New Hampshire COVID Guidelines for Weddings as of October 21, 2020



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

BARS

Bars are permitted, but social distancing must be observed, so consider adding multiple bars, or having servers pass beverages on trays to help alleviate any kind of crowding at the bar areas.

bUFFETS

Use of "self-serve" utensils, plates, and/or napkins are not allowed. No self-serve buffets; employee-staffed buffets are permitted so long as staff only are touching serving utensils and serving guests. Social distancing in buffet lines must be maintained. Employees must wear cloth face coverings.

COCKTAIL HOUR

Whether seated or standing, attendees should not gather in groups of more than six people. Stationary food displays are permitted as long as they are either staffed by the caterer, or servings are pre-portioned and plated to minimize communal contact. Passed appetizers are also allowed, but there cannot be any communal serving pieces on passed trays - it has to be items that can be singularly picked up by hand by your guests.

DANCE FLOOR

Dancing within six feet of another individual is discouraged, with the exception of family members and individuals from the same household.

GUEST COUNT

Indoor events in venues may operate at 50% of their normal operating seating capacity. This limit is applied statewide. Outdoor venues may operate within any existing occupancy limits, as long as social distancing can be maintained. Staff counts toward the capacity limit.

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Special thank you to Mezzanine Catering for collaborating with us on compiling these guidelines.


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

MASKS

Face coverings should be worn when social distancing is not possible between household groups; staff should wear cloth face masks/coverings while working and when around others when social distancing may be difficult.

MUSIC

Small group bands and solo musicians are allowed to perform in outdoor areas as long as they can maintain six feet between each other and any table/guest.

SEATING

Maximum of six people per table, with each table and chair at least six feet apart. Indoor seating permitted in certain counties. Measure the distance from chair back to chair back - not just table to table.

TENTS

The tent cannot have more than two sides down at any given time; if so, it is considered an indoor venue and must follow indoor rules.

VENUES

Guidelines vary based on the venue's primary purpose/industry. It is best to check the specific guidelines for each venue type, available at covidguidance.nh.gov. For religious wedding ceremonies, follow the universal guidance and places of worship guidance. For receptions, follow the restaurants and dining guidance and weddings guidance.

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Special thank you to Mezzanine Catering for collaborating with us on compiling these guidelines.


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