Weddings and civil unions at Red

You can get married or form a civil union, and attend a wedding or civil union at Red.

Key points

  • Weddings and civil union ceremonies can go ahead.
  • Indoor ceremonies are limited to 200 people.
  • Outdoor ceremonies have no limit.
  • Children and babies are included in the gathering limits — but not workers, such as the celebrant or the photographer.
  • You do not have to wear a face mask for outdoor ceremonies, or if you have exclusive use of a defined space for your wedding or civil union.
  • You do not have to physically distance — this means you can dance and mingle.

Gathering limits

At private homes 

  • You can have 200 people if your wedding or civil union is at a private home or dwelling.
  • Children and babies are included in the gathering limits. 
  • The 200-person limit does not include people working at the wedding or civil union ceremony, such as the celebrant, photographer, performers and catering staff.  
  • Friends and whānau participating in the ceremony are not included as workers.
  • If your ceremony is outdoors, there is no limit to the number of people who can attend. 

At other indoor venues 

  • These are limited to a maximum of up to 200 people based on 1-metre physical distancing.
  • The capacity limit is based on the maximum number of people who could occupy the space if each person was 1 metre apart. People do not have to keep 1 metre apart at the venue. This means if your wedding is at a smaller venue, you may be limited to fewer than 200 people. 
  • It is up to the venue owner to determine the capacity limits based on the size of their venue. Talk to the venue owner about the number of guests you can safely invite.

Face masks

You and your guests do not need to wear a face mask if your ceremony is outdoors, or if you have exclusive use of an indoor defined space for your wedding or civil union ceremony — for example,if you have hired a lodge, hall or vineyard. This includes weddings held at private homes.

You and your guests must wear a face mask if you do not have exclusive use of the defined space where the wedding is taking place — for example, if members of the public also have access to it. You can take your face mask off to eat and drink.

Workers at the wedding or civil union ceremony must wear a face mask, unless they are exempt.

Performers, such as a band, do not need to wear a face mask when performing if they are able to keep 2 metres physical distance. They must wear face masks when not performing.

When you need to wear a face mask

Defined spaces at Red


Dancing

Everyone can move around, dance and mingle. Singing and other types of performance are also allowed.


Physical distancing

You and your guests do not need to physically distance.


Serving food and drink 

You can serve food and drink. If you have exclusively hired a venue for your wedding or civil union ceremony, people do not need to sit down to eat or drink.

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