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Step 3 Info - From Ontario Wedding Association

Marie, on July 9, 2021 at 15:06 Posted in Ontario 0 12
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Hopefully this brings some clarification on the rules of wedding receptions in Ontario in step 3.

www.ontarioweddingassociation.com


Receptions - NO DANCING

50% Capacity Indoors

75% Capacity Outdoors

With Restrictions

(Staffed Venues Only)


Receptions - DANCING ALLOWED

25% Capacity Indoors

75% Capacity Outdoors

With Restrictions

(Staffed Venues Only)


Private Property

Indoor - 25 people

Outdoor - 100 people


Ceremonies

Indoor/Outdoor

Capacity based on 2m distance


Hope this helps!

All info was seen on their instagram @ontarioweddingassociation

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Latest activity by Hank, on July 15, 2021 at 17:27
  • Hank
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    It looks like the venue is limiting the dance floor to a smaller capacity so that your guests aren't all cramming into a smaller floor space.

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  • M
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    Hi Sarah,


    Wow! No I have not heard anything like that at all! Anyone else?? That kind of sounds to me like that鈥檚 your halls specific plans. I know the people of the event industry are trying to get more and more information so hopefully we have some clarity soon 馃馃徏 Maybe after the first rounds of weddings this upcoming weekend people will have a better idea? The only new thing I鈥檝e read is that outside you can mix households at tables but inside it is still unclear. If anyone has any more information please help her out! I see your wedding is this month, I hope you have the best day! 鉂わ笍
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  • Sarah
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    Help! Does this seem right to you for Stage 3? I have read nothing regarding circles on the floors for only one household at a time. This seems absolutely insane to me. 4 people can dance at a time in 3 different circles marked on the ground, for 12 people dancing total?
    "Dancing allowed with event at max 25% capacity. All seated by household and dance with only household. Dance space marked with 2M distance from tables and other table's circle."
    "If you wanted to have dancing the capacity would be significantly reduced to only 34 guests (25%). Three would also only be space for 3 dancefloor circles, so only 12 people could be dancing at the same time."
    "Event duration is timed to courses and must end no later than 1-hour after final course is served."

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  • M
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    Hi Ramsey,

    From what I see, that is still undetermined. The OWA has been asking that question as well as others and they are hoping to have further updates soon.

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  • R
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    Any information on dancing at private property events?

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  • M
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    Sure, there are many circumstances that could happen but I was just saying what I鈥檝e typically seen ie: older guests, guests with young children or guests who have other obligations the following day. Hopefully by the time both of us get married, this will not be a choice we have to make.
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  • Hank
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    Hey, wedding twins!

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  • Hank
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    You can't assume people will leave. What if you have a small enough wedding and people don't? What if people choose to stick it through because they've been under lock down for so long? Having this guideline ensures that every one of your guests can stay and dance if they choose to.

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  • Candace
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    Ok thanks for this information. My wedding is on September 5th. So by then i should hopefully be allowed to have more people attend the reception.馃馃檹
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  • M
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    Yes, that鈥檚 what they鈥檙e saying. If you want dancing at your wedding, you can only have 25% capacity of the hall or venue rather than the 50% without dancing. It doesn鈥檛 make that much sense to me since when people start dancing usually it鈥檚 later in the night and some people have already started to leave. I鈥檓 not sure when your wedding is but after stage 3 I believe the capacity limits will be lifted if they hit the specific targets (80% one dose and 75% fully vaccinated) - fingers crossed!
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  • Candace
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    So if you want to have a dance at your indoor wedding reception then you can only have 25% capacity instead of 50% capacity?
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  • Hank
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    Should also add:

    -Masks still need to be worn unless eating or drinking

    -Tables need to be 2 meters apart or separated by plexiglass

    -No limit on number of people per table anymore

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