2 Fort Wayne wedding venues still functioning during Coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 is impacting the wedding industry as well. However, local businesses are making sure to accommodate clients as best as they can. Businesses are abiding by the contract so if you want to cancel you'll likely have to pay.

Posted: Mar 18, 2020 11:24 PM
Updated: Mar 19, 2020 10:22 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- COVID-19 is impacting the wedding industry as well. However, local businesses are trying to accommodate their clients as best as they can.

Union 12 and the Lakeside Wedding Chapel said if a wedding is what you want, a wedding is what you're going to get, especially if you paid for it.

"As far as contracts between our clients and for us, we abide by all government and federal regulations. Right now we’re functioning as usual as far as holding events. The reason why we do that is because we're not in charge of who is being invited to the event- what the guest list is. It's private property. We're putting it in the hands of the clients," Andi Jo Clark with Union 12 said.

Many venues are closing their doors until the CDC recommendations are no longer in place.

The Lakeside Wedding Chapel Jodi Garretson said they're working around them.

"What we've done, as we've done, we're doing wider spacing of chairs in here to where we can have five guests on one side and five on the other to accommodate if we're just doing the ten guests for the couple to be able to get married. That way they can keep their date. A lot of venues have had to cancel. If possible we're trying to get them in as much as we can," Garretson said.

Ceruti's also caters wedding events and owner Joe Ceruti said they're accommodating clients as well following the cdc guidelines, but not forcing employees to work events if they don't feel safe, and not penalizing them if they don't work.

All of them say what's going on with the government right now wasn't planned and the last thing they want to do is add more stress.

"It's a little bit of peace of mind but my heart breaks for all of them," Garretson said.

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Cases: 751242

Reported Deaths: 13795
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Porter19356325
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Henry5900110
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Noble581488
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