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When will we find out about weddings with over 100 people?

By James Fenton

June 20, 2020 at 2:56pm


There was good news for some brides and grooms yesterday as it was announced that weddings with up to 100 people will be allowed to take place indoors from July 20.

Outdoor gatherings of 500 people will be permitted from the same date and before that 50 people indoors and 200 people outdoors will be allowed to gather from June 29.

But what of those couples who aim to have more than 100 people at their wedding in the coming months? Leo Varadkar was asked about this yesterday at his post-speech press conference and, according to, replied that "There’s no date set for moving beyond what’s been set out and we’ve said that all major mass gatherings over 5,000 won’t happen this side of August 31 but we will review the picture every three weeks as we have up until now."

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan added that the issue of weddings with more than 100 people "will be looked at again in a couple of weeks time."

In the meantime, those planning summer weddings on a smaller scale should be able to go ahead with their ceremony. As for others who have already pushed their weddings with over 100 people back to later this year or 2021, more clarity should be provided in due course. Of course, if you're planning on holding your entire wedding outdoors then you can have as many as 500 people from July 20. However, the unpredictable nature of Irish weather might put a dampener on that.

More information on Ireland's revised roadmap which was announced last night can be found here.

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