Getting married is a massive step in a person’s life, especially when they are choosing to celebrate the joining between them and their loved one with friends and family. Years ago, you hardly heard about weddings outside of churches; however, now couples are thinking well outside the box and choosing fascinating locations to say ‘I Do’.
If you are looking for a truly unique place that represents your style and the love you have for your partner, then check out these phenomenal locations where couples have previously said ‘I Do’ for some inspiration.
Want a simple outdoor wedding in a beautiful rose garden or castle garden? The possibilities are endless and you can truly create a magical feel to any garden by incorporating some marquees and outdoor lights into the works.
Whether you are at the base of a mountain, or you are more adventurous by having the ceremony at the top, none of your guests will ever forget your wedding for sure! Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop to any ceremony, and can make for some spectacular photos if you venture further up the mountains.
Finding a beautiful field filled with lush green grass, rolling hills, and flowers is simple and it makes for the most romantic wedding ceremony venues! Search the nearby parks and countryside for the perfect field to host your outdoor wedding ceremony.
What’s better than to take advantage of the nature’s, well, natural beauty? Have your wedding by a waterfall and make for a breath taking ceremony that is peaceful, beautiful, and whimsical. Take care to make sure that, should the waterfall be loud, you are far enough away that your guests can hear you say your vows!
Want a nautical or water themed wedding for you and your husband to be? Then consider having your wedding on a boat or cruise. This can be a huge money saver for brides looking to have their honeymoon on the cruise as well. If you want a more extravagant wedding, then hire a private boat and decorate it with your wedding theme.
Getting married to a huge sports fan? Then why not look into saying your vows at the home stadium of his favorite team? This is a really cool and unique location that makes for astounding photos.
Whether you are looking for an old fashioned wedding, or simply want your love of books and knowledge to be reflected in your ceremony, a library wedding is both a unique and a stunning option for brides. Using books, unique lighting options, and some amazing décor has led to some fabulous ceremonies. So, try to be creative and consider this option.
While you may be thinking dark, damp, and cool, some brides have revamped the opinion of wine cellars and astounded their guests. Wine basements and cellars may be dark, but the proper lighting can really bring a wedding ceremony to life! Use the alcohol theme in your reception and delight your guests with some aromatic and tasteful wines while they are there.
Whether you choose to get married in an art museum or a historic museum, those who love history and art should definitely consider this option. The large halls, unique items, and beautiful settings of the museums do have the decorating job for the bride already.
Caves may give you the impression of bugs and dampness, but you’d be surprised what some creative brides have done! Dress your cave up with some stunning wall sconces, beautiful candles, and some tastefully decorated chairs and tables for the perfect place to hold your wedding reception as well as say ‘I do’!
In Europe, there are countless castles just begging to be visited by couples for their wedding ceremony. The castle grounds are generally vast and well taken care of, while the castle rooms themselves can be rented out to guests for after the wedding ceremony.
Some brides go for an amazing and grand entrance and want to have that ‘wow’ factor for their wedding. One way to really make it the wedding of a lifetime is to go for a function venue. These can be dressed up beautifully and really give a magical feel to the wedding ceremony and reception.
Alex Pejak is a travel and fashion writer, currently working on a project for the Adelaide Entertainment Centre offering function rooms suited to weddings and private parties.