The past 18 months have been difficult for everyone. None more so than the Weddings and hospitality industry which has essentially been closed since lockdown began last March. But the light is at the end of the tunnel, and with the latest easing of restrictions on May 17th, the hospitality industry can finally start to get back to normal.
This is especially true of hospitality in London, which makes up a significant portion of all industry in the city. From 17th May, indoor venues can fully open, with some slight modifications. The rule of 6, or maximum of two households will still be in effect. But it’s a start to getting back to where we were before the pandemic.
Also from this date, the number of people who are allowed to attend a wedding will go up to 30. This means that people who were planning a small-ish and more intimate wedding can go ahead as planned. Of course, if you were planning a bigger wedding, but just can’t wait any longer, this is your chance to have a small gathering of loved ones.
The other good news for the hospitality sector in London is that hotels, B&Bs, and other types of accommodation can reopen fully. This means that if you’re planning a wedding and have guests coming from slightly further afield, they will now have the option of staying overnight. All of this reopening can only serve a good purpose if you’re planning a wedding in the Camden area of London. It will mean that you are able to have more loved ones with you on the best day of your life. And with the hotels reopening on top of that, it opens up a whole load more possibilities for people to be able to attend.
With restaurants and cafes now able to seat people inside, this too gives you more options for planning your wedding. Although you can still only have a maximum of 6 people, or two households, this does mean you can have an intimate wedding breakfast with your nearest and dearest. The best part about this stage of the lockdown is that restaurants are opening up their indoor eating facilities too. This means that you won’t have to worry about the weather interfering with your plans on your big day. You can be confident in knowing that regardless of the weather, you’ll be able to have a small celebration with a meal in the safety of a nice warm restaurant.
For anyone considering getting married within the London Borough of Camden, the time to start planning your wedding is now. If the last year has shown us anything, it should be that we should make the most of what we have while we have it. So, go ahead and start planning your big day, today!
For all of your wedding needs, Camden Weddings has you covered. We have an extensive list of licensed ceremony and reception venues, including St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys located at St Pancras International Station and the Kimpton Fitzroy London, as well as suppliers for everything from unique rings and vital flowers to hair and top-notch photography.
All of our super venues and suppliers have been preapproved by us, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re in good hands. All this information is free to view, so there is no extra cost in what is already an expensive process! It’s your one-stop-shop for everything and anything to do with weddings in Camden.
Cheers to Step 3 – here’s to the next stage on June 21st!