Good afternoon everyone and thank you in advance for reading/helping me with this
My fiance owns a hotel in Scotland which has been vacant for several years. We plan to start hiring out some of the bedroom rooms in the courtyard area to local contractors to start with and also want to make use of the restaurant as well as function room facilities.
Hosting weddings seems like it could be a real minefield with lots of high expectations and demands for you as a venue in general what with catering and hiring lots of people. At first, but we may evolve the plan after a few months or year after gaining some insight, is to rent out the function room and or restaurant to local groups requiring a venue in order to host their event. This could be anything at all even a book club meeting etc... What I would like to know is what I need to do from a legal standpoint to make sure everything is above board before I start to market and offer the facilities we have? So if small events are hosted at our place we would provide refreshments ideally in the way of tea/sandwiches etc that can be achieved without needing to hire people and can be done ourselves.
These seem like small steps I'd be comfortable with before perhaps looking into running the hotel properly or hosting big events with catering.
Love to know what you guys think and look forward to any criticism or advise.