Whether you are planning your own wedding or enlisting the help of a professional event planner, one of the most crucial aspects is the venue location. Without a venue to host your special day, the show can’t go on, but with so many breathtaking places to choose from, where can you really know where to start the hunt for a venue?
Top 10 Spectacular Venue Locations
It is more than likely that you have in mind an ideal venue type that you have always dreamed of booking, but with an ever-growing list of choices, it can be hard to know where to take into consideration. Nowadays, you can tie the knot in just about anywhere, there is a whole host of crazy and unusual venues that people cannot get enough of. We’ve devised a list of our favourite unique wedding venues all around the UK, including both traditional and modern, we hope that we can give you some inspiration!
Natural History Museum – London
The Natural History Museum is one of the most well known, iconic trademarks in London and it can now be rented out for private functions. When booking an event here, you are not limited to just one area of the building; there is, in fact, eight areas of the museum that you can have the choice between. Ranging from the North Hall to Fossil Way, you and your guests can enjoy your day surrounded by stunning architecture, galleries and ancient history. Hintze hall is most popular for weddings due to the utterly breathtaking decorations, giving you a real fairytale ‘Beauty and the Beast’ feeling, we will let our image below do the talking!
Photo credit to The Natural History Museum website.
Tunnel Beaches – Devon
Tunnel Beaches is a contemporary venue carved into the cliffs overlooking the gorgeous Devonshire coast. You can have your choice between two sites, for a summer wedding, their thatched gazebo on your very own private beach would be perfect. For a more colder time of the year, they also have an open plan wooden, organic look building allowing you to watch the sunset.
The Crazy Bear – Oxford
The Crazy Bear is a great choice if you are looking for an extravagant venue. Built in the countryside, this venue really is the definition of luxury surrounded by chandeliers and unique furnishings; we can guarantee that you will be speechless from the moment you enter the venue. Both small and larger wedding parties can be accommodated with venues holding up to 300 guests.
The Boiler House Graffiti Gallery – Cardiff
Built within an old warehouse, The Boiler House Graffiti Gallery is an edgy, urban venue where you can say your vowels behind vibrant, modern art. It is perfect if you are on the lookout for somewhere completely untraditional and different to anything your guests would have experienced before. All furniture within the building is vintage and with a fairground theme.
Carnglaze Caverns – Cornwall
Carnglaze Caverns is a man-made historical venue initially used during WW2. The three underground caverns can be rented out for a wedding venue, although they are quite small, so it would only be suitable if you wanted a more intimate ceremony. The cavern is beautifully decorated with tealights which will reflect from their crystal clear lake.
Photo credit to the Carnglaze Caverns website.
Warwick Castle – Warwickshire
Warwick Castle is a top choice for those planning a traditional wedding surrounded by history. The venue would be an impressive backdrop for wedding photos, and they offer a vast range of different packages tailored to you and your partner’s requirements. The castle is known for its tranquillity and the totally magical setting.
Lusty Glaze – Cornwall
Lusty Glaze is a horseshoe-shaped beach situated in Cornwall; it is a fabulous location for a Summer wedding and has been nominated for the best coastal wedding venue prize. The team at Lusty Glaze are fully flexible, which means no idea or vision is too extravagant for them, and they have no rules or restriction to what you opt to do for your wedding day. Romantic cottages and chalets overlooking the beach are also available to book for you and your guests.
The Gherkin – London
Want to spend your special day experiencing a sky-high view of the London skyline? Well if so, The Gherkin is the ideal choice for you. This London venue is very modern and unique and is the complete opposite of your traditional church wedding. Both your ceremony and wedding reception with up to 260 guests can be held at the contemporary glass venue.
Photo credit to the The Gherkin website.
Carlowrie Castle – Kirkliston
Carlowie Castle spans over a grand 32 acres of land, which will be all yours on your special day. Although from the outside, the castle has a traditional and historical look of a fairytale castle, the inside is modernly decorated, with a simple and neutral colour scheme perfect for a ‘white wedding’. Both inside and outside wedding venues are available, with larger weddings being situated in their marquee holding up to 450 guests.
The Royal Pavilion – Brighton
The Royal Pavilion is an Indian-style look building based in central Brighton; the grounds have a very individual, unique feel, guaranteed to make your weddings photos a huge talking point. It was originally built for a seaside home for King George IV, so a feel of royalty is maintained throughout all areas of the building. On the grounds of The Royal Pavilion, you can find beautiful gardens full of blooming flowers and vibrant greens, perfect for a stroll while you wait to go to the wedding reception.
Photo credit to the The Royal Pavilion website.
Make It A Day To Remember
Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so it is essential to make it a day to remember! If you opt for a modern, unusual wedding venue why not carry on the theme with your entertainment and hire an inflatable photo booth to capture the day? Ensure that not only you and your partner but also your guests have fantastic memories that they can bring home with them, so your wedding day is never forgotten!