The beauty of a rustic barn wedding venue and grandeur of a stately home mansion just doesn’t cut it for some couples when it comes to choosing their wedding venue.
Getting the right venue can be so hard, especially if you’re looking for something totally different and unique to everything else.
To make your lives easier, we’ve gathered our choice of the most unusual wedding venues for you to sift through and we guarantee you’ll love at least one – no matter how fussy you are!
Tree Top Escape - Devon
What makes it unique: Have you ever seen anyone get married in a tree house? We think not.
This wedding venue really is something else. The Tree Top Escape is a charming hideaway located above land, surrounded by rolling valleys and stunning views. It’s the perfect spot for an intimate wedding with capacity for just 14 guests and a luxury two bedroom tree house for the wedding couple and two guests for overnight accommodation.
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Waterton Park Hotel – West Yorkshire
What makes it unique: The stunning moat that surrounds it.
Couples looking for individuality in a venue, as well as grandeur will definitely appreciate Waterton Park. The venue itself is a Georgian mansion surrounded by a 26 acre lake – for us, that’s what gives it the wow-factor. It’s a truly magical setting that will transform your wedding day into the vision you’ve always dreamt of.
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Coca-Cola London Eye – West London
What makes it unique: It’s the London Eye!
One of London’s biggest landmarks since 2000, Coca-Cola London Eye allows couples to celebrate their wedding day and appreciate stunning views of London from 135metres above ground level. If you love the city and want some incredible pictures to look back on from your wedding day, we would highly recommend this city wedding venue.
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Bath’s Historic Venues – Somerset
What makes it unique: The history and natural beauty of each space.
With four spaces - the roman baths and pump room, assembly rooms, guildhall and the Victoria art gallery - there's plenty of choice when it comes to picking a place to say your vows. Our personal 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.
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Chapel 1877 – Cardiff
What makes it unique: The architecture and art-deco design.
Chapel 1877 is located in Cardiff city centre and is home to a fairy tale turret which leads guests up to the open-plan upper floor. The chandeliers and arched windows all add to the magnificent ambience that this venue is home to and we love the authentic chapel windows.
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Tunnels Beaches – Devon
What makes it unique: The private garden and hand carved tunnels.
Yes that’s right, we definitely just said ‘hand carved tunnels'… It’s these hand-carved tunnels that lead you to your private garden that overlooks the beach. This secluded wedding venue has the most incredible seaside views and really is unique in every sense of the word.
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Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Mansion – Kent
What makes it unique: The incredible on-site animal reserve.
At Port Lympne, couples can say their vows in a number of different locations - from the Italian-inspired terraces to the beautiful indoor rooms. Couples and their guests can also go on a VIP safari to the African and Asian Experience, where you can even feed giraffes!
There are also nine unique ways to stay the night after the wedding from a sleepover in the historic hotel to staying inside a tiger's world at Tiger Lodge...
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The Crazy Bear – Oxfordshire
What makes it unique: The incredibly luxurious accommodation.
As well as the beautiful and perfectly presented reception areas at The Crazy Bear, it's also home to a number of bedroom suites. Each of these are exquisitely decorated and have the most incredible themes. We're obsessed with the rooms, so much so that we included them in our round-up of the best bridal suites! See more beautiful bridal suites here…
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The Crypt at Bleeding Heart – East Central London
What makes it unique: King Henry VIII had his three-day wedding feast here in 1531.
Home to historic royalty since the 16th century, the team at The Crypt at Bleeding Heart sure do know how to hold an extravagant do. Standing at 600 years old, this venue is steeped in history and has a charming and magical ambience because of that.
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Camp Katur – North Yorkshire
What makes it unique: They can accommodate tipis, yurts and even glamping.
A truly unique and rustic wedding venue is something that many couples desire, and 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. With a woodland of tall pine trees as your backdrop, what more could you possibly ask for?
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Spitbank Fort – Hampshire
What makes it unique: You can only access this venue by boat – cool right?
This world-famous sea fort has transformed itself into a unique and totally out-there wedding venue. Spitbank Fort can only be accessed by boat as it sits one mile from land. As well as being totally unique, the fort is also accommodated with luxurious bedrooms, a Jacuzzi and reception space to host 60 guests and sleep 16 overnight.
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Harvest Moon – Lothian & Borders
What makes it unique: You can get married on their sandy beach or in their super cool tree house.
Harvest Moon is one of those venues that really pushes the boundaries of a ‘typical’ wedding ceremony. Couples have the choice of saying their vows on the stunning sandy beach in a luxury safari tent, or alternativly you could commit to your partner in their treehouse site which has the most incredible views!
They also don’t like to limit couples to one day of celebrations, offering full weekends of wedding fun!
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Cley Windmill – Norfolk
What makes it unique: How many people can say they got married in a windmill?!
The enchanting ambience of Cley Windmill is what sets it apart from other venues. The uniqueness of the windmill venue itself is amazing, let alone the gorgeous fields that surround it. It’s the ideal spot for smaller, more intimate weddings and has the ability to accommodate casual weddings as well as more formal celebrations – whatever you want, they can do it here at Cley Windmill.
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The Fable – East Central London
What makes it unique: Their cool and quirky interior design.
Located in the heart of London is The Fable, a venue who have been shortlisted for several design awards – proving just how much of a gorgeous backdrop this venue is for your wedding photographs. With the ability to house up to 1,000 guests, there are no limits here.
Couples looking for an affordable wedding venue will love their price policy – no venue hire charge, just a minimum spend on food and drink…
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National Botanic Garden of Wales – Carmarthenshire
What makes it unique: Couples can get married in The Great Glasshouse (basically it's an amazing giant greenhouse!)
Welcome to the ultimate paradise that is the National Botanic Garden of Wales. From the beautiful flower beds to the dreamy lakeside walk, it truly is the tranquil setting every couple dreams of getting married in. The Great Glasshouse provides a unique and modern space for you to say your vows in. We guarantee it’s an experience that you and your guests will never forget.
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London Museum of Water and Steam – West London
What makes it unique: You can have your wedding breakfast surrounded by engines from the 19th century.
As we mentioned above, the London Museum of Water and Steam allows you to surround yourself with age-defying equipment which is all still in working order. The Steam Hall is the venue’s main space and is possibly one of the most memorable places to spend your wedding day, trust us.
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Wagons and Fire – Wiltshire
What makes it unique: It’s the ultimate eco-friendly pop-up wedding venue.
Couples who love a festival vibe and don’t want to conform to the traditional wedding norms will go crazy for Wagons and Fire. This super cool venue has been created around an arrangement of unique and handmade wagons, a large fire pit and a beautiful, picturesque lake. It’s an ideal space for couples to rent a marquee or tipi and party the night away.
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The Lodge on Loch Goil – Argyll
What makes it unique: Their very own tree house overlooking the shores of a sea loch.
Winner of Scotland’s Most Stylish Hotel 2016, The Lodge on Lock Goil is really something special. As well as having the ability to host your wedding within the actual hotel on the loch, they also have a stunning tree house with the most incredible views. Hosting a small wedding and want something really different? Why not consider getting married in the tree house here?!
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Severndroog Castle – South East London
What makes it unique: It's not often you come across a castle in East London.
As well as its unusually central location, Severndroog Castle has another unique aspect to it. The entire venue can hold just 55 guests, making it exceptionally intimate for a castle wedding venue and this is one of the reasons why we love it so much. It’s totally unique and has a beautiful gothic look to it that brings all the drama.
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Lusty Glaze – Cornwall
What makes it unique: The fact that you can spend your wedding day on a private cove by the ocean.
With the option of exclusively hiring the entire beach cove for your wedding day, could you even picture a more beautiful and romantic place to get married? This venue is perfect whatever the weather, with the ability to accommodate summer boho weddings and cosy winter celebrations. Finish your day off perfectly by staying in the cottage on the beach – it’s the cutest way to start off your honeymoon.
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The George Vaults – Kent
What makes it unique: It’s a 14th century vault!
If interesting and memorable wedding photography is something high on your list of priorities, you will absolutely love what The George Vaults has to offer. The interior architecture of the building is just incredible, and finding better would be a struggle.
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