[11 Unusual Wedding Venues You Need To Know About]

Forget a hotel or big country house, these are the UK wedding venues that will ensure your big day isn’t forgotton quickly. From caves and treehouses to haunted castles and palaces, see the most unsual places to tie the knot…

Looking for something a bit more exciting than your standard hotel function room? I’ve hunted out the best unusual wedding venues in the UK to help you ensure you plan the best day possible.

1. The Barn With A Difference – Preston Court, Kent

Picture this – a beautiful 17th century barn set within rolling countryside with its own church, farm, idyllic lake and steam museum with vintage fairground rides. That’s right, this darling venue, tucked away in the south of England has its own museum, which will create the prettiest, quirkiest backdrop to any wedding photos. Preston Court, Kent
unusual-wedding-venues-Barn-long2. The City View – Searcys | The Gherkin, London

Fancy tying the knot with some of the best views of London you could ever have without hiring a helicopter? Then try the Gherkin. The restaurant, based at the very top of The City landmark, offers couples the chance to marry with up to 260 guests, fine wines and premiere catering. Perfect. The Gherkin, London
unusual-wedding-venues-wedding--02233. The Building With A Story – The Lost Village Of Dode, Kent

This incredible 900-year-old building takes traditional to a new level. Buried in the heart of the Kentish countryside, this whimsical gem dates back to the Norman times and is full of charm. Think candles, tapestries and an incredibly intimate setting – plus legs of lamb and poultry on the menu. What’s not to love? The Lost Village Of Dode, Kent
unusual-wedding-venues-024-Neck-25.08.114. The Great Outdoors – Arabian Tent Company

Marquees are old news, right now it’s all about the tent – yes, seriously. The Arabian Tent Company hire out incredible venues that are anything but your bog-standard camping tent. With a staggering nine different tents to choose from – ranging from typical British outdoors wedding with soft beiges and dining tables, to more traditinal Arabian styles with floor cushions, jewel tones and embroidery, there’s no denying these wedding venues stand out in the coolest way possible. Arabian Tent Company
unusual-wedding-venues-arabian-tent-company-arabian-tent-seating-marquee-uk5. The Earth-Friendly Choice – Plan-It Earth From Canopy And Stars, Cornwall

Not only are you saving the planet (sort of) but the Plan-It Earth venue comes with some of the best accomodation we’ve ever seen, including The Hobbit House and House Of Straw. Set in the rolling Cornish countryside, you’ll have access to song, dance, entertainment and a circus tent as part of a truely laid-back and outdoors-y wedding. Plan-It Earth
unusual-wedding-venues-Hobbit-House-from-above6. The Treehouse – The Lodge, Scotland

The mesmerising backdrop of Lake Goil is enough to make you want to book the wedding immediatley, but it’s the rustic treehouse that faces onto the water that’s really got us excited.The 5* retreat allows couples to tie the knot in the cute venue, but expect to only bring a few guests along for the ride as the maximum capacity is 24.The Lodge, Scotland
unusual-wedding-venues-bg-lodge27. The Palace – Hampton Court or Kensington Palace, Surrey/South-West London

What better way to prove you deserve to be treated like a princess than marrying in an actual palace? You can book up both Hampton Court and Kensington in advance, with rooms that will take up to 400 guests. We predict some pretty impressive wedding photos. Hampton Court Palace, Surrey
unusual-wedding-venues-rexfeatures-3024893q8. The Deserted Beach – Tunnels Beach, Cornwall

Forget Barbados, it’s this utterly idyllic beach in Cornwall that we’re obsessed with. With a private paved area and bandstand area as well as sensational views of the sea and rockfaces, this is one dreamy wedding venue idea we bet you’ve never even thought of. Tunnels Beach, Cornwall
unusual-wedding-venues-i-2649329. The Underground Cavern – Wooky Hole Caves, Somerset

With three candlelit chambers to choose from, clear pools and dramatic rock formations, there’s no denying this is one wedding venue that offers drama and an enchanting mood. Ceremonies are held at 5pm, and there’s a restaurant and hotel to use for everything from sit down meals to buffets and accomodation. Admit it, you’re intrigued. Wookey Hole Caves, Somerset
unusual-wedding-venues-wedding-210. The Forest – Wise Wedding Venue, Kent

The Wise Wedding Venue is the dream for anyone looking for a rustic outdoors wedding with a bit of a blank canvas. Surrounded by an enchanting forest, treehouse, lake and magical lit-up walkways that meander through woodland, this Kent venue is full of fairytale-style charm and character. Hire a tent or marquee to host your ceremony – it’ll be just like your own personal festival. Wise Wedding Venue, Kent

unusual-wedding-venues-im411. The Seaside Choice – Cley Windmill, Norfolk

Hold an intimate ceremony on the Norfolk coast in a quaint windmill set amongst rolling fields and a picturesque village. It can hold up to 22 guests, and the attached B&B holds all the rustic charm you’d expect from a rural countryside wedding – the perfect retreat after a long evening of partying and dancing.  Cley Windmill, Norfolk


[VIA Marie Claire UK]



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