Although there’s no denying the beauty of a rustic barn wedding venue or the grandeur of a stately home mansion, for some couples only an unusual wedding venue that’s totally unique will do.
Finding the right place to say ‘I do’ can be so hard, especially if you’re looking for an unusual wedding venue that’s a got something really different about it.
To make life easier, we’ve gathered the most unusual wedding venues from across the UK, so you can sift through some stunning locations and find a unique wedding location that’s perfect for you and your partner.
We guarantee you’ll love at least one – no matter how fussy you are!
Dreamland Margate – Kent
What makes it unique: You can actually get married in the fun fair!
Dreamland Margate is a totally unusual wedding venue in its own right. This original British amusement park really has the wow factor – it’s home to a range of different wedding spaces and can house up to 800 wedding guests for the biggest of celebrations. See more from Dreamland Margate
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The Barbican Centre – East London
What makes it unique: You can say ‘I do’ surrounded by nature.
We’re obsessed with what the Barbican Centre offers couples. You can host your wedding ceremony right in the middle of the Barbican’s conservatory, surrounded by tranquil ponds and the most incredible tropical plants. Just imagine what the pictures would look like! See more from the Barbican Centre
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The Station Kitchen – Dorset
What makes it unique: It’s a 100-year-old train carriage used in The Battle of The Somme.
Nestled right in the tourist location of West Bay in Dorset, The Station Kitchen offers couples an unusual and charming venue to host their weddings. The stylish decor and incredibly appealing food is more than enough to keep your guests entertained all day long. We’d highly recommend trying the venue’s prized gin collection. See more from The Station Kitchen.
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Barnutopia – Shropshire
What makes it unique: It’s an actual glamping site!
Couples on the hunt for a festival-style wedding venue will just love what Barnutopia have to offer. This exclusive glamping site not only offers a beautiful, picturesque setting for your wedding day, but also overnight glamping accomodation for you and all your guests so you can all stay in the same place together. See more from Barnutopia.
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The Old Parish Rooms – Essex
What makes it unique: The split level and original features.
Back in 1863, The Old Parish Rooms were originally built for the purpose of being a parish hall and school house. Now converted, the stylish split-level venue is the perfect spot for trendy couples on the hunt for an unusual wedding venue. The original features and tall parish windows give the venue plenty of natural light and we love the netural decor inside, too. See more from The Old Parish Rooms.
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Bath’s Historic Venues – Somerset
What makes it unique: The history and natural beauty of each space.
With four spaces – the roman baths and pump room, assembly rooms, guildhall and the Victoria art gallery – there’s plenty of choice when it comes to picking a place to say your vows. Our favourite is the roman baths themselves. The mist and steam that flicker throughout the romantic setting really do make this such an enchanting place to get married. See more from Bath’s Historic Venues.
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Chapel 1877 – Cardiff
What makes it unique: The architecture and art-deco design.
Chapel 1877 is located in Cardiff city centre and is home to a fairy tale turret which leads guests up to the open-plan upper floor. The chandeliers and arched windows all add to the magnificent ambience that this venue is home to and we love the authentic chapel windows. See more from Chapel 1877.
Tunnels Beaches – Devon
What makes it unique: The private garden and hand carved tunnels.
Yes that’s right, we definitely just said ‘hand carved tunnels’… It’s these tunnels that lead you to your private garden that overlooks the beach. This unique wedding venue has the most incredible seaside views and is totally secluded too. See more from Tunnels Beaches.
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Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Mansion – Kent
What makes it unique: The incredible on-site animal reserve.
At Port Lympne, couples can say their vows in a number of different locations – from the Italian-inspired terraces to the beautiful indoor rooms. Couples and their guests can also go on a VIP safari to the African and Asian Experience, where you can even feed giraffes!
There are also nine unique ways to stay the night after the wedding, from a sleepover in the historic hotel to staying inside Tiger Lodge… See more from Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Mansion.
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The Alnwick Garden Treehouse – Northumberland
What makes it unique: You can say your vows in your very own tree house!
This is a truly magical setting for a wedding – you can take your guests into The Alnwick Garden, an enchanted land inspired by fairytales, before celebrating with a party in the Alnwick Garden Treehouse. Your guests will never want to leave! See more from The Alnwick Garden.
Carlton Towers – North Yorkshire
What makes it unique: The gorgeous gothic architecture.
You can have a glamorous wedding venue with an alternative feel – such as Carlton Towers, which is fabulously gothic in style with a luxurious interior that is guaranteed to impress your guests. The imposing exterior will provide the perfect backdrop to your wedding pictures, and your guests will be arguing over who gets to stay in one of the 16 stunning bedrooms. See more from Carlton Towers.
South Place Hotel – East London
What makes it unique: The quirky and contemporary decor.
This stylish wedding venue has it all. South Place Hotel has a distinctive sense of style and amazing views across the capital. If you’re looking for a unique London wedding venue to host a more unusual wedding, this could be the one. See more from South Place Hotel.
The Crazy Bear – Oxfordshire
What makes it unique: The incredibly luxurious accommodation.
As well as the beautiful and perfectly presented reception areas at The Crazy Bear, it’s also home to a number of bedroom suites. Each of these are exquisitely decorated and have the most incredible themes. We’re obsessed with the rooms, so much so that we included them in our round-up of the best bridal suites! See more from The Crazy Bear.
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The Crypt at Bleeding Heart – East London
What makes it unique: King Henry VIII had his three-day wedding feast here in 1531.
Home to historic royalty since the 16th Century, the team at The Crypt at Bleeding Heart sure do know how to hold an extravagant do. Standing at 600 years old, this historic wedding venue and has a charming and magical ambience. See more from The Crypt at Bleeding Heart.
Camp Katur – North Yorkshire
What makes it unique: They can accommodate tipis, yurts and even glamping.
A truly unique and rustic wedding venue is something that many couples desire, and one of our recommendations for you would be Camp Katur. The 250 acre manor estate has the capacity to host weddings in marquees, tipis, yurts and even their very own rustic barn. With a woodland of tall pine trees as your backdrop, what more could you possibly ask for? See more from Camp Katur.
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The Fable – East London
What makes it unique: Their cool and quirky interior design.
Located in the heart of London is The Fable, a venue that’s been shortlisted for several design awards – proving just how much of a gorgeous backdrop this space is for your wedding photographs. With the ability to host up to 1,000 guests, there are no limits here.
Couples looking for an affordable wedding venue will love their price policy too – no venue hire charge, just a minimum spend on food and drink. See more from The Fable.
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National Botanic Garden of Wales – Carmarthenshire
What makes it unique: Couples can get married in The Great Glasshouse (basically, it’s an amazing giant greenhouse!).
Welcome to the ultimate paradise that is the National Botanic Garden of Wales. From the beautiful flower beds to the dreamy lakeside walk, it truly is the tranquil setting every couple dreams of getting married in. The Great Glasshouse provides a unique and modern space for you to say your vows in. We guarantee it’s an experience that you and your guests will never forget. See more from National Botanic Garden of Wales.
Severndroog Castle – South East London
What makes it unique: An impressive castle in a central London location!
As well as its unusually central location, Severndroog Castle has another unique aspect to it. The entire venue can hold just 55 guests, making it exceptionally intimate for a castle wedding venue – making it one of the reasons why we love it so much. It’s totally unusual and has a beautiful gothic look to it that brings all the drama. See more from Severndroog Castle.
Lusty Glaze – Cornwall
What makes it unique: The fact that you can spend your wedding day on a private cove by the ocean.
With the option of exclusively hiring the entire beach cove for your wedding day, could you even picture a more beautiful and romantic place to get married? This unusual venue is perfect whatever the weather, with the ability to accommodate summer boho weddings and cosy winter celebrations. Finish your day off perfectly by staying in the cottage on the beach – it’s the cutest way to start off your honeymoon. See more from Lusty Glaze.
The George Vaults – Kent
What makes it unique: It’s a 14th Century vault!
If interesting and memorable wedding photography is something high on your list of priorities, you will absolutely love what The George Vaults has to offer. The interior architecture of the building is just incredible, and finding better would be a struggle. See more from The George Vaults.
Tree Top Escape – Devon
What makes it unique: Have you ever seen anyone get married in a tree house? We think not.
This unusual wedding venue really is something else. The Tree Top Escape is a charming hideaway located above land, surrounded by rolling valleys and stunning views. It’s the perfect spot for an intimate wedding, with capacity for just 14 guests and a luxury two-bedroom tree house for the wedding couple and two guests for overnight accommodation. See more from Tree Top Escape.
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Everyman Screen on the Green – North London
What makes it unique: Couples can walk down the same aisle as The Sex Pistols!
Located in a trendy spot of North London, the Everyman Screen on the Green is available to host weddings of up to 200 people. The unique and extremely cool venue allows couples to say their vows in an old-school cinema with heaps of character. See more from Everyman Screen on the Green.
Waterton Park Hotel – West Yorkshire
What makes it unique: The stunning moat that surrounds it.
Couples looking for individuality in a venue, as well as grandeur, will definitely appreciate Waterton Park. The venue itself is a Georgian mansion surrounded by a 26-acre lake – for us, that’s what gives it the wow-factor. It’s a truly magical setting that will transform your wedding day into the vision you’ve always dreamt of. See more from Waterton Park Hotel.
Coca-Cola London Eye – Central London
What makes it unique: Well getting married on the London Eye would be pretty unique, no?
One of London’s biggest landmarks since 2000, the Coca-Cola London Eye allows couples to celebrate their wedding day and appreciate stunning views of London from 135 metres above ground level. If you love the city and want some incredible pictures to look back on from your wedding day, we would highly recommend this city wedding venue. See more from Coca-Cola London Eye.
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The Rum Warehouse at the Titanic Hotel – Merseyside
What makes it unique: This is a blank canvas that you can truly make your own.
If you love industrial style, you’ll adore the Rum Warehouse at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool. The huge windows, metal framework and exposed brick walls all make for a perfect blank canvas that is achingly stylish. See more from The Rum Warehouse.
The Bell Inn – East Sussex
What makes it unique: The eccentric decor and quirky ambiance.
This unusual wedding venue in Ticehurst is anything but ordinary. It’s designed to look as though an eccentric nobleman has travelled the world and filled the place with his discoveries. If you love the idea of vintage typewriters, old novels and mismatched chandeliers forming part of your wedding day décor, you have to consider the Bell Inn. It’s worth checking out the incredible bridal suite too. See more from The Bell Inn.
Mediterranean Chateau – Northumberland
What makes it unique: The modern decor paired with the authentic chateau design.
If you want a fairytale wedding that doesn’t feel too twee, take a closer look at Mediterranean Chateau in Northumberland. This beautifully whimsical wedding venue looks like it’s straight from a sophisticated fairy story, making it the perfect setting for a happy ever after with an edge. See more from The Mediterranean Chateau.
Spitbank Fort – Hampshire
What makes it unique: You can only access this venue by boat – cool right?
This world-famous sea fort has transformed itself into a unique and totally out-there wedding venue. Spitbank Fort can only be accessed by boat as it sits one mile from land. As well as being totally unusual, the fort is also accommodated with luxurious bedrooms, a Jacuzzi and reception space to host 60 guests and sleep 16 overnight.
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Harvest Moon – Lothian & Borders
What makes it unique: You can get married on their sandy beach or in their super cool tree house.
Harvest Moon is one of those venues that really pushes the boundaries of a ‘typical’ wedding ceremony. Couples have the choice of saying their vows on the stunning sandy beach in a luxury safari tent, or alternativly you could commit to your partner in their treehouse site which has the most incredible views!
They also don’t like to limit couples to one day of celebrations, offering full weekends of wedding fun! See more from Harvest Moon.
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Cley Windmill – Norfolk
What makes it unique: How many people can say they got married in a windmill?!
The enchanting ambience of Cley Windmill is what sets it apart from other venues. The uniqueness of the windmill venue itself is amazing, let alone the gorgeous fields that surround it. It’s the ideal spot for smaller, more intimate weddings and has the ability to accommodate casual weddings as well as more formal celebrations – whatever you want, they can do it here at Cley Windmill. See more from Cley Windmill.
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Asylum Chapel – London
What makes it unique: The crazily cool decor!
This Grade II listed building survived being bombed in World War II and is now a ceremony-only wedding venue in London with an alternative feel. The raw walls and stained glass windows at the Asylum Chapel will provide a striking contrast to your wedding décor and will look amazing on the day.
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