If you don’t want a long engagement then listen up!

Prestigious Leeds wedding venue Oulton Hall has identified a shift towards ‘whirlwind’ weddings – planned in under six months – last year, with more and more brides and grooms avoiding the traditional one to two-year count down.

Since then, the venue’s Whirlwind Weddings package, which allows couples to plan their wedding and tie the knot in as little as one month, has continued to rise in popularity.


Caroline, Wedding Co-ordinator at Oulton Hall, said: “We’ve seen a real increase in whirlwind weddings at Oulton Hall over the past 12 months. It’s perfect for those that want the dream venue, stunning landscape and traditional ceremony, without waiting over a year.

“Many brides and grooms tell us that they don’t want to lose the excitement between getting engaged and saying ‘I do’.  With more and more engagement announcements going viral on social media and people finding more elaborate and breath-taking ways of popping the question, it’s understandable why newly-engaged couples don’t want to linger.

“We’re seeing a growing number of guests taking advantage of mid-week availability to secure their dream venue and get married closer to their engagement, which is why we’ve extended the package this year, to ensure more mid-week dates are available across the summer months.

“The package has also proved popular with couples getting married abroad, who also want to have an extended celebration or a second UK ceremony closer to home.

Couples don’t want to compromise on the venue or wow-factor of their UK celebrations just because they got married abroad, which is where the whirlwind weddings service fits perfectly.”

Embracing the growing trend, Oulton Hall is re-launching its Whirlwind Wedding package in 2018, which is now also includes mid-week days throughout the summer holidays.

The extended package means couples have the choice of more dates during the peak summer months and can plan their dream wedding and make their vows between one and six months, without compromise.

Oulton Hall’s 2018 Whirlwind Weddings start from just £4,200 for 60 guests and include a red carpet arrival, ceremony, three-course wedding breakfast and buffet at the evening reception, all set within Oulton Hall’s spectacular 18th century mansion.

To find out more about Whirlwind Weddings at Oulton Hall, or to book your Whirlwind Wedding visit QHotels.co.uk/OultonHallWhirlwindWedding  to find out more. Or contact Oulton Hall on 0113 201 4462 or email OultonWeddings@QHotels.co.uk, quoting ‘whirlwind’.