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Council reminds Nottinghamshire couples to check their wedding venue capacities

New government Coronavirus restrictions have been announced, and social distancing measures mean venues in Nottinghamshire will all have varying capacities for weddings.

Couples are reminded that the number of guests able to attend wedding and civil partnership ceremonies in Nottinghamshire is dependent on the venue’s capacity. 

The Government announced recently that the maximum number of people able to attend ceremonies will be reduced from 30 to 15 from 28 September.

Social distancing measures on-site and the varying size of ceremony rooms means that ceremonies at Nottinghamshire registration offices will be subject to a reduced capacity. 

Mansfield registration office will be able to accommodate 15 people with other venues varying between six at Arnold and West Bridgford, 12 at Newark and four at Worksop. Couples holding their ceremonies at one of Nottinghamshire’s approved venues are advised to check the capacity with the venue directly.

Ceremony numbers include the couple, witnesses, and guests but exclude the two registrars allowed at each office to perform the ceremony. Please note that children and babies are included in the ceremony numbers.

Councillor John Handley, Vice Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee, said: “These new measures are important to limit the spread of coronavirus. 

“While the majority of our registration offices are unaffected by the reduction from 30 people to 15, couples who have ceremonies booked in Mansfield must note that the number of guests allowed to attend will reduce from 19 to 15 from 28 September.

“Our team of registrars has been working hard since ceremonies were able to resume to make sure that they can take place safely. 

“Social distancing measures are in place throughout all our registration offices and approved venues and our team of registrars will continue to work with couples to ensure that everyone understands what their ceremonies will look like. 

“We would like to thank couples for their continued patience while we work to deliver our registration services in line with Government advice on coronavirus.”

For further information on how to book a wedding or to seek any clarification if you have a wedding booked with a County Council Registrar please call the 0300 500 8080 or visit our weddings frequently asked questions.

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