Why get married in a church or town hall when there are so many creative, fun, and quirky venues out there? Below, we round up ten unusual wedding locations that make for truly memorable ceremonies.
1) The Eden Project, Cornwall UK
In Cornwall, the eco-friendly Eden Project is the world’s biggest indoor jungle. Celebrate your wedding in the Rainforest or Mediterranean Biome.
2) Lords Cricket Ground, London UK
Cricket fans won’t want to miss the chance to get married at one of the sport’s most famous venues. Wedding packages include two tickets to a Test Match.
3) Roulotte Retreat, Scottish Borders
Comprising a collection of luxury gypsy caravans located on the Scottish border, the bohemian Roulotte Retreat can accommodate up to 24 glamping guests.
4) Underwater Wedding, Florida USA
Thrill-seekers can don their scuba diving finest (white wetsuit for the bride, naturally) and wed underwater near Ft. Lauderdale. Specialised technology means all participants can speak clearly while submerged.
5) Igloo Village, Lapland, Finland
This winter-wonderland location in the Arctic Circle accommodates ceremonies in a snow chapel, glass tepees, or even on the surface of a frozen lake.
6) Glacier, Alaska USA
Brought in by helicopter from neighbouring town Juneau, guests can wed on either the Herbert or Mendenhall Glacier. After the ceremony, wedding parties can embark on sightseeing tours of the ice fields.
7) Pai Elephant Camp, Thailand
Thailand’s first elephant camp that allows visitors to ride on elephants without a saddle, Pai also lets animal loving couples marry atop the gentle giants. Wedding parties can stay in on-site bungalows and go bamboo river rafting afterwards.
8) The James J. Hill Library, St. Paul, MN USA
Bookworms and bibliophiles should jump at the chance to break the rules and get loud in the library. Built in 1921, the elegantly old-fashioned James J. Hill Library is a popular venue for literary-themed ceremonies.
9) Voodoo Doughnuts, Portland, OR USA
Edgy, tattoo-adorned, and dessert-loving couples will want to venture to the notorious Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland for their sweet tooth ceremony. Famous for making bacon-topped confections, Voodoo offers different packages that include doughnuts and coffee for the whole wedding party.
10) Coney Island Roller Coaster, New York USA
Part of New York’s classic Coney Island boardwalk, the Cyclone Roller Coaster attracts a few dozen weddings each year. The informal ceremonies occur on the boarding area, and afterwards wedding parties celebrate with a loop around the ride.
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