News that smaller weddings can resume in the spring and other weddings resume from June 21st has been welcomed by venues across the county.

At the Crofters Hotel on Lancaster New Road in Cabus near Garstang, owner Nicola Cheetham said, “I think it’s pretty positive that we’re moving forward. It’s been a long road and people have had to move (dates) a few times. The phone didn’t stop ringing. Everyone is pretty excited … I think there will be a huge appetite for weddings – there is a pent-up demand, doubt it. “

She said The Crofters, a hotel and tavern and a popular wedding venue, have prepared take-away but also welcomed the opportunity to open up the outdoor space, as was the case with the reopening of outdoor beer gardens / restaurants from Dec. April is allowed.

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“/>Nicola and Derek Cheetham outside the Crofters near Garstang

Nicola said, “We have a really large outdoor area that has just been renovated and covered. It’s very exciting for us.”

The government has warned that the wedding recovery dates will need to be reviewed in the near future. From March 8th, however, small wedding celebrations of up to six people are permitted. From April 15th this number will increase to 15 and from May 30th around 30 people will be able to participate.

Weddings with no number restrictions will resume from June 21 at the earliest.

Weddings are currently only permitted in exceptional cases.

<img alt="" aria-hidden="true" class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" role="presentation" src="data:image/svg+xml;charset=utf-8,”/> Avenham, Pavilion in Avenham Park, Preston, will be the wedding venue once restrictions are lifted

At James’ Places, which has wedding venues ranging from Eaves Hall near Clitheroe to the Shireburn Arms in Hurst Green and Mitton Hall near Whalley, Marketing Officer Andrew Bailey said, “We welcome the news – specifically regarding on the “no restrictions” after the June date. “

Preston City Council Venue The Pavilion in the city’s Avenham Park can also be booked as a wedding venue. Coun Robert Boswell “We look forward to welcoming back some happy couples, their friends and families who have already booked their wedding at our stunning venue, when the restrictions allow.”

He continued, “The team will be working closely with our couples over the coming months to ensure their special days are safe and can follow any guidelines set by the government.”

<img alt="" aria-hidden="true" class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" role="presentation" src="data:image/svg+xml;charset=utf-8,”/> An outdoor seating and dining area in the crofters

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