The 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 things are moving forward. It’s been a long road and people have had to move a few times (appointments). 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 takeout but would also appreciate the opportunity to open up the outdoor space, as seen with the reopening of outdoor beer gardens / restaurants from Dec. April is allowed.

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“/>Nicola and Derek Cheetham in front of 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. However, from March 8th, 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 no earlier than June 21st.

Weddings are currently only permitted in exceptional cases.

“/> Avenham, Pavilion in Avenham Park, Preston, will be the wedding venue once restrictions are lifted

At James’ Places, which host wedding venues from Eaves Hall near Clitheroe to the Shireburn Arms at Hurst Green and Mitton Hall near Whalley, Marketing Officer Andrew Bailey said, “We welcome the news – especially regarding 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 weddings at our stunning venue, when 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.”

“/> An outdoor seating and dining area in the crofters