Once, people were limited to just two options when it came to wedding venues; a church or a registry office. Now, there are more venues than ever with a license to conduct weddings. This means that couples have a much wider choice of potential wedding venues available to them and can choose somewhere that reflects their personalities and adds something special to their big day. If you are looking for memorable and unique wedding venues in the UK, then the following six options are something you may wish to consider:
Located on the Norfolk Coast, Cley Windmill is one of the most unique wedding venues in the UK. It provides an unusual setting with spectacular coastal views. This venue is ideally suited to intimate occasions as it can only accommodate 22 guests with accommodation available for up to 20 people. However, there is a marquee to hire for the outdoor space and this provides greater capacity for guests. Canapes, champagne, Norfolk cream tea and wedding breakfasts are available.
The National Marine Aquarium
This Plymouth-based attraction is also available as a venue for weddings. The aquarium provides a unique and relaxing atmosphere to celebrate your nuptials with your friends and family. It is even possible to have your breakfast within one of the tunnel tanks so you are completely surrounded by beautiful marine life.
Available for both small and large wedding parties, this aviation and motoring museum offers a variety of wedding options. You can marry in the art deco surroundings of The Napier Room or even on board a vintage Concorde. This venue can accommodate up to 120 guests for the ceremony and as many as 180 for the reception. The food is of an excellent standard and entertainment can include car rides for your guests.
One of the most stunning and exotic settings in the UK to have a wedding is the Eden Project. There are both indoor and outdoor options at this unique wedding venue in Cornwall. You will feel like you are marrying in the jungle and the surroundings are perfect for wedding photographs. The two venue choices are the Mediterranean Biome and the Rainforest Biome. Food and drink are included in the wedding packages and there is even the option of a winter wedding package in which couples can marry on an ice rink.
The National Space Centre
Anyone looking for a modern and exciting venue for their wedding should consider The National Space Centre. The six themed space galleries and the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium provide futuristic settings for your wedding and guests can enjoy drinks in the Rocket Tower. Use of the venue is exclusive in the evening and the wedding packages include food. Furthermore, your guests are entertained throughout with a range of exhibitions and interactive experiences in this venue.
This fairy-tale woodland setting in Berkshire is ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy an outdoor wedding. There is even a bar and a stage nestled in the trees so your entire wedding can take place in this stunning outdoor setting. However, there is also a barn at the venue if the weather does take a turn for the worse. If you have always dreamed of a religious ceremony but are still looking for something unique, there is also the option to marry in the Church of St. Nicholas, which stands in the grounds of Wasing Estate. This venue can cater for up to 150 guests and boasts a honeymoon suite, 26 rooms and two self-catering properties. A catering team and an events manager are available.
The Scotch Whisky Experience
The Scotch Whisky Experience is something that is completely different to all other wedding venues. This is a fantastic choice for people with Scottish heritage or those whose favourite tipple is whisky. This is one of the top attractions in Scotland’s capital city and can host a wedding with up to 80 guests. As part of your wedding, you can combine a fine dining experience with tasting whisky made in the attractions own distillery.
These are just some of the unusual and unique wedding venues available in the UK. There are many more interesting venues that will help you to personalize your special day and reflect your interests and personalities. By finding the perfect venue you will make your wedding all the more memorable for you and your guests.