Sarah Widdows
Sarah Widdows 17 Aug 2020

I'm getting married in just over 2 weeks. My venue has said we can have up...

I'm getting married in just over 2 weeks. My venue has said we can have up to 20 guests but they have to be from 2 households only. I've looked on the government website and the only thing I can find to do with the ceremony is up to 30 guests, its doesn't state it has to be from only 2 households. Does anyone have any information about this please x

27 Comments
UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Possibly if it’s indoors you can still only mix 2 households so that could be the reason why x

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

indoors 2 households... 30 max including photographer etc and no reception 😔xx

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Up to 30 guests only 2 household's can sit together, thats what it said on the news earlier x

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Its now 30 people, not guests so this has to include any staff serving you. So we have 25 guests, plus ourselves, plus 2 waiting staff, plus 1 bar staff but its a pretty big venue so perhaps that's all they will allow at yours.

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

We got married 2 weeks ago and were allowed 25 guests, ourselves, photographer and two registrars. We didnt have to include the venue staff serving us. We did have to have people sat in households groups though but it didnt spoil the day at all x

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

You have to have social distancing of 1 m bewteen households, but you can have more than 2 household's

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

I think the venues can set their own guidelines/requirements unfortunately - the government can’t dictate what they allow, just recommend what they believe to be safe.

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-small-marriages-and-civil-partnerships/covid-19-guidance-for-small-marriages-and-civil-partnerships

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

The venues could apply their own additional rules, a friend of mine had this stipulation a couple weeks ago so they are having a party later in the year and just had 2 witnesses to save arguments

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

We are allowed 24 guests but in 4 groups of 4 and 4 groups of 2 and that can't be changed.

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-small-marriages-and-civil-partnerships/covid-19-guidance-for-wedding-and-civil-partnership-receptions-and-celebrations

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Our venue is 27 at the ceremony and 30 for the reception, we don’t have to include staff at the reception

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

It might be worth sending the government guidelines to whoever is in charge at the venue because our wedding coordinator was still on furlough until last week, the person that was dealing with it in her place didn’t have a clue and seemed to be making her own rules so i sent her the government guidelines and she changed her tune. Thankfully our wedding coordinator is back and everything is brilliant

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

It differs between Scotland and England also. England are allowed upto 30, Scotland seems to be upto 20 and that's including registrar etc, still no singing/or meal allowed.

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

It might be that the venue isn't big enough to have more than 2 socially distanced groups? They are all obligated to do their own risk assessments, so that may be how they have come to that conclusion. But then again it's always worth querying!

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

From my understanding of guidelines is up to 30 guests but all in own households on individual household tables.

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

30 guests that include photographer and any staff at venue that will be working at your wedding. But each table cannot have more than 2 different households on them. No dancing at reception. This is what was on news tonight

UKbride Member 18 Aug 2020

I have read that you can have up to 30 guests at weddings

UKbride Member 18 Aug 2020

Julie Hunnings

UKbride Member 18 Aug 2020

The venue is allowed to initiate its own rules, even though the government has said 30 guests my venue has stated that you're only allowed 2 guests and a photographer, so my wedding got cancelled 😞

UKbride Member 18 Aug 2020

Hi they will have been risk assessed according to the size of the premises for social distancing so your numbers will be correct but I’ve not heard of only 2 households, just that each households need to be sat at least 2 metres away from each other x

UKbride Member 18 Aug 2020

It's supposed to be 30 and not all the same household...your venue must have made their own rules for their space. You might want to rethink that...It's August, outdoors is always nice!

UKbride Member 18 Aug 2020

The government set a guideline for companies have to follow minimum. But it’s up to the company on what they chose to do so they could have a different rule but have to follow the basics.

UKbride Member 18 Aug 2020

Our venue said 30 but that includes bride and groom, suppliers and 2 registrars, so we are having 25 guests and for food it is tables of two households together 1m apart z

UKbride Member 18 Aug 2020

It really can be quite ambiguous to be honest ..

Gemma Morgan
Gemma Morgan 27 Aug 2020

We can have upto 30 people for church and venue providing people stay in there own househomd or support bubble and keep social distance from other household or support bubble. Xx

UKbride Member 28 Aug 2020

We got married on 8th August and were allowed 25 guests (plus 2 registrars, us and the photographer). Our guests had to sit on household tables after the ceremony and 2m apart during the ceremony if from different households but that was the only restrictions we had x

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