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Posted by NJWedding.com on 06/24/2020

NEWS: Progress Happening On Weddings & Events

NEWS: Progress Happening On Weddings & Events

On Monday, June 22nd, news about weddings and events in New Jersey got a boost when Governor Phil Murphy announced that Indoor Dining may resume on Thursday, July 2nd (at 25% capacity). Parts of New York and Pennsylvania have different guidelines to follow.

Indoor Gatherings are now limited to 100 people (up from 50 people) or 25% of a building's capacity (whichever is lower). All attendees at indoor gatherings must wear face coverings and stay six feet apart.

Outdoor Gatherings have expanded to 250 people (up from 100 people) and social distancing must be practiced. On July 6th, the limit outdoors will be 500 people as long as the coronavirus outbreak continues to ease.

Individuals are currently allowed to tour restaurant and catering facilities for event-planning purposes, but must wear face coverings at all times and the facility may not provide food or drink tastings or samplings.

NJWedding.com is a proud supporter of initiatives outlined below from local wedding businesses and associations to propose hosting weddings safely as soon as possible. Feel free to check them out and join, or to learn more about the industry:

Save The Wedding Industry

The wedding and hospitality industry is struggling. Save The Wedding Industry is a national growing coalition of wedding venues and services that represents the collective power behind thousands of businesses, employees and celebration clients.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic won’t stop once the threat of the virus is gone. Wedding businesses are on pause awaiting the approval for larger gatherings (with safety precautions) and affects everyone who has a special event or celebration planned over the next 18–24 months.

NY / NJ Live Events Coalition

Events represent approximately $15 Billion in NY & NJ revenue combined Over 6 million people were involved in NYC meetings (2019) NY leads the country in revenue generated from events (sited: Events Industry Council & Oxford Economics)

Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on the live events industry, the Live Events Coalition exists to provide advocacy, resources, and a network that connects and supports all of the businesses, contractors, and our workforce – the lifeblood of every event.

We hope this information helps you in your wedding planning and to support the local wedding business community!

- Erik & Beth Kent, Co-Publishers
NJWedding.com, (908) 874-0417

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