Long Islanders ready to tie the knot as venues increase capacity to 50% or 150 people

Spring is coming, and Long Islanders who had to put off their weddings because of the pandemic are ready to celebrate as venues get the green light to increase capacity to 50% or 150 people, starting Monday.

News 12 Staff

Mar 15, 2021, 4:18 PM

Updated 1,129 days ago

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Spring is coming, and Long Islanders who had to put off their weddings because of the pandemic are ready to celebrate as venues get the green light to increase capacity to 50% or 150 people, starting Monday.
Amanda Romano and Andrew Indart were set to be married in May 2020, but during the lockdown they made the difficult decision to postpone it for a year. They say the hardest part in replanning and meeting guidelines was trimming the guest list.
They say save the dates were sent out, then initiations, then guests received the date change and still half of them are not allowed to come. The couple says 270 people were on the original guest list, but as per the state's guidelines they are only allowed to have 150.
The couple also included a full list of COVID-19 instructions with their new invitations. Some of the guidelines are all guests must be tested prior to the event, masks must be worn at all times except when seated and stay socially distanced.
The Heritage Club in Bethpage State Park is one of many venues with a lot of weddings scheduled in the coming months. Officials there say they'll enforce all the guidelines and provide brides and grooms and their guests with all the important information they need to know.


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