Saturday, 21 September 2013

Unusual Wedding Venues! What would you choose?

Finding the perfect venue is top of most bride-to-bes' to do list, but selecting somewhere that stands out from the rest and one that none of your friends has used or thought of is easier said than done. I love weddings and am often found watching Don't Tell The Bride on TV because I love to watch what the Groom gets up to and what they choose.  In tonight's episode he choose a Tree House as the wedding venue, which if you saw my twitter feed, you will know how amazing I thought this was.  Here it is:


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My own wedding took place in Las Vegas and it was on Christmas Day, so it's fair to say that whilst a few people I know and can count as friends have also wed in Vegas, none of them chose the date I did nor are they likely too and I found the whole planning of my wedding really easy, infact it took just 6 weeks!  That said if have many friends planning their own weddings and I text a few of them to ask if they have looked at any unusual venues for their own big day and this is the list!
1. Part of Searcys, also known as “The Gherkin”. This iconic building is one of London’s most unique venues and prestigious landmark, and it’s available to hire for ceremonies, traditional wedding breakfasts and stunning drinks receptions.  I have been lucky enough to go into The gherkin on Open london weekend a few years ago and got to journey to the top and see the views across London which in itself was breathtaking.


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2. Wentbridge House in West Yorkshire.  On the outside it might not look like too much of an unusual venue but breathtaking it is and it is the outdoor ceremony which really caught my attention, in particular the stone garden folly shown below.  This house hotel does actually have a license to hold an outdoor wedding/civil partnership and it is absolutely stunning and quite unusual.



3. The zoo which is not only unique but fun, usually have amazing banqueting suites. London Zoo even let you hire one of their seven animal houses to make that special day that little bit more unique.


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4. Flying over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter. As weddings go, this is perhaps one of the most unique, unusual, quirky and weird all rolled in to one, but you can do it.  The bride and groom are flown over the Grand Canyon to say those magical words "I Do".


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5. A lighthouse. Yes you can get married in a lighthouse and there are quite a few across the UK, Kent for example with Dungeness Lighthouse, which cater for weddings.  I am sure the views alone would be almost as spectacular as the venue.


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Other venues which has been suggested are:
A football ground, in a yurt, on a boat, in a barn, on a farm, on a roller coaster, in an aquarium, on the London Eye, on a bridge, in the woods and at the Eden Project were all suggested.  Admittedly some of those suggestions aren't too out of the ordinary, but each one quirky and unique.
Did you get married somewhere unusual? Are you planning an unusual wedding?
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20 comments:

  1. We married in Abruzzo, Italy, with just under 30 guests. I think if I was giving advice I would say it isn't a competition and what do the couple both want to do? Don't do what everyone else wants, it's your day. If family and friends love you, they'll be there and won't knock your choice. That treehouse is awesome!

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

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  2. I got married at Wentbridge House and it is honestly the most beautiful setting. Not only is the Folly beautiful, it creates such a magnificent centrepiece for your wedding, for photos and the staff are also so wonderful. Loved this article, thank you.

    Alison.

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  3. I was married in Langtons Registry Office, the day was beautiful and I wouldn't change a thing. Been married 2o years :)

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  4. We married in St David's Hotel, Cardiff Bay. Not that exotic but the suite had ceiling to floor windows overlooking the water. We had a fab day.

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  5. Ah we didnt get married anywhere unusual, our reception was at saunton sands hotel which is a gorgeous hotel right by the beach here in devon. how fabulous you got married in vegas! We went there for our honeymoon and want to go back so much!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  6. I got married in Gretna Green it was perfect! I almost got married in vegas with Elvis singing - I think I'll keep that for next time lol Was Elvis there are your wedding?

    Great post, I love reading about travel :)

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  7. Love the first one :)
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  8. Great post, i really like the first one

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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  9. Did you see the Don't Tell The Bride when he arranged for them to get married on the pitch at half time?! Oh dear! I loved the treehouse, so pretty.
    I'm looking at wedding venues at the moment and my favourite is a converted barn in the middle of nowhere! xx

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  10. Wow all amazing venues I think would just like mine kept simple.

    Sophie
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  11. Wow I didn't know you could get married in the gerkin thats amazing!
    I also love don't tell the bride constantly watching it!
    Hannah :) x

    Love, Life, and Makeup Blog/Twitter/Pinterest

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  12. Why hello Lizzie, what a great lil blog you have here!

    And such a fabulous post. WOW, I didn't know that the builders of Stonehenge moved 89 stones weighing up to 4 tons each. Can you imagine? I bet they all had bad backs! Do you have a particular interest in this subject? It sure sounds like you do.

    Well blogger, make sure you come and follow me back. I love these history blogs I do.

    TTFN ;) xx

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  14. Always ask your reception venue if they hold more than one reception on any given day. Ensure that if another reception is booked before yours, the area will be spick and span for your event. If you're booked before another event, make certain that you won't be rushed out of the venue soon as your booked time concludes.

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  15. I always admire people going for the unusual wedding venue, not that I dont like the traditional sort. But a wedding with character is always such fun to go to!

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