5 Unique and Untraditional Venues in the UK
Looking for a memorable UK wedding venue. Try one of these unconventional wedding options.
Traditional is so not your style. The traditional wedding dress isn’t happening - and neither is the traditional wedding venue. Instead, you want to feel like you’ve stepped into a whole new world on your wedding day. You want people’s jaws to drop when they see the venue you’ve chosen. And you want them to still be talking about your wedding in ten years’ time.
I've put together, five favourite, unique (and in some cases unusual) UK wedding venues that kick traditional right out the church door.
If you’re going for the enchanting feel, we challenge you to find more enchanting than the Alnwick Garden treehouse in Northumberland. Step straight into a storybook with this woodland venue that’s bathed in fairy lights, warmed by log fires, and seats up to 60 people for the ceremony and 85 people for the meal. Surely this is the perfect place to start your happily ever after?
Take your wedding underground for a new take on atmospheric lighting (soft candlelight, if you’re wondering). The Wookey Hole caves in Somerset offer a wedding venue with a hint of old school mystery. The largest cave chamber can hold up to 100 people but there are smaller options for a more intimate vibe. Plus, there’s a separate restaurant and hotel for celebrating after the ceremony.
If the city of London gives you that fuzzy feeling, why not get married in one of the oldest markets there? Borough Market is the ultimate blend of vintage and modern and is as unique a wedding venue as they come. It’s got an abundance of space with room for 200 guests. If you want the word ‘iconic’ to be whispered around the table, this place could be for you.
For the romantics. This (still operational!) lighthouse in South Wales provides a tranquil seaside setting that’s perfect for a smaller wedding party. It can take no more than 25 guests over two floors and has magic and history written all over it. There are holiday cottages to stay in after the ceremony and the beach is always available for midnight kisses and dancing. And they do something very special right after you say" I Do" shhh but they blow the fog horn
When your first dance song is more Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Bonkers’ than Bryan Adams’s ‘Everything I Do’, the House of Magic in London has to be a contender for choice of venue. Guests will arrive at this Victorian mansion blindfolded and experience drinks in the Enchanted Garden, fortune-telling on the Whispering Chair, and plenty of illusions. The house can hold 150 people and is guaranteed to be the opposite of ordinary. Warning: expect the unexpected.
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