind,
I’m writing to see if people have any wisdom they can share about how to charge and establish contractual terms for events like birthdays, BBQs and other gatherings from about 10-50 people. We rent a house that has a large deck and back yard. We now get about a dozen requests a year to host small to medium-size parties and receptions at the house (almost all in the summer and in the backyard). To date we haven’t charged extra or even stated any kind of formal policy except that these events need to be approved by us in advance (we also decline things like weddings). The house is old (charming!) and so I don’t worry so much about damage to the house. Ideally we’d have:
- a standard policy so that the terms are clear at the outset for guests (e.g., number of people, volume, clean up, parking, etc.)
- a standard way to price this so we capture some additional value for the additional service of being an event space
- some policy about supplemental insurance to cover the additional liability
Have any of you wrestled with these issues and found good solutions?
Thanks in advance!