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 

Attending an Event - 
You will be asked to provide tracing Information as required by the State of NY - Name - Address - Birthdate -Phone and Email 
This will not be shared with anyone other than NYS should a positive case of covid break out - these records will be destroyed after 28 days 
Should the Wedding Guests Attending Exceed 100 
we are required to see proof of Vaccination -
or a negative test no older than 3 days ( PCR lab )
or Rapid Antigen no older than 6 hours 

Our ceremony site is outdoor and undercover regardless of weather, offering great personal space as well as air circulation

Inside the Gathering Space we will create as much table distance as possible 

We will continue opening as many of our large windows and doors as possible while continuing the heat or air-conditioning 

There are many outdoor places to relax 

We are also encouraging dancing outdoors on our deck, following the guidelines 

Regular Cleaning all touchpoints 
Chairs and flat surfaces will be properly cleaned before and after each event. 
Doors - Bathrooms - Outdoor ceremony site - Deck railings -outdoor chairs.
We have installed touchless faucets for the bathrooms 
Touchless hand sanitizer stations will be available inside and out