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Covid Guidelines

Recent Covid 19 guidelines and restrictions have made it difficult for weddings to go ahead as planned, with many people’s dates cancelled or delayed. Maybe you’ve even been engaged for a while, but haven’t found the right opportunity for your wedding? We want to guide you on how best to have a Covid 19 safe wedding and then plan a bigger celebration with family and friends at a later date when restrictions have lifted. We understand how upsetting and tumultuous this time has been to so many people, yet we can reassure you that there are still ways in which you can make this celebration of your love meaningful and special. Go ahead and pick out that perfect dress, that extra smart kilt, and your favourite dance music, as we can assure you, you’ll have a brilliant time. Spring is here and as the days are getting lighter and the weather will soon be improving. There’s hope to have a beautiful wedding in 2021, and here’s how…

On 17 May 2021, we will move to Level 2, we have noted below the changes we expect to see.

Wedding Guests

  • Guest numbers are subject to venue capacity and in line with social distancing measures
  • 50 guests in total, including children and suppliers
  • Maximum numbers exclude your celebrant and hospitality staff at the venue

Household Seating

  • Max of 6 people from 3 households per table 
  • Guests must be seated for all food and beverage service
  • Children under 12 not included in maximum numbers per table
  • Social distance must be maintained amongst household groups at the table


  • The closing time for indoor hospitality is 10.30pm

Live Music

  • We expect to allow live music, with appropriate mitigations 


  • We do not expect dancing to be allowed earlier than level 0 (expected late June)


  • 2 metre physical distancing, is the default in all settings, and should be maintained within the wedding ceremony
  • 1 metre physical distancing exemption applies to the contained hospitality areas of the premises i.e. seated drinks and canape reception and wedding breakfast.

Please do get in touch with the team on 0330 123 885 or by email.

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