Stage 3 Wedding Restrictions in Queensland

Stage 3 Wedding Restrictions

Hello lovers,

 

Navigating the ongoing changes to restrictions is no easy feat. With restrictions easing in some areas and not in others. Hopefully this guide can help clear up any uncertainties our couples may have.

What does the Queensland State Government say about weddings and gatherings? Here’s the facts as per the QLD State Government website in reference to COVID 19 restrictions.

We are still in stage 3 lockdown, as of 12pm 3/7/2020

Family, friends and community

  • Private, non-commercial (e.g. home) gatherings of up to 100 with friends and family
  • Weddings and funerals (max 100 people)
  • Maximum number of persons at museums, art galleries, libraries and historic sites determined by the one person per 4 square metre rule

Translation? Depending on what type of venue your chosen wedding venue is, they may have different rules. It’s best checking in with your venue as to their classification type.

Wedding Ceremonies

Ceremonies can have up to 100 guests, as long as everyone is feeling well, this should be communicated to guests and remind them prior to stay home if they have ANY cold or flu symptoms. They must adhere to social distancing rules and no hugging or kissing between people from different households.

Currently, the Brisbane marriage registry has a limit of 40 persons in attendance of a wedding ceremony.

Wedding Receptions

Now to the reception, even though you can have up to 100 guests, you must still adhere to social distancing of 1.5 metres or the 4 square metres per person rules.

As of July 24th 2020, wedding guests can no longer stand when eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, cafes, pubs, licensed clubs, RSL clubs, function centres and licensed premises in hotels. If your reception venue has a bar serving alcohol, people are permitted to leave their seat to order, and then must immediately return to their seat.

Buffets and any types of self-served food have been taken off the menu. All functions must have the food to table style of dining.

Practicing your dance moves so you can tear up the dance floor? Think again, although this might save some embarrassment over the family or friends who have had a wee bit too many wedding cocktails, Dance floors are currently strictly prohibited, with the exception of the couple’s first dance and having a dance with their parents, guests cannot join in.

 

Points to remember

  • Ceremonies can have up to 100 guests
  • Receptions can have up to 100 guests, you must still adhere to social distancing of 1.5 metres or the 4 square metres per person rules
  • Wedding guests can no longer stand when eating or drinking
  • Buffets and any types of self-served food have been taken off the menu
  • Dance floors are currently strictly prohibited, with the exception of the couple’s first dance and having a dance with their parents

 

Need more information?

Visit: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/roadmap-to-easing-queenslands-restrictions.

Or call: 134 COVID (134 268)

 

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