7 unique and unusual wedding venues in Britain

Monday 11 May 2020

Anyone who’s ever planned a wedding knows that picking the venue is a very big deal. Many people will agree, the venue is the factor that’s going to define your wedding and have people reminiscing about it for years to come. 

Whether you’re starting to plan your big day or simply thinking ahead, here are 7 unique wedding venues Britain has to offer.

Aynhoe Park, Cotswolds, South West England 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Aynhoe Park in the Cotswolds is the venue for weddings that want to party into the wee hours of the night. Step through the doors of this stately home and you’ll be greeted by a menagerie of stuffed animals, quirky flower displays and shimmering disco balls. Expect to be hosted from morning ‘til late, with a team of cocktail makers on hand to keep your guests merry-making until the very end. Our favourite part of this venue is its unique pièce de résistance - a full-sized giraffe, suspended from the ceiling by a bunch of balloons.

The National Space Centre, Leicester, Central England

Wedding couple outside the National Space Centre, Leicester

What better way to begin your life together than a wedding amongst the stars? You can have your out-of-this-world wedding at The National Space Centre located just north of Leicester. This venue is the ideal option for couples who have a passion for science, adventure or discovery. Ceremonies take place inside the 192-seater Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium and the party can continue late into the night surrounded by rockets, space dust and intergalactic good vibes.

Little Theatre Cinema, Bath, South West England

Wedding couple in the Little Cinema Theatre, Bath

If you and your partner-to-be want to bring a touch of Hollywood to your big day, Little Theatre Cinema is the place for you. Hidden down a gorgeous Georgian street in Bath, this glamorous venue gives you the ability to say ‘I do’ with cinematic flair. Get ready to walk down the red carpet for your very own Oscar-worthy big day! Decorated with custom movie-style posters, fairy light-adorned bay trees, and colourful flowered archways your wedding is sure to be a hit that audiences will remember forever!

Victoria Baths, Manchester, North West England

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Known as Manchester's Water Palace, this unique space takes wedding venues to another level with its off-the-wall setting. Victoria Baths offers six different spaces for weddings, including an (empty) Victorian swimming bath, built in 1904. Alternatively, couples can opt for the old-school grandeur of the Gala Pool, or the stunning Turkish Rest Room with its unique stained glass window. Whichever option you choose, you're bound to have an unforgettable experience here.

Carnglaze Caverns, Cornwall, South West England

Cornwall isn’t short on amazing wedding venues, but Carnglaze Caverns lets you take your big day underground! Instead of saying your vows under the sun, you can opt for soft, flickering candlelight that reflects off a crystal clear lake, making for a truly unique and intimate occasion. This venue holds only 35 guests, making it ideal for those who want to keep things small, with only your nearest and dearest in attendance. 

Hedingham Castle, Essex, East of England

Wedding couple at Hedingham Castle, Essex

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Anyone who's ever dreamed of a wedding fit for a royal needs to take a peek at the magical Hedingham Castle. About 40 minutes from Colchester, this Norman building has nearly 900 years of history hidden inside its stone walls, making it the perfect place for couples who want to host a more traditional day. Wedding ceremonies are held in one of two locations in the castle, each are equal in beauty and luxury. 

The Kibble Palace at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens, Glasgow

Nature lovers will love this venue! Surround yourself with lush, leafy plants from around the world, as you say 'I do' in the elegant Kibble Palace. Situated within Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens, this Victorian glasshouse has a national collection of giant tree ferns that have been in the palace for more than 130 years. The classic marble statues and the palace's impressive large dome makes a stunning backdrop and adds the wow factor to any wedding ceremony. 

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