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60 of the Most Unique & Unusual Wedding Venues for Quirky, Cool Couples

We've found the quirkiest, most unusual wedding venues in each region of the country - treehouses, forts, zoos, windmills, vineyards and more!

A wooden treehouse is nestled within a giant tree, which fans out over the green grass below.

If you and your partner are looking to add some flair and personality to your special day, why not consider looking at some unique wedding venues? Your wedding venue is one of the most important choices you'll make when wedding planning, so choosing a unique or unusual wedding venue is a surefire way to make a big statement. 

Finding the right place to tie the knot can be difficult if you’re looking for a unique wedding venue that fits with your personality as a couple, but luckily for you, we’ve scoured the web to find the best forts, treehouses, museums, wildlife parks, crypts, landmarks, forests and moated castles - and all the wedding venue ideas in between!

Unique Wedding Venues: 60 Unusual Wedding Venues & Ideas You'll Love

Couples who want a wedding that's a bit different will love these unique and unusual wedding venues, and to make your search that bit easier, we've broken our list up into different parts of the UK. Got a wedding location in mind? Skip straight to it. But if you're open to different wedding venue ideas and locations, browse all 60 of these one-in-a-million wedding venues.

Ready to browse the most stunning, alternative wedding venues and find the perfect one near you?

Unusual Wedding Venues in Yorkshire

Yorkshire and the Humber is an incredibly beautiful region of the country. We absolutely love Yorkshire for its rustic barn venues, but these gems prove that it should be your go-to if you’re looking for an unusual wedding venue too. Love the area? Browse more Yorkshire wedding venues here. 

1. Carlton Towers - North Yorkshire

A ceremony room defined by its gothic and grand architecture

What makes it unique: The gorgeous and grand gothic architecture.

You can still have a glamorous wedding venue with an alternative feel, and this unusual Yorkshire spot proves that. Carlton Towers 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.

Good looks and good food makes this alternative wedding venue a popular choice with Hitched users, one of whom commented: "It's an absolutely stunning venue and many of our guests commented on how amazing it was, and how good the food was."

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: Menus from £70

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2. Sheffield Theatres - South Yorkshire

A classic theatre brimming with vintage charm

What makes it unique: A centre stage ceremony at Sheffield’s most famous theatre.

If you love a night at the theatre, combine this with your wedding theme and tie the knot at Sheffield Theatres. You can marry on the stage at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield under the beautiful twinkling ceiling and host your wedding breakfast in the foyer or studio theatre. If you’re having a big wedding, the theatre can hold up to 980 guests, all of whom will get an excellent view of your vows.

There’s also space at the smaller floor-to-ceiling windowed Adelphi Room that looks out over Sheffield’s Tudor Square. This is one of the best wedding venue ideas for any theatre lover, and your guests won't believe their eyes when they realise when you're tying the knot. 

Capacity: Up to 980 guests

Pricing: POA

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3. Holmfirth Vineyard - West Yorkshire

Two vintage high-backed chairs sit in front of floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over a vineyard landscape

What makes it unique: Sip on Yorkshire’s finest wines right where they're made. 

Yorkshire might not immediately spring to mind when you think of vineyard and winery wedding venues, but this seven-acre wine estate produces sensational bottles and hosts weddings, too.

Holmfirth Vineyard is truly versatile: you can marry indoors or outdoors, with our favourite choice being a magical twilight blessing among the vines. The photo opportunities are incredible, and it comes with that famously friendly Yorkshire welcome.

This cool wedding venue enjoys a reputation of the place where dreams come true, and this Hitched user can't say enough positive things about it, "Set in a beautiful elegant location, the vineyard not only provided breathtaking views, but the intimate wedding we was looking for.

"The service we had from every member of staff was warm and welcoming nothing was to much for any of them, they all went above and beyond. The food was lovely and they all made the day go smoothly. I think this venue is such good value for money with what you get from accommodation to food and service."

Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Pricing: Menus from £75

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4. Camp Katur - North Yorkshire


What makes it unique: Beautiful wild tipis, yurts and glamping. 

A truly unique and rustic wedding venue is something that many couples desire, and if you're one of those couples, our recommendation 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. 

Here you can host your dream festival-themed wedding with a ready-made theme and scenery! With a woodland of tall pine trees as your backdrop, what more could you possibly ask for?

Capacity: Up to 400 guests

Pricing: Menus from £45

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5. The Deep - East Riding of Yorkshire

White chairs with blue sashes set up in front of a large fish tank

What makes it unique: Marry alongside sharks, turtles, penguins and more. 

Right in the heart of Hull is this fantastic aquarium which is the perfect choice for any ocean lover. You’ll have exclusive use after hours at The Deep where you can tie the knot in several unique spaces.

Marketing Officer from the venue, Cora Hairsine, explains the vast spaces here: "Set amongst beautiful aquatic displays, The Deep provides stunning spots for ceremonies within the attraction.

"These include alongside the sharks and turtles in the Endless Oceans exhibits, amongst the jellyfish in Cool Seas, next to the fun-loving penguins in the Kingdom of Ice or in the observatory overlooking the Humber Estuary. "

It’s one of the most quirky wedding venues for celebrations of every size. As one Hitched user put it, "The atmosphere was something we'd never experienced at a wedding before. It was beyond beautiful, the aquatic life created the most serene and unique backdrop, unlike anything any other hotel could offer."

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Pricing: Menus from £9.50

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6. Waterton Park Hotel - West Yorkshire

A three-storey stone building sits at the centre of a small island at the centre of a lake. A bridge leads out to the island

What makes it unique: The stunning moat that surrounds it.

Couples looking for individuality as well as grandeur will definitely appreciate Waterton Park. The unique wedding 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 - one newlywed said, "The breathtaking views and beautiful mansion house make this a truly special venue to suit all."

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Pricing: Menus from £120

Deals: If you fancy tying the knot at dusk, then you have to check out Waterton Park's Twilight Wedding Package. This generous offer caters to 40 guests and includes drinks, canapes, evening room hire, DJ, use of the honeymoon suite and more for only £3,695. Upgrade to an evening BBQ package for an extra fee. 

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Unusual Wedding Venues in Scotland

Home to some of the UK's most interesting landscapes, it doesn't come as a surprise that there's no shortage of quirky wedding venues in Scotland. Read on to discover some of our favourites!

7. Kippilaw House - Lothian & Borders

A couple pledges their love in an enchanting woodland setting

What makes it unique: You can marry in a beautiful woodland setting. 

Kippilaw House in Melrose is a charming unusual wedding venue ideal for couples seeking a unique property in Scotland. Not only does it feature an elegant Georgian house, but it’s also home to an enchanting woodland, where you can exchange vows and pose for photographs.

It's a great unusual wedding venue for a vintage wedding ceremony, just like this Hitched user described it: "Perfect place if you love a vintage, quirky surrounding and a place that you and your guests will remember forever."

Capacity: Up to 250 guests 

Pricing: Menus from £99

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8. The Dougarie Boathouse - Galloway & Ayrshire

Bride and groom cross stepping stones towards a red brick boathouse overlooking a body of water

What makes it unique: Access to an idyllic pebble beach.

Take it from our Hitched users, who say, "If you are looking for a venue with a difference this is it."

For soon-to-be newlyweds who adore the idea of getting married at a seaside wedding venueThe Dougarie Boathouse is a perfect choice. With a romantic and tranquil atmosphere, this waterside getaway is home to a charming boathouse and a pebble beach where you can say 'I do'.

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Pricing: Starting at £2,400

Deals: Hitched couples will receive 10% discount off this quirky wedding venue. Not only that, but The Dougarie Boathouse are also offering an amazing 50% venue discount for selected dates in 2023 - contact the venue for more details. 

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9. Go Ape Aberfoyle - Perthshire

A couple exchanges rings while tied to harnesses high up in a tree. They are being photographed.

What makes it unique: You can say your vows 22 metres above ground at the top of a zip wire!

If you’re after a unusual wedding venues like no other, head to Go Ape! Their Aberfoyle lodge is set among the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, close to the famous Loch Lomond.

This fun and unforgettable venue is perfect for unique wedding photo ideas – put on a harness and take a ride on their zip wires for a once-in-a-lifetime trip down (or in this case, up) the aisle. It’s home to one of the UK’s longest zip wires so you can start your new life 22 metres above the ground.

Capacity:Available upon request.

Pricing: From £35

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10. The National Piping Centre - Central & Glasgow

A bagpipe player serenades a newlywed outside the venue

What makes it unique: Not many luxurious hotels pay homage to a national instrument. 

Whether you’re a fan of bagpipes or you just appreciate a truly elegant and unique wedding venue, you’re bound to adore The National Piping Centre.

Particularly ideal for gatherings of 80 to 150, this one-of-a-kind venue celebrates Scottish traditions while also providing a blissful, romantic setting for your day.

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: Starting from £500

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11. The Tall Ship - Central & Glasgow

Couple smile in front of a ship

What makes it unique: It pays homage to Glasgow's shipbuilding traditions while evoking an intimate atmosphere. 

Have you ever thought about getting hitched at a Glasgow wedding venue that celebrates the rich history and traditions of the city? If so, you're in luck, and The Tall Ship certainly fits the bill. Blending vintage charm with contemporary luxury, this riverside gem gives you the opportunity to marry on the historic Glenlee ship.

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Pricing: Starting at £1,250

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Unusual Wedding Venues in the North West

The North West covers a huge area that includes key cities like Manchester, Liverpool and Chester. Cumbria also comes within it so if you’re looking for unusual wedding venues in the Lake District, you’re in the right place. Although there are so many alternative wedding venues to pick from, we’ve tried our best to narrow down the top picks.

12. The Rum Warehouse at the Titanic Hotel - Merseyside

A dark room set with tables dressed for a wedding breakfast, above

What makes it unique: An atmospheric 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, raw metal framework and exposed brick walls of this 1950s space all make for a perfect blank canvas that is achingly stylish. The space is also large enough for up to 500 guests, making it a great large wedding venue for couples wishing to host the ultimate celebration.

The venue has received dozens of positive reviews from Hitched users, one of which reads, "The venue looked amazing and all guests commented on the wow factor of the place and how helpful and attentive the staff were."

Capacity: Up to 500 guests

Pricing: Starting at £9,740

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13. The Message Trust - Greater Manchester

Wedding guests mix and mingle around the table at the stylish Message Trust

What makes it unique: An industrial-meets-contemporary style that will delight your loved ones.

If you are seeking a cool wedding venue where you be as creative as you wish with your event design, look no further than The Message Trust in Manchester. This former warehouse wedding venue has been transformed into a vibrant and versatile space that can set the scene for intimate wedding ceremonies and large-scale celebrations.

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Pricing: Starting at £1,200

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14. Hidden River Cabins - Cumbria

A couple stands in front of a log cabin, while their wedding party stands above them on the balcony and sprinkle white confetti down onto the newlyweds

What makes it unique: Luxury escape with a hot tubs under the stars. 

Fancy marrying among ancient Cumbrian woodlands before a night in a luxury log cabin with a hot tub? Hidden Rivers Cabins can accommodate up to 62 overnight guests, plus a 17th century house that can be rented for 20 people. Marry in a terraced cabin at this romantic hideaway or in their new barn.

We love a blank canvas wedding venue, and so do our Hitched users. One commented, "The venue is like no other, as soon as we first saw it we knew it had to be ours. Even as a blank canvas before adding any of your own personal touches, it is perfect."

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: POA

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15. Lindeth Howe - Cumbria

A narrow, white room with eclectic deocr on the walls and hanging Edison lights is set with tables dressed for a wedding breakfast

What makes it unique: Gorgeous views and bags of literary history.

As the former home of Beatrix Potter, this property is the perfect option for any literary lovers looking for wedding venue ideas. 

Lindeth Howe also boasts stunning views, overlooking the gorgeous Lake District hills and Lake Windermere. The interior is bold, chic and luxurious, with an exquisitely-designed wedding suite. Their award-winning chefs will make a bespoke menu of local Lake District produce that’s equally as memorable, making this a great option for those searching for a foodie wedding venue

Your guests will certainly agree - this Hitched user said, "Our guests all had a fabulous day and commented on how wonderful the food was."

Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Pricing: Menus from £99

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16. Kanteena - Lancashire

A thriving outdoor space brimming with colour and activity

What makes it unique: Vibrant aesthetics, delicious food, and versatile event spaces.

Style and simplicity brilliantly combine at Lancaster's Kanteena wedding venue. Featuring a mix of indoor and outdoor event spaces, this repurposed warehouse has an industrial-meets-chic look that your loved ones will be fascinated by. Whether you are planning a small event or an extravagant celebration for up to 300, Kanteena has you covered.

The venue team will also assign you a wedding organiser to help throughout your wedding planning process. What's not to love?

Capacity: Up to 300

Pricing: Menus from £8

Deals: Couples signed up to Hitched can receive an additional 10% off on the services hired. 

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Unusual Wedding Venues in the North East

The North East covers Northumberland, County Durham, and Tyne and Wear and has loads of beautiful places for guests to explore if they want to make a trip of your wedding – whether that’s the Northumberland coast, the World Heritage Sites of Durham Cathedral or the buzzing city of Newcastle. There’s also an abundance of quirky wedding venues in the North East to start discovering.

17. The Pavilion - 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 Pavilion, an enchanted land inspired by fairy-tales, before celebrating with a party in the Alnwick Garden Treehouse or the dazzling Pavilion. Your guests will never want to leave.

Our Hitched users certainly agree. One said, "The venue was magical, twinkly and a bit of a show stopper when people arrived and saw the cascade. We can’t recommend this venue enough, very reasonably priced too for such a unique and special location."

Capacity: Up to 400 guests 

Pricing: Menus from £80.50

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18. Le Petit Chateau - Northumberland

A pond, from which rises a fountain surrounded by flames, foregrounds a Mediterranean-style hacienda surrounded by tropical plants

What makes it unique: The modern décor paired with the authentic chateau design. 

If you want a fairy-tale wedding that doesn’t feel too twee, take a closer look at Le Petit Chateau in Northumberland. This beautifully whimsical French chateau wedding venue looks like it’s straight from a sophisticated fairy story, making it the perfect setting for a happily ever after with an edge.

The highly competent staff are another great benefit of the Le Petit Chateau experience. One Hitched user even said, "The customer service, professionalism and commitment was to the highest level of customer satisfaction and should be acknowledged."

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: Menus from £55

Deals: If you're looking planning on tying the knot at a winter wedding, then you have to check out this venue's Winter Warmer package. This package costs only £3,995 and includes venue and ceremony hire, canapes, a drinks reception, three course wedding breakfast and more for up to 55 guests. Don't miss out.

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19. The Biscuit Factory - Tyne & Wear

Room laid for wedding ceremony with transparent chairs, pillar candles lining the aisle, exposed brick, square windows and a neon sign reading

What makes it unique: Your own art gallery to explore. 

There are two function suites in this former Victorian warehouse: The Biscuit Room, one of the largest venues in the city; and Artisan, a smaller, design-led space. This quirky wedding venue is characterised by exposed brick and wooden beams, but enough of a blank canvas to dress up as you wish. With the coolest art all around you, your guests will be in awe of this urban venue.

The Biscuit Factory comes with high recommendations from Hitched users. Check out this glowing review which reads, "We can't recommend The Biscuit Factory highly enough. The gallery space is a beautiful place to hold a ceremony - it felt really stylish and elegant and was a lovely backdrop for fizz and photos after the ceremony."

Strategy and Communications Manager Kathryn Tye from the venue adds, "What makes The Biscuit Factory unique is our stunning combination of Victorian architecture, and ever-changing displays of contemporary art that make the backdrop to every couple's wedding day totally original."

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: Menus from £85

Deals: There are a number of packages on offer for weddings taking place in August 2023, ranging from £2,500 to £5,000 for intimate weddings with food included. If a grander affair is more your style, you can receive 10% discount for weddings for more than 100 guests by selecting one of the venue's standard packages. There really is a package here for everyone here.

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20. Bamburgh Castle - Northumberland

Castle on a hill overlooking a beach

What makes it unique: An awe-inspiring castle wedding venue right on the beach. 

The fairytale Bamburgh Castle is perched on nine acres of rocky plateaus on the Northumberland coast for a location like no other. One of the largest inhabited castles in the country, Bamburgh Castle has a rich and colourful history and panoramic views across to the Farne Islands and Holy Island.

The romantic and ornate King’s Hall is the centrepiece of this castle wedding venue, but there’s also a gorgeous Castle green you can put a marquee on.

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: POA

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21. The Palm - Tyne & Wear

A tropical beach-inspired ceremony space at The Palm in Sunderland

What makes it unique: Its abundance of vibrant, tropical plants lends a dash of exotic charm to the industrial city of Sunderland. 

For a slice of tropical paradise in the heart of Tyne and Wear, be sure to check out The Palm in Sunderland. This hidden gem combines beach-inspired aesthetics with timeless elegance, creating a truly distinctive setting for celebrating life's milestones. It features multiple event spaces, a botanical terrace, and on-site street-style food shacks.

Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Pricing: POA

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Unusual Wedding Venues in the East Midlands

The East Midlands encompasses Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. With easy transport links, it’s a popular region for couples to marry in – here are some of the more unique wedding venues in the East Midlands.

22. The Pumping House - Nottinghamshire


What makes it unique: The distinctive features and light, airy space. 

The Grade II-listed former Pumping House maintains the original and distinctive chimney, stark red bricks and arch windows. Set in six acres of Sherwood Forest, it’s a unique and tranquil setting. Inside, it’s flooded with natural night, and bold with white-tiled walls and retro parquet flooring.

Wedding and Event Coordinator Megan Elsegood who works at the venue says, "Industrial meets modern at The Pumping House, the look and feel of our venue itself certainly makes us stand out."

It has two licensed ceremony rooms – The Ollerton Room and the Engine Room – both of which are perfect to dance the night away in. There’s a separate cinema room for kids and 10 apartments on-site for guests to stay overnight in.

Hitched users love the element of personalisation available, with one explaining, "The venue has so many different quirks, which really get your guests interested and talking, and gives you every opportunity to put your own stamp on things."

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: Starting at £2,500

Deals: If you're booking this venue throughout the rest of 2023, be sure to quote "HITCHED" when booking and you'll receive one night's free stay in the wedding suite before your big day. 

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23. The Riding School at Calke Abbey - Derbyshire

A couple exchanges their vows before friends and family in The Riding School's ceremony space

What makes it unique: An elevated barn venue with a historic past for elegant couples. 

The Riding School, Calke Abbey is set among 600 acres of Derbyshire parkland, which includes nearby Calke Abbey. Outside deer roam free, while inside, you can dance the night away in an 18th century former riding school, full of exposed brickwork, draped ceilings, oak beams and even an old rowing boat strung from the rafters.

It’s full of character, charm and is ideal for those who want a glamorous take on a barn wedding venue. One newlywed commented, "The venue is incredibly beautiful and the bareness of the riding school allows you to create the day of your dreams to suit you as a couple. Highly recommend."

Director of the venue Rebecca explains further: "At The Riding School we are right in the middle of 600 acres of National Trust park land. With meadows, lakes, manicured gardens, a deer park, an ice house dating back to 1820 and wildflower grassland, there are so many options for your photographs and with its bare brick walls and polished concrete flooring you can create a day that is uniquely yours."

Capacity: Up to 240 guests

Pricing: Starting at £7,395

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24. The Pheasantry Brewery - Nottinghamshire

Bride and groom pose for a picture beside brewing tanks

What makes it unique: All the cool keg and brewery pictures you can take. 

The owners opened this modern micro-brewery on their farm in 2012, and can now host more than 200 guests for relaxed weddings in the coolest of cool wedding venues. One Hitched user puts it simply: "What can we say? The location, surroundings, service and staff are amazing."

Pheasantry Brewery’s own bitter is used in lots of their delicious dishes – their chefs can create anything from a formal five-course menu to something more informal such as a BBQ, hog roast or wood-fired pizza selection.

They even sometimes have special offers where you can get ale for the whole day included for your guests – winner!

Capacity: Up to 220

Pricing: Menus from £60

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25. The Woodlands - Leicestershire

A woodland ceremony spot with a gazebo with a tin roof and draped with foliage. In front of it sit many benches lined with lanterns.

What makes it unique: Lodges, huts and a treehouse, as well as the dreamiest newlywed suite.

Host a memorable wedding weekend at The Woodlands and make the most of the venue's spectacular lodge and snug accommodation that surrounds the main function area.

You can marry outdoors or within the state-of-the-art licensed indoor space. This unique wedding venue has floor-to-ceiling windows so no matter the weather, you can enjoy the stunning surroundings. Plus, with a brand new tipi, you can host a festival-style wedding reception that will get guests in the laid back party spirit.

The food is another highlight of this alternative wedding venue according to this Hitched user: "We couldn’t have chosen a better venue. We had so many people compliment the food and say it’s the best they’ve ever had."

Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Pricing: Menus from £95

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Unusual Wedding Venues in the West Midlands

The West Midlands is a really diverse region, from areas of natural beauty like the Shropshire and Malvern Hills to big, cosmopolitan cities like Birmingham. This means the choice of unusual wedding venues in the West Midlands is huge: you’ll find everything from restored industrial warehouses to yurts.

26. Elmore Court - Gloucestershire

An opulent room dressed for a wedding ceremony with many pillar candles, floral arrangements, chandeliers, tapestries on the wall and a fireplace

What makes it unique: A commitment to sustainability and the chance to stay in a designer treehouse.

Historic wedding venue Elmore Court was built to entertain. The property itself features many different amenities built to reflect the venue's eco-friendly ethos, including a soundproof reception venue made from rammed earth and materials gathered from the land, and a Victorian walled garden which grows seasonal vegetables and herbs for wedding plates. 

If you're looking for a picture-perfect spot, you've found it! One newlywed said, "The house is just beautiful, the main hall with its magical light makes for the most breathtaking ceremony room, every single bedroom for overnight guests was stunning, and it was fantastic to have friends and family staying in the house and feeling like proper house guests rather than hotel guests."

Elmore Court has also recently opened a series of designer eco-friendly treehouses, a truly unique spot for your first night together as a married couple in a unique wedding venue!

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: Starting at £5,000

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27. Negus 747 - Gloucestershire

British Airways plan parked on a runway beside green fields

What makes it unique: This event space and unusual wedding venue is set entirely on a converted British Airways plane!

Negus 747 is perhaps one of the most unusual wedding venues in the UK! This one-of-a-kind event space is a retired British Airways plane that previously flew in the 747 fleet and is now based on a 532 acre site in the heart of the Cotswolds. 

Holding your wedding here is one of the best ways to elevate your experience (get it?), from kicking back in first class to dancing under disco lights in the event space. There's no need to worry about space, as all the economy cabins have been converted into spacious, open areas perfect for you to say 'I do' and celebrate in style. 

Capacity: Up to 220 guests

Pricing: Starting at £7,500

Deals: Negus 747's 2023 Mid-Week Offer could save you up to 30% on your venue hire, in addition to a 15% discount for any Hitched couples. 

If you're leaving things to (almost!) the last minute, you can snap up a 20% discount on venue hire thanks to the late availability summer 2023 deal. 

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28. Barnutopia - Shropshire

Room dressed for wedding meal with round white tables, multi-coloured chairs, exposed beams, multi-coloured lanterns, fairylights and floral centrepieces

What makes it unique: Glamping yurts with free wi-fi to upload all your wedding pics.

Couples on the hunt for a festival-style wedding venue will just love what Barnutopia has to offer. This exclusive glamping site not only offers a beautiful, picturesque setting for your wedding day, but also overnight glamping accommodation for you and your closest guests so you can keep the party going with breakfast the next day.

As one Hitched user eloquently put it, "The views of rolling green hills from the farm are spectacular and when the sun comes out there is nowhere quite like Barnutopia."

Capacity: Up to 120 guests

Pricing: Starting at £1,500

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29. Ludlow Castle - Shropshire

The inside of a stone round tower has been converted into a ceremony site filled with wood chairs and garlands of flowers

What makes it unique: Marry outdoors within the atmospheric ruins. 

If you’re after unique, dramatic photos, Ludlow Castle’s Round Chapel is ideal. Guests enter across the private wooden bridge that spans the dry moat, through a centuries-old wooden door, into the Inner Bailey where the ruins of the St Mary Magdalene Chapel stand.

Should you want something for bad weather, there’s also the intimate library and impressive Beacon Rooms inside the castle or the choice of a marquee venue. You’ll have exclusive use and can stay in the castle, too.

Newlyweds are *obsessed* with this venue, with one saying, "The venue was just incredible. It was everything I could have wished for and more. Ludlow Castle is a truly wonderful place."

Capacity: Up to 275 guests

Pricing: POA

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30. The Mill Barns - Shropshire

A barn surrounds a pond. The front is steepled and has a large balcony. Warm yellow light exudes from the interior.

What makes it unique: The option to have a romantic outdoor waterfront wedding. 

Boasting the country charm of a Shropshire barn with the state-of-the-art technology of a purpose-built function space, The Mill Barns is a complete gem of a unique wedding venue. The team here have thought of absolutely everything, from a spacious dressing room to contemporary chill-out areas and a spectacular wedding breakfast barn.

The team have even considered your guests as the celebrations draw to a close and incorporated stunning on-site accommodation, ensuring that no one will have to wait long before kicking off their shoes and resting their dancing feet.

The Mill Barns has received high praise from Hitched users, one of which said, "Stunning, warm, welcoming, friendly, secure and perfect are just some of the words I’d use to describe The Mill Barns. I’d have a wedding there every year if I could."

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: POA

Deals: Booking your wedding at The Mill Barns means that you won't have to pay a corkage charge for your drinks, and you can even design your own unique no corkage package.

They also discounted rates for midweek weddings for up to 60%. 

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31. Belgrade Theatre - West Midlands

An elegant theatre setup with red chairs and ambient lighting

What makes it unique: Its classic architecture and rich history. 

Belgrade Theatre in Coventry is a real treat for the culture vultures among you. Its red theatre chairs, atmospheric lighting, and eye-catching décor create a romantic and refined setting worthy of your big day.

As well as its stylish theatre facilities, this alternative wedding venue boasts a vibrant café and a cosy dining area.

Capacity: Available upon request.

Pricing: POA

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32. The Old Library - West Midlands

White room with vaulted ceilings set up for wedding ceremony with wooden chairs, floral decor and floral hoop

What makes it unique: It’s a modern book-lover’s paradise. 

This refurbished gothic Victorian library is a unique library wedding venue that’s great for book lovers. Radiating in light and romance, you can marry in front of the original Victorian windows of their main room, before heading to Nomad for literary-themed cocktails.

With Birmingham’s transport links, attractions and accommodation right on your doorstep, The Old Library has a brilliant location in the heart of a vibrant and cultural city.

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: Starting at £2,800

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33. Safari Venues at West Midland Safari Park - Worcestershire

Bride and groom kiss on a fairground hobby horse ride

What makes it unique: Take your guests on a real-life safari and meet the animals. 

Is there anywhere more unique to host your wedding than a safari park? Safari Venues is a selection of three distinctive fun wedding venues inside West Midlands Safari Park: the Georgian manor house of Spring Grove House; the large Treetops Pavilion; and the underground vaulted Cellarz.

As well as the beautiful venues, you’ll also have access to the theme park for photographs and can incorporate animal encounters, safari-inspired favours and even a four-mile safari drive for your guests during the day.

This is a great option of you're having children at your wedding, as one Hitched user pointed out: "Spring Grove is a stunning venue and the theme park and animal enclosures were great fun for us and for our guests. The staff helped to make it a very special day, with the waiters even playing balloons with the children."

Capacity: Up to 320 guests

Pricing: POA

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Unusual Wedding Venues in the South West

The South West is the largest region of the UK and contains some of our island's most famous coastline. If you’re after a seaside wedding, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall are likely to be your go-tos. Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, and the Isles of Scilly make it up too. Here are some of our favourite unique wedding venues in the South West.

34. Bath's Historic Venues - Somerset

Old Roman baths with blue water and warm lighting

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 at Bath’s Historic Venues. 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.

Gemma Reynolds from Venue Hire Marketing says, "At the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath, the Roman Baths and Pump Room are both unique and atmospheric, offering one of the most stunning settings for wedding ceremonies and receptions in the country. The award-winning complex is steeped in history, with its origins dating back 2,000 years."

Our Hitched users certainly agree, with one saying, "The Roman Baths is an exceptional venue in which to get married, and the experience was significantly heightened by the first class customer service we all experienced, from the first point of contact to the evening itself."

Capacity: Up to 300 guests

Pricing: Starting at £900

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35. Tunnels Beaches - Devon

Outdoor wedding ceremony set up on a patio with a wooden pergola overlooking mountains, rocks and a beach

What makes it unique: The private garden and hand-carved tunnels. 

Yes, that’s right, we definitely just said ‘hand-carved tunnels’ - and 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. Tunnels Beaches is one for couples who want total privacy and exclusivity.

But don't just take it from us, one newlywed commented this on the Tunnels Beaches Hitched listing, "Tunnels Beaches is 100% the most amazing wedding venue in the UK. The views, food and staff are all incredible. Didn't have a thing to worry about on the day. We booked without even a visit and have zero regrets. Book it." High praise, indeed!

Capacity: Up to 160 guests

Pricing: POA

Deals: Tunnels Beaches are offering 15% discount on venue hire fees for select dates throughout the rest of 2023. Visit their Hitched listing to find out more. 

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36. Lusty Glaze - Cornwall

Wedding ceremony set up on a beach with white chairs, potted plants and cliffs and the glass venue in the background

What makes it unique: The fact that you can spend your wedding day in 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 unique wedding venue to get married? Lusty Glaze is perfect whatever the weather, with the ability to accommodate summer boho weddings, cosy winter celebrations and everything in-between.

Hitched users have left reviews packed full of praise such as, "I cannot recommend Lusty Glaze enough for a wedding venue. It exceeded all my hopes and dreams. From the moment we sat down with the wedding coordinator to discuss it as an option, to having the time of our lives dancing the night away there, it was an amazing experience."

Finish your day off by staying in the cottage on the beach – it’s the cutest way to start off your honeymoon.

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: Starting at £1,750

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37. Cornish Tipi Weddings - Cornwall

A bride and groom exchange vows with a celebrant at the edge of a pier decorated with flowers

What makes it unique: Say 'I do' by a private lake before rowing away in a boat

Whether you're looking to hold a civil ceremony, humanist ceremony, or simply to renew your vows, Cornish Tipi Weddings can cater to all sorts of wedding venue ideas. Official vows can be exchanged in the beautiful wedding pavilion with up to 300 guests, or by the private lake for an enchanting and unique wedding ceremony. 

The grounds feature 20 acres of woodland, which contain several perfect backdrops for your wedding photo ideas - you can even hang lanterns, bunting or flowers, as well as check out the various tipis and go for a trip on the rowing boat. 

The friendly and helpful staff also play an important role in this venue's appeal, according to this Hitched user who said, "They bent over backwards to make our day as special and as hassle free as it could be, and we couldn't have been happier with the result. They were communicative over email, happy to help as much as they could on the day and, most importantly, friendly to us and our guests."

Capacity: Up to 300 guests

Pricing: POA

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38. M Shed - Bristol

Room set up for wedding meal with round tables, white wooden chairs, fairy lights, candles, bottles of wine and foliage

What makes it unique: It offers stunning views of Bristol's thriving harbour and city centre. 

Whether you are a lover of maritime history or just appreciate distinctive venues in urban settings, Bristol's M Shed is sure to please you. Its elegant events suite is a wonderful place to wine and dine, while its rooftop terrace offers a panoramic view of Bristol's iconic cityscape.

The best part? The diligent staff will be on hand throughout to make sure that everything runs smoothly. One newlywed said, "It is apparent that the team enjoy their work, as they all delivered excellent service with broad smiles throughout."

Capacity: Up to 240 guests

Pricing: Starting at £2,650

Deals: Couples booking their wedding here in 2023 can enjoy a range of benefits, including complimentary ceiling fairy lights, a complimentary glass of sparkling wine per person, 50% off homemade pizzas and 50% off DJ and disco hire. Why wait?

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39. The Glass House at ANRAN: Luxury Boutique Venue - Devon

Glass house wedding venue set up for a wedding breakfast with long wooden tables and wooden chairs, plants and chandeliers

What makes it unique: A unique glasshouse filled with tropical plants. 

The Glass House at ANRAN is a flexible and unique wedding venue filled with plenty of surprises. You can marry in their licensed outdoor space before enjoying a wedding breakfast banquet-style in either the striking glasshouse or under The Old Oak Tree or tuck into a laidback hog roast within The Hay Barn.

Booking this cool wedding venue is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face, just like previous couples who have said, "We are so happy to have found this gorgeous venue and we had so many amazing comments from our guests who were stunned by Anran itself."

To round off your celebrations, you can invite guests to enjoy the underground feel of The Hut before joining you for a nightcap around the fire pit.

Capacity: Up to 400 guests

Pricing: POA

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40. Electric Palace - Dorset

A theatre filled with red-purple velvet chairs, gold filigree, a domed blue ceiling, and a balcony

What makes it unique: A theatre bursting with 1920s glamour and charm. 

A roaring 1920s celebration would be perfect in this Art Deco theatre. You’ll feel like an Old Hollywood star for the day as you get ready in Electric Palace’s luxury backstage dressing rooms, walk down the aisle to your own soundtrack and take centre stage to say your vows. You can even project a movie trailer of your romance on the big screen.

Vintage vibes abound in this cool wedding venue, as our Hitched users have highlighted in their reviews, with one reading, "All of our guests were astounded with the venue and the 1920's feel to it. The foyer filled with a nostalgic feel has the space for our guests to chat, relax and enjoy the cocktail bar and casinos."

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: Starting at £750

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41. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens - Dorset

A modern building surrounded by tropical plants photographed from across a lawn

What makes it unique: 30 acres of sub-tropical gardens to explore. 

This area of Dorset’s dramatic Jurassic Coast has its own micro-climate, meaning Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens can sustain exotic and spectacular plants from all over the world. Guests will enter through a wrought-iron gateway leading to a secluded lawn surrounded by lush plants, trees and flowers.

Nestled among the plants is the new, purpose-built pavilion where you’ll feel at home among nature, or there’s a charming gazebo to marry under. You’ll have exclusive access to the gardens for all your Instagram needs.

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: Starting at £2,950

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42. Fox & Hounds Country Hotel and Treetops House - Devon

A wooden treehouse is nestled within a giant tree, which fans out over the green grass below.

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 Treetops Treehouse is a charming hideaway that can host just 10 people for an intimate wedding. It’s the perfect spot for an elopement or can be used as a luxury honeymoon retreat. Plus, there’s a fab hotel adjoining it if you want a bigger wedding.

There's nothing but praise to be found in their reviews, one of which reads, "All our guests have said what a fantastic venue you have. The staff were all superb on the day and made things run so smoothly and effortlessly. The food was delicious and everyone went out of their way to make sure it all went to plan.

"It really was a special day for us and we are so grateful to everyone who was a part of it for making it so memorable."

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Pricing: Menus from £50

Deals: Fox and Hounds offers a number of packages perfect for smaller weddings, including the Nano Package for groups between 6 and 30 from £90 per person, and the even more intimate Runaway Package for a maximum of 10 guests, costing £1,300. 

And that's not all - there's an exclusive 10% discount for couples signed up to Hitched.

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Unusual Wedding Venues in London and the South East

There are so many unusual wedding venues in London that we dedicated a whole article to that. Here, we’ve picked out a couple of favourites and focused on the exciting area of the South East which stretches from Hampshire to Oxfordshire and includes the capital, too.

43. Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve - Kent

Bride feeds a long branch with leaves to a giraffe

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 the African and Asian Experience, where you can feed on a VIP safari 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…

There's truly no experience like this, as the 65 five star reviews on the Port Lympne Hitched listing proves. One of these reviews says, "Port Lympne provided the perfect venue for the perfect day. The venue itself is beautiful with a scenic view beyond comparison."

Capacity: Up to 120 guests

Pricing: Menus from £182

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44. The Crazy Bear - Oxfordshire

A silver and ornate bedframe with a luxurious white bedspread sits in the middle of a upscale room with slanted ceilings

What makes it unique: The incredibly unique and luxurious accommodation.

The fun and zany interiors are what really make this quirky wedding venue, as well as the excellent service. The proof is in the pudding: check out this review: "We have been overwhelmed by it all and everyone has commented on how wonderful the food, decor and surroundings were and how superb, welcoming, friendly and helpful the staff were."

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 is exquisitely decorated and has the most incredible themes. We’re obsessed with the rooms!

Capacity: Up to 300 guests

Pricing: Menus from £99

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45. The Crypt at Bleeding Heart - North West London

Round tables are set for a wedding breakfast in an underground stone cellar. The stone columns are wrapped with branches and lights.

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 has a charming and magical ambience that guests won't forget in a hurry - and you won't either! One newlywed said, "To this day I still cannot find the words to describe the just how beautiful and magical it was to see this amazing venue glowing with candlelight and subtle lighting highlighting the great features of this gothic crypt."

Capacity: Up to 124 guests

Pricing: Menus from £85

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46. Kew Gardens - South West London

White single level building in Kew Gardens lit from within by warm light at dusk with patio furniture

What makes it unique: Tie the knot in a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by botanic gardens. 

If you're looking for a historic wedding venue surrounded by enchanting scenery, then you're in luck. The stunning Kew Gardens boasts beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens and iconic buildings - it's even a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You can tie the knot in an intimate ceremony in Cambridge Cottage or hold a larger celebration in the mesmerising 19th century Nash Conservatory. Couples who have tied the knot there previously said, "Apart from being one of the most beautiful places in the country to be married, the staff were incredible and made made the day unforgettable for us and all our guests."

Capacity: Up to 230 guests

Pricing: Starting at £3,000

Deals: Having a midweek ceremony is a great way to save - Kew Gardens offers a reduced venue hire rate for Monday to Thursday dates, and if you're holding your ceremony in November or December, you can extend your hire period for an hour for no extra fee.

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47. Museum of London Docklands - East London

Georgian warehouse situated on the bank of the Thames with trees and boats

What makes it unique: Informative exhibitions and authentic interiors

We love a landmark wedding venue here at Hitched, and you don't get much more iconic than this compelling riverside museum. The Museum of London Docklands traces the 2,000 year history of London's river, port and people, from the Romans all the way to the rise of Canary Wharf. 

As a charismatic five floor Georgian waterfront warehouse, it's also a gorgeous spot to have your wedding. The interior features authentic Caribbean pine columns and floors thanks to its history as a rum, sugar and coffee storehouse, and events rooms can host up to 240 people. 

Capacity: Up to 240 people

Pricing: POA

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48. The Bell in Ticehurst - East Sussex

Colourful and opulent dining room with long dining tables and wooden chairs, chandeliers and a fireplace

What makes it unique: The eccentric décor and quirky ambience. 

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 in Ticehurst. It’s worth checking out the incredible wedding suite too.

The Bell at Ticehurst has received a staggering 179 five star reviews on its Hitched listing, but that isn't enough for this Hitched user, who said, "If I could give more than five stars I would. This was an absolute dream venue, it was stunningly beautiful and our day couldn’t have gone better. The staff were beyond helpful, every inch of the day was wonderfully planned and ran absolutely flawlessly."

Capacity: Up to 90 guests

Pricing: Starting at £4,400

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Unusual Wedding Venues in the East of England

Essex has put itself on the map for various reasons, but we love its alternative wedding venues. There’s loads of amazing wedding venues in Essex and stunning barn wedding venues in Essex. Here, we’ve featured some fun wedding venues in the county as well as others across the East of England, like Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

49. South Farm - Cambridgeshire

Four Romany caravans stationed on a lawn outside a country home with trees

What makes it unique: Romany caravans, a small holding and a tuk-tuk.

How many venues can boast their own authentic Thai tuk-tuk? Let alone a petting farm, Tudor Barn, beautiful garden Summerhouse, roaming white peacocks, a nature reserve, woodlands, and a collection of Romany caravans to stay in. There’s a huge amount to see at South Farm, so get exploring.

Hitched users love this venue, and one even said, "You will honestly not find a better venue or place to get married than South Farm, we could not recommend it more. The venue is magic, special and completely unique, you have to visit to completely understand it. We have had so many compliments from all our guests on how much they loved the venue, the food and they had such a great time."

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: Starting at £850

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50. Jimmy's Farm - Suffolk

Tipi wedding venue with a floral arch , bunting and a wooden sign reading

What makes it unique: A working farm where you might spot Jamie Oliver’s best mate.

Made famous in the Channel 4 show of the same name, Jimmy’s Farm is a brilliant farm wedding venue with a focus on great food. Choose from their lovingly-restored rustic barn or their new celebration tent, which opened in their wild and relaxed herb garden in summer 2019.

Against the backdrop of an old-fashioned working farm, you can wander through ancient woodland, meet the animals, and enjoy incredible seasonal food straight from the farm.

Obviously the food is a highlight at this cool wedding venue, with one newlywed saying, "Food was amazing, and the food arrived at the table altogether and hot and presented perfectly! We all had an amazing time at Jimmy's Farm, and would recommend having your special day here."

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: POA

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51. Happy Valley - Norfolk

Wooden ceremony chairs are set up around an aisle in a forest. Bright flowers line the aisle

What makes it unique: A true wilderness wedding experience with a Hygge vibe.

Within nine acres of woodland, open glades, and a little lake with a bridged island is Happy Valley. While there are two party barns, glamping tents and even shepherds huts with hot tubs, it’s the wilderness ceremony area that’s the real draw. You can really lose yourself in the stunning natural surroundings, with just fir woodlands and a lake view around you.

This Hitched user certainly agrees: "We had a beautiful wedding at Happy Valley - the venue, being a blank canvas, lends itself perfectly to those who want their own style, ideas and finesse put into their wedding day.

"You can’t beat the outdoor setting, having the beautiful barns, woodlands and lake gives a variety of settings for you and your guests to enjoy and it’s so so picturesque, especially on a summer's day."

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Pricing: Starting at £7,995

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52. The Ark - Northamptonshire

A refined dining room within the unique Ark bar and restaurant

What makes it unique: Northampton’s first and only floating bar and restaurant.

The Ark has been a go-to events space for those looking for something different since 2014. Nestled away in the heart of the enchanting Midsummer Meadow and moored on the River Nene, this enchanting unique boat wedding venue boasts three separate decks with gorgeous views across the water, and a separate indoor area ideal for your wedding breakfast.

The clean, modern interiors are versatile enough for any wedding theme.

Capacity: Up to 75 guests

Pricing: POA

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53. The Old Parish Rooms - Essex

Parochial red-brick building with  large glass windows on a road

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 neutral wedding décor inside too.

Tying the knot there has certainly left Hitched users feeling satisfied. One commented, "It exceeded all expectations, the attention to detail was fantastic and the food was out of this world. The staff were all so attentive and helpful, we couldn't have asked for anything more."

Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Pricing: POA

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54. Voewood - Norfolk

Bowie photo hanging on the wall of a wedding dining area

What makes it unique: One-of-a-kind interiors with an opulent twist.

Voewood is a hidden gem or a unique wedding venue, trust us. An Arts and Crafts house which is only available for private hire, the interiors are a kaleidoscopic mix of contemporary art, tribal pieces and retro furniture. There’s three reception rooms, bedrooms for up to 41 guests and 11 acres of meadows and gardens.

It has an independent, unpretentious spirit that will suit boho couples down to the ground. It's the perfect backdrop for a boho wedding dress too.

Capacity: Up to 120 guests

Pricing: POA

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55. Knebworth House - Hertfordshire

Vibrant greenery surrounds the entrance to the refined Knebworth House

What makes it unique: You can become a part of this amazing house’s star-studded history. 

This famous concert venue also hosts weddings worthy of an A-lister. Knebworth House itself has turrets, domes and gargoyles silhouetted against the sky and an impressive dining hall and library inside. Alternatively, there are two barns; one historic, one contemporary, and stunning formal gardens.

From Elizabeth I to Oasis and The Rolling Stones, it’s had an eclectic mix of visitors across its history – and you can add your name to the list.

Feedback from newlyweds has been five star - one said, "Everything was perfect, and the staff couldn’t have done anymore to help. They made our special day perfect. Knebworth barns is the perfect wedding setting and the staff were amazing throughout."

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: Menus from £125

Deals: Book your wedding by the 27th September 2023 and you and your partner will go completely free. There's also a generous winter wedding package for 60 guests on offer for only £115 per person, which includes venue hire, prosecco, half a bottle of wine, white table linen, a dedicated wedding coordinator, and more.

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56. The Boathouse - Norfolk 

Azure waters and tall trees surround The Boathouse

What makes it unique: How many couples can say they exchanged their vows beside a glistening lake?

It's only fitting that you want your wedding venue to be a little slice of heaven on earth, and we think that The Boathouse lives up to that. After pledging your love and enjoying your reception on the outside decking, be sure to spend the night in one of its luxurious bedrooms.

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: POA

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Unusual Wedding Venues in Wales

From trendy Cardiff restaurants to breath-taking gardens and historic gems, Wales is packed with quirky wedding venues that quirky couples will love.

57. Globe at Hay - Powys

Grey stone building with ivy on a village road

What makes it unique: Its famous place in festival history. 

As cute as this alternative venue is, what makes it unique is what happens here the rest of the year.

t’s home to How The Light Gets In festival and a key venue for the Hay Festival, meaning you’ll be marrying in the place where literary, philosophy, comedy and academic greats have stood. As a former Methodist chapel featuring the original pulpit and windows, the Globe at Hay is a cool wedding venue to tie the knot. 

Hitched users commented, "The Globe itself is a wonderfully flexible venue which provides amazing (like seriously amazing!) food, beautiful surroundings, a great dance and gig space, and a really special and beautiful ceremony space."

Capacity: Up to 120 guests

Pricing: Menus from £20

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58. Squirrel's Nest Treehouse Retreat - Powys

A couple shares a romantic moment beside a rustic treehouse

What makes it unique: Who wouldn't want to get hitched in a rustic and romantic treehouse?

Treehouses are often associated with fond memories of childhood, and Squirrels Nest Treehouse Retreat's owners have set out to make their venue synonymous with weddings too. Given their picturesque surroundings and charming facilities, we don't think they'll have any trouble achieving their goal.

Hitched users have been thoroughly impressed with this venue, saying, "The venue was serene, beautiful and private. Stargazing in the hot tub was a true highlight. We will certainly re-visit and have recommended Squirrels Nest and their treehouses to anyone who will listen."

Capacity: Up to 10 guests

Pricing: Starting at £2,700

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59. Fairyhill - Gower

A couple walks through a forested area up towards a unique round wooden house

What makes it unique: An iconic Gower landmark updated with 21st-century cool.

Fairyhill combines a Grade II-listed Georgian house with a sleek glass space called their ‘K Room’ for your own ‘something old, something new’. It really is the best of both worlds, overlooking 24 acres of gardens and just a stone’s throw from the beach.

As the name suggests, it’s a magical venue showcasing the finest Welsh food and sleeping up to 40 guests in chocolate box surroundings. One Hitched user described it as a, "Luxurious and a divine setting, like getting married in a forest."

Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Pricing: Menus from £70

Deals: Couples who book Fairyhill or their sister venue Oldwalls Gower can unlock some amazing packages, including an all-inclusive deal for weddings in 2024. Enquire to find out more. 

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60. Chapel 1877 Bar & Restaurant – Cardiff

Gothic restaurant interior with red brick and tile patterns, vaulted ceilings and chandeliers

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.

Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Pricing: Starting at £55

Deals: Hitched couples receive 5% discount off services hired at this beautiful venue. 

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What Makes a Wedding Venue Unique?

There are several factors that can make a wedding venue stand out from the crowd. Location can definitely play a part, especially if you want a striking backdrop for your wedding photographs. Coastal wedding venues, vineyard wedding venues and landmark wedding venues are all great ways to achieve that 'wow' factor. 

Architecture can also play an importance role in choose your unusual wedding venue. Whether it's a quirky art gallery, a rustic barn venue filled with exposed beams or a minimalist event space, a building's design can play a huge role in helping a venue make an impression. 

Some venues may offer amenities such as swimming pools, private gardens or fire pits that can be a big draw for couples seeking something different. More creative couples may be looking for a blank canvas venue, so that they can personalise it and make it completely unique to them. 

There are many different things that can make a venue unique; however, the most important thing to bear in mind is that what makes a wedding venue unique will depend on you and your partner's preferences. It's your day and you should have it your way, so feel free to get creative when it comes to choosing your venue!

How to Find Unique Wedding Venues?

So you've decided that you want to find a cool wedding venue - where do you start looking for it? Luckily, we've consulted industry experts for their top tips when it comes to finding the perfect unusual wedding venue for you. 

Cora Hairsine from unique wedding venue The Deep, advises, "Be creative and make your wedding about the two of you - unique venues often offer bespoke services allowing couples to plan a day as unique as they are and celebrate who they are."

She also stresses the importance of consulting the expert advice of the venue team, explaining, "The venue team will have a good knowledge of how the uniqueness of the venue can work for your celebrations so tell them as much as you can so they can share the right options and ideas with you."

Kathryn Tye from unusual wedding venue The Biscuit Factory, also offers her top tips, saying, "Use a trusted wedding venue directory. You might have a venue in mind already, but using a trusted directory like Hitched can open your mind to new and unique venues you didn't know existed. Spend some time exploring, in case your first choice isn't what you expected."

Attending wedding fairs is a great place to discover new venues and suppliers you may not have heard of otherwise. It may also be the perfect place to find your unique wedding venue, according to Megan Elsegood from quirky venue The Pumping House who says, "Head out to as many wedding fairs as you can.

"Even if you don't like the venue that much that they are held out, you may meet lots of suppliers that have worked all over the country. These will be the best people to give you advice on the venue's they have loved. If you chat with lots of photographers they may even have photos for you to take a look at."

To see more unique wedding venues that have had their fair share of screen time, check out our round up of the best wedding venues from TV and film – how many do you recognise?