Kamp-Bornhofen / Bad Dürkheim (dpa / lrs) - The corona uncertainties torment the wedding restaurants in Rhineland-Palatinate - but some have already made many bookings for this and next year.
"Since the start of the corona vaccinations, we have noticed a certain degree of confidence," says Karolin König-Kunz, the tenant of Sterrenberg Castle high above Kamp-Bornhofen on the Rhine.
"From mid-June to mid-October almost every Saturday at the castle is booked for weddings."
Many would have postponed their 2020 wedding to this year.
“But there are also those who are now saying: We'd rather get married in 2022,” adds König-Kunz.
Restaurants and hotels for non-business people are currently forcibly closed due to the corona pandemic.
This increases the demand from bridal couples for future times, says König-Kunz.
“That's why many restaurants have already increased their prices for weddings.
But we don't. "
Her bridal couples would have reported a price increase of 10 to 20 percent.
The owner of the Fitz sparkling wine cellar in Bad Dürkheim in the Palatinate, Johann Fitz, says that in the wedding season 2021 "we have long been booked and also in May and June 2022."
He hopes “that there won't be another corona wave this summer”.
There were also cancellations for June 2021 due to the uncertainty.
At the same time, there would be more inquiries for 2022. Regarding the postponement of weddings, Fitz says: “A few unlucky people have slipped from the first to the second lockdown with their bookings.
We enable them to rebook again. "
The Fitz Sektkellerei works with external caterers for weddings.
The operation manager of the Nells Park Hotel in Trier, Carsten Vogt, explains: "We have bookings, but also cancellations."
For this year, his hotel will be booked for the not-so-big weddings of bride and groom, who presumed to be able to celebrate at least with hygiene regulations.
In 2020, this was temporarily possible in Rhineland-Palatinate with a maximum of 75 people.
Vogt adds that when we plan to celebrate with more than 70 or 80 guests, “we notice unease.
There is a lot of need for advice. "
The Operation Manager emphasizes that unfortunately the lockdown is getting longer, but the number of weekends is not increasing: "We are already talking about postponing the postponements for wedding dates."
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Nells Park Hotel
Fitz sparkling wine cellar