Wedding and Event Compliance

Effective May 19, New York will lift most capacity restrictions on businesses, venues, and gatherings.

  • Business capacity limits will be replaced with space available to maintain 6ft social distancing
  • Indoor social gathering limit will increase to 250
  • Indoor residential gathering limit will increase to 50
  • Outdoor residential gathering limit will be removed
  • Large-scale indoor venue capacity will increase to 30% (proof of vaccination or recent negative test still required)
  • Large-scale outdoor venue capacity will increase to 33% (proof of vaccination or recent negative test still required)

Effective Immediately:

  • Outdoor social gathering limit is increased to 500

 Effective March 15, 2021, Responsible Parties throughout the state, including event venue and facility owners and/or operators, and event organizers (i.e., planners and producers), must comply with additional requirements for non-residential events (i.e., gatherings held outside of a household) that involve the gathering of attendees – above the State’s social gathering limit – for an event, which may feature the preparation and service of food and/or beverage for parties, including but not limited to wedding receptions, celebrations, and similar private venue events, such as meetings and conferences.

Occupancy: Responsible Parties must limit occupancy of in-person and catered events to the lesser of:

  • 50% for a particular area as set by the certificate of occupancy, or;
  • 150 people, (exclusive of employees and event staff).

Responsible Parties in Greene County must notify the Greene County Public Health Department if they plan to host in-person and catered events above the State’s maximum social gathering limit, which is 50 people, as of February 24, 2021. Effective May 19, this is raised to 250 people indoors and 500 people outdoors.

For each event above the social gathering limit, Responsible Parties must submit event details to the local health authority, at least 5 days in advance of the event date using the form below.

    By submitting this form, you, the event contact, assume the role of Responsible Party for this event.

    Location on Premises refers to the specific location of the event — the banquet hall, the front lawn, etc.

    Events may be subject to inspection by the Greene County Public Health Department to ensure compliance with all provisions of the NYS guidance.