A club premises certificate is a specific type of licence, available only to members’ clubs.
A certificate can authorise a club to:
- supply alcohol to club members
- sell alcohol to guests of members
- provide regulated entertainment, including plays, films, certain types of sports, music and dancing
- provide entertainment facilities.
The certificates is different to a premises licence, as you are not required to specify a designated premises supervisor. Certificates are also exempt from some of the immediate closure powers available to the police.Certificates only allow activities to be carried on for club members and their guests. They cannot be used for events which are open to the general public, nor for the hire of the club facilities to non-members for private functions.
If the club wants to run events which are open to the general public, or for the hire of the club facilities to non-members for private functions., they must either hold:
- a one-off event temporary event notice
- a regular event's premises licence
28 calendar days
Most club premises certificates will have no expiration date and will not be subject to a periodic renewal process.
There will be an annual fee payable every year, on the anniversary of the grant of the certificate.