Should we expect to have an inspector visit our event? What will the inspector be looking for?

Yes. LGA inspectors visit many social occasion permit events in the province. Inspectors who monitor social occasion permit events are focused on making sure events are held safely and in a responsible manner. Their primary focus is on public safety issues, such as overcapacity, over‑service, underage drinking and intoxication.

Is there a limit to the amount of beer and liquor you can buy for your social occasion permit event?

We do not set a limit on the amount of beer or liquor you can buy for your event. However, you may want to check with your venue to see if they have any restrictions. Staff at Liquor Marts, liquor vendors, beer vendors and specialty wine stores can help you to decide how much beer or liquor to buy based on your guests’ preferences and responsible service guidelines.

“Please drink responsibly” should always be your message to your guests when serving liquor.