Have you ever thought that a church or a registry office wedding just wouldn’t be enough for you? These days couples are no longer restricted to church weddings, and as long as the venue is licensed to conduct a wedding, you can get married almost anywhere. More and more people are indulging their fantasies and getting married in all sorts of unusual venues.
If you love heights
If the thought of a wedding held at sea level is excruciatingly boring, then you may want to think about some of these more elevated venues. Believe it or not, you can get married in a capsule on the London Eye. The ceremony is conducted in a private pod which is decorated with flowers. The wedding takes place during two full rotations of the Eye, and includes champagne to celebrate. Alternatively you could hold your wedding in Altitude 360 in Westminster which is 29 floors up and offers panoramic views across the Thames.
A sense of history
If you’re a history nut, then you will love some of these historical venues. Kew Bridge Steam museum holds wedding receptions in its restored Victorian pumping station, whilst the Foundling Museum holds receptions in its picture gallery and court room. If you’re a fan of 1930s modernism, then the art deco pavilion at Bexhill on sea would make an excellent venue for you. For a trip further back in time, why not hold your reception at Somerset house, an 18th century palace in the heart of London.
Along with the animals
For animal fans, there is little that will beat a wedding held in a zoo. Bristol zoo gardens holds ceremonies in their Clifton pavilion, whilst the Wildlife Heritage Foundation, Kent, conduct ceremonies on a terrace surrounded by lions and tigers.
At the Pictures
If you’re a cinema fan and dream of being on the silver screen, then you can find a bit of Hollywood magic by getting married at a cinema. The Little Theatre in Bath is a 1930s picture house which enables couples to get married on the cinema stage with accompanying film and music.
For sports fans there are many wedding venues which will indulge sporting fantasies. Tottenham Hotspur football club allows fans to hold their reception in suites overlooking the pitch, Lords cricket ground holds wedding receptions in their pavilion, and Emirates stadium has the capacity for a 1200 guest reception.
About the Author: Olivier Laudus loves finding interesting places where people can get married. He can usually be found on his wedding accessories website offering a large range of Wedding Tiaras.