11 Unique Wedding Venues in Britain
Feel like you've been transported to a different world on your wedding day
Planning to get married at a unique venue? have a look at some of our picks below!
1. Matara, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Matara, located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire is an idyllic venue that hosts tailored wedding celebrations. The 28 acre-venue offers a gorgeous Asian inspired cloistered courtyard a banquet hall and a dance hall with a glass dome at it’s centre. The extensive gardens are inspired by the best of Japanese gardens, it’s parkland boasts space for lawn games and other outdoor activities. The Matara Centre is conveniently located between the popular cities of Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester, making it accessible for an array of wedding guests. Prices run from £3,500 to £7,500 with a maximum ceremony capacity of 150, with in-house catering, and accommodation for 28 people, this venue is not only a unique choice but it’s with reach for plenty.
2. Castell Coch (Red Castle), Tonglwynlais, South Wales
Castell Coch, or otherwise known as ‘Red Castle’ located above a village called Tonglwynlais in South Wales is such a unique venue. What could be more regal than marrying in a 19th century Gothic revival castle? With the option of saying “I do” in the colourful interior and the beautiful extensive woodland backing your venue, you can have the best of both worlds. The ceremonies held in the drawing room, hold a maximum of 30 guests and the option of a wedding package which includes a consultation by appointment with a custodian, and free recce of the drawing room for the bridal party by pre-arrangement, bench seating set-up and a central aisle with wedding photography in pre-arranged areas. Cost for hire differs, from £695 to £820, making it an affordable option.
3. Lower House Farm, Hereford, Herefordshire
Lower House Farm, located in Hereford, Herefordshire is a beautiful unique venue, with a wild side. The venue is the perfect place to escape the city life and connect with nature for your big day. The rustic 17th Century oak-framed barn, previously restored boasts space and airiness, with a jaw-dropping seeing in the mountains with extensive space for outdoor activities, with a secret waterfall for stunning photography and firepits scattered around for that cosy feeling. With numerous spots to choose from for your ceremony, you can have an outdoor or indoor ceremony, allowing for flexibility for your day. Accommodating 30 to 150 guests, and starting at £3,000 this is a dream venue at an affordable price tag!
4. The Out Barn, Clitheroe, Lancashire
The Out Barn, located in Clitheroe, Lancashire is an architectural wonder, with the large oval shape added onto the original seventeenth century stone built barn. The addition of the oak add-on provides more space and divides the spaces into individual parts of the venue. The oval add-on is an idyllic space with views reaching out into the Lancashire countryside, and a quite space with tables and cosy beams and a bar providing a separate space for mingling. This unique venue offers space for 150 ceremony guests, and 100 evening guests, which overall allows for 250 guests. The ceremonies take place in the oval extension, and in June the wildflowers blossom in the surrounding fields allowing for gorgeous colours. Prices start from £4,950 which is a decent price considering the unique setting.
5. Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool
If you’re looking for a lush, gorgeous venue, this one in Liverpool will steal your heart. Palm House, in Sefton Park, Liverpool is such a unique place to marry. Sefton Park’s ‘Great Conservatory’ was a gift to the city of Liverpool by local benefactor Henry Yates Thompson. When it first opened to the public in 1896 it quickly became a popular visitor attraction. Now, it’s a popular wedding venue, in the heart of Liverpool’s Sefton Park, you can get lost inside this botanical paradise- you wouldn’t even believe you were in Liverpool. With rare palms reaching high and stunning orchids, your guests will be amazed at this tropical paradise. With the option of entertainment to choose from and delightful in-house catering,, and can fit up to 220 for a sit-down dinner or 400 for a drinks reception. Palm House guarantee to help you with the extras. Price upon enquiry.
6. Le Petit Chateau, Otterburn, Northumberland
Le Petit Chateau is such an unusual yet stunning venue located in the Northumbrian countryside gives French chateau vibes, with gorgeous French interior and exotic exterior, you will feel like you’re somewhere abroad on your wedding day. Get married in their Mediterranean garden terrace, for a fairytale experience. With on-site accommodation, 31 ensuite boutiques- many with roll-top baths, garden rooms, and roof-top terraces; offer guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to stay somewhere they’ll never forget. They have lots of options for catering, and in addition, options for every budget with 11 flexible pricing levels, you’re bound to find the package that suits you.
7. Cley Windmill, Holt, Norfolk
For an extraordinary wedding, opt for Cley Windmill located in Holt, Norfolk. Have you ever dreamed of getting married in a windmill? If so, look no further! Have your ceremony in the beautiful dining room with a view of the idyllic Norfolk coast. Soar high up for photos in the lighthouse, creating memories you’ll never want to forget. All of their packages include one or two night stays in the Windmill, sleeping up to 24 people. If you wanted more guests you can use a marquee for the wedding party, allowing more space for mingling, drinks and even some games. With packages starting from £3,800, you can have the wedding of your dreams.
8. Fairyhill, Langland, Swansea
Fairyhill is a grad two listed Georgian house, located in Langland, Swansea, with 24 acres of gorgeous gardens surrounding the venue. The surrounding space is a designated area of outstanding beauty. Mixing period features with modern, you will have a truly unique experience at Fairyhill. The venue offers two stylish bars and a traditional Georgia lounge, a garden room and luxury accommodation. With the ethos of ‘something old, something new’ Fairyhill is set to combine the best of both worlds. The glass construction is designed specifically to host weddings, a contemporary light and airy space to have the best lighting and the best views. Have your fairytale wedding in Wales, price on request.
9. Alnwick Garden Treehouse, Alnwick, Northumberland
A truly magical wedding venue, located in Alnwick, Northumberland, Alnwick Garden Treehouse is a whimsical wooden structure nestled atop trees on the outskirts of a woodland area. It is truly a piece of art, built from sustainably sourced Canadian cedar, Scandinavian redwood and wobbly rope bridges. With a cosy log burning fire in the centre of the main room to cosy up-to when all is said and done. Trees growing through the floor make for a truly unique feel to the place. With handcrafted furniture and screens created from fallen branches, you’ll really feel like you are in a storybook. A big enough space to host up to 65 guests for an inside ceremony, 85 for an outdoor ceremony and up to 120 guests for an evening reception. With packages starting at £4,500, this kind of dream wedding is achievable for yourself and your partner.
10. SS Great Britain, Bristol
Located in Bristol and launched in 1843, the SS Great Britain is a wonderfully unique venue for your wedding, after all, how many people can say they got married on a 18th Century ship? Provide guests with a one-off experience, and even allow them to stay overnight in the ship, at almost 30 metres in length. With mirrors and elegant wooden flooring, the Promenade Deck makes for an impressive aisle, feel like you’re in the most elegant of Titanic ballrooms as natural light floods the space for a romantic atmosphere. The deck can accommodate up to 100 guests seated for the ceremony, allowing for an impressive party. With attention to detail, you can create the most beautiful ceremony and reception, to create your ultimate dream wedding. Prices upon enquiry.
11. The Natural History Museum, London
Have an intimate ceremony at the iconic Natural History Museum and choose from 12 licensed rooms including the magnificent Hintze Hall with its glamorous Victorian architecture and soaring arches, and say ‘I do’ under a six-metre dinosaur fossil, and have your reception in Fossil Way, part of the Waterhouse building, you can dine near many complete fossils of prehistoric sea animals, or in Earth Hall, you can either marry or dine in close proximity to a complete Stegosaurus fossil. A once in a lifetime opportunity to get married in such a unique venue, with the love of your life. This incredible experience allows you to tailor your wedding day to your interests, with prices varying from £2,000 to much more, depending on your preferences, you can really customise your wedding to suit yourself and your partner.
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