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65 Most Unusual & Unique Wedding Venues in the UK

We've found the quirkiest, most unusual wedding venues across the UK - treehouses, forts, zoos, windmills, vineyards and more!

An unique wedding venue set up with a banquet style table in the middle of a greenhouse surrounded by green plants

Want a unique wedding venue that will amaze your guests? Choosing an unusual wedding venue is a great way to project your personality into your wedding.

Luckily for you, we have so many unique wedding venues in the UK, with a wealth of unusual places to have a wedding in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland!

We’ve rounded up our favourite quirky wedding venues for you, including advice from the experts on how to find unique wedding venues and what makes a wedding venue unique. 

We’ve broken our edit of unique wedding venues down by country, so use the links below to hop to the area that suits your needs - it will save you searching ‘unique wedding venues near me’. 

Or, browse the full list to see all our unique wedding venues, including prices, deals and more!

Unique Wedding Venues in England

Whether you’re looking for unique wedding venues in West Yorkshire or quirky wedding venues in the West Midlands, we’ve got you covered with this edit of the best in England.

1. Carlton Towers - North Yorkshire

two grooms hold hands at a wedding ceremony in unique wedding venue carlton towers and its ornate wedding ceremony room, flanked by large circular balloons

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 £60

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2. Titanic Hotel Liverpool - Merseyside

A beautifully decorated wedding ceremony room with an exposed brick wall and industrial steel columns decorated with flowers and fairy lights in an unusual wedding venue in liverpool

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: 80 to 500 guests
  • Pricing: Starting at £9,740
  • Deals: Three package deals are currently available at this venue - check out their listing for more information!

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3. Tunnels Beaches - Devon

A jubilant bride and groom leaving their outdoor wedding ceremony at Tunnels Beaches as their guests throw paper planes in the air

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: Menus from £35

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4. Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve - Kent

A bride and groom feeding a rhino on a wedding safari at Port Lympne
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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 giraffes on a VIP safari! 

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 69 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
  • Deals: There are two deals for select 2024 dates currently available, head to their listing for more!

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5. The Pavilion - Northumberland

A wedding ceremony taking place in the unique and airy pavilion, with windows all the way around and paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling

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: 40 - 400 guests 
  • Pricing: Menus from £80.50

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6. The Pumping House - Nottinghamshire

An industrial chic wedding ceremony space with large metal columns, arched crittal windows and subway tiling on the walls

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: 30 to 150 guests
  • Pricing: Starting at £2,500
  • Deals: Get 24% off venue hire for select dates in 2024

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7. Lusty Glaze - Cornwall

A view down an aisle space on a beach looking towards the sea, with white chairs set up for a wedding ceremony either side

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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8. Sheffield Theatres - South Yorkshire

A bride and groom kissing in a private balcony at a gold and red decorated theatre wedding venue

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 bigger wedding, the theatre can hold up to 200 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 with prices for this venue starting from £605, you know you’re getting a good deal!

  • Capacity: 10 - 200 guests
  • Pricing: From £605

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9. Negus 747 - Gloucestershire

A bride and groom walking hand down the aisle inside an unusual aeroplane wedding venue

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: 5 - 220 guests
  • Pricing: Starting at £1,000
  • Deals: Hitched couples can enjoy an exclusive 10% discount here - don’t say we never treat you!

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10. Frieda & The Moon - Cornwall

A couple having a wedding ceremony in the dark lit up by fairylights in the woods

What makes it unique: This intimate wedding venue caters to romantic elopements.

Frieda and The Moon is a quirky venue located in Cornwall, focused on tiny weddings and romantic elopements.

They can host up to 12 people, and you’re encouraged to make your day as personal and true to you as you can - whether that’s dancing in the woods by candlelight, having an owl or alpaca to be your ring bearer or camping in their ‘glampsters’. 

They specialise in ‘wacky’ weddings and are the perfect pick for couples who want something truly different. 

  • Capacity: 2 - 12 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £100

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11. The Crazy Bear - Oxfordshire

an elaborate wedding reception set up with cascading fairy lights and lanterns at the crazy bear

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, décor 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: 10 - 300 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £99

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12. The Riding School at Calke Abbey - Derbyshire

A view of three long banquet tables set up for a wedding venue with exposed brick walls at the rear

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 Emma Shipley 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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13. Swingers - London 

A crazy golf course themed like a fun fair at a quirky london wedding venue

What makes it unique: You can get married amidst a crazy golf course!

If you’re looking for an unusual London wedding venue, you must consider Swingers

The venue is inspired by retro British seaside entertainment, creating a backdrop that is totally unique and so fun. You and your guests can enjoy curated cocktails and delectable street food style catering as you take each other on in crazy golf!

  • Capacity: 20 - 850 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £85

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14. Cornish Tipi Weddings - Cornwall

A bride and groom smiling at each other on a jetty overlooking a lake, surrounded by pink 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: From £550

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15. Barnutopia - Shropshire

An outdoor wedding ceremony set up decorated with lots of colourful ribbons, flags and seat tags

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: 15 - 120 guests
  • Pricing: Starting at £1,500

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16. The Crypt at Bleeding Heart - London

The crypt with exposed stone walls and arches set up for a wedding reception with round tables and festoon lighting

What makes it unique: King Henry VIII had his three-day wedding feast here in 1531 (he didn't book it through Hitched though). 

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! If you’re looking for a unique wedding venue in London, it’s a must-see.

One newlywed said, "To this day I still cannot find the words to describe 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: 40 - 124 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £65

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17. Ludlow Castle - Shropshire

An outdoor wedding ceremony space within the ruins of a castle

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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18. The Message Trust - Greater Manchester

A bride and groom linking arms outside of an unusual wedding venue that is similar in style to a retro diner

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 can 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: 50 to 200 guests
  • Pricing: From £1,200

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19. M Shed - Bristol

A bride and groom walking away from the camera at a unique wedding venue next to a ship and by a warehouse

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: 80 to 240 guests
  • Pricing: Starting at £2,650

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20. Kew Gardens - London

A banquet style wedding breakfast table set up in a green house wedding venue
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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 the day unforgettable for us and all our guests."

  • Capacity: Up to 230 guests
  • Pricing: Starting at £3,000
  • Deals: There is a midweek and a seasonal wedding offer available to couples - check out their Hitched listing for more!

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21. Museum of London Docklands - London

An industrial style wedding reception room set up at unique london wedding venue docklands museum, decorated with red florals, bunting and uplighters

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, and one of the most striking unique wedding venues in London. The event rooms can host up to 240 people. 

  • Capacity: 2 - 300 people
  • Pricing: From £1,200

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22. Elmore Court - Gloucestershire

A wedding reception with long banqueting tables set up at unique wedding venue Elmore Court

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 200 guests
  • Pricing: Starting at £6,000

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23. The Mill Barns - Shropshire

Barn style wedding venue with a lake in the foreground

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 with 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 150 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.

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24. The Glass House at Anran - Devon

A unique glasshouse wedidng venue filled with plants and decorated in a boho style

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: From £14,000

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25. The Pheasantry Brewery - Nottinghamshire

A high ceilinged, industrial style wedding reception space at a brewery wedding venue

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
  • Deals: There are three deals available for Hitched couples at this venue - see their listing for more information

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26. Le Petit Chateau - Northumberland

Bride and groom spraying champagne together outside a unique pink cottage style wedding venue complete with a thatched roof

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: 30 - 250 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £65
  • Deals: There are an incredible five deals available for Hitched couple on this venue’s listing - check them out via the link below!

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27. The Bell in Ticehurst - East Sussex

A bride and groom smiling in front of a white painted brick wall which reads 'these are the good old days'

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: 30 - 90 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £134

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28. Holmfirth Vineyard - West Yorkshire

A view of the rounded vineyard wedding venue and the hills beyond as the sun sets

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 as 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 were looking for.

"The service we had from every member of staff was warm and welcoming, nothing was too 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: 2 - 140 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £75

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29. South Farm - Cambridgeshire

A bride and groom embracing on the steps of a vintage style wooden caravan

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: 30 - 250 guests
  • Pricing: Starting at £900
  • Deals: Two deals currently available for select dates in 2024 - hurry to their listing to find out more!

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30. Hidden River Cabins - Cumbria

a bride and groom standing outside a log cabin wedding venue as their guests scatter confetti on them from a balcony above

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
  • Deals: There’s a late availability offer for a select date in November - move fast!

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31. Electric Palace - Dorset

A retro style theatre wedding venue

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: 30 to 250 guests
  • Pricing: Starting at £750

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32. Jimmy’s Farm - Suffolk

A bride lifting her bouquet in the air next to her groom in front of a tipi wedding venue at a farm

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
  • Deals: Late availability offers for select dates in 2024

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33. Belgrade Theatre - West Midlands

a contemporary style theatre wedding venue with red velvet seats

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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34. The Woodlands - Leicestershire

An outdoor woodland wedding ceremony with paper lanterns hanging from the trees

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: 30 to 100 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £95
  • Deals: This venue has two deals currently - an offer on intimate wedding packages and a winter wedding one too!

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35. The Biscuit Factory - Tyne & Wear

A wedding ceremony room with clear chairs, lots of greenery and plants hanging from the metal roof beams
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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.

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: 50 - 300 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £94.50

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36. Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens - Dorset

A couple saying their wedding vows to each other outside at the sub tropical gardens unusual wedding venue

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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37. The Old Library - West Midlands

Two brides exchanging vows at the Old Library in front of the arched windows

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: 50 - 250 guests
  • Pricing: Starting at £2,600

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38. Happy Valley - Norfolk

Very happy bride and groom walking down the aisle amongst their guests at an outdoor woodland wedding ceremony as the bride lifts her bouquet in the air in joy

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 shepherd 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 picturesque, especially on a summer's day."

  • Capacity: 10 - 200 guests
  • Pricing: Starting at £6,995

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39. Camp Katur - North Yorkshire

Bride and groom kissing in front of a wedding arch decorated with boho macrame decorations in the middle of the woods

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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40. Bamburgh Castle - Northumberland

A grand hall in a castle wedding venue with an intricate ceiling, arched windows and an ornate high arch at the end of the aisle made from stone

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

The fairy-tale 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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41. The Ark - Northamptonshire

A white boat converted into a wedding venue with a wooden walkway leading on to it

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 65 guests
  • Pricing: POA

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

Bride and groom holding hands in the foreground with a wooden unusual treehouse wedding venue behind them

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

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43. Waterton Park Hotel - West Yorkshire

A stately home wedding venue located on its own island in the middle of a lake

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 breath-taking views and beautiful mansion house make this a truly special venue to suit all."

  • Capacity: Up to 200 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £120

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44. Safari Venues at West Midland Safari Park - Worcestershire

Bride and groom kissing as they ride on zebras on a carousel at a safari park wedding venue

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: 60 - 320 guests
  • Pricing: POA

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45. Lindeth Howe - Cumbria

Interior of an unusual wedding venue with book lined walls and large light bulbs and ferns hanging from the ceiling

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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46. Knebworth House - Hertfordshire

A bride in traditional asian wedding attire kissing a groom in a suit in the grounds of a grand wedding venue surrounded by manicured trees

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: 60 - 150 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £125

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47. The Standard - London

A wedding ceremony set up with a floral arch and curved seating in front of a retro 70s style indoor firepit

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

Retro style and sleek glamour brilliantly combine at The Standard, a truly unique London wedding venue. Featuring a mix of event spaces, this 70s inspired restaurant has unique flair and views across London that your loved ones will be fascinated by. 

Whether you are planning a small event or an bigger celebration for up to 140, The Standard 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: 20 - 140 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £250
  • Deals: Two deals currently available, including discounted rates on select dates, and a suite upgrade when you book a wedding!

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48. Bath’s Historic Venues - Somerset

A bride and groom kissing surrounded by rising steam from the roman baths in front of them

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

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
  • Deals: Explore their ‘bijou ceremony package’ for small weddings!

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49. The Old Parish Rooms - Essex

A split level wedding venue with high ceilings and a mezzanine overlooking the ground floor, laid out with tables with tall green arrangements and light bulbs hanging down from the ceiling

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: 30 - 100 guests
  • Pricing: POA

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50. Voewood - Norfolk 

A high ceiling historic room with wooden beams and lead paned windows with 'voewood' spelt out in neon pink lights on the wall

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: 30 -120 guests
  • Pricing: POA

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Unique Wedding Venues in Scotland

Whether you’re after a unique wedding venue in Glasgow, or you want an unusual place to get married in Edinburgh, here are our favourite unique wedding venues in Scotland.

51. Kippilaw House - Lothian & Borders

Couple getting married in a woodland wedding ceremony outdoors, under trees decorated with white paper lanterns

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 vintage, quirky surroundings and a place that you and your guests will remember forever."

  • Capacity: 25 to 250 guests 
  • Pricing: Menus from £65
  • Deals: Hitched couples get an exclusive 15% discount - check out their listing for details!

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52. Mansion House, Edinburgh Zoo - Lothian & Borders

Two grooms holding hands in a wooden pagoda as a giraffe looks on

What makes it unique: Marry in a beautiful manor house surrounded by exotic animals.

This beautiful wedding venue looks very much like a classic place to tie the knot at first, but what makes Mansion House one of the unique wedding venues in Scotland is that it’s situated within Edinburgh Zoo.

You and your guests will all be able to explore the zoo during your drinks reception, leading to some incredible photo opportunities. You can also enjoy a free year’s membership following your wedding, applicable to new bookings!

  • Capacity: 30 - 120 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £167
  • Deals: Two deals currently available for Hitched couples - head to their listing to discover them.

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53. The Dougarie Boathouse - Dumfries, Galloway & Ayrshire

A long wedding breakfast table set up for a reception, with a large window behind it looking out on to a pebble beach and the sea

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 venue, The 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: 10 to 200 guests
  • Pricing: Starting at £2,400
  • Deals: Hitched couples will receive a 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 2024 - check out their listing for more information. 

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54. Go Ape Aberfoyle - Perthshire

A bride climbing up a rope climbing frame in a short wedding dress at a go ape wedding

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

If you’re after an unusual wedding venue 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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55. The National Piping Centre - Central & Glasgow

A bride walking into an unusual wedding venue as a piper stands by the door and plays

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.

With prices for this unique Scottish venue starting from just £500, you’re bound to find a great deal too. 

  • Capacity: 20 - 120 guests
  • Pricing: Starting from £500

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56. The Tall Ship - Central & Glasgow

A bride and groom smiling together by the sea with a boat wedding venue behind them

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 Wales

Wales is well-known for its beautiful landscapes, but what about its unique wedding venues? If you’re looking for an unusual place to get married in in Wales, you’re in luck.

57. Globe at Hay - Powys

A high ceiling wedding reception room with arched windows decorated with fairylights, and long banquet tables with bouquets of pink roses and spiral pink candles dotted on them

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.

It’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: 10 - 120 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £20
  • Deals: A 10% discount is available for Hitched users - head to their listing for more information

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58. Squirrel’s Nest Treehouse Retreat - Powys

A bride and groom kissing on the balcony of a treehouse wedding venue

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: 2 - 10 guests
  • Pricing: Starting at £2,700

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59. Fairyhill - Gower

Bride and groom walking towards a large circular wedding venue built from wood, offering panoramic views of the woodland

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, "Luxurious and a divine setting, like getting married in a forest."

  • Capacity: 55 - 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

Converted chapel wedding venue with ornate tiled walls and a large chandelier

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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61. Beach Huts Whitmore Bay - Vale of Glamorgan

Two brides in tea length wedding dresses holding hands in front of colourful beach huts

What makes it unique: Enjoy a backdrop of quirky and colourful beach huts.

If you love the seaside and can’t resist the charm of colourful beach huts, you need to consider marrying at Beach Huts Whitmore Bay!

The huts are perfect for small wedding celebrations, with a capacity of up to eight, and lots of room to celebrate with more outside on the beach. 

They’re licensed for civil ceremonies, and newlyweds can continue the celebrations with a beach picnic or a visit to a local restaurant. 

  • Capacity: 2 - 100 guests (outside the huts)
  • Pricing: From £750

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62. Andrew Logan - Powys

Large ornate glass sculptures including a large egg on display at an art gallery wedding venue

What makes it unique: Get married amongst amazing sculptures and pieces of modern art.

Art-loving couples will adore Andrew Logan, a sculpture museum located in Montgomery. 

You can say your vows amidst striking sculptures, in a venue boasting high ceilings, large windows and plenty of room for your guests to mix and mingle as they appreciate the art. 

The venue works in tandem with their sister business, The Lion Art Hotel, to host overnight guests too, with a restaurant available for your wedding breakfast.

  • Capacity: 2 - 45 guests
  • Pricing: From £400

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Unique Wedding Venues in Northern Ireland

If you’re looking for a unique wedding venue in Northern Ireland, we have a few favourites here at Hitched!

63. Hinch Distillery - Co Down

Bride and groom sitting in front of a wall of different whiskey bottles at a distillery wedding venue

What makes it unique: This beautiful wedding venue is also a distillery!

Located just 20 minutes from Belfast, Hinch Distillery offers tours and one-of-a-kind experiences as a place that produces spirits, but it’s also an atmospheric wedding venue. 

You can choose from a range of function spaces, each with their own private bar, and the opportunity to sample some of the delicious drinks created in house. 

The industrial-chic surroundings make for some incredible photo opportunities, and contrast perfectly with the vibrant gardens and the sparkling chandeliers.

  • Capacity: 20 - 150 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £80
  • Deals: Hitched couples can enjoy a 5% discount - head to the listing for more information.

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64. Lusty Beg Island Resort & Spa - Co Fermanagh

a bride, groom and their wedding party all holding pints of Guinness aloft at their private island wedding venue

What makes it unique: You can marry on your own private island!

This 75 acre private island in Kesh is surrounded by heritage woodland and a beautiful lake. 

You’ll arrive by ferry at Lusty Beg Island Resort & Spa, which will imbibe everyone with the spirit of adventure straight away. Couples can work with the venue team to create a truly personalised ceremony.

You can choose to marry indoors or outdoors, and host up to 200 guests on the island - either for the night, or for a whole weekend if you choose.

  • Capacity: 50 - 200 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £67.50

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65. Parisien - Co Antrim

A bride and groom waving sparklers at a Parisian themed bistro style wedding venue

What makes it unique: Surround yourself with Parisian charm in the heart of Belfast.

This beautiful Victorian-era wedding venue aims to bring you all the charms of the City of Love, right in downtown Belfast.

Parisien is an elegantly decorated wedding space with striking views across the city. You can enjoy cocktails on the second floor terrace, overlooking Belfast City Hall, before tucking into delightful French inspired-cuisine, including canapes and breadboards.

  • Capacity: 60 - 85 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £115

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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 important role in choosing 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!

Wedding venue owner and CEO of the Gilchrist Collection, Samantha Gilchrist, explains what couples should consider when it comes to determining if their wedding venue is unique - and it's not just about what the venue looks like:

"When it comes to what makes a wedding venue unique, there are a few things I'd encourage couples to think about:

  • Photo spots - let's be honest, it's great having amazing grounds, but if it rains all day is there anywhere unique inside the venue for your photos? A sweeping staircase, beautiful fireplaces etc. Then outside, look for little nooks, different features and amazing landscapes for incredible images. This, for me, is a big part of what makes a wedding venue unique, as you can recognise some venues from their beautifully designed features (inside and outside!) alone. 
  • The staff - feeling like the staff care about you and your wedding is the most important. This is who you are trusting your wedding with, and it needs to seem like it's unique to them!
  • Dedicated getting ready rooms - this is one of our USPs, it's in all of our venues. A dedicated space where you can get ready and have those gorgeous getting ready photos with you and your crew.
  • An area for night time photos - something like a cute secret garden, or a light feature at the venue, where you can have some romantic photos in the dark, or a sparkler exit is always special.

"As you can see, for me it's all about the photos, the videos and making a lasting record of your day - you want to create beautiful memories that last a lifetime. That's my motto!"

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. 

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."

It’s important to think creatively when trying to find a unique wedding venue. Think about what you want your day to look like and include, and narrow down places that can help you bring that vision to life.

To see more unique wedding venues that have had a pretty major endorsement, check out our round up of the best celebrity wedding venues.