ROCKLIN, California (KTXL) – A wedding hall leads through the curtains of the Chalet Event Center, where many families and friends once filled the dance floor.

That was before the coronavirus pandemic forced brides and grooms to postpone their “I dos” and cross off their guest lists, which resulted in bookings halved in the middle.

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“It was really scary for us. We had a lot of rejections, a lot of postponements. But we did it, we had to adjust to find out we would survive, but my family is a group of survivors and we did it, ”Bosue Quinonez, Operations Manager of the Chalet Event Center told FOX40.

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that California would reopen fully by mid-June if COVID-19 case rates continue to trend in the right direction.

For Quinonez, whose parents are the owners, this means couples could soon be standing under the altar in the center’s wedding hall with all their family and friends by their side.

“That’s just good news. It’s great that we’re getting a lot of calls in anticipation of a full reopening. Many of our customers who have reduced their number of guests are inviting more people, ”said Quinonez.

During Quinonez’s interview with FOX40, a couple called to add their wedding to their summer calendar.

“I got a booking. Another customer who has toured with us in the past heard the good news and called to fix the date, ”he explained.

He said he gave four tours on Tuesday and planned ten more this week, with couples hoping to tie the knot in the venue’s rose garden in 2021.

For couples hoping for the next spot, Quinonez advised not to wait.

“Good luck on the date. During the week our summers are fully booked. Right now I might have an opening or two, but they go fast, ”he said.

The Chalet Event Center also takes reservations for corporate events and some companies call on Tuesday to book reservations for their Christmas parties.

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