Minimony at the North Garden Theater

As some couples are choosing to wed in smaller size, intimate celebrations, elopements and microweddings have increased in popularity. In the time of COVID-19, the latest type of nuptial is the "minimony."

What Is a Minimony?

A minimony is a mini ceremony held with your closest loved ones that honors best social distancing practices. Given the uncertainty of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, couples have been opting to move forward with weddings or mini ceremonies, now defined as minimonies, for a range of reasons. 

What makes this event different is its size and its meaning. A minimony is considered a commitment ceremony between you and your partner, and at the North Garden Theater, it can include up to 60 people—as long as you adhere to social distancing measures. The health of you and your loved ones should be priority throughout the planning process. Many couples who’ve had to postpone their nuptials (millions through summer 2020, in fact) are encouraged to consider a minimony to honor their original wedding date or to move forward with this option for legal and ethical purposes. 

A minimony usually involves an officiant, a small group of loved ones, along with limited wedding related vendors (photographer, videographer, florist)

Here are the details regarding a Minimony at the North Garden Theater:

  • $500 for a Saturday after 2pm, 450 for a Saturday before 2pm or $400 for any other date.

  • Maximum of 50 guests + wedding couple, vendors, and staff

  • Maxium of 2 event hours (inclusive of any setup or clean up)

  • North Garden Theater will make the space ready to walk in and use by providing a stage for your ceremony, full theatrical lighting and customized music, customized photo projection backdrop, chairs and chair covers, necessary tables, tasteful decorations, customized up-lighting, a projected background of your choice, simple floral stage arrangements, and a podium for your officiant. 

  • Must follow current recommendations regarding social distancing and mask wearing when mingling in groups. *Wedding couple do not have to wear masks during ceremony.

  • Guests who are considered most vulnerable are encouraged to stay at home and watch the events via live online streaming

  • One singer allowed - must maintain 12' distancing from others.

  • As this is a NEW idea and the situation surrounding covid-19 is constantly evolving, the details and pricing structure are subject to change without notice. 

  • Subject to availability and Federal and State laws / guidelines.

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