Whirlwind weddings - Gisborough Hall    

You said ‘yes’, got the diamond ring and can’t wait to tie the knot, so why wait to say your vows?

If you simply can’t wait to get married and would like a whirlwind wedding we’ve put together some handy hints and time saving tips to help you plan the big day.

Create a timeline and set a budget

The best way to get organised is to create a list of all the things you need to do in the lead up to the big day and put them into a timeline.  This way you can prioritise the ‘big’ things that need to be done first and as you tick them off your list you can work your way through the ‘smaller’ tasks.  Setting a budget will help you set spending limits.

Make finding your dream venue and booking the church or registrar your first jobs as they will provide the basis for the rest of your planning.

Find your dream venue

Gisborough Hall offers lots of wedding options.  If you’re looking for a grand wedding to rival that of the royals, look no further than our ballroom.  With its sweeping staircase, high ceilings and chandeliers, the Madoc Suite will provide a memorable setting for your special day.

If it’s a smaller and more intimate day you’re looking for The Longhull Room is perfect.  Here you’ll find an elegant dining room with fireplace, oil paintings and mullioned windows overlooking the Cleveland Hills – great for sharing the big day with your nearest and dearest.

Our latest addition is The Glass House.  Set amongst rose gardens, The Glass House at Gisborough is a light and airy wedding venue that brings the outside in. Say your vows overlooking the rolling hills and surrounding countryside and enjoy drinks on our sun-drenched terrace. Whilst your loved ones take their seats at long feasting tables our team of chefs will create a delicious grazing menu offering lots of choice for your guests to savour, washed down with wine and fizz. As the sun sets dine by candlelight and party into the night.

Outdoor wedding ceremonies are new for 2020 at Gisborough Hall.  Say your vows surrounded by nature in beautiful grounds, as your guests watch on from rustic wooden benches overlooking the hills, say ‘I do’ in a garden wedding ceremony.

Book a wedding package that includes lots of the essentials

Wedding packages range from venue to venue but when time is scarce, choosing one that has lots included will mean you have to spend less time on planning!

Our Whirlwind Wedding Package has been put together with the time short bride and groom in mind.  Some of the great things the package includes are:

A delicious three-course wedding breakfast
Drinks throughout the day
Wedding stationery
Chair covers
Evening buffet
Disco to dance the night away
Four poster room for the happy couple on the wedding night

Want to find out more?  View the full package details here.

Attend a wedding showcase and/or a wedding fayre

Wedding fayres are a great way to get lots of ideas and inspiration, plus you’ll get to meet a range of wedding suppliers all in one place.  The next wedding showcase at Gisborough Hall is on Sunday 19th January 2020.  If you can’t make this date call us on 01287 611500 or e-mail weddings@gisborough-hall.com to book a personal viewing.

Visiting one of our wedding showcases is an excellent way of viewing our wedding spaces dressed for a wedding breakfast and meeting a handful of our recommended suppliers.  We host wedding showcases monthly, you can find the date of our next wedding event here – we’ll have a glass of fizz waiting for you!

Work with recommended suppliers

Working with professional suppliers in the planning of your wedding will not only give you peace of mind that everything will come together seamlessly on the big day, it will also mean the products and services you receive are of the highest quality.  Plus, it will save you time trying to source things such as table decorations and who wants to be sticking and gluing table plans when time is of the essence?   Our wedding co-ordinator can recommend a range of great, local wedding suppliers.

Ask for help

When time is short ask your bridesmaids, best man, groomsmen and family to help.  You’ll be surprised how happy they are to lend a hand, it’s an exciting time for everyone and they’ll love getting involved.

The team at Gisborough Hall has lots of experience planning weddings and our wedding co-ordinators can offer lots more time saving tips.  To find out more call us on 01287 611500 or e-mail weddings@gisborough-hall.com

Available dates for a whirlwind wedding at Gisborough Hall – edited*

Saturday 29th January 2022
Saturday 19th February 2022
Saturday 26th February 2022
Saturday 5th March 2022

Book direct for the best deals

Book directly through our website and receive £10 credit to spend during your stay, when you book our ‘best available rate’. Your £10 credit will be waiting for you at check in and can be redeemed against almost anything you choose during your stay with us. What about a pre dinner drink? Or perhaps you’d prefer to put it towards a pampering treat in our Revival Zone. The choice is yours.

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Getaway for a 3 night stay in North Yorkshire.

Spend your days exploring the Yorkshire coast or in the countryside on our doorstep, and visit some of Britain’s best historic houses and gardens. Or, for total relaxation, sink into one of our comfy sofas by the log fire and enjoy a drink or two.

  • Dinner, overnight accommodation and full Yorkshire breakfast from £720 per room
  • Overnight accommodation and full Yorkshire breakfast from £510 per room
  • Based on two people sharing
  • Offer valid up to 31st March 2025, subject to availability

To book now please call 01287 611500 or e-mail welcome@gisborough-hall.com

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