As of April 2, 2021
Please be excited that we are finally going forward and keep in mind these rules can be changing and relaxing even more at any time
Q: What is the Guest list now allowed ?
75% of legal occupancy up to 150 guests - Our legal occupancy is 225.
For The Appel Inn we are allowed 150 guests. ( Generally rule of Thumb - Mail invitations 8-12 weeks before the wedding and we recommend a RSVP date 3 weeks before your wedding. This allows you a week of telephone tag for those that did not respond and 2 weeks of knowing exactly who is attending. Do not be surprised if we see just a slightly higher number of guests not feeling comfortable traveling right now.
Q- What is the largest table size -
Up to tables of 10
Q- Is Dancing Allowed ?
They are now allowing Dancing - masked and in groups from your tables - so we will be creating areas for each table to be allowed to dance - ceremonial dances are allowed ( first and parent )
Q- Are Masked still required ?
Yes - unless you are seated for eating and drinking, masks are still required
Q- ***Tracing list and Guest Requirements***
The most important requirement right now for all guest attending the wedding -
we will be collecting -Name - Birthdays -Address - Phone -& Email as stated by NYS
If the Guests attending the wedding exceeds 100
We are also required to see proof of either
1) Negative Covid Test - PCR Lab - taken no more than 3 days ( 72 hours ) before the event
2) Rapid Test taken within 6 hours of the wedding
3) Showing proof of completed Vaccines at least 14 days before the event waives the need testing
If your guest list is under 100
The wedding will be filed with the Albany Health Department - This allows them to spot check if they wish -
All Wedding Professionals on site - Must either be fully vaccinated or tested bi-weekly
Covid Precautions that are put into place
The safety of our guests and our wedding professionals is our top priority as weddings and events will be allowed to resume
we are developing a list of procedures that will be in place to assure that our events are safe, healthy, and still an amazing celebration.
We will keep you apprised of what is evolving on this page