Is Hosting Your Wedding on an Airplane the Answer?
Restaurants in Michigan will finally re-open on Friday, March 5, 2021 to 50% occupancy for the first time since March 2020, but NOT ballrooms and meeting spaces.
"It is past time to OPEN BALLROOMS AND MEETING SPACES in Michigan to 50% capacity." ~ Paul Wegert, CHA
With the Govenor's office new mandate, indoor weddings and events may not exceed a total of 25 persons. That’s the case whether you have a 4,000 square foot ballroom (the average size of a restaurant) or a 10,000 square foot ballroom.
However, if a couple were to host a wedding on a 727 airplane, guests could total up to 134 passengers in 1,066 square feet for hours.
Is that the solution then for 2021 Michigan brides? Obviously not, but it does demonstrate the absurdity of this policy.
Paul Wegert, CHA, Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder at Boutique Hotel Professionals and Managing Director of The Inn at St. John's, delves into this issue in greater detail on WXYZ Channel 7 Detroit News. Take a look: https://www.wxyz.com/news/coronavirus/couples-left-questioning-when-indoor-weddings-can-happen-under-loosened-restrictions
About Paul Wegert:
Paul Wegert, CHA, Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder of Boutique Hotel Professionals and Managing Director of The Inn at St. John's. Recipient of the 2019 RD Musser Hotelier of the Year award for the State of Michigan. Studied hospitality financial management, strategic leadership with a focus on hotel real estate investments, and asset management at Cornell University. Chairman of the Board for the Owner’s Advisory Committee for Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (DMCVB), on the Board of Directors for Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (DMCVB), and on the Board of Directors for Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA).