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Weddings: Coronavirus

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 95976, tabled on 28 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the equity of permitting 15 attendees at religious weddings and six at humanist weddings; and whether he plans to take steps to tackle that issue.

Answered on

1 October 2020

Humanist wedding ceremonies can take place at this time with 15 people present, as well as for the legal solemnisation of the marriage.

We understand the unique significance that weddings hold in people’s lives but, by their nature they are events that bring families and friends together. For this reason, only up to 15 people can attend a wedding. We will keep this under review.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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