Planning a wedding but tired of the same old venues? It can be difficult to organise something that will make you stand out from the crowd. So if you want to tie the knot in a ceremony that your guests will remember for years to come, why not say “I do” at one of these unusual spaces?
Burgh Island Hotel
For something truly glamorous, you can take a leaf out of Agatha Christie’s book and celebrate in the one-of-a-kind, Art Deco-inspired Burgh Island Hotel. Set on its own private island off the South Devon coast, this stunning venue is only reachable by boat or sea tractor at high tide – creating a sumptuous and romantic retreat for you and your lucky guests.
Continuing along the same theme, Spitbank Fort is a recommissioned fortification in the Solent off the coast of Portsmouth. However, its military past is long behind it, and it’s now enjoying a new lease of life as a luxury hotel. With its rooftop hot tubs, intimate dining spaces and five-star accommodation, this unique destination is available for exclusive hire for your wedding celebration.
Back on land, this medieval castle is the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding. Although most of the structure is in picturesque ruins, the main hall is still standing, providing the ideal venue for a really romantic celebration. According to legend, the ancient castle is also extremely haunted, so the braver amongst your guests can even indulge in a spot of ghost hunting on your special day.
Want something really different? At Cornwall’s Carnglaze Caverns you can tie the knot in a subterranean cave buried deep beneath the surface of the earth. There are a choice of wedding spots within the cavern, but our favorite is The Underground Lake – a magical spot where you can enjoy an intimate ceremony by candlelight.
For a venue straight out of the storybooks, the sprawling treehouse at Alnwick – also famous as one of the filming locations for Harry Potter – is hard to beat. Think twinkling fairy lights, roaring log fires and countless opportunities for photographs, all wrapped up in a picturesque wooden structure that’s nestled in the leaves of a copse of mature lime trees.