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2021 WEDDINGS – latest guidance

2021 Weddings – latest guidance HM Govt has announced the following updated COVID-19 guidance regarding wedding ceremonies in England.

From 21 June, there will no longer be a maximum number cap for attendees set out in law. Instead, the number of attendees at weddings, civil partnerships and receptions will be determined by how many people the venue or 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.

In a COVID-secure venue, where the premises are operated or used by a business, a charitable, benevolent or philanthropic institution or a public body (such as a place of worship or a hospitality venue) your venue manager will need to tell you the maximum number of people who will be able to attend.

For events taking place in other venues with more than 30 guests, (such as a garden of a private home or on private land), organisers will need to complete a COVID-19 risk assessment to determine how many guests will be able to attend, and make the venue as safe as possible. A marquee or other structure in a garden of a private home must have at least 50% of its walled area open at any time for it to be classed as ‘outdoors’ and for the limit based on safe capacity to apply.

These events must not happen indoors at private dwellings, unless they are urgent marriages where one of those getting married is seriously ill and not expected to recover. These can take place in private dwellings with up to 30 people. This includes enclosed structures in gardens of private homes.

Some restrictions on ceremonies and receptions remain in place to enable them to take place safely. This includes Step 3 requirements on table service, face coverings, social distancing, and restrictions on dancing and singing.

Viewings can continue to take place with appropriate COVID-19 mitigation measures in place at any venue which is not required in law to remain closed. This includes, for example, any restaurant or indoor visitor attraction.


This 2021 WEDDINGS – latest guidance will hopefully inspire more confidence in those couples who have already booked dates and those who have been waiting for the green light.

Since the Covid-19 restrictions came into effect last year I have introduced a new wedding photography package to better serve those with smaller weddings and changed plans.

£250 per hour (min 2 hours)
£200 per hour thereafter
Retouched hi-res pictures via download link
Option to upgrade to book later

Book with confidence. If your booked date is forced into cancellation because of new government restrictions I will transfer the deposit to the new date. If that new date is already taken I will return your deposit in full.

For further details please contact me here.

Hopefully it won’t be long until I can start photographing your own special day and scenes like these.


Newly married couple in Lincolnshire stand together in shade of a tree.