Massachusetts COVID Guidelines for Weddings as of November 2, 2020



STATE GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.
FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.MASS.GOV/REOPENING.
THIS PAGE IS NOT INTENDED TO BE THE MOST UP-TO-DATE OR COMPLETE SUMMARY
OF GUIDELINES PERTAINING TO WEDDINGS AND EVENTS.

BARS

Typical walk-up bars are not permitted at weddings. Alcohol service may be provided tableside, by a catering staff (service would be the same as it is when you go to a restaurant - you order a drink, and the server brings it to you).

bUFFETS

Self-serve buffets of any kind are not permitted. Staffed buffets are permitted, so long as the catering team is serving the food from the buffet line for each guest.

COCKTAIL HOUR

Whether seated or standing, attendees should not gather in groups of more than six people.

DANCE FLOOR

Massachusetts does not permit dance floors until Phase 4. However, individual couple dances (first dance as married couple, parent dances) are permitted.

GUEST COUNT

Indoor gatherings at private residences are limited to 10 people. Outdoor gatherings at private residences are limited to 25 people. Indoor gatherings at event venues or in public settings are limited to a maximum of 25 people. Outdoor gatherings in lower risk communities are limited to 100 people in a single venue or space. In communities that do not qualify as low risk, the limit is 50 people. Staff must be included in the guest count.


STATE GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.
FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.MASS.GOV/REOPENING.
THIS PAGE IS NOT INTENDED TO BE THE MOST UP-TO-DATE OR COMPLETE SUMMARY
OF GUIDELINES PERTAINING TO WEDDINGS AND EVENTS.

MASKS

Massachusetts requires all people over the age of 5 years old to wear a mask or cloth face covering over their mouth and nose when in a public location, indoors and outdoors. Face coverings are encouraged, but not required, for children between the ages of 2 and 5.

MUSIC

In Massachusetts, performances at indoor venues may not include vocals or the playing of wind or brass instruments.

SEATING

Maximum of ten people per table, with each table six feet apart.

TENTS

It is best to check with your tent company - Massachusetts permits 25% of the facility's maximum permitted occupancy if they have an occupancy permit on record with the municipal building department: otherwise the limit is 8 persons per 1,000 square feet of accessible space. Capacity cannot exceed 50 persons.

VENUES

Venues used for group or spectator sports, entertainment, business, and cultural events cannot open until Phase 4. These venues include: stadiums, arenas, ballparks, dance floors (nightclubs), exhibition and convention halls, to name a few. Most venues that are open are required to close by 9:30pm, as of Friday, November 6, 2020.


STATE GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.
FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.MASS.GOV/REOPENING.
THIS PAGE IS NOT INTENDED TO BE THE MOST UP-TO-DATE OR COMPLETE SUMMARY
OF GUIDELINES PERTAINING TO WEDDINGS AND EVENTS.