May 22 2020
As you know, applicable governmental orders, acts, and restrictions are subject to change and beyond the control of Tennessee RiverPlace. Thank you for your business, and for your patience and flexibility as we have been operating under the global pandemic and the social-distancing policies that have been put in place by our state and local governments to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Governor Lee’s State of Tennessee Executive Order No. 30 has lifted the ban on weddings as a matter of law. Thus, we are happy to announce that we have resumed hosting weddings at RiverPlace. Executive Order No. 30, which we have provided to you, is effective April 29, 2020 through May 29, 2020. We have no way of knowing what, if any, government orders and restrictions may follow, but we will keep you updated as we receive mandates and recommendations from our state and local governments.
In light of the abovementioned Order, we must leave the decision of whether to hold or postpone your wedding up to you. It is your wedding and your decision.
Many of you with weddings during May and June of 2020 have already chosen to postpone your weddings. If your wedding date falls between now and August 31st, you have the option to postpone to an open date in 2020.
With 100 acres, there is ample space to spread out and enjoy your special day with friends and family. Weddings are generally outdoors in the open air or alternatively, under the tent with open sides (with gorgeous views of the Tennessee River Gorge), minimizing the risk of airborne pathogen transmission.
At a recent meeting of wedding venues and vendors with the Hamilton County Health Department, we were supplied a list of recommendations for holding weddings. As always, we provide the space, but you are free to choose your set-up and wedding vendors, including those who perform food service, subject to the approval of RiverPlace Management. As such, we are providing you with the Health Department’s recommendations to consider when making your plans.
We are working hard to adjust and modify our policies as information becomes available from local, state, and federal officials. The safety of everyone is our priority at Tennessee RiverPlace.