Following the government announcement on 22 February, we're putting in place a coronavirus recovery plan for safer wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.
Please note that the proposed dates in this plan are the earliest possible dates, based on current government guidelines. These dates may be subject to change if national restrictions and the national coronavirus recovery plan are amended by central government.
The number of guests at our venues is based on the buildings Covid-19 Secure Risk Assessment which ensures social distancing and other necessary measures are in place until the Government removes this requirement so they differ from the road map maximum attendee’s. Please speak to your venue for confirmation.
As is currently the case, the number allowed to attend includes the couple, witnesses and guests, but those working, such as registration officials and venue managers are not included.
|Dates||Ceremony guidelines||Maximum number of attendees|
|Up to and including 28 March 2021||Ceremonies cannot take place, except in exceptional circumstances||6|
|29 March to 11 April 2021||Ceremonies will still be able to proceed, but will no longer be limited to exceptional circumstances||6|
|12 April to 16 May 2021||Ceremonies will be able to take place in premises that are permitted to open||15 *|
|17 May to 20 June 2021||Ceremonies will be able to take place in premises that are permitted to open||30 **|
|21 June 2021 and after||Ceremonies will be able to take place in premises that are permitted to open||No limit ***|
* Currently this will remain as a maximum of 8 guests in the Bootham Suite ceremonies due to health and safety.
** This will be reviewed nearer the time but may remain as a maximum of 8 guests in the Bootham Suite ceremonies due to health and safety.
*** This will be reviewed nearer the time for the Bootham Suite.
Rescheduling or cancelling ceremonies
If you have a ceremony booked with us and want to reschedule or cancel please email email@example.com.
You'll need to provide the following information:
- your full names
- your contact telephone number and email address
- current booking details - date, time and venue
- new preferred booking details (if rescheduling) - date, time and venue
- confirmation you want to cancel your booking (if cancelling)
We'll contact you to confirm arrangements as soon as we can. Due to the high volume of enquiries there may be a delay in our response, however we aim to contact you within 10 days from receiving your enquiry.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.