Couples reminded about guest numbers for weddings taking place at Arnold Registration Office

 Couples reminded about guest numbers for weddings taking place at Arnold Registration Office

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Couples are being reminded that the number of guests able to attend wedding and civil partnership ceremonies in Arnold is limited.

The Government announced recently that the maximum number of people able to attend ceremonies has been reduced from 30 to 15.

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.

Arnold registration office will be able to accommodate six.

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. Children and babies are included in the ceremony numbers.

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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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