From 21 June the rules for wedding and civil partnership ceremonies; and wedding receptions and civil partnership celebrations will change.

There will no longer be a maximum number cap for attendees set out in law for:

  • your wedding or civil partnership ceremony and reception
  • funerals
  • wakes or commemorative events for the deceased
    Instead, the number of attendees will be determined by how many people the venue or outdoor space can safely accommodate with social distancing measures in place. This will be based on the COVID-19 risk assessment of the venue or outdoor space, and the measures put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Follow this guidance if you’re hosting or organising one of these events in venues that do not need to follow COVID-secure guidance, for example the garden of a private home, or on private land.

There’s different guidance if you’re hosting an event in a COVID-secure venue.

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