COVID Wedding Restrictions in 2021 - State by State

Want to keep up to date with the latest COVID Wedding Restrictions in your state?



As many of our beautiful community members continue to go about their wedding plans for their upcoming 2021 and beyond weddings, we thought it would be a good idea to share all the latest restrictions from each state.


We will be updating these articles on a weekly basis, as you know, they can change in the blink of an eye, so it is vital to stay up to date.


Information is correct as at 11th February 2021




If you have guests that are unwell, they must stay home until they are better and please encourage them to get tested.


Dancing - Check with your venue on the size of their dance floor and make sure that it has enough space in line with your state's dancing guidelines. 

Catering - Whilst we’ve seen grazing tables and canape style weddings on the rise over the last couple of years, these popular catering options have taken a back seat to the more traditional single plated meals  individually served. Chat to your venue to discuss your catering options.

Recording names & contact tracing - It is vital to record all guest names and contact details and keep these records for at least 4 weeks. There may be a requirement to submit them to your Chief Health Office or your Public Health Officer.

Seating - Try to seat guests that are from the same household, family or community together, where possible. This may mean that you have more guest tables, resulting in more table centrepieces or other styling elements needed, but do your best. Speak to your venue operator to confirm their individual requirements.




Going out, travel & recreation - There are currently no local government areas that are listed as restricted areas, however certain restrictions may apply under the Movement & Gathering Direction.


All QLD residents are allowed to host a maximum of 50 people in their homes, this includes the members of the household that reside at that residence. Public outdoor gatherings with a maximum of 100 people are allowed as well.


Queensland residents are free to travel throughout the state for any reason without any travel distance restrictions in place. Overnight stays at a place that is not your normal residence is also permitted. 


Covid compliant weddings 


Currently weddings with a maximum of 200 guests are allowed where there is Covid safe plan in place at the venue. Of course social distancing requirements remain in place. Please make sure you speak with your Venue Owner and Celebrant if you have any specific questions regarding your venue bookings. 


Wedding Ceremonies performed in your home or in a public space are only allowed a maximum of 50 people, where there is no COVID safe plan in place. 


Wedding Receptions held at a person's residence such as backyard or in a public place, are allowed 50 people, so long as a business is engaged to manage the event and operate their Covid safe plan. 


The welcome news came of an increase to wedding dance floors with ALL Guests being allowed to dance the night away. Get your dancing shoes on, it’s time to Boogie!!!




NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that there is no longer a cap on guest numbers so long as the 1 person per 2sqm density requirement can be maintained, for weddings outside of Greater Sydney.  Wedding events held within Greater Sydney must not exceed 300 guests & maintain the density requirements. 


For weddings held at an outdoor venue with electronic entry recording, 1 person per 2sqm space will need to be applied.


Dancing is limited to no more than 20 people from the Bridal party only. 


All wedding ceremony services and gatherings afterwards must have a COVID Safety Plan in place, as well as register as Covid Safe. For more information on how to register click here


For more detailed information regarding New South Wales Wedding and Event restrictions please check updates on the NSW government website




Wedding celebrations in ACT are allowed a maximum of 500 people, not including staff and wedding vendors, with density requirements of 1 person per 2sqm.


There are currently no limitations to dancing, however observe common sense and social distancing, whilst on the dance floor.

If your business is required to collect data from all attendees, make sure to check out this free app to help with your contact tracing


Wedding organisers must complete a Covid safety plan and its encouraged to have this on hand and Venues must clearly display their occupancy allowance at the entry to the venue.




There are currently no restrictions to guest numbers, however the density limits apply of 1 person per 2sqm, if the venue has electronic tracing. If there is only paper based record keeping in place, the limit is 1 per 4sqm. Therefore your guest numbers will be determined by the size of your wedding venue.


Dancefloors are now open too, with a limit of 50 people with a 4sqm density.


Weddings held at a private residence are limited to the members of the household, plus no more than 15 visitors. Babies under 12 months are not included in this number. Service providers required to conduct the ceremony are also not included in this number.


For more information please refer to the DHHS website.



In South Australia Weddings held at a licensed or private venue can accommodate no more than 200 people with a 1 person per 2sqm. Weddings held in the home are allowed no more than 50 people, with no additional requirements. If you wish to invite 51-200 guests, you are required to have a COVID safe plan in place, a COVID Marshall & guests must check in via the COVID Safe Check-in app. 


For detailed information please refer to



Restrictions in WA changed due to a recent outbreak. Current wedding restrictions allow for only 150 guests with a 1 person per 4sqm density. Staff are not included within this number. Indoor & outdoor private gatherings are limited to 20 people only. Masks must be worn when you are outside of your residential home at any indoor facility.




There is currently no limit to guest numbers in the Territory, however common sense and social distancing measures remain in place.



The size of the wedding venue in Tasmania will determine the guest count, with a maximum of 250 people adhering to the 1 person per 2sqm density requirements. This includes the bridal party and all wedding vendors.


Weddings held at a residential location are allowed a maximum of 100 people including the wedding party and vendors, including the people residing in the home.


Check back here each Monday for all the latest updates.


Stay safe and happy wedding planning

With love from the Veilability team xx

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