COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across 2020. We have had to adapt every way we live our lives to ensure that everyone remains safe and healthy.
Over the past few months, things have started resembling normal life more and more. As more discoveries are made around how to stay safe during the pandemic, more events are becoming possible to hold and enjoy again.
One of the most exciting developments has been new guidance released on how to have a wedding this year. In this blog, we’re going to explain the government’s rules and guidelines on holding a wedding and why Franklin’s Gardens is the ideal wedding venue in Northampton right now.
Getting married during COVID-19 | What you need to know
Before you can start looking at wedding venue hire options, you need to know the rules around holding a wedding. As of August 14th, the Government’s guidelines allow wedding ceremonies to host a maximum of up to 30 people.
This number includes everyone who attends the ceremony; the couple, witnesses, officiants and guests. It also includes any other people you hire for your special day, such as photographers or security. But you don’t have to include staff employed by the venue or third-party catering staff in your count.
It’s also important to ensure you have space for all your guests to adhere to social distancing guidelines. This means a two-metre distance or one-metre distance with risk-mitigating measures – for example, a mask.
With all these measures, you need to choose a wedding venue that can support you. At Franklin’s Gardens, we not only have space and different wedding venue hire options, but we also have a detailed plan to ensure you can enjoy your day safely.
Here are some of the ways our team are still putting on dream wedding days during 2020…
Your dream Wedding venue Northampton
With any party venue or wedding venue, hygiene is important, but excellent hygiene is more important now more than ever.
Our events team understands that you have enough to worry about on your big day. Keeping your dream venue COVID-secure and hygienic is one more thing you have to worry about. But when you choose Franklin’s Gardens, our team removes the stress of having to worry about hygiene.
We want you to be confident when booking Franklin’s Gardens as a wedding venue in Northampton. To do this you have to have total peace of mind over the hygiene of your venue.
That’s why we’ve worked closely with our cleaning and healthcare partners to develop a comprehensive hygiene program. Here are some benefits of our plan:
- Fully trained staff in deep cleaning and decontamination methods.
- Assess cleaning efficiency with ATP testing.
- Increased decontamination on all high-traffic areas and touchpoints throughout the day, using the correct cleaning materials and industry-leading techniques.
But hygiene is not the only thing you need to consider when planning your wedding during COVID-19. Your party venue or wedding venue needs to have enough space to allow you to socially distance while still having fun.
At Franklin’s Gardens, our venue is an incredible sports stadium. This means we have a variety of rooms that all have enough space to allow you to have your dream Wedding Day in 2020.
As part of our plans to hold events safely, we have also adapted our rooms to encourage social distancing and COVID-safe hygiene. This includes different digital screens with social distancing messages as well as sanitiser stations.
We also have installed new floor design plans to help all your wedding guests understand the social distancing guidelines.
Safe and delicious Food and Drink
Our team at Franklin’s Gardens have experience in all areas of events. As part of our wedding packages, we will help your special day to run smoothly.
This includes delicious catering and free-flowing drinks, to ensure you and your guests have an unforgettable day.
Your wedding breakfast should be one of the centrepieces of your wedding. But you may now think this isn’t possible because of current government guidelines.
This doesn’t have to be the case; we still believe if you’re getting married you and your guests deserve the amazing experience you want. That’s why we’ve changed and adapted our culinary culture.
These changes haven’t stopped us from delivering high-quality catering. What it has done is allow us to provide safe food on your special day. As part of your wedding catering we offer:
- Complimentary glass of Buck’s Fizz on your arrival
- Three-course set wedding breakfast
- Complimentary tea & coffee after your meal
- A glass of Prosecco per person for wedding toasts
- Luxurious Midnight Munchies
There are also other wedding packages we offer, so explore our weddings page today.
At Franklin’s Gardens, we’re offering more space to make your event possible at affordable rates. We have also reduced the deposit you require and provide more flexible payment plans.
We understand this is a difficult time, if you need to reschedule your event due to COVID-19, we will work with you to move your date with no financial penalties.