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Save money running your events

Always free for all free events. For paid tickets, take a look at our handy fee calculator:


Who will pay the 5% processing fee?


Who will pay the 15p ticket fee?

Tickets Sold
Ticket Price
Your Estimated Payout
Attendees pay

Low, transparent fees

Running an event shouldn't cost the earth. Save money with our low, transparent fees.

Event Organiser
5 %
Processing fee *includes card/PayPal fees and VAT
Ticket Buyer
15 p
Per ticket

Running a free event? You can use TryBooking and all features at no cost!

Have a Stripe account?

Have a Stripe account?

Link your TryBooking account through Stripe Connect, allowing you to receive payments directly.

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Did we mention free for free events?

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Here's why event organisers choose TryBooking

Simple, low fees

Simple, low fees

Save money, with payment processing and VAT included.

Exceptional service

Exceptional service

We're here to support you making your event a reality with exceptional service.

Full of features

Full of features

Our fully featured platform has all the features you need to run great events.


Payment processing and VAT included

Easy to setup and maintain

All features included

No third party marketing to your customers

Data stored in the UK

Accessible telephone and email support


Great features. No extra cost.

You shouldn't have to pay extra to use basic features. That's why we include everything as standard.

Cash payment processing
Cash payment processing
Full UK based support
Full UK based support
Free mobile scanning app
Free mobile scanning app
Tabled and seated events
Tabled and seated events
Custom data collection forms
Custom data collection forms
Full real time reporting
Full real time reporting
Accounts for team members
Accounts for team members
and much more...
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Frequently Asked Questions

What fees do you charge?

There’s no cost to get started with TryBooking, and we’re totally free for free events.

For paid events, you can choose to use our payment gateway, or link to your Stripe account.

Payments processed by TryBooking

  • 5% processing fee (charged to the event organiser by default)
  • 15p ticket fee (charged to the ticket purchaser by default)

As an Event Organiser, you have total control over who pays which fees - so you can choose whether to pass them on to your ticket purchaser, or absorb them fully.

Payments processed by Stripe

  • 75p ticket fee
  • Stripe fees: currently 1.5% + 20p (as of 1st January 2024)

As an Event Organiser, you can choose whether to absorb the ticket fee or pass it on to your ticket purchasers. You can't pass the Stripe fees on.

Are there any hidden fees?


We only charge fees when a paid transaction is processed through your event - and give you the choice as to whether they are paid by yourself as the Event Organiser or by the ticket purchaser.

Do you offer special pricing for non-profits?

For donations made on events:

  • No ticket fee 
  • 5% processing fee (charged to the event organiser by default)

Or you can consider passing the fees on to the ticket buyer so that you are taking the full ticket or donation price.

Further details on our pricing for UK account holders can be found via

How secure is the site?

TryBooking is fully compliant with all information security protocols to ensure the safety of all data stored on our platform.

All data stored on our systems is encrypted using industry standard encryption algorithms, and we are fully compliant with PCI security protocols for the storage of payment data. We never store your full credit card information - only storing the last 4 digits to show you which card has been used to make the booking.

We take all reasonable measures to ensure your data is secure. All our data is hosted securely in the United Kingdom. We have several layers of security to prevent against attack, including multi-factor authentication, the use of secure website connections on all pages and firewalls protecting against unauthorised traffic.

What payment methods does TryBooking accept?

TryBooking accepts a variety of payment options, including credit and debit cards.

The following payment methods are available:

  • Visa credit and debit cards
  • Mastercard credit and debit cards
  • Apple Pay
  • Google Pay
  • PayPal (TryBooking gateway only)

Event organisers can also provide gift certificates for purchase, which can be used against any event hosted on their account.  

Event organisers may also choose to accept payment via cash or cheque - however, it take a few extra steps to record these payments in TryBooking. This will ensure you gather data on all attendees, that you don't oversell your event, and allows you to present all payments in one report.

Can I use TryBooking to run private events?

Absolutely! You can make your event private and turn off all social media sharing via Event Publication. It is at your discretion to share your unique booking URL publicly or privately.

Can I charge an additional fee on top of my ticket price?

No, it is not possible to charge additional fees on top of the ticket price.