Terms and Conditions

Canberra North Bowling & ACT Rugby Union Club (The RUC)

1. Bookings
Due to high demand in the peak season, a booking is not confirmed until the deposit has been received. Please contact our functions manager prior to processing an internet deposit, to ensure your preferred date and time is available. Please pay within 48 hours of receiving your deposit invoice.

2. Deposit & Payment
The deposit quoted to you is required to confirm your booking (Bowls bookings less than 10 people are required to pay in full). Food & Beverage packages also require a $500 security bond. Full payment for all food, beverage and bowls packages is required no later than five working days prior to your function. At this time final numbers for your function are also required (see section 4 for more details). Please pay within 24 hours of receiving your event invoice.

3. Food & Beverage

All bookings over 10 people are required to take a catering package for the number of guests attending the event.  No external food or beverages may be bought onto the premises (birthday & engagement cakes are acceptable, cakeage fees apply).

All Alcohol purchased at the RUC, either privately or as part of a Bar Tab must be consumed within the licensed boundaries of the RUC. The consumption of Alcohol on, or near the premises that has not been purchased at the RUC, will result in the refusal of entry of these and their related guests. Management reserves the right to make a final determination.

4. Guaranteed Numbers

Final menu selection and guaranteed numbers are required by the RUC five working days prior to your function. Final numbers given at this time will be the amount catered and charged for.

We may accept small modifications of numbers without material changes to the quote and options selected. Please note a head count confirmation may be done by RUC Management during your function.

5. Cancellation

In the event that your confirmed booking is cancelled, the following conditions will apply:

  • 60 working days or more deposit will be refunded
  • 30 working days or less 50 % of deposit will be refunded
  • 15 working days or less 25 % of deposit will be refunded
  • 10 working days or less deposit will be forfeited unless another function of similar value can be accommodated.

6. Barefoot Bowls

A deposit is required for bookings that requires 4 rinks or more during non-peak season. During peak season full payment for all bookings are required 5 working days in advance. 

In the event of rain greens are closed at the discretion of the greenkeeper. Management determines if an event warrants cancellation.

In the event of a wash out, all catering and beverage packages will go ahead. Bowls charges can be either transferred to a bar tab or used as a credit for a future event.

7. Surcharges

All card payments attract a 1.5% surcharge (Amex 2.5%)

8. Price Variations

Although every effort is made to maintain prices as per the original quote, any event booked more than three months in advance may be subject to price variation. Specific food & beverage selections may be modified before your event. You will be notified by the RUC of any such changes.

9. Delivery and Use of Decorations

Any items (such as decorations, outsourced AV equipment) for set up can be delivered to the RUC on the day of your function within consultation with RUC staff. The use of and attaching of decorations to the walls of the RUC must be discussed and agreed with by RUC Management prior to your function. The use of sticky tape or similar products are not permitted. Blu-Tack should be used where practical.

The RUC does not allow the use of confetti, glitter, scatters or similar products. Part of your deposit will be withheld in the event confetti, glitter, scatters or similar products are used. When using candles for decorations during a function, the candles must be on a protective base. There will be a charge for any damage to the RUC’s tables/tablecloths.

10. Contracted Services/Equipment

The RUC takes no responsibility for any outsourced services booked by you or on your behalf. You will be responsible for these items in accordance with the contractor/s terms and conditions

11. Personal AV Equipment

If you intend on using your own AV equipment or laptop, we require you to test it with our AV system prior to your event, to ensure against any technical difficulties on the day.

12. Liability and Damage

The RUC accepts no responsibility for loss, damage or theft of items left at the venue prior to, during and after your function. You are financially liable for any damage sustained to the RUC’s property or fittings, whether through your own actions, your guests or contractors/sub-contractors. If there are any damages, loss of property or additional cleaning charges, you will forfeit your security deposit and if damages, loss of property or cleaning fees amount to more than the deposit amount the RUC will issue you an invoice for payment within seven days.

13. Beverage Licence and Service Standards

Under the Liquor Licensing Laws the RUC has an obligation to ensure that patrons do not become intoxicated, disturb the neighbourhood or in certain locations within the RUC be under the age of 18. The RUC requires your assistance to ensure our obligations are not breached. The RUC enforces a Responsible Service of Alcohol policy and reserves the right to refuse service of alcohol to any guest. Decisions are at the discretion of the Duty Manager/Function Supervisor. Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.

14. Tray Service

Tray service will only be provided for a minimum period of two hours at a cost of $35.00 per staff member, per hour (plus beverage costs).

15. Bar Tab

All bar tabs must be arranged with the RUC no later than four working days prior to your function. At any time during the function the Duty Manager/Function Supervisor has the right to stop the bar tab if the guests are intoxicated. All bar tabs are to be paid for in full at the end of the function unless prior arrangements have been made. If your bar tab has not been paid prior to your event a credit card & valid drivers licence will be required at the start of your event.

16. Compliance

You will be responsible for ensuring the orderly behaviour of your guests. The RUC Management reserves the right to intervene when necessary.

By signing, you are acknowledging that you and your guests understand and will comply with all restrictions.