When Can Events and Weddings Go Ahead?

On February 22nd, 2021 Boris Johnson addressed the nation and advised of a 4-stage roadmap for the UK’s “one-way road to freedom” but what exactly does this mean for events, parties and weddings? We have listed below the main key dates on which small events, parties, and weddings will be able to take place.

8th March – we will be allowed to meet with one other person outside only.

29th March – this stage allows up to 6 people or two separate households to meet either outside or in a private garden. Weddings are limited to 6 people.

12th April – Outdoor hospitality venues such as beer gardens can open. The requirement for a substantial meal will be scrapped providing that customers are seated. There will also not be a 10 pm curfew as we have seen before. The limit for weddings will increase from 6 to 15.

17th May – two households or a group of up to six people can mix indoors, including in the hospitality sector such as pubs or cinemas. Up to 30 people will be allowed to mix outdoors in public spaces and private gardens. Up to 30 people will be allowed to attend weddings.

21st June – This date is the key date for the events and weddings sector as it is the green light to open all of the hospitality sectors, all remaining social distancing restrictions will be lifted, and nightclubs and venues should be able to resume as normal. Larger events such as festivals should be allowed also. Weddings will have no limit on how many can attend.

Although we all remain hopeful and optimistic that within the coming months, we will start to see what resembles a normal event scene it is worth bearing in mind that, Boris emphasised that the 4-stage plan would be under constant review and would be led by data above dates