A special licence is required for any function or event where alcohol will be sold either over a bar or by a ticket system, or where the cost of the alcohol is included in the pre-sold ticket price. You may not need a special licence if the venue you are using has an alcohol licence that can cover your event (in which case they would generally take responsibility for supplying the alcohol).
You should allow at least 20 working days to process the application for a special licence. An application fee will apply.
For more information please see the Alcohol Licences section of our website or contact the Alcohol Administration Officer at Marlborough District Council, phone: 03 520 7400.