Hoping for some clarity with this one. The current Stage 2 rules say that a wedding ceremony is allowed as long as everyone is 2 meters apart (no capacity restriction seems to be outlined). They then go on to clarify that the term "wedding" being used is for the ceremony only, not the reception which out be an outdoor gathering (max 25 people).
The rules also have a dedicated section for rented Meeting & Event Spaces which outline 25% capacity (square footage of the outdoor space divided by 16) which in my case would be 118 people (1900 square feet). Given that my reception is at an approved event space, my understanding is that it falls under the "Event Space" capacity rules.
My caterer told me that all wedding receptions, even at an event space, automatically fall under the outdoor gathering restrictions... I'm not sure how that would make sense since under that logic a birthday party or corporate party would be able to rent my exact same event space at 118 people, but for some reason specifically a wedding cannot be held? My event space has confirmed that my reception would fall under the "Event Space" rules but my caterer is refusing to cater for more than 25 people.
Can anyone please confirm if you've had this issue between outdoor gathering vs even spaces when it comes to your outdoor reception?