Looking for a good venue is top of most
bride-to-bes' to do list, but selecting somewhere that stands out from the
rest is easier said than done. Long gone are the days when a simple hotel
buffet was a priority in a wedding. Nowadays weddings lay emphasis on
personality of the bride and groom. It's becoming difficult to find
someplace that's really unique-but not impossible. Below are some of the
weird and wonderful places to tie the knot.
The world famous Pinewood Studios,
the location for a host of box office hits including many James Bond films
has been used as a wedding venue too! You can choose to spread your wedding
across both the original manor house and specific film or TV studios. Get
ready with a pose!
The Lodge will drift your guests
back to their childhood with its delightfully rustic treehouse overlooking
Loch Goil in Scotland. It's an intimate and romantic venue with sweeping
mountains and lake views with a room just enough for 25 people.
Old Swimming Pool
The Decorium is a unique building
that began its life in 1895 with an idea to provide a public swimming pool
for the local community. It is a neo-classically designed complex inspired
by Roman architecture. Located in north London, this venue will dazzle your
guests wih the elegant foyer entrance and 5,500 square foot "Emperor
Suite" dating back to 1895.
Few couples could claim to have
exchanged vows within the shadows of a T Rex, but at the Great North Museum
in Newcastle that's exactly what you can do! Newlyweds can also opt to tie
the knot amidst the museum's Ancient Egyptian mummies.
Have you ever considered getting
married in an art gallery? Why not say "I do" in the company of
some of history's finest masterpieces? Well, now you can in Laing Art
Inner City Warehouse
This East London Warehouse-most
recently a motor mechanics-comes minus a wedding licence, but its sheer
space and resemblance to "Aladdin's Cave" provides an unusual
reception. Couples can select from different floors with the charm of
skylight roofing, textured walls and leftover furniture from films and
A shortage of drinks can sometimes
be a problem at weddings, but not so at Edinburgh's Scotch Whisky
Experience, where the happy couple can celebrate amidst the world's largest
collection of the good stuff. With floor-to-ceiling glass and crystal
chandelier, it's a stunning place for a reception.
Jet Inspired Hotel
Most of the time a hotel is a
hotel, and it's hard to distinguish one wedding there from the next. This
is not the case with the Aviator, a boutique hotel with a
Guggenheim-inspired lobby and a stunning design from an aeronautic theme.
Couples can wed on-site and hire the legendary 4th floor space for a
reception, complete with an atrium and sky lounge.
Why limit yourself to one venue
when you can get married on the trot? That's the philosophy of Wedding
Walks, who will plan your big day around a special outdoor route chosen by
you. From vintage tea parties to woodland wonderlands, Wedding Walks will
even plan a variety of reception options.
Grab yourself a venue with this underground
lake housed within three giant caverns in Cornwall. The entire space is
candlelit during ceremonies and there's even a little boat for that extra
touch of romance. The venue organisers will even provide a registrar
alngwith caterers,photographers and florists.
Whenever we think of beach
weddings, we tend to associate them with Hawaii or Mexico but Beach
Weddings Bournemouth recently became the first venue in England to be
licensed for official services by the sea. Ceremonies take place around a
beautifully designed hut. Tie the knot, grab yourself an ice-cream and walk
down to the sea just metres away..
If it's the wow factor you're
after, this iconic London landmark will surely deliver. Couples lucky
enough to hold their wedding at the Gherkin are in for a once in a lifetime
experience. It offers a 360 degree view over The City of London and leaves
the guests speechless upon exiting the elevator on the 38th floor. As the
sun goes down there's really no better backdrop for toasts and some dancing
than the sparkling lights of London town!