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How to downsize a Wedding to stay COVID-safe

Due to new government guidelines, unfortunately, there have been restrictions reimposed on weddings and civil partnerships across the UK.

The capacity of wedding ceremonies, as well as sit-down receptions, has been reduced from 30 people to 15 across England. The number includes you as a couple, witnesses, and your guests. It doesn’t include anyone working as part of your wedding day.

The rules for weddings are different across the UK. Scotland, Wales, England, and Northern Ireland all have their own rules on gatherings and weddings. But as coronavirus cases increase, more restrictions could be imposed too.

One universal thing across the UK is that couples should only hold their weddings at COVID-secure venues. Even in these challenging times, you can find a safe wedding venue that is perfect for you as a couple.

At Franklin’s Gardens, we believe our wedding venue in Northampton can help you have a perfect day. Here are some steps to downsize your wedding so it’s COVID-safe…

Focus on Wedding venue size

Right now, the most important aspect of wedding venue hire is the size of the venue. Having the right sized wedding venue in Northampton can transform your wedding day – but because of COVID-19, it’s also crucial for your safety and the safety of all your guests.

Having fewer guests doesn’t mean you need less space. To comply with social distancing, you need a party venue in Northampton that has enough space for people to have fun safely. This is vital to follow government guidelines and for you and your guests’ safety.

At Franklin’s Gardens, we offer a variety of different function rooms that could be perfect for you. Every couple will have an idea of their dream wedding. It will change from couple to couple, that’s why we provide many options as a wedding venue in Northampton.

Throughout most of 2020, our events team has been busy behind the scenes preparing Franklin’s Gardens. We’ve worked hard to make our venue safe and compliant with government COVID guidelines. That’s why you can book us as a wedding venue in Northampton with total confidence.

But social distancing doesn’t mean you have to stick with your original room if it’s too big. Our team will help you plan and book the right wedding venue hire option for your special day. This means a venue that is perfect for your special day, makes social distancing simple, and is affordable.

We understand that downsizing your wedding may not be what you want to do. But it doesn’t have to stop you from having your perfect wedding.

So, one benefit of the new regulations is you can hire a smaller room and save on costs. Instead of paying more for a venue you don’t want, you can rent one of the rooms at Franklin’s Gardens that’s smaller and more affordable.

You could reinvest this money in other parts of your wedding, your honeymoon, or a party with all your original guests post-COVID. The choice is up to you! And you can still get married at your dream venue, while being safe as well.

At Franklin’s Gardens, we offer a wide range of function rooms. We can be a wedding venue or party venue in Northampton. What makes us stand out is we work to deliver an event that is special to you.

But you’re probably wondering about some of our incredible wedding venue options, right? Some of our incredible Wedding venue hire options can be explored below.

Choosing a Wedding venue in Northampton 

There’s so much choice when deciding on a wedding venue. That’s why, from the moment you choose Franklin’s Gardens, we will help to take care of all the details of your special day. This is something that’s even more important because of COVID-19. 

We understand the last thing you want to think about is how many hand sanitiser stations there are and whether social distancing is possible. But you want all your guests to love your day and be safe too.

At Franklin’s Gardens, you don’t have to worry about a thing apart from enjoying your special day. 

Franklin’s Gardens is a unique venue many people fall in love with on their wedding day. We offer a variety of wedding packages in Northamptonshire. That’s why we’re sure you’ll fall in love with our wedding venue.

Here are some of the rooms you can choose for your wedding…

Directors Lounge
The Directors Lounge at Franklin’s Gardens is on the first floor of the Carlsberg Stand. It’s a modern suite with contemporary designs, and boasts beautiful furnishings, a private bar for all your guests, and a registration desk. In normal times, it can host 120 guests, so there’s plenty of space.

Champions Suite
What makes Franklin’s Gardens unique is the incredible views we offer. The Michael Jones Champions Suite is on the first floor of the Barwell Stand, and overlooks the stadium’s turf. With its own private bar, the Champions Suite is flexible and can suit a variety of events but is perfect for a sit-down wedding reception. With space for 300 guests, you have plenty of room for social distancing. And you can use partitions to create a smaller space if you would prefer. The unique glazed frontage of the suite gives you and your guests an unforgettable view of the Franklin’s Gardens pitch.

Heroes Restaurant
On the ground floor of the Carlsberg Stand is the Heroes Restaurant. If you’re looking for a great atmosphere and comfortable setting, this venue is perfect. You will have your own private bar and dance floor. That’s why the Heroes Restaurant can be the perfect wedding reception venue in Northampton for you and your guests will never forget.

We hope this blog has been helpful. To book your wedding with us or find out more, get in touch with our team today. Give us a call on 01604 751543 or please feel free to fill in the enquiry form on our Contact Page.

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