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Weddings, Civil Partnerships and Funerals Covid-19 Update

We at Sawtry Marquees are doing everything we can help in these difficult times. This includes providing advise for your event, looking for a Covid-19 secure venue for you and pricing reductions on our marquees.

Below is a very basic synopsis for the latest rulings on Weddings, Civil Partnerships and Funerals.

  • As off Monday 28th September 2020, Weddings and Civil Partnerships are now restricted to 15 guests and Funerals to 30 guests.
  • This is the advised maximum number for all attendees at the event, including the couple and guests. It also includes any third-party suppliers, such as photographers or security. It does not include staff employed by the venue or third-party catering staff.
  • Your event should only take place in COVID-19 secure environment, such as a Hotel, Public House or Golf Course that have these measures already in place. It must not take place in a private dwelling or garden (where only up to 6 people are permitted to gather by law)
  • During all activity linked to your event, all parties should adhere to social distancing guidelines. This means people should be 2 metres apart or more than 1 metre apart as well as taking extra steps to stay safe (such as wearing face coverings) to reduce the risk of transmission.
  • No one, including attendees or third party suppliers, should attend the marriage, civil partnership or funeral if they are unwell with symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seating arrangements should follow social distancing guidance, meaning no more than 6 to a table and social distancing is maintained between different households (including any support bubbles).
  • Dancing should not be permitted due to the increased risk of transmission

Medium or long term Marquee hire during Covid-19 pandemic

Our temporary marquee structures are available for hire on a medium or long term basis as emergency structures or social distancing structures during this Covid-19 pandemic.

Big discounts are available for these periods. 

This is because most of the initial costs in providing a marquee are in the building and removing of the frame, so any weeks/months hire in-between will be substantially discounted for you.

Our marquee sizes range from 3m wide, 4m wide, 6m wide and 9m wide and can be at various lengths.

They can be used as emergency structures for storage areas, warehouse space, drive through testing tents, additional smoking areas or canteens.

Similarly they can be used for social distancing areas as staff welfare space, canteens or additional classrooms for schools or waiting area.

The Rule of Six and your Garden Event / Party

Boris Johnson tightened the ‘rule of six’ after warning that the country was at a “perilous turning point” in the fight against covid-19.

This rule applies to gatherings both indoors and outdoors however households or support bubbles of more than six people are exempt from the new rules. 

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOUR EVENT

Can my birthday, wedding anniversary or other celebration go ahead and how?

From my understanding (you will need to do your own research to ensure you are not in breach of these rules) this means that you can have your celebration in your garden as long as you do not have more than six people or it is just the members of your household or support bubble.

Marquee hire does not have to be expensive and if you wish to have your event in your garden you can either hire one of our self build pop up marquees (we can also install these for you at a charge) or hire from us one of our 3m or 4m wide frames which are now at subsidised rates.

Testimonials

At Sawtry Marquees we enjoy providing solutions for customers events/parties. It is always great to hear that our service was of benefit to our customer when we return to remove the marquees. Here are a few kind words from some of our recent builds.

"A huge thank you to you for the most brilliant wedding marquee and for all your help in making it so perfect for us on our day. You and all your team, worked so hard. You played a huge part in making our day so special. Our guests were full of compliments"
Ria, Stukeley

"Thank you very much for the marquee at Huntingdon yesterday – it looked great and did the job perfectly! We were glad we had booked it given the high winds rather than use a gazebo, and the opening options for the front/sides etc were very handy as that meant we were able to arrange the displays to suit everyone. Hope you managed to collect it okay. Thanks again for all your help with this."
Karen, Huntingdon