COVID-19 restrictions on weddings

It’s important – in fact, crucial – that we all consider the health and safety of our couples, and their witnesses and guests, as well as ourselves.

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Since March 2020, many couples planning their wedding have either postponed their wedding, or changed the scale of their wedding, or have decided to plough ahead and get married in line with the COVID restrictions in place at the time. Now, from 11:59pm Thursday 18 November 2021, many of the covid restrictions in Victoria have been lifted, much to the relief of couples wanting to get married, as well as their guests and wedding professionals.

Do you need help to postpone your wedding in Melbourne?

From 11:59pm (AEST) Thursday 18 November 2021: 

You can leave home for any reason and travel anywhere in Victoria. You can travel interstate subject to the entry requirements of the state you are travelling to.

If everyone present is fully vaccinated, you can host or attend weddings, with no limits on density or attendance.

If vaccination status isn’t being checked, weddings are restricted to one person per 4 sqm up to a maximum of 50 people per facility. The cap at weddings doesn’t include the marrying couple, celebrant or photographer.

For a full summary of COVIDSafe Settings, and links to other Q&A pages, visit How We Live: Information for Victorians.


COVID-19 restrictions on weddings means  all weddings will be legals-only ceremonies with  5 people in total – the couple, the celebrant and witness. Social distancing rules apply.

– Bronte Price

Do you need help to replan your wedding in Melbourne?

COVID-19 is going to be with us for some time yet. As wedding professionals, we have a key role in ensuring that we don’t add to the potential risk and harm that the virus causes.

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