NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s latest plans to ease restrictions in the coming month has opened debate amongst brides for equal rights to weddings in line with the NSW Hospitality Industry as a whole and not to be excluded.
“Frustrated, angry, emotionally charged is what our brides are conveying with the 50 cap on weddings once we reopen when vaccinations reach 70 per cent. This is just not good enough especially for the vast majority of brides who are having their dreams yet again quashed and are seeking answers from their venues,” said CEO Sal Navarra
“This is looking more and more like discrimination once again against weddings than anything else especially if we are adhering every step of the way with Government rules and restrictions including a COVID-19 safety plan, “ said Mr Navarra
“What I am asking is very simple and that is to lift the 50 capacity ruling on weddings in line with the whole Hospitality Industry following the 1 person per 4 square metre rule. Give the brides equal rights to your roadmap and allow couples to have their Big Day as planned,” he said.
Ms Berejiklian has made it clear that indoor entertainment and information facilities including cinemas, theatres, music halls, museums and galleries can reopen with 1 person per 4 square metre or 75 per cent fixed seating capacity.
“The constant inconsistencies with the easing of restrictions have left brides confused. Ms Berejiklian fails to understand that these brides during this pandemic have had to cancel or postpone their wedding reception on two or three occasions because they were unwilling or unable to reduce their guest numbers to comply with the Government COVID-19 rules and restrictions. It has been a very emotional 18 months,” said Senior Managing Partner
“Our Event Producers are getting call after call from anxious Sydney brides, who are now questioning if they could disguise the name of their wedding reception to “love celebration” to allow them to invite more than 50-guests to their Big Day,” said Giovannino Navarra
Nearly 10 000 and rising numbers have signed an online petition calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to open weddings under the “Hospitality Industry’ guidelines and not be excluded with its own set of restrictions.
“Brides have united and want to express to the government in no uncertain terms that they want equal rights for weddings to proceed with no 50 cap limit,” said CEO Sal Navarra Navarra Venues look forward to the easing of restrictions in the coming month to once again hold weddings, coporate and social events in their six (6) venues.
More than 47 years of events and hospitality experience and successfully hosting well over 175,000 events, Navarra is one of Australia’s leading events and hospitality operators. Founded by Filippo and Sarina Navarra, Navarra Venues continues to evolve thanks to the perseverance of his children Salvatore, Giovannino and Marie Navarra. Navarra offers
weddings, formal, corporate and casual dining experiences, along with cafes and bars across wider Sydney.
Navarra locations include: Montage, Conca D’Oro, Oatlands House, Curzon Hall, CBD Collection and Eschol Park Manor.
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