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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. Summer is here and as the days are getting lighter and the weather is improving, there’s hope to have a beautiful wedding in 2021, and here’s how…

On 19 July 2021, we will move to Level 0, 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
  • 200 guests in total, including children and suppliers

Household Seating

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

Drinks & Canapes

  • Venues with suitable outdoor space can host receptions outside with circulated drinks & canapes
  • Venues without outdoor space or for wet weather alternatives, drinks and canapes must remain seated and served to guests
  • Guests must be seated in household groups


  • The closing time for indoor hospitality is 12.00am

Live Music

  • Live music is permitted, with appropriate mitigations 


  • We do not expect dancing to be allowed until we move beyond the levels (expected 9 August 2021)


  • 1 metre physical distancing, is the default in all indoor settings
  • Social distancing has been removed outdoors

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

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