Planning a Wedding - Venue Choice
Choosing your venue is one of the biggest decisions you will make during the planning process and will be one of the first things you will book, sometimes a couple of years ahead.
Firstly you need to consider the type of wedding you are after, along with being realistic about your budget. There is no point booking the expensive manor house if that will be 90% of your budget.
There are many places that can hold wedding receptions for you, but unfortunately not as many that can cater for your ceremony also. You can consider large manor houses, city hotels, village halls, marquees or a pub or restaurant. The wedding theme you choose will have a large impact on the type of venue you book, rustic themes are a popular choice recently and work well in a barn or village hall, but may not look at good in a suave city hotel.
Even if you cant find your perfect venue finished to your style, you can incorporate your own decorations to bring your style, theme and colours in which is perfect if you choose to have your reception in a hall with minimal decoration.
Here are some unusual and unique wedding venues
1) Wine Cellar
A perfect setting for romantic dining along with a possible wine tasting experience for your guests.
For the ultimate fairytale wedding a castle is a stunning venue.
3) Private Island
My favourite by far, hiring out a private tropical island. What's not to love?
For all you explorers or anyone looking for a unique and natural venue why not have the wedding in a cave. Lit by candles and warm lighting it looks stunning.
5) Antique Store
Having your wedding in an antique store is a fantastic place for a vintage style wedding. You also wouldn't need to decorate the venue much at all.
I have to admit this is my least favourite, but if you are having a woodland or rustic theme you can't get more perfect than this. Unfortunately you are relying on the weather for this and living in the UK i'm not sure what you would do if it rained?
I haven't come across this before, but apparently this treehouse is in Scotland and overlooks a loch. Fantastic for a smaller wedding.
8) Whisky Vault
If you are looking to bring a scottish element to your wedding then a Whisky vault is perfect. Perhaps a tasting session for your guests?
9) Royal Navy Ship
A nautical theme or are one/ both of you in the Navy? A 1918 old Royal navy ship is a must have venue.
10) Cliff Top Temple
In County Derry this cliff top temple is stunning with the most fantastic views.